Book Review – Checkmate: This is Love (Checkmate Duet, #2) by Kennedy Fox


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Genre: Enemies to Lovers Romance | Contemporary Romance

Title: Checkmate: This is Love

Author: Kennedy Fox

Series: Checkmate Duet #2

Available Formats: eBook | Paperback

Purchase At: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Release Date: December 13, 2016


The anticipated conclusion of The Checkmate Duet from a secret duo of bestselling authors! Checkmate: This is Love is an enemies to lovers romance that will have you crying with laughter one moment and screaming in frustration the next… but you’ll be begging to play the game with The King. 
Game on.

Viola Fisher is the epitome of perfection.
She despises my one-night stands and mocks my less-than-classy habits.
She’s smart, beautiful, and too good to be true.
And I want her.

If she were anyone else, I’d have made my move years ago, but considering she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s always been off-limits. Not to mention how much she loathes my very existence.

Hating me is her religion, but needing her is mine. Her sexy curves and filthy smart mouth make me want her even more, and I’m more determined than ever to change her mind.

I’ll prove I’m done playing games.
But until then, we’ll continue to play by her rules.
Viola Fisher may have won the battle, but the war isn’t over yet.

Checkmate, princess.

Recommended for ages 18+ due to adult language and content.

Checkmate: This is Love is book two in the Checkmate Duet. You must read Checkmate: This is War first.


Checkmate: This is Love was an amazing sequel and conclusion to the Checkmate Duet, and it completely exceeded my expectations! The storyline and characters were even more interesting and entertaining in this book, and they completely captured my heart. Kennedy Fox’s writing style was excellent as well, and I thought it was much more polished in this novel than it was in the first one.

   Travis and Viola were truly amazing, especially as a couple, and both of them were definitely after my own heart. Travis was sweet, sexy, and understanding, and I loved how well he treated Viola throughout the entire book. He wasn’t perfect by any means, but he was perfect for Viola and it made me so happy to see them together. I loved Viola as well and couldn’t help but relate to her in a lot of ways. She was a book nerd with an extreme love of Harry Potter, and that endeared her to me even more. Travis and Viola were a perfect match in my opinion, and I honestly loved reading every single page of their story. It sucked me right in and had me captivated from beginning to end. There were a few parts of the book that I didn’t like and found a little annoying, but luckily it didn’t diminish my love of the story or characters. There were plenty of amazing and pleasant surprises in this book that made me so freaking happy, you wouldn’t believe, and I couldn’t have been more ecstatic with the outcome to Travis and Viola’s story. Kennedy Fox truly hit it out of the park with this duet, and I am so excited to read Drew and Courtney’s story in the books to come!


FIVE “Team Traviola” STARS!

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Read my review of Checkmate: This is War, book one in the Checkmate Duet, HERE.

About the Author

Kennedy Fox

Kennedy FoxKennedy Fox is a duo of bestselling authors 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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