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Release Promotion, Giveaway & Review: Checkmate:This Is Effortless by Kennedy Fox

Title: Checkmate: This is Effortless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Drew & Courtney, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Friends to Lovers
Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew
Release Date: April 25, 2017

Introducing book 2 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?

Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.

All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.
She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.

Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I’m not so sure she’ll stay for the ride.

Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I’ll prove we’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.

Checkmate, sweetheart.

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

**This is book 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series–a friends to lovers romance. You must read book 1, Checkmate: This is Reckless first. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**
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Be still my beating blueberry muffin loving heart. I can’t even begin to explain how perfect this book was. It was a great conclusion to The Checkmate Duet Series and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I loved This Is Reckless, and when I got my hands on This Is Effortless I had to finish in one sitting. Putting this book down was not an option even if my tired eyes were saying otherwise ;). I loved everything about Drew and Courtney. Their chemistry was off the charts, and their love was what fireworks are made of. This Is Effortlesswas electrifying, passionate, and thrilling.

If you loved book 1, then your Drew and Court addiction will just keep on growing. This story was just like a roller coaster. Just when you thought things would calm/slow down for them, life had another plan. Drew and Court definitely faced more challenges this time around. Instead of figuring out how to get out of “the friend zone”, it was time to deal with the past. No matter what happened, you can always count of them giving their all when harm came their way. No thing or person was going to have that much control of them and would definitely not keep them from living a happy life.

This time around, Drew was going through so much. He had to deal with a crazy ex, go to Texas and “meet the folks”, deal with protective brothers, and still face the risks that come with the job. Life should be easy now that Drew FINALLY figured out the girl of his dreams was right in front of him. But love is never that easy.

It was great to read about the growth in their relationship. They had to face so many obstacles, but when they had a great day together it was nothing but EPIC. No matter what came their way, they always considered how their actions would affect “their life”. Drew and Courtney were so in love, but was that enough? Would things finally go their way or were they meant to love and move on?

I cannot give This Is Effortless anything less than 5 stars! It was everything I wanted and more. I don’t think I have ever been so addicted to a series of books, until now. The characters are so relatable which makes it impossible not to fall in love with them. Kennedy Fox never disappoint and continue to win the beautiful game of Chess 😉

Now that I am finished with this series, I am counting the days until I can read about Logan and Kayla’s story.


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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!

Instagram: | @kennedyfoxbooks
Twitter: | @kennedyfoxbooks
Email: kennedyfoxbooks(at)gmail(dot)com


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