Checkmate Series 1-6 by Kennedy Fox

Add Them To Goodreads Buy On Amazon: So I binge read these novels one after the other. This duo is a force to be reckoned with and if you want a series to binge and fall in love with, than look no further. The Checkmate series is three duo reads that you just swoon with.

This Is War:

UGH this book. I couldn't stop. Form the moment I started it I couldn't put it down. It was riveting and I was compelled to keep going. Travis and Viola. LOVED THEM. FI Laughed SO HARD over these two. Legit I love this duo and the characters that they deliver. I yelled at them and Laughed with them and SWOONED with them. This book was all the sexual tension and the story line had me on my seat. I am SO GLAD that I bought this as a duo because I NEED THE NEXT BOOK. Now. K. Thanks. Bye.

This Is Love:

YESSSSSS. This was everything I wanted for Travis and Viola. EVERYTHING. That cliffhanger was TORTURE. But not so bad because I got to jump right into this afterwards. Travis is IT in this book. I swear that man could ask for the moon and women would try. The outcome for him and Viola was ALL i was worried about. I wanted that HEA and I honestly wasn't sure how it was going to go. But he brings it. Then Mia was back and UGH, things got a bit complicated again. But don't fret! We get EXACTLY what we don't know we need and it is great. I fell even more in love with some of the secondary characters and since I have no self control and peeked at the next book I know who it is and and I am SO HAPPY. Off to read that now, because Kennedy Fox is THAT addicting y'all.

This Is Reckless:

Mia. Again? How is this girl not knocked out by now? This book is ALL Courtney and Drew and I am shipping them SO MUCH as a couple. Like HOW are they not a thing yet? FINALLY, Drew sees what is in front of him and let the swoonfest begin. We get so much with these two. Of course the past won't stay where it belongs, but these two are absolutely IT. I want this HEA for them and I know they are going to have to fight for it. Friends to lovers guest here are one of my favorite types of reads. Throw in the crazy Ex:CHECK, and we are ready for a novel we don't want to put down. This book is like watching an episode of your FAVORITE Tv show and then having it be the season finale and you end it with an OMG and are holding your breath until you read the frist page of the next book. Because that is EXACTLY what I did. See. No self control.

This Is Effortless:

Again this book knocked it out of the park. I was WAY on the boat of HAVE FAITH that we will get a HEA for Drew and Courtney and I am so glad I stuck with it. Also, Shovel? Deep Hole? MIA? Can we just make that happen? But really, this was a novel about two people really falling in love and I enjoyed ever second of it. Drew was perfection in this. He was everything that I wanted in a character and took all his traits from book one and delivered twice over. Courtney was the GIRL. Guys, she was strong and smart and just I loved her personality. I related to her and I feel like that made me ship these two even more. Really, though. Strong is the word for her. She persevered and was trusting and just Yes. IF you are still reading, which is a big If, than you need to know this novel is beautiful and full os the humor and angst that you know you will get with this duo.

This Is Dangerous:

I am not ready for this one. Nope. Broody Logan and KAYLA. BUT I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO DO THIS TO ME. I knew it was going to be a cliffhanger to make me cringe and even though I have the next book, It still is everything. This novel had just enough push and pull for me. I love when characters don't truly realize their feelings off the bat. I love the burn if it. The better side of that? When they both feel the same. But alas, things aren't that easy and these two just can't seem to get it together. I need the next read and frankly writing this out before I read that to save from spilling spoilers is hard because I am Dying to know what happens next. Will Logan FINALLY spill the beans? Will Kayla just REALLY GO FOR IT? UGH JUST Give me my Hea. Trust me. You want the answer to all of those questions.

This Is Beautiful:

Perfection. This book was perfection. Second chances really are a chance and this one was the one I was rooting for. The game I want to see the end of. This book brought a lot more heart ache for me than the previous novels and in the end we still got the laugh, but not nearly as much as the tears. I have to say Logan and Kayla hold a special place for me. This book is all the healing. It is everything that we were waiting for and it is wonderful. Lots of happy and a whole lot of hard. Kennedy Fox nailed it. This is the perfect ending to a beautiful series that I will Kennedy Fox to anyone that will listen.

Synopsis of Each Book:

This Is War: *An enemies to lovers romance* Travis King is the worst kind of asshole. He taunts me for being a good girl and mocks my high standards. He’s cruel, crass, and has enough confidence to last two lifetimes. And I hate him. It wouldn’t matter so much if he were avoidable. But considering he’s my older brother’s best friend and roommate, I see him more than I’d ever want to. His sculpted abs and gorgeous eyes are a waste on such an egotistical man, which makes me hate him even more. Even though I’ve had a crush on him since I was ten, the feelings weren’t mutual and he’s always made that very clear. He’s always loved getting under my skin and one night against my better judgment, I let him in my bed. I’ve succumbed to his manwhore ways, but that doesn’t change a thing. Because the King is about to get played at his own game—and lose. Checkmate. This Is Love: 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. This Is Reckless: Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of USA Today 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. This Is Effortless: 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. This Is Dangerous: Logan Knight is a real life knight in shining armor. 
A detective godsend in a sleek black suit has me thinking less than secretive thoughts. Brooding and mysterious, he's the kind of guy every girl instantly notices. Between his seductive smirk and charming good looks, it's no wonder I can't help the way he makes me feel whenever I'm near him. 
Too bad he's unavailable—or so he says. He thinks I'm a do-gooder who shouldn't get involved with a guy like him. His past is messy and relationships just add to that. He insists the timing is all wrong and he's devoted to his career, but I don't buy that excuse for a second. I see the way his body tenses and his jaw ticks every time another guy is around me. He just won't admit it, but I'm more determined than ever to show him what he's missing. I'm a devoted animal rescuer and I'll risk everything to save them, but when a dramatic turn of events puts both our lives at risk, I'm positive Logan will write me off for good. But when he asks for my help with a personal crisis, I know it's my last chance to finally show him I can handle anything he throws my way—messy past and all. He might think he has me all figured out, but I'll prove him wrong no matter what he thinks. This game of push and pull has me running in circles. One wrong move and we could both lose. Checkmate, Knight. This Is Beautiful: The anticipated conclusion of the Logan & Kayla saga in the Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo under the USA Today bestselling author pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! This second-chance romance will have you gasping and cheering this two on from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the final game? *** Kayla Sinclair is a saint and real life Angel. She wears her heart on her sleeve and inspires me to be a better person. Rescuing dogs, feeding the homeless, volunteering at the local food pantry are just a few of the ways she gives back to others, although no one has ever been there for her. Falling for her was inevitable, losing her will destroy me. Letting someone in didn't come easy, but she made me want to try for the first time in years. Her bubbling personality and kind spirit make it impossible to forget a girl like her. But when tragedy strikes and she loses all memory that our relationship ever existed, my worst nightmare comes to life. I'll do anything to remind her of the love we shared. I know it'll be an uphill battle, but I won't walk away without a fight. Whoever said all is fair in love and war never played by my rules. Checkmate, Angel. *Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.* **This is book w in the Logan & Kayla Saga--a second-chance romance. Must read This is Dangerous first. However, you don't need to read any of the other Checkmate duet series to enjoy this one, but it's recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**