Introducing book 1 in the Logan & Kayla saga of the Checkmate series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling 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?

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.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book 1 in the Logan & Kayla Saga–a second-chance romance. You don’t need to read any of the other Checkmate series to enjoy this one, but is always recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**



*****Mel’s Review*****

4 He’s All I’ve Ever Wanted Stars!


Kayla Sinclair is a 26 yr. old woman who grew up in foster care, and lives in Sacramento, California where she works as an interior designer. She’s never had lasting connections with anyone but pets or friends. Her friends are her chosen family & her fur babies are her life. Rescuing animals is her passion, & she volunteers at the animal shelter often. The only thing missing in her life is that special someone. She goes on one horrible date after another, but what she really wants is the man she can’t have, Logan Knight.

Kayla & Logan met through mutual friends Drew & Courtney. She made it clear she’s interested, but Logan continues to resist her advances. He’s brooding, mysterious, and unavailable. He’s constantly full of excuses as to why he can’t date right now. He’s guarded & secretive, but Kayla is determined to show him what he’s missing.


Logan Knight is a former soldier with a complicated past. He’s a detective with the Sacramento PD who avoids people & stays isolated. He doesn’t let anyone get too close to him, and that includes Kayla. He thinks he’s protecting her from him & his problems by not getting involved with her. She deserves someone without baggage or complications. She’s such a good person & he can’t allow himself to have a relationship right now. His past is too messy & the timing is all wrong. He tries to focus on his career & keep Kayla on a friendship level.

When a situation puts their lives in danger Kayla & Logan grow closer. He doesn’t want to cross that line with Kayla, but it’s getting more difficult to hide how badly he wants her. Kayla notices the way he looks at her, especially anytime she’s around another guy. She wants him to realize she can handle anything & is patient with him. When Logan asks Kayla to help him with something personal she slowly breaks down the walls he’s carefully built up.





-The greed, heat, and passion between us is undeniable, but it’s also dangerous.

-Falling in love with Kayla Sinclair would be reckless. Allowing her to fall for me would be dangerous.

-I know he’s fighting his feelings for me. I can see it in the way he looks at me, the way he touches me, the way he tenses anytime our bodies are close.

-“I’ve been fighting this for way too goddamn long.”

-No one has ever looked at me the way he does, like I’m everything.


Soon Kayla & Logan can’t deny their feelings any longer. We get a lot of sexual tension & angst as this couple builds up to finally giving into admitting there’s something real between them. Holy hell it’s hot when these two get together & I loved all the donut talk! ;))

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