REVIEW – CHECKMATE: THIS IS EFFORTLESS (Checkmate #4) by Kennedy Fox


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.**

*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Stars!

This book picks up right where we left off with Courtney & Drew in Vegas dealing with the drama caused by Drew’s ex-girlfriend. Their spontaneous, romantic trip is ruined after Mia follows them to Vegas. They head back home, & learn just how crazy she is. Drew will do anything to keep Courtney safe. He can’t seem to shake off his past and is worried he could lose Courtney. He is so in love with her & can’t imagine his future without her in it. It would break him to lose her. He is ready to fight for what they have.

-“I don’t think I can live without you.”

-No matter how much time we spend together, it never feels like enough. I want him- all day and night- all the time.

Courtney has crushed on Drew forever & can’t believe he’s finally hers. They’ve gone from best friends & roommates to lovers. When his past comes back to haunt him, Courtney won’t let anything come between them. Drew is her world & she has no plans of ever letting him go.

I really enjoyed this couple’s story. A sexy police officer & his little sister’s best friend. Courtney was lusting over Drew since day one, & she finally gets her man and he’s dreamy & delicious! We get a super hot book with all the beautiful love too. We also get a lot of Travis & Viola thrown in. I really have loved this whole series! Can’t wait for Logan & Kayla’s story!

-Nothing could ever stop the way I feel about her.

-I can’t stop all the feelings that surface when it comes to Courtney. She’s everything perfect and beautiful, and I still can’t believe how far we’ve come after all this time.

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