Book Blitz/Review: This Is Love (Checkmate Duet #2)



Title: Checkmate: This Is Love

Series: Checkmate Duet #2

Author: Kennedy Fox

Genre: Enemies to Lovers Romance

Release Date: December 13



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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My Review:

After the brutal cliffhanger that left all of us gasping in This is War, I was dying to get my hands on This is Love. My expectations were sure high, but this book more than exceeded them.

I found it, anyway, quite different from the first instalment and I couldn’t had liked it any better.

If in This is War we see Travis’ more a-hole-ish version, here we see a gentler side of him. Sure, he’s still an alpha smartass who is guaranteed to raise your body temperature to from normal to at-risk-of-combustion in less than a paragraph, but we see also other deeper aspects of him. Even though I enjoyed their mind games in book one, I have to admit I was relieved to see them be more serious about what was going on between them and make a new rule (*waggling eyebrows*) about quitting those mind games once and for all. Doesn’t mean they stopped being fun or having that fake-hate banter that’s the prime essence of the couple. Only that this time around it was clear they were just joking and that they were together for the long haul.

I loved how both Viola and Travis seemed more mature and especially it melted me how sure of their relationship Travis was, reassuring Viola whenever she fell pray of her insecurities. Of course, it couldn’t be all rose petals and rainbows, so I still got my drama fix, but I liked how Fox handled it. Again, Travis’ unwavering commitment and acceptance of their love was a beautiful thing to read and it avoided me plunging into the depth of despair when shit hit the fan.

I was also surprised by a certain plot twist, which I would have easily seen coming from other couples, but that I was so not expecting for #Traviola.

Also, I kinda fell a little for Viola’s brother too. He’s kind, he’s genuine, and he’s totally unaware of the effect he has on the female sex (huge turn-on). I found him endearing and am really hoping to soon read about him and a certain crazy blonde (*wink, wink*)

All in all, this book was a really great, enjoyable read. It was just as hot as the previous one, but much sweeter as it truly tied the MCs together. It had it all. It was fun, it was sexy, it pulled at my heart’s strings in a way the first one hadn’t, and it held a sense of closure for a duet that is definitely one of this year’s must read.

Totally recommended!



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The Series



My Review of This is War



Prizes: Kindle Fire, Signed Paperback of the Checkmate Duet, $15 Amazon Gift Card

Ends: in 6 days from 13th December



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About the Author


Kennedy 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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