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Checkmate: This Is Dangerous

Book Review

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Checkmate: This Is Dangerous.

It’s safe to say that this book was one of the review teams favs.


Five ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW STARS! Outstanding, thrilling, heart pounding, smiling, laughing, and filled with Screaming Noooooo moments in this book! I need September here tomorrow for the conclusion of Kayla and Logan….my heart is in my throat clogging my airway as I gasp over this ending! Eek!!!! This book was incredible and I thoroughly enjoyed it! And can I just say I’m craving donuts…lol ~ Angela

Rating 5 Stars


Oh my life, one of the worse endings to a book ever!! Well for me it is. Its only because i need the next one like yesterday! Talk about a cliffy, i am literally foaming at the mouth!!

Throughout the whole series, Kayla and Logan are the couple we are screaming at to get it on already. Then when it happens, we are elated. Then this…..

Well i think its pretty obvious i love this series but i will be a nervous wreck until the next one.

Amazing read!! ~ Katy

Rating 5 Stars


Please someone get me a donut!

Gawwww! I’m dying! There is definitely a what the hell just happened moment in this book that has me screaming on the inside. I just love this Checkmate story. Logan and Kayla have this smoldering energy between them. Kayla knows she wants Logan. Kayla knows that Logan wants her, but Logan has demons that prevents him from giving himself completely to her. So many funny moments that have you laughing out loud and hot moments as well. I loved this book and of course I will be at the edge of my seat waiting for the second part of this duet. Gawww… I need a donut. ~ Dawne

Rating 5 Stars


Love the slow building romance!

Logan Knight knows that Kayla wants a relationship with him but his past is stopping him from taking the leap. While Kayla has had a tough childhood, she realizes that she can’t live her life in the past and tries to enjoy every moment.

Anxiousness reigned until these two finally decided to do away with the fear and jump into a relationship. What I loved about this story was how as a reader we get to feel the ongoing chemistry between the main characters and throughout that slow burn, we fall in love with them. Logan is the type of male character I love; protective, loyal, trustworthy and as a bonus he was in the military. Kayla is giving, sweet, funny who is obsessed with Donuts! This is a duet, so it does end in a cliffhanger. Enjoy! ~ Alexandra

Rating 5 Stars


WOWZA! I knew Logan and Kayla’s story was going to be good. But surely, it couldn’t be better than Drew and Courtney’s story could it? UH Yes, somehow it was and that’s a near impossible feat as far as I’m concerned.

At the end of Checkmate: This is Effortless we get a glimpse into their story and boy oh boy what a wonderful second chance at love story it is!

Logan is every woman’s dream with his good looks, sleuth skills and those smirks….I saw them in my mind! Make no mistake, animal rescuing sweet Kayla isn’t just another needy damsel in distress, she goes head-to-head with

Logan every step of the way!

There’s so much I want to say about this book but the best thing I can say is go read it. Although you don’t need all the previous books, you should read them as well so you can get a little bit of glimpse into Logan and Kayla lives.

I can not wait for book two and see what happens to Drew and Courtney! ~ Letty

Rating 5 Stars


This the first book that I have read from this author. Logan is a police officer who has knight in shining armor tendencies unfortunately he doesn’t appear to recognize this within himself. This is especially true when he is looking at what he feels are his failings. He has a daughter from his first marriage who lives in another town but this is not something that he has really shared with his circle of friends. Kayla and Logan are friends within the the same circle of friends and yes they have some amazing close-knit friends. Kayla is an interior decorator who is a dog lover and is an overall good person, always wanting to help others. Her childhood is heartbreaking and you find yourself impressed with her ability to rise above. Logan is resistant to getting involved romantically with Kayla for a variety of reasons revolving around his own issues. Kayla accidentally finds out about his daughter and assists his setting up his home for her to come say with him. I don’t want to give anymore of the story away but there are several mysteries within this story which make it very intriguing. They are well written teases that were successful in encourage me to read more. Yes it has a cliffhanger which was beautifully done. OMG I definitely plan to read the second part…

Sidenote: If you have read some of other books within the Checkmate world, supporting characters that had their own stories also appear in this book. I only know that because I looked up those books after I started this one. Yes I plan to read them, just obviously out of order (haha). Yes this gal LOVES series and I always enjoy getting updates on characters I had loved in previous books. ~ Tawnya

Rating 4 Stars


Holy Hell!!

This was the first book for me from Kennedy Fox, and it did not disappoint at all.

What can be said about this book other than i want more. this book had moments that had me laughing and then moments that i was swooning. i love the characters and the tug and pull that thye were battling where it came to them being together. and the build up to the last scene in the book.

Without really giving anything away, per-say, this book does end with a cliffhanger. but, unlike some books, it ends at the right moment to make you wanting more. in fact i can’t wait for the next part so that i can find out answers for my questions. ~ Terri

Rating 5 Stars



Logan & Kayla are chock full of baggage in this newest game of love chess.

Yeah, love chess it’s a thing now.

They are both sweet souls with haunted pasts, it makes you root and holler for them to fall in love and find happiness. I have to say the few twists in this book were so unexpected and kept the story interesting and fresh. I cannot wait to find out what happens after THAT CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!! AAHHHH!!! ~ Samantha

Rating 5 Stars


Kayla is an amazing chick, she`s smart and funny and worth her weight in gold.

She so deserves a Knight In Shining Amor.

Friends to lovers story, great group of characters that allows the story to flow and several LOL moments.

