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Title: Checkmate: This is Dangerous
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publication Date: July 6th, 2017
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.
“Too many times he has kissed my breath away and left me standing speechless.”
Review: All hail Kennedy Fox for continuing to set the world of romance on fire; first with Traviola, second with Drewtney, and now we finally have our hands on Layla. I’ve been shipping Logan and Kayla ever since they first laid eyes on each other, and it has been nothing short of a slow-burn romance. If you love a man in uniform, then you will want to devour Logan.
“Kissing her was impulsive, I know that, yet it didn’t feel wrong at all.”
Logan is a dark and brooding character who is overshadowed by his past, and he fights Kayla’s advances at every turn. Kayla is focused on saving the world one puppy at a time, and her love for dogs sometimes gets her into trouble. This is where the lives of a cop and an animal advocate collide. They are complete opposites, which is why they fit so well together. He is the coffee to her donuts. This Duet is so much different than the previous two because it focuses on the story; the secrets that the would-be lovers hide from the world. Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of steamy scenes to keep a reader wanting more, but Logan and Kayla’s raw, unforgiving love runs deeper than surface level. Their story will make you feel all the feels and even threaten to crush your soul, right down to the now infamous Kennedy Fox cliffhanger! Make sure you read the start of the Checkmate Series first, beginning with This is War.