Review: Checkmate – This is Reckless by Kennedy Fox

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My “I’ll Just Be Over Here…” 4 star Review of Checkmate: This is Reckless by the awesome author duo Kennedy Fox.

NOOOOO! I’ll be over here, rocking in the corner, waiting on the next book to come out so I can stop all the tears. This book just ended on ONE HELL OF A CLIFFY!

Checkmate: This is Reckless, Drew & Courtney #1, is book 3 in the Checkmate Duet Series by Kennedy Fox. This duet series follows three couples, each couple having two books to tell their stories.

Where to start. This is the first book I’ve read by these two talented ladies and it will not be the last!

This book is a friends to lovers read. It was sweet to see the way Drew and Courtney interacted. It was easy. Drew needed easy, since his on again off again girlfriend was anything but. Mia was such a jealous and selfish woman. She continued to manipulate Drew for years until he finally saw her for what she was. I was sooooo ecstatic to see him finally open his eyes to see what a great person Courtney was. Not only as a best friend, but more.

One night of passion and one misunderstanding later I was flipping these pages so fast just to see what happened next! One minute I’m swooning over how sweet these two are together and then came the WTH…NOOOO moment.

Cliffhangers aren’t a favorite for me, but this was nicely done. I can’t wait to read what’s next! If you haven’t yet read Kennedy Fox books, you need to get on that now! I highly recommend you start with This is War to get the full effect of the series. You won’t regret it!

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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. 

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