Release Blitz + Review : Checkmate: This is Effortless by Kennedy Fox

April 25, 2017

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.**

Awwe♥ this is just the perfect ending I wanted for Drew and Courtney. If I have to choose, this book in this series is my top favorite. It became the highlight of my day the moment I started reading it until I reached the end. Ahhh...their journey is just awesome and amazing rolled into one. Kennedy Fox just made a beautiful ending into their crazily good romance. It was the best and I love it to bits! I guess my Drewtney addiction just escalated!

After that cliffy in Checkmate: This is Reckless - Drew & Courtney, #1 that had me wanting to strangle a bitch named Mia and my heart in a twist, I was so giddy to start this book. Aside from I was left hanging, I am rooting for Drew and Courtney's HEA. What's not to love and root for? These characters have come a long way, from just roomies to best friends and then lovers. The curve balls thrown at them along the way. And for eff's sake, thems the bestest couple because they just rocks! Their banters that never waned instead just escalated into sizzling ones, the undeniable chemistry, adoration and love for each's just like a fantasy come to life. You can feel all the emotions while reading lines after lines, who would have thought Drew to be so damn sweet my ovary exploded? And so dirty too??? Oopsie! Yeah..I know...he's sweet but in this final installment,gawd he is just more than what he seems to be. The things he will do and risk just for Court, he's just perfecty imperfect! Be still my beating heart.
“You want to have a family with me?
He nods his head and returns his lips to mine.
“The truth is I couldn’t imagine a family without you.”
This! This is the reason why I was so engrossed with this ending. It is just the sweetest book ending and Kennedy Fox nailed it! It wasn't over the top but just a perfect balance sweetness, banters, fun, scorching scenes and even that maddening feeling. Gawd! I went from being so worked up with Mia to swooning over Andrew, loving some more with Court and then to falling madly in love with #TeamDrewtney and this story. You cannot blame me. I was over the moon with this book because it exceeded my expectations. It wasn't rushed, it was articulately and perfectly written and delivered. It aimed not just to please but to deliver to readers a perfect ending for the couple we have grown to love. With that cliffy in the first book, this is just what we needed and I wasn't disappointed. Again and again, this duo just proves how excellent they are as a writer for portraying a story and delivering it with perfection. 
"I don't believe in soul mates, but if I did, there'd be no doubt in my mind you'd be mine."
Overall I will recommend this book.Team Drewtney's journey, a friends to lovers trope is just a beautiful tale woven with Kennedy Fox's beautiful words. I can't help but devour this book. The characters are irresistible, and to be honest aside from the beautiful tale of friendship to lovers, they are one of the main reason I am so into this book. Their banters and sizzling chemistry plus all of the gang present,made my journey with them so fun and enjoyable. I was enamored with the beauty that is This is Effortless, because it is effortless to read. The flawless way of telling the story while making readers feel what the author wanted to convey was on point. I can't count the times I was swooning and smiling. I don't know but they they just get into me BIG TIME. I feel like I was swayed into a music, a beautiful refreshing that left me with all the heart warming feels. Yes I went from so worked up because of the ex's antics and bitchiness but that was just the tip of the iceberg. What this book left me is all the good feels, a smile permanently etched on my face and a heart full of love I'm afraid it's gonna burst. 

"Checkmate, sweetheart."
To Kennedy Fox, you never cease to amaze me. Start to finish you grabbed my interest. I was pulled right into the the story and I'm so drawn into it. Aside form that, I fell hard for your stories and now, I can't wait for the next book. The way you ended it made me want to crawl into your artistic minds because I am dying to read it. Ahhh.. you have that power. The power to make me even fall hard with your writing. Now, I'm off to waiting for the next one. Kudos to both of you!




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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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