Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Review: Checkmate: This Is Love by Kennedy Fox

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Title: Checkmate: This Is Love
Series: Checkmate Duet #2
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Enemies to Lovers Romance
Release Date: December 13
The anticipated conclusion of The Checkmate Duet from a secret duo of bestselling authors! Checkmate: This is War is an enemies to lovers romance that will have you crying with laughter one moment and screaming in frustration the next... but you'll be begging to play the game with The King. 
Game on.

Viola Fisher is the epitome of perfection.
She despises my one-night stands and mocks my less-than-classy habits.
She’s smart, beautiful, and too good to be true.
And I want her.
If she were anyone else, I’d have made my move years ago, but considering she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s always been off-limits. Not to mention how much she loathes my very existence.
Hating me is her religion, but needing her is mine. Her sexy curves and filthy smart mouth make me want her even more, and I’m more determined than ever to change her mind.
I’ll prove I’m done playing games.
But until then, we’ll continue to play by her rules.
Viola Fisher may have won the battle, but the war isn’t over yet.
Checkmate, princess.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is Love is book in the Checkmate Duet. You must read This is War first.**

We pick up right when we left after the ending of This Is War and, as expected, things for Viola and Travis are bound to get only more complicated.
As the story develops, their relationship keeps evolving and the old feelings are rediscovered, realization comes to both of them and the struggle to hide what they feel for each other becomes a challenge as her brother Drew becomes suspicious.
We see a lot of the secondary characters.  Drew’s ups and downs about his relationship with Mia and Viola’s friend Courtney, but how could you not love the daring, free spirited southern belle?
I like the way this book is written.  It’s fast paced, full of surprises and unexpected turns to the very end. I found myself riding an emotional rollercoaster through the last half of the book as I identified myself with so much of it, but what a great ride it was!  Things come alight, all relationships are put to the test and the longest, strongest friendship comes to suffer.
I have to say I liked this part better than the first and I’m looking forward to the next story of the Checkmate series. J

4.75 Book Corner Stars 

So after the first book I was a little hesitant starting this one. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised and loved this story!! In this book both Travis and Viola do a tremendous amount of growing and I love seeing that in a book couple. Of course we have some drama as expected with the way the first book ended. What I loved was that it was too over the top. I dislike when books have drama just for the sake of having drama. Travis has done a complete 180 which I loved. He stopped at nothing when it came to his woman! It was nice to see the caring and sweet side of him. Don't get me wrong he's still has a mouth on him but he became the lovable jerk I knew he could be!!  Viola, my girl had more of a backbone in this story and I loved her sassy attitude!! Her and Travis have become one of my favorite book couples. This story had it all romance, low angst, laughable and sweet moments. I can't wait to read about her brother Drew. I'm hoping he gets his act together ASAP!! 

4 Book Corner Stars 

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About the Author
Kennedy Fox is a duo of bestselling authors 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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