Showing posts with label Kennedy Fox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kennedy Fox. Show all posts

September 19, 2017

Review: This is Beautiful by Kennedy Fox

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.**

 Review by April 

ARC provided for an honest review 

5 'Seeing things from a different light now.' Stars

When it comes to Kennedy Fox, I just can't even. Seriously. Their writing, characters, all of it sets my heart aflutter into a book nerd's cloud nine. It's a sexy, super addictive journey, and I always look forward to whats to come in the next installment. They've yet to disappoint my picky book palate! I simply heart the duo that is KF.

Emotionally raw and poignantly told, Kennedy Fox really dug the knife in deep with this one!! I knew it would hurt. I knew it would be emotionally draining and consume me right to the very last page. I knew my heart would bleed and my soul would ache, but this much? GAH. Just as soon as things would settle, good ole KF would give the knife a little twist and make my heart clench and bleed yet again. Now, after the cliff we'd be left hanging from at the end of This is Dangerous I thought I knew what was coming, had an inkling of how to prepare for This is Beautiful. I didn't. Not even a little bit, obviously the joke was on me LOL and fml. KF-1, April-0.

'Every time he looks at me, I know there's something deeply rooted there. It's just buried a little too far for me to find.'

Don't worry! There are lots of laugh out loud moments and hilarious banter and donut fantasies come to life *wink* This is Beautiful has it all!!! It's a well rounded book... ok that's a lame attempt at a donut joke bahaha!

This is Beautiful was such sweet torture, the best, most perfect and unexpected way to wrap up a duet and a series/saga all in one fell swoop. Knowing this was the final book going in, I was sad but the lessons, reawakening and rebirth of sorts within left me feeling happy and content by books end. Kayla and Logan are the perfect couple, so deserving of their beautiful Happily Ever After.

Checkmate! Kennedy Fox have won my heart fair and square.


July 18, 2017

Review: Checkmate This is Dangerous by Kennedy Fox

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.


 Review by April

ARC received for an honest review

5 'Because I'm tired of playing catch and release.' Stars

Delightfully addictive, downright sexy, deliciously sinful, poignant and raw! Kennedy Fox takes the cake when it comes to Duets, and man oh man Logan and Kayla's story is off to one heck of an all consuming start!! I have a new all time fave KF couple! I didn't think anyone could top Traviola, and Drewtney were fabulous. BUT Logan and Kayla... *bows down* Just bow down y'all. Do. It.

Ever since their characters were introduced I've been intrigued with each, individually, and curious as can be as to how their angst ridden story would play out as hints, crumb trails, and little tid-bits of 'ah-ha' moments had been laid throughout the previous Checkmate Duets, in snippets, little clues, and now we get the nitty-gritty!

Secrets they think no one knows. Internal struggles, demons and triumphs. Kennedy Fox have turned my world upside down and in my opinion have penned their best work to date between the (sexy) covers of Checkmate: This is Dangerous. THIS IS THE BOOK that will cement them as a go-to, must read author for me. This book delved deeper, into so many layers, just digging,  and ripping apart. GAH! It gutted me, tore me, made me laugh, made me cry, smile, swoon. It SLAYED all the emotions! It was EVERYTHING! One of those books that will just stick with you, one you will NEVER forget. I devoured it in one sitting and I wish I could read it all over again for the first time, just to relive those feelings that a book of such a magnificent caliber can make you feel and reel in, over and over again. *siiiiiiiigh*

'The greed, heat, and passion between us is undeniable, but it's also dangerous.'

I don't want to give too much away *wink* Seriously though!! I can't rave enough about this installment of the Checkmate Saga!!! Logan and Kayla are EVERYTHING!!!! AND I NEED THE NEXT BOOK MORE THAN MY NEXT BREATH! KENNEDY FOX YOU ARE KILLING ME HERE!!! S.O.S.

April 25, 2017

Review: Checkmate This Is Effortless by Kennedy Fox

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.

 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review

5 'I'd risk everything.' Stars

SQUEEEEEE!!! There's nothing quite like the feeling of getting lost in a Kennedy Fox book!! It's an experience I crave each time I flip open one of their exquisitely addictive works of prose. Such an amazing, all consuming adventure from start to finish, one that leaves you feeling homesick until you can dive into their next book.

Checkmate! This IS Effortless... or is it? Hmm... Immediately we're immersed back into the tailspin, nerve-wracking situation that Kennedy Fox left us in in This is Reckless. Mia *bleeping* Montgomery, the biatch returns in her ruthless mission to get Drew back. I'm not joking when I say the suspense of this story line almost killed me! I was on edge for most of this one!!

