Review – Checkmate: This is Reckless by Kennedy Fox

Checkmate: This is Reckless by Kennedy Fox

So. Okay. Um. Wow…..

Please excuse me while I drag together all my thoughts and hopefully make sense.. I am speechless, like, I read the last line of this book and my mouth DROPPED OPEN. Now as this is a DUET there is a cliffhanger. And holy crap what a cliffhanger it is… Like WHAT THE….

But that’s not the only thing that made my mouth drop open and make me unable to form words, no. This book as a whole knocked me off my feet!

It has EVERYTHING I want and need from a friends to lovers romance.. What’s everything I hear you ask? Well, let me break it down for you.

Loveable characters…. CHECK.

Gripping tension…. CHECK.

Sexual chemistry…. CHECK.

Breathtaking angst…. CHECK.

A hot, steamy connection….CHECK.

And there is so much more but if I break those things down I’ll spoil it. Seriously I AM BUZZING. Checkmate: This is Reckless was just FANTASTIC!

Once I began Reckless I didn’t stop for 5 hours!!! Reckless took over my day, consuming every part of me. From the prologue Kennedy Fox had my attention and they managed to hold it ALL THE WAY THROUGH. Kennedy Fox burst into my life last year and have solidly implanted themselves on my favourite author list, this dynamic duo can do no wrong. Never, ever stop writing. Hear me, NEVER STOP. 

I honestly went into Reckless wondering how Kennedy Fox would play out Drew and Courtney. While Reckless can stand alone, I think it is best to have read Checkmate: This is War & Checkmate: This is love. One, because I love those books and two, to purely gain a FULL understanding of everything that’s happening. But you don’t have to!! Let me stress that, its just MY PERSONAL OPINION. From reading those two books previously I had idea of how these characters might be, how the story might go, but Fox took all my expectations and blasted them through the stratosphere. I had so many predictions, so many ideas and had dreamt up so many scenarios that could have happened in this book but none of them even came close.

I LOVED Courtney. I found it so easy to connect to Courtney, to understand her feelings and to get her wit. She’s hilarious and so freaking sassy.
Drew. DUDE! DREW! My gosh. I want to say that Fox topped Travis and I personally think they did but these two are SO different. For me, Drew is the best. I honestly think I’ve been ruined by the man. He’s a sublime mix of sweet, swoony alpha & dominating sex God. I have no doubt that this man will take over your heart and mind and just infiltrate your soul. He did mine. I adored him. My hot cop fantasy is ALIVE & KICKING!!!!!!

Together #TeamDrewtney are sensational. They mix together with such precision and perfection. The connection they share is undeniable and so damn strong it burns. Drew and Courtney are ridiculously hot, sexy, sweet and passionate. An amazing couple to lead an amazing book.
This raw, racy, ravishing read will leave you in a state of bookworm bliss even with the killer cliffhanger that stings in the best way possible. Checkmate: This is Reckless ticked all my boxes, covered all my bases and overtook every inch of me. I can only rate up to five stars but I’d happily give it ten!


Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of bestselling authors! 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.**


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