Title: This is Reckless
Author: Kennedy Fox
Series: Checkmate Duet #3
Publisher: Audible Audio
Publication date: February 7, 2017
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
Summary (via Goodreads): Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of bestselling authors! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! 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.*
**This is book 1 of 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series–a friends to lovers romance. 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.**
I really enjoyed this one. Drew and Courtney are adorable! I’m giving it 5 out of 5 stars.
I read the first Checkmate Duet series last year, and I couldn’t wait to listen to this one. I think Drewtney might be more of a favorite than Traviola, but I still have one more book to read before making a final decision.
The friends to lovers trope is something I don’t read that often, but as you can tell from my rating, I enjoy it. I liked being able to see Courtney’s brothers especially since they have their own series coming this year. I also liked that we got to see where characters in the previous duet are at now.
Drew is kind of clueless for many years, so that is a slight blemish on his mostly perfect specimen. I don’t think I could date a cop, but that occupation is okay for a book boyfriend haha. I totally called that ending though. Gah. I need to listen to the second book in this duet ASAP!