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.**
4 Star Review by Ashley
WHOA! Just whoa! I devoured Checkmate: This is Reckless, my first book from Kennedy Fox. I'm still stuttering over what I just read. While I did find the wording to be a bit repetitive in some spots, it didn't take anything away from the story as a whole. In fact, the book was funny and sweet but also managed to really pull at my heartstrings. And I think that's because I connected with Courtney's characters so much...
Always seen as one of the guys, not the incredible woman she truly is. Always there for her friends. Dedicated to her job. Sassy, sarcastic and hopeful even when the odds were stacked against her. Oh and lets not leave out that she is desperately in love with her best friend. Goodness. The things Courtney went through just to get Drew to look at her as something besides one of the guys. But when he finally did, le sigh...swoon. That man, and he is allllllll man, sure swept Court off her feet. Even if it drove her to the brink at the same time.
While it was new and exciting for them both to learn this other side of each other, it was easy. There was no awkwardness or strange tension. It was playful, sexy and light. However, always lurking at the back of both of their minds was the dangers of Drew's job. He's a cop and everyday for him is uncertain. When a heart stopping moment makes Drew re-evaluate his priorities, it's all Courtney can do to keep him from sinking into herself.
Just when I think it's all going to be alright, that Drew and Courtney are going to get back on the same page- WHOOP! NO! Enter the crazy ex who just can't let go! Holy mother of pearl- didn't see that coming. Gah! I can not wait to see what Kennedy Fox has in store for them in the next part of this duet.
About the Author
TWO ROMANTICS BREAKING THE CODE ON HEARTBREAKS AND HAPPILY EVER AFTERS.
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. Either way, they’re looking forward to bringing you many more stories to fall in love with!