THIS IS BEAUTIFUL by Kennedy Fox

reviewIt is with a heavy, but fulfilled heart, that I’m here today to share with you the end of a glorious era. It has been a whirlwind of a year – but all great things must come to an end. And while the absence of these amazing characters will leave a donut-size hole in my heart – I know these authors are just making room for bigger and better things (*cough* BISHOP BROTHERS *cough*)

If you haven’t guessed already, I’m talking about the conclusion of the third Checkmate Duet – THIS IS BEAUTIFUL, that was released yesterday. For just over a year, Kennedy Fox (co-authors Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish) has been tugging at our heartstrings. They’ve developed female leads that I want to be best friends with … and they’ve created strong men that have raised the standard for future boyfriends. There are cliffhangers that make you want to throw things (seriously – I almost LOST it between THIS IS WAR and THIS IS LOVE ..) and emotional moments that make you feel things (all these couples go through so much!) Overall the reading journey is so complete that you will be left begging for more (literally – I’ve DM’d Kennedy Fox demanding for more stories).

Since there are three Duets, with three different couples, it is inevitable that you will have your favourites. I know I developed my favourite couple early on (Travis and Viola – Duet #1 This is War/This is Love) but Logan and Kayla’s story, which concludes with THIS IS BEAUTIFUL, literally made me cry. Their story — *ugh* my heart couldn’t handle the ending of THIS IS DANGEROUS, the first book in their Duet.

If my vagueness in regards to storyline bothers you, I do apologize! I do this with a purpose because I want you experience these books in a unique and organic matter. I find that it’s really easy to talk about what the book is about (see synopsis below) and lose sight of how the book made you feel. And these books made me feel ALL THE FEELS.

If my begging and pleading hasn’t encouraged you to pick up these books based on the characters and storylines (PLEASE READ THEM .. I need more people to share my love with) THEN DO IT FOR THE FOOD CRAVINGS. Seriously. Each book makes you want to either devour a field of strawberries, bake an insane amount of blueberry muffins, or try new things (hehe) with donuts.

Overall, I can’t recommend this series enough. If your a fan of engaging, new adult reads, then you should add this to the top of your TBR list. Each Duet can be considered stand-alone, but for the optimal reading experience I do suggest this reading order:

Checkmate Duet #1-2 (Travis and Viola)
– This is War
– This is Love

Checkmate Duet #3-4 (Drew and Courtney)
– This is Reckless
– This is Effortless

Checkmate Duet #5-6 (Logan and Kayla)
– This is Dangerous
– This is Beautiful

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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, and 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.

**This is book 2 in the Logan & Kayla Saga. This is Dangerous must be read first. However, you don’t need to read any of the other Checkmate duet series to enjoy this one, but is always recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**
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Review: This is Dangerous by Kennedy Fox PLUS FREE BOOK!

 

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A few months ago I came across the anonymous writing duo that is known as Kennedy Fox. I was curious to see what all the hype was about, and wondered if I would even enjoy this genre of writing. Well, my previous worries were completely unfounded as I binged both Duets in a matter of days. I was hooked. Absolutely-110%-no looking back obsessed.

The waiting game for this third and final duet was TORTURE. But fortunately enough, I was accepted to be part of the Kennedy Fox InstaFam. Not only do I get to help promote this wonderful series and interact with fellow Checkmate-obsessed bibliophiles, but I also got an ARC of This Is Dangerous, the first instalment in the final duet.

This is Dangerous is the first book in Kayla and Logan’s story. We were previously introduced to these characters in the other Checkmate Duets (I highly recommend reading those first!) and I was so excited to finally experience their love story. Boy was it worth the wait! I think this could be my favourite couple! Who doesn’t love a good story involving dogs, donuts and detectives hmm?

Kayla and Logan relationship follows  the “second chance at love” trope, and I think I find these stories the most intriguing. Instead of an insta-love relationship, you have a slow burn romance that keeps you on your toes and begging for the characters to finally act upon their internal desires.

Without giving too much away (because seriously, you need to experience all of the #TeamLayla goodness on your own) Kennedy Fox brings to you a book series that is the perfect mix of romance, sexy times, quirky humour and fan-appreciated pop culture references (FYI – Sarah .J Maas was referenced and I fangirled so hard). All of these things combine to create an amazing story that the reader can relate to.  I beg you to give this series a chance so you can become as immersed in this world as I am! We need more Kennedy Fox converts in the world!

PS. The only thing I think that I can complain about in regards to this series is the fact that I have to wait til SEPTEMBER to read the second book. Let’s just say the ending of This is Dangerous was completely bonkers and I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS RIGHT MEOW. Do you hear me Kennedy?!

 

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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
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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?

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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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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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