Review: Checkmate: This is Dangerous by Kennedy Fox

Posted July 11, 2017 by Felicia in Blog Tour, Felicia, Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Checkmate: This is Dangerous by Kennedy FoxCheckmate: This is Dangerous (Logan & Kayla, #1) by Kennedy Fox
Published by Self Published on July 6th 2017
Also by this author: Checkmate: This is Beautiful
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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.

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Wow…another great book from the writing duo Kennedy Fox.

The new Checkmate duet centered this time on Logan and Kayla two friends who have feelings for one another but due to circumstances beyond his control, Logan is afraid to take their friendship to the next level which leaves Kayla struggling to figure out why and what secrets is Logan hiding from her. The twist is Kayla has a few of her own.

Logan has been compartmentalizing his life for years, his job as a detective with the Sacramento PD, his daughter, his friends but most of all the PTSD he has lived with since returning home from Iraq.  While he has feelings for Kayla he knows that he just doesn’t have the room to separate her from the rest of his life – nor does he really want to and that scares him.  So he just does everything to stay away from her and then he kisses her and everything changes.

Kayla has been alone most of her life, her family is her friends, her volunteer work and most important her babies – her pups.  She also has feelings for Logan but he keeps going hot and cold on her.  The problem is that the kiss they shared knocks her out and she keeps finding herself in situations where she needs him and he keeps saving her.  Then when things finally start to move in a positive direction, the unthinkable happens that could ruin everything.

What I love about Kennedy Fox is the balance of humor and tragedy within their stories and things aren’t always what they seem.  They write great dialog between their characters that makes the relationships between her characters authentic and the pace are quick moving but doesn’t feel like as the reader anything is being missed.  Of course, this is a Kennedy Fox romance so there is a lot of fun that does include donuts, Disney princes and lots of puppies all of which I loved.   This is a duet so it does end on a major cliffhanger but the good news is the next books is a few short months away.

I highly recommend Checkmate: This is Dangerous it is a great summer read that is aligned with the previous books they duo has written.

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I am 44 years old married and live in Tucson AZ. I have no children but do have a cat who thinks she is a child so it works out ok. I am originally from central/northern California and growing up we spent a lot of time driving from literally one end of the state to the other. That's when I really found my love for reading. I read anything I could get my hands on from Judy Blume to Beverly Cleary to Ronald Dahl as a child and as I grew up my love for romance grew starting with the Sweet Valley High series to Danielle Steel, Janet Daily and of course Jackie Collins. I would have loved the way social media has impacted readers and authors growing up, to be able to be in a community that loves to talk about the same things as you do is fantastic. Plus to be able to reach out to the storytellers themselves to me is priceless. I also enjoy movies, love sports (SF 49ers and San Jose Sharks) and I love to travel though reading is my number 1 favorite hobby. I've been reviewing for Cocktails and Books since April 2015.

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