Title: Checkmate: This is Reckless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series #1
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Release Date: February 28
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.**
Checkmate: This is Reckless (#1)
by Kennedy Fox
Courtney Bishop is force of nature. The blonde, blue eyed Texas girl is smart, independent and has a massive crush on her roommate since she first laid eyes on him.
Drew Fisher is a Police officer, brother to Courtney’s bff, Viola and when she and Travis moved in together and Courtney needed a place in order to stay in Cali, she was the logical choice for a roommate. They get along famously and she’s one of the guys. Drew has never seen her as anything else, except when she wears short shorts and a sports bra around the house, but still, he has Mia and is trying to make it work with her…until he’s not.
When Mia pulls her biggest stunt to date and demands Courtney moves out, Drew is not prepared to make that choice and decides it’s time to not give into Mia’s ridiculous demands. Stepping away of a toxic relationship might be what he needs to find out what he’s been looking for is right in front of him.
This is a friends to lovers’ story from characters we met in the first duet. Drew is a stoic police officer, charming and good looking who is not aware of the effect he has on women around him and Courtney is just herself. It is a nice story, easy to read, with good pace, but it felt a little flat for me. I expected more from the characters and was not impressed with their relationship or the direction of the book. I felt Drew was easily manipulated into situations and also that Courtney wasn’t as fierce as I expected her to be given some circumstances.
3.5 Book Corner Stars
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review*
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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