I personally would have like it to have moved a little faster so I can`t wait for the next book in this duet.

The ending nearly killed me last night. ~ Maria

Rating 4 Stars


Officially Hooked. Love Kayla and Logan!

Jeez…where does one even begin?

This was my first book by Kennedy Fox and WOW I am officially hooked. I was enamored with the story of Kayla and Logan from page one. The push and pull was filled with so much ANGST and possibly frustration on both sides. Friends who want more but one fights it with everything they have and the other puts it on the side burner.

Have you ever read a book where for the first half of it you wanted to smack someone in the back of the head and knock some sense into them? Well, that happened to me. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love Logan and my heart broke for him and everything he went through but seriously he needed to get a smack on the back of his head.

The journey that both Kayla and Logan went through to get to where they are currently in life is what makes them each unique and special. Page after page I fell in love with not only the story but also the characters. You couldn’t help but be drawn to them and want to cheer them on (even still when they were making you mad).

Loved this book to pieces and I need book two like STAT. Seriously the last two words nearly broke me. I was screaming in my end. Kennedy Fox, a new fan has been born. ~ Emilie

Rating 5 Stars


Another must read from Kennedy Fox

Kennedy Fox did it again!!

Logan has his priorities in place but no one knows what they are. He is a private person.

Kayla has always wanted Logan and they have chemistry but he stays away.

In comes Skylar. Will she be the reason they can’t be together?

A must read!!! ~ Angela

Rating 5 Stars


This book, this effing book, SWOON!

Kennedy Fox has done it again. Creating characters that will hook you FOREVER.

This entire story had me laughing, fanning myself and CRYING!!!! Logan and Kayla

For a little bit Kayla had me annoyed with her persistence in regards to Logan, but after a bit I could see where she was coming from. Logan, Logan, Logan, I sympathize with him but aaaargh the mixed signals he kept sending poor Kayla had my head spinning and gave one hell of a case of whiplash.

But… they are so perfect for one another… and they make it impossible not to love them.

Kennedy Fox’s writing is astounding. Their characters imperfectly perfect and relatable. I will continue to read and enjoy this duo’s writing. If you haven’t yet read their writing WTF are you waiting for? ~ Yericka

Rating 5 Stars


Donuts, dogs and a sexy detective!

After reading the others in the Checkmate series this was the one I looked forward to after 1st reading about Logan and Kayla and it did not disappoint! Oh Logan…hot detective with baggage and warring emotions and sweet Kayla…extreme dog lover who has so much love to give if Logan would just submit to his feelings! I wanted to reach in and shake Logan so many times for being an idiot! And finally when their friendship goes in the perfect direction BAM Kennedy kills us with her ending (which was expected since it’s a duet)!!

I didn’t see that ending coming at all! I cannot wait for what I know is going to be an awesome part two of their story!! ~ Jennifer

Rating 5 Stars


Excellent Reading

This is the first book in the Second Chance Series. Kayla, who everyone thinks is a good girl volunteers at a soup kitchen, dog shelter and nursing home. Logan is a police detective who thinks his life is to complicated to be in a relationship. Both have secrets, both deserve a second chance at love. I love Kennedy Fox. The characters are fun and quirky. You enjoy the banter and quick wit they have. If you haven’t already read any of the Checkmate books you should give them a try! ~ Nancy

Rating 5 Stars



Omg this book. This book was awesome! Like oh my Logan Knight! I want a real life Logan please! I will never see donuts the same way again as I did after reading this book

I love Logan and Kayla. And I love how he resisted then couldn’t anymore. Their relationship is amazing. And once again I was left screaming at the end of the book.

September better hurry itself up so I can read book 2! ~ Emma

Rating 5 Stars


Oh, donuts!!

Amazing!! Amazing!! Amazing!! There’s so many positive things to say about this amazing book and not enough space, Haha. I absolutely love this book! Logan was always one of my favorites and his book just solidified that. Him and Kayla are the best couple! My whole body feels such joy reading about them and then the ending! Whaaat! I never seen it coming! Oh god!!! What the hell am I suppose to do until book two! This book was so much fun to read and

I love their love! Kennedy Fox doesn’t disappoint! Also, I’ll never look at donuts or cream filled donuts the same again, Hahahaha! ~ Krista

Rating 5 Stars


Yup yup, here they go again. Kennedy Fox doing what they do best by giving me a book that brings out all the emotions.

At the end of Drew and Courtney’s book we were already salivating for Kayla and Logan’s story because they dangled that juicy donut in front of us. Who is Skylar?

Well we find out in This Is Dangerous but also find out other complications that stand between Kayla and Logan. The chemistry is there like an electric current between these two and I didn’t know whether to scream at Logan or kiss him at times. It’s so clear that these two need to be together and the push and pull that exists had me wanting to pull my hair out at times but I loved every second of it.

Logan will make your heart SWOON and dayum nothing is sexier than him being the Knight in shining armour with Kayla.

Kayla I loved her she was soo sweet, so generous and kind. I felt for her everytime knowing that she wanted Logan but had to deal with him being so closed off at times.

These two though just can’t stay away from each other and their moments are so sweet.

So much more for me to say and I will probably add to this review later on once I wrap my head around this book because of course this is a duet and in Kennedy Fox fashion they leave you with a few WTF moments that will have your mind working overtime trying to figure things out.

Another fav read that leaves you in excitement for more. ~ Melissa

Rating 5 Stars


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.


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