Book Review – Checkmate: This is Dangerous (Logan & Kayla, #1) (Checkmate Duet #5) by Kennedy Fox


Meet the Authors:

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!




Checkmate: This is Dangerous

(Logan & Kayla, #1) (Checkmate Duet #5)

Expected publication: July 6th 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance



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.



I was so excited to read my first book by Kennedy Fox. And, Wow! I really enjoyed it! This Is Dangerous was so much more than I expected.

Here’s the breakdown:

Logan and Kayla have been orbiting around each other since they share mutual friends. Kayla makes it known that she’s interested, but Logan continues to keep her at arms length. Well, you can only get thrown together so much before sparks fly, right?

What I really enjoyed:

The book was completely unexpected. I have a knack for going in blind, but I was totally blind on this one and set my expectations based on the sexy cover. The book was so much more than though. I love surprise gems like this one.

The characters have so much depth. They’re expertly fleshed out and so genuine. I liked them both immediately. They’re both professions and business minded adults. Logan and Kayla each have very distinct personalities and life experiences. We learn a bit more about them after each chapter. I thoroughly enjoyed the exposed secrets and intimate details the reveal and learn about one another. Sure they have some minor faults, but it only added to their charm.

The storyline is detailed and intricate. The shared history and friendships makes their friendship easy, but the romance was a bit of a slow burn. Although I thought they’d connect sooner, the story arc is solid. I enjoyed the secondary characters and light humor interspersed throughout. But mostly the emotional aspect of the story kept me captivated.

The ending. I won’t ruin it with spoilers, but leave you with this instead:

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Overall, this is a very good read. I’m so excited I decided to dive into this series. It was just what I needed and I can’t wait for more! For others who are wondering if it’s necessary to read the other duets prior to diving into this one, the answer is no. However, I do plan to go back and read the other couple’s stories.




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