Saturday, September 23, 2017

Book Review: Checkmate: This is Beautiful by Kennedy Fox

Checkmate: This is Beautiful (Checkmate Duet #6)
by Kennedy Fox
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Source: Authors
The anticipated conclusion of the Logan & Kayla saga in the Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo under the USA Today bestselling author pseudonym, Kennedy Fox!

This second-chance romance will have you gasping and cheering this two on from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the final game? 


Kayla Sinclair is a saint and real life Angel.
She wears her heart on her sleeve and inspires me to be a better person.
Rescuing dogs, feeding the homeless, volunteering at the local food pantry are just a few of the ways she gives back to others, although no one has ever been there for her.
Falling for her was inevitable, losing her will destroy me.

Letting someone in didn't come easy, but she made me want to try for the first time in years.
Her bubbling personality and kind spirit make it impossible to forget a girl like her.
But when tragedy strikes and she loses all memory that our relationship ever existed, my worst nightmare comes to life.

I'll do anything to remind her of the love we shared. I know it'll be an uphill battle, but I won't walk away without a fight. Whoever said all is fair in love and war never played by my rules.

Checkmate, Angel.

How is this series already over? I feel like I just discovered Kennedy Fox yesterday and their fun, quirky series is coming to an end. After reading the ending of This is Dangerous, I have been DYING to read the conclusion to Kayla and Logan's story! 

Kayla Sinclair has always been on her own and felt a passion for giving back to others. The moment Logan Knight appeared in her life, Kayla couldn't help but fall hard for her knight in shining armor. But when tragedy strikes and Kayla loses all memory of ever loving Logan, Logan is devastated. Logan does everything in his power to remind Kayla of their love, but can they fall in love all over again or will they stay strangers forever? 

Of course, I was super excited to jump into this one. I always wondered why Kayla and Logan's duo was marketed as a Second Chance romance and now I know why. It was heartbreaking watching Logan have to try to make Kayla fall in love with him again and I really appreciated how realistic that plot line was. Kayla didn't just fall into Logan's arms; Kayla had to work up to even going on a date with him and even then there were many trials. I loved how Kayla got to really reevaluate her life now that she had a fresh perspective on it and really think about what she was passionate about. 

While this was super emotional and very sweet, it did still feel a little slow at times. This book was just watching Kayla and Logan get to know each other again and nothing truly exciting happened that made me want to read until I couldn't keep my eyes open. And the big mystery behind the case Logan was dealing with felt a bit of a letdown. It was still surprising, but I wanted something shocking. 

Overall, this was a super sweet conclusion to a very fun, entertaining series. All of these couples are made of each other and I love how tight-knit Viola, Courtney, and Kayla were throughout the whole series. While I'm definitely going to miss these characters, I can't wait to meet the cowboys Kennedy Fox is bringing us next!


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