Title: This is Reckless
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 28th, 2017
Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of bestselling authors! 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? Drew Fisher is the type of guy every girl wants. Noble police officer by day, charming prince by night. He has no idea the effect he has on women, especially me--his little sister's best friend. I'm the blonde Southern belle who lives up to the cliché, except I have my own quirks. I'm smart as a whip, can change my own oil, and recite The Pledge of Allegiance backward, but he doesn't see that girl. It'd be easier to forget him if he wasn't my roommate and if the first thing I saw in the morning wasn't his shirtless body covered in tattoos. I've crushed on him since the day we met, but he's made it perfectly clear where we stand. Just friends. I know I need to move on and accept that his feelings will never be mutual, but every day he smiles at me, I'm left dreaming of what if. He has girl issues, and I've got a crush I can't deny. We're friends, but I want more. One drunken hookup leaves us with much more than a platonic friendship. Pretending it never happened proves to be more difficult than anticipated. A crazy ex-girlfriend, a dangerous war of stolen glances, and passionate kisses leads to the most reckless battle yet. I won't be a pawn in his game, but I'll play by his rules if it will show him I'm the one worth breaking them for. Checkmate, Prince Charming. *Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.* **This is book 1 of 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series--a friends to lovers romance. 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.**
"I didn't know it was possible to fall in love with my best friend."
This. Book. Was. Everything. I've recently become obsessed with everything Kennedy Fox and I never see myself coming out of this obsession. Everything about their books is perfect. Their characters, the drama, the love, and the kickass storyline. Just all around gold and this beauty was no different.
"My heart is pounding against my chest, and I wonder if she's thinking the same thing I am."
Courtney and Drew have never been anything more than friends. And Courtney doesn't see that ever changing, she's learning to accept this fate. Living with her best friend. A best friend she wishes would handcuff her to the bed and have his dirty way with her...but that's beside the point. Just friends. And Drew has made that very clear. She's just one of "the guys."
"You wanted to play the game, I'm just playing by the rules."
Drew has always only had eyes for Mia. His crazy on and off again girlfriend. He can't see that she's just playing him or see past her fake attitude, even though his family and friends can. He loves her and he's blinded by this love he has for her. But Courtney is his best friend and his roommate. He doesn't want this to change. Drew is happy with the way things are. Even though he's getting a little tired of his girlfriend breaking up with him, disappearing, and then reappearing when she feels the need to have him back. Courtney knows he deserves better...she just wishes he would see that.
"If you want to play, I'm all in."
But after a drunken one night stand, leaves Courtney in shambles she's not sure what to do. She quickly realizes though that nothing is going to change if anything she's been more friend zoned than she was before. She doesn't understand this. But when Mia gives Drew a choice...Courtney moving out or be with me, will Drew finally see what's been right in front of him all these years or will he take Mia's bait and kick Courtney out for a chance at love again?
"Every day he smiles at me, I'm left dreaming of what if."
Nothing could prepare these two for what is about to come their way. Nothing. But nothing could have been better. These two are exactly what they never knew they needed. Everything about this book is fabulous. Though I did consume a lot of brownies will eating...gotta eat those feels away, this is definitely one of my all time favorite series.
"Screw the what ifs and other thinking my feelings for her. I want her."
Now the only thing that would be better is if I could have this hot cop all to myself. Drewtney gives me feels. And I wouldn't have it any other way. But after than ending...I'm going to need something a little stronger than chocolate.
This is Effortless releases April 25th and you don't wanna miss it!
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!