Checkmate: This is Dangerous by Kennedy Fox | Book Review

Title: Checkmate: This is Dangerous
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #1)
Author:Kennedy Fox
Designer & Photographer: Sara Eirew
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second-Chance Romance
Release Date: July 6, 2017

Introducing book 1 in the Logan & Kayla saga of the Checkmate series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling 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?


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.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is book 1 in the Logan & Kayla Saga–a second-chance romance. You don’t need to read any of the other Checkmate series to enjoy this one, but is always recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**

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Checkmate: This is Dangerous (Logan & Kayla, #1) (Checkmate Duet, #5)Checkmate: This is Dangerous (Logan & Kayla, #1) by Kennedy Fox
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A knight in shining armor. A damsel in distress. That is what Kennedy Fox brings to the table in this malevolent love story that will have you questioning everything else the these duo authors have to write in the future…

➳Logan Knight, a detective and single father who finds the struggle of letting his guard down and avoids anything that is in the category of “commitment” after what happened with his former partner, who also gave him the most precious gift of all, his daughter. Though he is an individual with a rugged attitude, delicious and strong arms, a body of Adonis, and a heart filled with love and compassion towards the ones that get a chance to admire his world and perspective, Logan is also someone who as we learn throughout this first part of the duet book series, has a struggle on acquiring the emotions that revolve around him and inside his mind when it comes down to Kayla and her compassion towards absolutely anything and everything.

➳Kayla, a woman filled with love and care towards the wonders of the world. An obsession with donuts, more specifically, the pink frosting with sprinkles kind. Her past history is the type of person that has made her into someone who is bursting put so much affection and tenderness. As someone who has been from one foster home to the other, to coming back, to being rejected by different families, Kayla has grown up to be someone who is the opposite to the world she was absorbed in. Her passion towards dogs, and especially dogs in need, is one of the many aspects of her that I adore more than anything. My admiration towards her morals are beyond the roof, even though we get a tiny glimpse of something that has me questioning her actions and what else she does not share with Logan.

➳Logan and Kayla have a chemistry that can be describe as one that chokes you up and consumes you with hated and love at the same time. Though Logan is the one that tends to always reject Kayla’s affections and approaches towards him, at the end of the day, there is no way he can deny the passion that is present and thick as a five layer wedding cake. Once they encounter that they cannot deny each other any longer, it becomes something that I as the reader enjoyed much more than any other book in this checkmate series. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the previous couples. However, Logan and Kayla have something beyond different that I found rather unique coming from Kennedy Fox. The intimate scenes where hot, smocking, and filled with lots of care and passion. Especially all those scenarios that have you craving for more shower scenes, kitchen make out scenes, watching movies with the dogs scenes, walking the dogs scenes, and much more!

➳Overall, this was first part of the series is one that you CANNOT miss reading, The ending itself, TO DIE FOR! The second part comes out on my birthday and I honestly cannot wait to find out what happens to Kayla and how Logan can coup with what happens (no spoilers, shhhh). If you have not read the previous books in the checkmate series, that is no problem at all (if you don’t mind spoilers from the previous couples) since you can still enjoy this duet series eve so. Thank you to the wonderful duo authors known as Kennedy Fox for giving me the opportunity to read this first part of a marvelous book to come, and also a huge gratitude for making me a part of their InstaFam. I cannot wait for the future and what else comes their way!

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ARC kindly provided by Kennedy Fox in exchange for an honest review
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Title: Checkmate: This is Beautiful
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second Chance Romance
Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew
Release Date: September 12, 2017


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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 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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