Review – CHECKMATE: THIS IS WAR by Kennedy Fox @kennedyfoxbooks

Review – CHECKMATE: THIS IS WAR by Kennedy Fox @kennedyfoxbooks

I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – CHECKMATE: THIS IS WAR by Kennedy Fox @kennedyfoxbooksCheckmate: This Is War by Kennedy Fox
Series: Checkmate Duet #1
Published by: Self Published
on October 3, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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 wasted on such an arrogant 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 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.


my thoughts

Who is this Kennedy Fox, some might ask…
Well for one, they are EVIL GENIUSES, because book one in their Checkmate Duet, THIS IS WAR, was just INCREDIBLE! The PERFECT enemies-to-lovers romance. That was one HELL of a cliffy though. I think I read the last line about fifty times, and then I cursed the gods above! Book two could NOT get here soon enough! Your move Kennedy Fox…

Are you ready for the KING? I don’t think you are! I sure wasn’t! MY GOD! This cocky as sin, gorgeous man with a very dirty mouth, will frustrate you one minute, and then charm your pants off the next! And Viola Fisher…wow! She holds a grudge BAD man! Travis broke her heart a long time ago and she’s never recovered. He isn’t aware of what he did, but she is going to torture him anyway. Their cat and mouse game was so INTENSE! The sexual chemistry between the two was just EXPLOSIVE and unrelenting. They rile each other up and then knock each other down. It’s unhealthy, but it’s their version of foreplay, and things are going to get WAY worse. They are playing a dangerous game with each other’s hearts and all throughout the book, you just keep telling yourself that this is NOT going to end well.

“I’ve had just about enough of your smart mouth. You either show me what else it can do or I’ll shut it up myself.”

The tension, the banter, the emotion just flies off of every single page. You won’t know whether to love or hate Travis King and you will be cheering on Viola every chance you get. I love me a good enemies-to-lovers romance. They just give off so much passion and heat! The authors that make up Kennedy Fox gives us romance readers something to salivate over with THIS IS WAR. This is one sizzling debut that will have you on the edge of your seat, begging for a happily ever after.


About Kennedy Fox

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox 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 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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