by Kennedy Fox
Series: The Checkmate Duet, #3
Release Date: February 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Find It: Goodreads • Amazon • Barnes & Noble
Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of bestselling authors! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?
Drew Fisher is the type of guy every girl wants.Noble police officer by day, charming prince by night.He has no idea the effect he has on women, especially me--his little sister's best friend.I'm the blonde Southern belle who lives up to the cliché, except I have my own quirks. I'm smart as a whip, can change my own oil, and recite The Pledge of Allegiance backward, but he doesn't see that girl.
It'd be easier to forget him if he wasn't my roommate and if the first thing I saw in the morning wasn't his shirtless body covered in tattoos. I've crushed on him since the day we met, but he's made it perfectly clear where we stand. Just friends.
I know I need to move on and accept that his feelings will never be mutual, but every day he smiles at me, I'm left dreaming of what if.He has girl issues, and I've got a crush I can't deny.We're friends, but I want more.
One drunken hookup leaves us with much more than a platonic friendship. Pretending it never happened proves to be more difficult than anticipated.
A crazy ex-girlfriend, a dangerous war of stolen glances, and passionate kisses leads to the most reckless battle yet. I won't be a pawn in his game, but I'll play by his rules if it will show him I'm the one worth breaking them for.
Checkmate, Prince Charming.
*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.***This is book 1 of 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series--a friends to lovers romance. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**
“He wraps an are around me and pulls me tighter to his chest. ‘Thanks for being my friend Court.’ Another piece of my heart shatters at his words. If only he could see what is right in front of him.”
OMG I don’t even know where to begin! My thoughts are pretty incoherent and I am still really swooning so I hope this review makes sense! So many of my bookish friends (including Lisa) told me to read this series and so I signed up for the blog tour for the next book (This is Effortless) and began binge reading EVERYTHING Kennedy Fox! I started This is Love and This is War (the first two books in this series, Travis and Viola’s story) on Audio and began reading This is Reckless on eBook. I will note that these are companion novels and do not have to be read in sequence. You can read This is Reckless and This is Effortless separate from the first two books. I just prefer to read series in sequence if I can. I will have a review up for the first two books soon! Because YES I loved these books so much I read all three in a week and I am eagerly awaiting my copy of This is Effortless because I NEED MORE! I am not going to lie… I am pretty hardcore obsessed with these books!
I had finished almost all of the first two books before I started This is Reckless, because you meet Courtney and Drew there first. The writing flowed so nicely and I found myself quickly pulled into this series. Who am I kidding?! I was completely hooked and I could not stop reading!! Drew is Viola (from the first books) brother and Travis (also from the first books) best friend and Courtney is Viola’s best friend. I felt as if I already knew these two after reading the first two books. Courtney was a a true Texan implanted in Cali and I loved everything about her! Sweet, sassy, loyal and full of fire! Drew is a police officer and just all around good guy! Albeit, a little clueless for sticking with a horrible girlfriend for so long and not realizing how toxic she was! This book contains one of my absolute favorite tropes… friends to more! Courtney and Drew become roommates and best friends. They have so much fun together, but Drew sees it as completely platonic and Courtney is hopelessly in love with him and he has no clue. Enter, crazy, manipulative on again off again girlfriend Mia and we have an awesome story! Some may consider this a love triangle but it really was not. So those of you who are love triangle haters please don’t let that turn you away.
“Thank you.” His words take me off guard. “For what?’ His lips tilt up in a genuine smile. “For waiting for me.”
I was so drawn to Courtney and Josh and instantly fell in love with them! Their friendship was so sweet and cute and when it became more OMG it was just OFF THE CHARTS! I loved everything about them! They were so cute and had the best banter! The swoon factor was high with this one! I mean I had to put down the the book a couple times because I swooned so hard!
The duo of Kennedy Fox is pure genius! I felt everything while reading this book! I got angry, I swooned, I was a little terrified at one point and I even cried! If you are a contemporary fan I highly suggest you pick up this series! You can thank me later 😉
After that ending I need more!! I mean seriously how do I get This is Effortless because I am dying right now! Oh and Kennedy Fox PLEASE I need a Kayla and Logan story and I also need some more of those Bishop boys!! This is my official request 🙂 Because I will literally read anything that you write! Do you have a grocery list or something available because I am not kidding! Ok now I have to go figure out what to do with my life because am wrecked!
“I don’t know ow you did it.” I place my palm on her cheek and kiss her. “I wasn’t giving up on you Drew. I would’ve waited forever.”
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