New Release & Review -Checkmate: This is Reckless by Kennedy Fox

Checkmate BannerTitle: Checkmate: This is Reckless

Series: Checkmate Duet Series #1

Author: Kennedy Fox

Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance

Release Date: February 28

Goodreads Synopsis

Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors under the USA Today bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox!

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.**

Jessica’s Review

I loved the first to books in this series of duets and was super excited to have more come out. I know that drew is a yummy cop, and I truly loved him in the first 2 books. I personally couldn’t wait. Im not the biggest fan of half naked men on the cover of books but I have to say, I’m totally in love with the covers for this series.

Courtney has some of the best internal dialogue ever! It made me laugh from start to finish. She’s one of those no hold bard type of chick and when she let her claws out, you better watch out!

Drew was great. He’s alpha but I loved his sweet side. I’m the last book we got to know him through those characters, but getting to be in his head, watching him fall in love and show his sweet side, it made me all warm and fuzzy!

I love the whole beat friends older brother plot. I will be the first to admit that I had a crush on a best friends older brother. It like a must in teenage years when your best friend has a hot older brother. So while the ages are different I was easily able to relate to Courtney. To top it off, Drew is a cop!!! Hello! Handcuffs!!!!

I really enjoyed all the secondary characters. I really want to see more of Logan and Kayla. I feel that they could be very explosive. I loved seeing past characters, and seeing how their life has progressed. We meet some new characters that you can’t help but love.

Overall, it was a great read! That ending left me with my jaw dropped and I am going to go crazy waiting for the next book. This has drama at its finest, also heat that will make you sweat. This duo of authors have an amazing ability of keeping you hooked and unable to stop reading. So if your looking for a best friends/best friends older brother with a sexy cop and a psycho ex then read this book. You can read it as a standalone but I really suggest reading the first 2 books because they are amazing! 5 stars #2OCCJD

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About the Author


A secret duo of romance authors team up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate together under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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