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- Publisher: Kennedy Fox Books, LLC (November 15, 2017)
- Publication Date: November 15, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077HRVDQP
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,183 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Checkmate Duet Boxed Set (Logan & Kayla) Kindle Edition
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This Is Dangerous Review
Even though I knew to expect some heartbreak at the end of This is Dangerous (since it's book 1 in the duet), my heart still wasn't quite prepared. Though this is the 5th book in the Checkmate series, it can be enjoyed without reading books 1-4. I do recommend it though since characters from those books appear in This is Dangerous, and the main characters, Logan and Kayla, were previously introduced as well.
Logan and Kayla's story was a slower burn than the previous books, but once it got going, I didn't want to put it down. It felt more raw and emotional, with both the hero and heroine dealing with the demons and baggage from their pasts. It was heartbreaking to see how broken and damaged they believed themselves to be and how this shaped the people they became. I think of all the Checkmate characters, Logan and Kayla feel the most real. They aren't perfect people. They have insecurities, fears, and are doing their best with their less than ideal circumstances. The slow burn friends to lovers really works in this book and I enjoyed the build up, innuendo, and angst. They have incredible chemistry and Detective Knight did not disappoint in (and out of) the bedroom. ;)
Appearances by #TeamDrewtney and #TeamTraviola helped add to the fun and there are some incredibly hilarious text messages exchanged between our characters. I'm excited for the conclusion to Logan and Kayla's story in This is Beautiful and September can't get here fast enough!
This is Beautiful Review
What a sweet conclusion to the Checkmate series! Checkmate: This is Beautiful is book 2 in Logan and Kayla's story and should only be read after Checkmate: This is Dangerous.
The book picks up right where the last one left off and your heart will hurt all over again with this painful reminder of how book 1 ended. Of all the Checkmate books, I felt like this one was the most real in it's emotions. You can easily imagine yourself in both Logan or Kayla's position and how incredibly difficult it would be to navigate. Some very interesting questions about relationships are posed and what it means to truly love someone versus a strong physical connection. Can you fall in love with the same person without the shared history and memories? Or is love enough to begin again?
I liked that there wasn't a big mystery to solve and that the focus of the story was on Logan and Kayla's relationship itself. Yes, there's a little other woman/man drama thrown in for good measure and some of the story seemed drawn out, but overall, the book answers all your lingering questions from This is Dangerous and the angst is between our hero and heroine. Toss in some sinfully sexy times (mmm..... donuts) and this made for an amazing second chance love story. Honestly, I will NEVER look at donuts the same way again!
The ending and epilogue were perfect and such a wonderful way to bring things full circle. I think Logan is now the winner of the Checkmate book boyfriends. He really was incredible and his chapters were especially touching and heartfelt. Seeing this softer and more vulnerable side to him was amazing. It's bittersweet that the series is over, but I'm glad we're not saying good bye to the Checkmate world. Courtney's brothers will be the focus of the next series titled Bishop Boys and I can't wait to see what mischief Kennedy Fox has in store for us!
You ever read a book and it's just so downright delectable that you just wanna lick the pages...that's this book right here. This is Dangerous is utterly beautiful and written in only KF fashion. I loved every word, every page, and every gut wrenching moment of this read.
"She's not just the ideal woman - she's the perfect woman."
This book follows the story of Logan and Kayla. Two friends that became friends through mutual friends. Kayla has always wanted to be more than friends with Logan but he wants nothing of the sort. Logan has a complicated past and lives a dangerous life as a detective. He knows he has no place in his heart for a woman anytime soon. Or so he thinks.
"Kissing her was impulsive, I know that, yet it didn't feel wrong at all."
Kayla has a big heart, that's filled with her love of dogs and donuts. And she wants to add Logan to the mix but he is always pushing her away. Giving her kisses that leave her a puddle on the floor and then walking away regretting what he had done. He never wanted to lead her on but he can't seem to help himself around her.
"Logan Knight is a real life Knight in shining armor."
These two want nothing more than to strip each other bare and discover every inch of each other. But Logan won't let her get close enough...even though it's all he can think about. Logan and Kayla are a riot of emotions, and I ate up every piece. I absolutely adored this book and wanted more immediately. Though the book leaves you hanging in only KF fashion...the ending is everything. This is Dangerous will leave you begging for more and reaching for the donuts.
This is Beautiful - "Those butterflies resurface inside my belly when I read his messages. It doesn't make any sense to me now, considering I've only spoken to him a handful of times and hardly know anything about him. Yet, my heart seems to remember. If that's even possible."
Where to even begin you guys! This. Series. Every book in the Checkmate Duet series makes my heart burst and my panties melt. When Kennedy Fox sits down to write, these ladies know what they are doing. I was heartbroken when I heard that this was the last book in the series but I knew I would be counting down the days until I could devour. Truly a bittersweet moment.
"There's an old saying that states, if you love something let it go and if it comes back - it's yours. Will my Angel ever come back to me?
After that jaw dropping, heart stopping ending in This is Dangerous...I was waiting for this bad boy to drop into my hands. This is Beautiful continues the story of Logan and Kayla, and picks up right after the events that happened in the previous book. These two were meant for each other and have been through so much, but it's only the start in their story.
"Our bodies were made for each other, Kayla. Always was. Always will be."
So many things happen in this book that will leave you in a puddle of feels and shoving donuts in your face. But you wouldn't have it any other way. Team Layla will go down as one of my all time favorite couples because they are just so perfect. After the events of TID, Kayla is so lost in so many ways and she's trying to learn how to cope with the trauma that has been bestowed upon her. As Logan is trying to guide her, love her, and be her Knight in shining armor.
"It's almost as if our hearts built a bridge to each other, while trying to mend the broken one."
Logan faces so much term oil in this book and so many decisions that he has to make for the greater good...that could change him. I could think of no two better people that deserved each other but can they push through the battles that are being thrust at them? Or will they drop their swords and stop fighting?
Though this was the end of the Checkmate Duet series, it couldn't have ended in a better way. Though a few times I've wanted to chunk these books at the wall (LOL) they are worth every late night conversation, blueberry muffin baking, donut shoving contest, every laugh and every tear. These books brought so many tears, so many laughs, and so many memories that I will cherish forever.
This dual POV story has you hearing Logan's side followed up with Kayla's side in each chapter. I LOVED reading about Logan's work and FINALLY finding out who the F*** is Skylar! Kennedy Fox was very nice revealing this to us in the PROLOGUE ;) In the beginning, I found Kayla's POV on the slower side and wanting to read more from Logan, but once the plot really starts to heat up the pages, I found that Kayla's backstory was vital to the plot.
I loved reading the beginning of their love story in This is Dangerous! I have to be honest I am happily waiting until September for Book 2 of the duet, because I know that it will be the end of their story... Make sure to pick this book up ASAP, it is an irresistible read full of suspense, romance, laugh out loud moments, and you will look at donuts in an entirely new light..