Introducing book one in the new Checkmate Duet series from a secret duo of USA Today best-selling authors! This friends-to-lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the beginning to the end! Are you ready to play the game?
Drew Fisher is the type of guy every girl wants.
Noble police officer by day, charming prince by night.
He has no idea the effect he has on women, especially me - his little sister's best friend.
I'm the blonde Southern belle who lives up to the cliché, except I have my own quirks. I'm smart as a whip, can change my own oil, and recite the Pledge of Allegiance backward, but he doesn't see that girl.
It'd be easier to forget him if he wasn't my roommate and if the first thing I saw in the morning wasn't his shirtless body covered in tattoos. I've crushed on him since the day we met, but he's made it perfectly clear where we stand. Just friends.
I know I need to move on and accept that his feelings will never be mutual, but every day he smiles at me, I'm left dreaming of what if.
He has girl issues, and I've got a crush I can't deny.
We're friends, but I want more.
One drunken hookup leaves us with much more than a platonic friendship. Pretending it never happened proves to be more difficult than anticipated.
A crazy ex-girlfriend, a dangerous war of stolen glances, and passionate kisses leads to the most reckless battle yet. I won't be a pawn in his game, but I'll play by his rules if it will show him I'm the one worth breaking them for.
Checkmate, Prince Charming.
Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.
Love, Heat, and What?!?
I think Drew and Courtney are so far my favorite couple.
They started as acquaintances, progressed towards roommates, then best friends.
Courtney has always had a crush on Drew from the moment she laid her eyes on him but never got in the way of his happiness. It was so fun to see how these two grew even closer together.
The heat between them is an inferno.
I have to admit, I was waiting for the other shoe to drop and the authors do not disappoint. With a twist! I need the next one and quick! What happened was shocking!
I was so excited to listen to this book! I’m not a big friends to lovers reader, but this book and characters captured my attention. It was sweet, sexy, funny, and a bit dramatic; it definitely did not disappoint. Drew and Courtney might be my favorite couple. I loved their characters in Travis and Viola’s story and could not wait for their story. This book had me hooked from the beginning. I couldn’t believe how long it took Drew to realize Mia was not the girl for him! She was so annoying and I was happy to see her go! But like an annoying pest she keeps coming back. When Drew and Courtney, finally got together, they couldn’t have been more perfect for each other! They had instant hot chemistry and their banter was the best! It was so easy for them to just be together and that made story much more enjoyable! And of course you can’t have a Kennedy Fox book without a cliffhanger, and boy will this one make you want to throw Mia off a cliff!! I can’t wait to listen to book two in this duet and find out how it ends! Also let’s not forget Lia Langola’s wonderful narration of this book. It was perfect and she did a great job narrating dual POV bringing both Drew and Courtney to life.
Awesome Story & Narration🎧 Loving This Series!!
I am loving Kennedy Fox’s “Checkmate Duet” series, this is book is Drew and Courtney’s story, having met them in in the first two books, Travis and Viola’s story, I knew I was going to love their story. Courtney crushed on Drew, her best friend’s brother but he was in a longterm relationship with girlfriend Mia Montgomery. Mia is a real piece of work, everyone but Drew sees how bad she as a person and bad for him in general. But he continues to put up with her and all her antics. Things start to shift for him after she gives him an ultimatum regarding his roommate. I loved how everything plays out in this book, the story is beautifully plotted with plenty of drama, humor, heartfelt and emotional moments, some hot romance and a mind-blowing ending making you want to scream. Kennedy Fox, thank you for another awesome story and emotional rollercoaster ride.
🎧📚🎧 Lia Langola is a fabulous narrator and versatile voice artist. She performs the voices for all the characters, covers both the male and female roles with perfection, giving each their own unique sound which makes it easy to follow along and know who is who. She does a great job with Courtney’s accent and giving her that southern charm. She handles the back and forth dialogue effortlessly, she also lands the humor without missing a beat. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another awesome listen🎧