Review: Checkmate: This is Love

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Title: Checkmate: This Is Love

Series: Checkmate Duet #2

Author: Kennedy Fox

Genre: Enemies to Lovers Romance

Release Date: December 13


After the epic mind###k that Kennedy Fox left their readers with at the end of Checkmate: This is War I did not know where the trajectory that these two authors had paved for their readers would lead me. But my, oh my….

I am so thankful that I followed their lead.

Part two of the Checkmate Duo does not disappoint. Checkmate: This is Love picks up right where Checkmate: This is War leaves off with that epic cliffhanger that left me partially devastated and emotionally crippled because of the fact that I would have to wait several months to appease my curiosity about what would happen next.

Did Travis go there?  I hoped not.

And how would Viola react to the events that occurred at the end of the last book?

My greatest hope was that she would be as kind and understanding as everything that the characteristics of her character suggested that she would be…but optimism has failed me more than once so I admit to being leery as I opened up this book in my Kindle and dived right in as I hoped for the best.

I am happy to say that Checkmate: This is Love exceeded my expectations beyond my wildest dreams and left me free-falling into an utter state of bliss by the time that it had reached its enjoyable, rewarding conclusion.


Have mercy on me, because Travis and Viola are so kinetically compatible and so hot like fire that they burned with a heat that will turn your panties to ashes!!!!!!   This book smoldered to the point that I was forced to cuss out loud as I reached for a shot of vodka to calm me down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hot DAMN!! You will remember their names!!!  Travis King and Viola Fisher will ruin you, just as deeply as they wrecked me!! Their chemistry is magnetic, instinctual and intrinsic on a level that defies the power of words.

Yes, “the King” has returned and his presence alone practically necessitates an extinction level event! The Checkmate series is one of those sets of novels that will break you and strip you down to your core at the same time that it will leave you a panting, undone mess!!!!

What I loved most about this novel was the growth that the characters experience as they progressed from being hardcore enemies to passionate lovers who cannot live without each other.

“Travis is my drug, and when I am getting my fix, it’s hard to concentrate on anything at all, but I know I have to.”  ~ Viola

“I’m the guy who can’t sing a tune to save my soul, but I’d tell you every day of my  life how much you mean to me.” ~Travis

“She took my heart…and I am personally waiting for her to deliver it back to me.” ~Travis

Add to that the mystery surrounding what happened at the end of the first book and the appeal behind this incredibly satisfying novel and the overall effect is indescribable.  It shook me and left me eager for more.  There is a wellknown adage says that the “best things come to those who wait….”

And hot damn, the wait for Checkmate: This is Love was well worth it.

I am owned, hooked and just plain addicted to Kennedy Fox’s work!  Right now I am practically salivating for news about their next release because yes, these books are *that* good.


That is this Kennedy Fox fan’s last word.

Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Heat: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥



The anticipated conclusion of The Checkmate Duet from a secret duo of bestselling authors! Checkmate: This is War is an enemies to lovers romance that will have you crying with laughter one moment and screaming in frustration the next… but you’ll be begging to play the game with The King.

Game on.


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.

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

**This is Love is book in the Checkmate Duet. You must read This is War first.**

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Kennedy-Fox-300x249Kennedy Fox is a duo of bestselling authors 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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