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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    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.**

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    This story picked up right where the last one ended. If you don’t know where that is then I suggest you pick up Checkmate: This is Reckless - Drew & Courtney #1 to find out. I’m trying really hard to avoid spoilers here!

    It started off strong. Amid tons of drama and some OTT moments, Drew and Courtney remained solid and united. I couldn’t have asked for more than that. I loved seeing their unity despite the chaos that surrounded them. However, towards the middle and getting to the end, I felt a lull in momentum. To be quite frank, it got a tad boring. I started to dislike Courtney and it all felt a bit like filler. I hate filler. The heroine started to act like a ditz and I was left unimpressed.

    When the story finally picked up steam, it gave me a sense of euphoria because I felt lost. Drew was the only reason I kept on reading. He was beyond amazing! The climax was a little anticlimactic but at least I finally got to sing the Munchkins song from The Wizard of Oz.

    My review of This is Reckless.

    Release Date: April 25, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam:4 out of 5
    Book Type: Book 2 of Drew & Courtney and Book 4 of the Checkmate series





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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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