Book Review – Checkmate: This is Reckless (Checkmate Duet, #3) by Kennedy Fox


A USA TODAY Bestseller!

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 be read as a standalone duet.**

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This is Reckless completely blew me away and I fell head over heels in love with the storyline and characters! I loved Kennedy Fox’s writing style and thought this secret writing duo did a phenomenal job with the first part of Drew and Courtney’s story.

   Drew and Courtney were truly amazing characters and are definitely my favorite Kennedy Fox couple so far. I immediately fell in love with both of them and honestly couldn’t get enough of their story. Drew and Courtney had extremely likable and relatable personalities, and I loved the close bond and friendship they had with each other. I loved how their relationship progressed from best friends to something infinitely more romantic and meaningful, and I thought they were a perfect match. Drew and Courtney’s sizzling chemistry was undeniable, and there were plenty of sexy and heated moments throughout that totally made me swoon. The banter between Drew and Courtney was highly entertaining, and it always left me with a huge smile on my face. I was very happy that Kennedy Fox wrote the book from both Drew and Courtney’s alternating points of view. It was awesome to see what each of them were thinking and feeling throughout, and I loved reading the story from both of their perspectives. I also enjoyed how close Drew and Courtney were with their friends and family, and I loved getting to see some familiar characters from the previous two books make a reappearance. The only negative I had about This is Reckless was Mia, and believe me, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when you read it. Other than that, I freaking loved everything about this book and cannot wait to read more about Drew and Courtney!

   This is Reckless is by far one of my top favorite reads this year, and I absolutely loved reading every single word of Drew and Courtney’s first book. The cliffhanger definitely left me craving for the next installment, and I cannot wait to read the conclusion to Drew and Courtney’s story in This is Effortless! If you haven’t read a book by Kennedy Fox yet, then I highly recommend you do so ASAP!

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.


FIVE “Team Drewtney” STARS!


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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