RELEASE REVIEW(S): This is Reckless & 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.
*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 really loved Courtney she was a sweet girl, but then she had this little evil side to her, “And part of me just wants to walk up to her and slap her across the face until her ugly nose ring falls out.” She narrows her eyes and releases a breath. “But being a Southern lady, I won’t stoop to that level or let her bring that side out of me,” she says through clenched teeth that really brings out her Southern accent." Drew is one of those men that only want the best for his woman, "I feel like a kid again when I turn and ask Drew if we can keep him. He places his hand on my back and looks down at the cutest puppy in the world. “I told you before, whatever makes you happy, sweetheart.” I loved this book, and it ended with a peak about who the next installment is about, and I'm so excited for the next two characters.
Drew can be a little cocky, “for a girl who just screamed out my name and came on my face, you’re a little moody,” he quips." Courtney knowd how to play her man's games, she may even be better at it, "I watch as she slowly unties it and opens it up, revealing what she’s wearing underneath. I swallow. She’s wearing nothing. “Jesus Christ, Courtney,” I mutter, looking around to make sure no one else is getting the view. She closes it back up with a sultry smile and leans over the door window." What a cliffhanger! I'm seriously anxious for the next book.
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!