{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Checkmate: This is Effortless by @KennedyFoxBooks

April 25, 2017 New Adult, Reviews 0 ★★★★★

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Checkmate: This is Effortless by @KennedyFoxBooksCheckmate: This is Effortless by Kennedy Fox
Pages: 402
Published by Amazon Digital Services on April 25, 2017
Series: The Checkmate Duet #4 , Drew & Courtney #2
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: ecopy from Author

Introducing book 2 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up 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?

Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.

Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.

She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.

All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.

She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.

Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I’m not so sure she’ll stay for the ride.

Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I’ll prove we’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.
Checkmate, sweetheart.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series–a friends to lovers romance. You must read book 1, Checkmate: This is Reckless first.

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.**

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Also in this series: Checkmate: This is War, Checkmate: This is Reckless, Checkmate: This is Dangerous
NA Review My Thoughts

Checkmate: This is Reckless is the fourth book in the Checkmate series and the second book in the duet about drew & Courtney. The checkmate series is by the fantastic writing duo known as Kennedy Fox. No one seems to know the identity of this mysterious author duo, but I am offering a reward of endless cookies if someone can tell me who they are. I promise, I am very good at keeping a secret. 😉 😉 I read, and totally LOVED loved loved  Checkmate: This is War, book one in the series. Books 1 and 2 are Viola and Travis’ story, and books 3 and 4 are Drew and Courtney’s story. You can read either one of the duets first, but they are all so wonderful, you are going to want to read them all! So if you are new to the series, I recommend reading them all in order.

But you must read book 3, This is Reckless before you read book 4. This is Effortless is the continuation of Drew and Courtney’s story, and I have to say they are my favorite! I can’t see any couple topping them. But I also thought that about Travis and Viola, so who knows what the next couple’s duet will bring. This is Effortless picks up right where This is Reckless left off. And though I am going to try my very best not to let any spoilers out in this review, I do have to express how deep my hatred for Mia runs. She is seriously bat poo crazy! I will never, ever understand what Drew saw in her.

But everything that I loved from This is Reckless was right there in This is Effortless. I love Drewtney so so much! They are great as friends and great as more. I love how supportive they are of one another. Plus Drew has the whole smoldering thing down pat and Courtney is just so much fun. I want to hang out with her! (or just take her place completely so I can have Drew. Either way…) Drew and Courtney do face their share of bumps and detours in this book, but they are the kind of couple that are meant to be together, so I was never too worried. You can feel their connection deep down inside, they really are soulmates. I love them so much and I was so so satisfied with their story. If you are a character driven reader who loves sexy romances that will have you addicted faster than you even realize, you need to read the Checkmate series. This is one you will want to binge read…trust me. Kennedy Fox has this knack for writing the best characters that have the best chemistry.

I have a theory that I shared in my last review- Kennedy Fox has laced the pages of their books with some kind of addictive property because I can’t get enough of them. Seriously, I can’t read them fast enough, and when I am done, I kind of twitch until I can get my hands on the next installment. Everyone needs to be reading the Checkmate series. Everyone. It is one of my favorites. I think I like Drew and Courtney even more than Travis and Viola. I can’t wait to see what this author duo has in store for us next. I’m already going through a withdrawal from lack of Fox. 

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About Kennedy Fox

Kennedy 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! Both authors are from Manhattan living the glamorous bachelorette life, or perhaps they’re just confusing themselves with an episode of Sex and the City (Total #Girlcrush SJP). Either way, they’re looking forward to bringing you many more stories to fall in love with!

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