Dun, dun, DUNNNNNN!

Nails were chewed, expletives were spewed, skin ripped off of lips, I was a wreck! As the plot would gain momentum, it was balanced out by sweet moments, but just enough to let your guard down, then tensions would ramp up again. And repeat! I'm not sure how I survived this one... ok that's a bit dramatic bahaha!

Drew and Courtney are a match made in friends to lovers heaven. They're perfect for each other and so sweet on each other. Sweet, tantalizing kisses to perfectly baked blueberry muffins, everything about their story is perfection! This is their shot at Happily Ever After.

February 28, 2017

Review: This Is Reckless by Kennedy Fox

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.**

 Review by April

ARC received for an honest review 

5 'Wound up tighter than a virgin on prom night.' Stars

Ever since reading about Courtney and her insatiable hunger and lust for Drew throughout War and then again in Love, I'd been on pins and needles anxiously awaiting this baby to land in my kindle!
Needless to say, without a doubt, Checkmate: This is Reckless is one of my most anticipated books of 2017!

This! Book! Holy sweet hell! I knew it would be hotter than sin, cause well... Drew. *wink* Kennedy Fox have outdone themselves with this installment. I just can't even right now! How does one even begin to function after reading a book like THIS?!?! One so chock full of haaaawt, downright sinful characters, a book that I couldn't read fast enough! I think it's safe to say I am in love with the decadence and sweet torture that is Reckless!

' into desires I hadn't even realized were there.'

Everything about this story captivated me into a full out fictional trance. I was definitely in the Checkmate Zone! Maaaan, I could really go for a blueberry muffin right about now hehehehe.

He never thought of her THAT way.
She always thought of him THAT way.

It was time to get out of the friend-zone once and for all. Oblivious to the expression Courtney always wore when glancing dreamy heart eyes his way, Drew was a typical male- absorbed in his own life and rocky relationship with the she-bitch who shall not be named. One day the axis shifted, angels sang, and Drew finally opened his eyes and saw what was in front of him for the first time.

They are perfect for each other!  Compatible in every way.

'It feels too right to be wrong, and I find myself questioning everything about us. Courtney is my best friend, my roommate, my partner in crime, and now she's mine. I don't know how this happened or how we got here, but I don't want it to end.'

OMG!! I cannot wait to get my little book nerd hands on the next installment! Kennedy Fox has created a greedy book whore in me when it comes to their sexxxxy, swoon worthy works. 


December 12, 2016

Review: Checkmate: This Is Love by Kennedy Fox

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.

 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review 

4 'My world is rocking on its axis.' Stars

Well, well, well. What do we have here? The deliciously sexy, super anticipated follow up to Checkmate: This is War! After the devils of the writing world, better known as Kennedy Fox, left us hanging literally and figuratively with that cliffy from hell, barely hanging on to our sanity, gasping for breath. They're back with a vengeance. After all, they're winning at this writing game. It wasn't titled Checkmate for nothing! And winning they are. Holy! Crap! CHECKMATE!!! I must admit, I love the direction they're going with this!

'She's never taken my shit, and she's the only girl to challenge me at every damn opportunity. Perhaps that's what kept the fire burning all these years, but I'm done playing those games.'

Battered bodies, bruised egos and broken bones, oh my! Travis King has some explaining to do!!!!! Fortunately for him, Viola Fisher has decided to brush it off and look past this little flub on the radar, deciding to trust. After all, she knows Travis right down to his soul.

More tests are tossed their way throughout Checkmate: This is Love. The ups and downs continue, ever moving the story along at warp speed. This is one book I couldn't read fast enough! It's most certainly a saucy little read, that's infuriating at times! Frustrating! But oh my good god I could not get enough!

"Because I'm not like those guys in your romance novels. I'm the guy that'll fuck you against the wall, wrap my hand around your throat, and pull you hair as you scream out my name. I'm the guy that'll have you waking up on a bare mattress because we fucked the sheets off it in the middle of the night. I'm the guy that can't sing a tune to save my soul, but I'd tell you every single day of my life how much you mean to me."

Viola and Travis' characters mature a lot this installment. Gone are his man-whoreish ways, along with her overtly hateful and hurtful attitude towards Travis. The sexual tension is so much more intense than ever between Traviola. It's combustable! These two are so perfect for each other I just can't even... just can't freakin' even! The feels and emotions are strong throughout Love. Gah!!! You really can't help but get caught up in the chaoa and love within.

'No one will ever be able to take this away from us, because what we have it more than a stupid crush or a one-night stand. It's real. It's love in the rawest form.'

And that Happy Ever After... Swooooooooooooooooooooon!