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Release Blitz & Review – Checkmate: This is Reckless

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Series: Checkmate Duet Series #1

Author: Kennedy Fox

Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance

Release Date: February 28

Goodreads Synopsis

Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors 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?

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.**



I got hooked on these characters so hard in the first duet and Drew and Courtney certainly do not disappoint. This can be read as a standalone but you should definitely read Travis and Viola’s story too, because they’re the absolute best.

Drew and Courtney initially meet through Viola and they’ve been in each other’s lives for years, now they’re roommates and best friends. They have a great dynamic and are basically perfect for each other, except Drew is blind to Courtney. He only sees her as a friend, as one of the guys. She’s been into him since she first met him and he’s always been oblivious. Instead he spends his time playing the on and off game with the worst person ever, aka his girlfriend Mia.

Drew is blind to how terrible she truly is and chooses to only see her good sides. Courtney can’t stand Mia but doesn’t openly get in their way because she respects Drew and his decisions. Courtney is funny and quirky and super smart, she’s also a baking addict. She’s pretty much the girl everyone wants to be or be friends with.

As Mia starts to get more and more jealous of Courtney, Drew starts to see Courtney with different eyes. He starts to wonder how he never noticed what he had standing right in his home.

I love Courtney and Drew so much. They are adorable and funny and bring out the best in each other.

Now, this is book one in a duet… so it will leave you hanging, and OMG, I’m just dying until I get to read the next one because seriously?? How could you do this to me????

I’m so glad I started reading Kennedy Fox’s books!!! They are all kinds of addicting and perfection.

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About the Author


A secret duo of romance authors team 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 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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