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Review: Checkmate: This Is Effortless by Kennedy Fox






Title: Checkmate: This is Effortless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Drew & Courtney, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Friends to Lovers
Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew
Release Date: April 25, 2017



Introducing book 2 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up 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?
Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.
All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.
She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.
Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I’m not so sure she’ll stay for the ride.
Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I’ll prove we’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.
Checkmate, sweetheart.
*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series–a friends to lovers romance. You must read book 1, Checkmate: This is Reckless first. 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.**


I'm not going to lie I wasn't a fan of the first book but I had to see what was going to happen with Drew and Courtney. And I'm happy to report this book was AMAZING!! The story intrigued me and the writing was spot on!! Everything just flowed and this story left me with a big smile on my face. Drew and Courtney are trying to pick up the pieces after Vegas. But there is one problem. Mia. Talk about a crazy ex who can't get the hint!! This book had so many twist and turns that I didn't see coming at all!!  I loved the suspense and that feeling in my stomach I got from reading. Kennedy Fox does a great job of keeping you on edge and waiting for the other shoe to drop. What I also loved about this book was that I was able to connect to Drew and Courtney. With the last book I had a hard time connecting to them and the story. This book I was completely invested and engrossed with this couple. This was one of the best friends to lovers books I've read in a long time and I can't wait to read about Logan and Kayla next! 

4.5 Book Corner Stars 

*an arc was given for an honest review*














CHECKMATE: THIS IS RECKLESS (BOOK 1)*MUST READ THIS ONE FIRST

THE CHECKMATE DUET (TRAVIS & VIOLA)

ALSO AVAILABLE ON OTHER PLATFORMS


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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 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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