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.**
✯✯4 Best Friend Stars!!✯✯
Yes!! I been waiting for Drew and Courtney's story since the very 2 Checkmate books. That story follows their best friends and Drew's sister Viola and Travis. Sen though this is Drew and Courtney's story I'd still read the previous 2 books. You'll understand Courtney, Viola and Travis's hatred for somebody I'll name farther down.
Courtney has been in love with Drew since the minute she layed eyes on him. But, he's parked her in the friend zone. Now, her and Drew are best friends and roommates. Its very hard looking at him half naked everyday. They hang out everyday they can when Drew's not working long shifts or with the evil Mia. She's not afraid to tell Drew everyday how evil and vile she is and that she's playing him BC he allows it. Courtney hates being friend zoned. But, stay there BC she doesn't a life without Drew.
Drew knows Courtney has a crush on him. But, she's his best friend. Everything about their friendship is easy. He's been dating Mia Montgomery for years. That relationship is definitely easy. But, he loves her. After Mia gives Drew an ultimatum he finally sees her for who she really is. When he realizes he's not even sad that she's gone he's ready to move on. When his sister and best friend get married things change. He kisses his best friend.
When Drew kisses Courtney everything changes. His eyes and heart open wide. Drew realizes the perfect woman has been sitting in front of him for years and he's been blind this whole time. Drew and Courtney decide to give into their feelings. Their feelings are mutual. Drew has never been this happy and never this easy. But, Drew can't get too comfortable BC he can't seem to keep his past where it belongs... In the past.
This was such a great read. It was your friends to lovers read. I felt at times it was too fast paced. I didn't like how Drew went from Mia straight to Courtney in an instant. Those never end pretty. But, I loved Drew and Courtney in the first 2 books. And, this book did not disappoint. Book 2 better hurry up!!
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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