Release Blitz for Checkmate: This Is Reckless by Kennedy Fox

Checkmate: This is Reckless - Kenned Fox
Release Date: February 28
Series: Checkmate Duet Series #1
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance

About the book
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.*

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Like who really doesn’t like a friend turn into lover’s story. I know for sure that I do especially when they’re full of angst. Without a doubt that’s what Kennedy ox has given to me for the third time, a love story that is more than swoon worthy.Viola’s brother Drew and her best friend Courtney have now become roommates since she has Travis have started a life of their own. I adore the relationship everyone has and the closeness too.

When I first learned Courtney was moving in with Drew I just knew she was a fan of torture especially since Drew can not seem to get over Mia (she’s a nobody and everyone hates her.) Not sure why he can seem to understand that not only does Courtney have his best interest, but she's highly intelligent and down to earth. Not many can pull all of those qualities off.

I love how the relationship progressed between these two.The pace had a nice slow burn to it that leaves you wanting more.

The one downfall for me was that this story didn’t feel completely Drew's and Courtney’s not to say that Viola and Travis was to disappear, but it felt like their world didn’t felt separate. Maybe I’m over thinking that. IDK

Over this face paced love affair had this right mixture of emotions that kept me up late and not wanting to put my kindle down. Sadly like all books this one came to an end faster than I wanted, now I’m left waiting and wanting the second part of Drew and Courtney’s story. Time can be a cruel game

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About the Author
Kennedy Fox is a duo of bestselling authors who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate together under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!
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Devon Hartford's I Were Beautiful Tour

If I Were Beautiful by Devon Hartford

Publication date: January 23rd 2017
Series (If I Were…, #1)
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

About the Book

Is life better when you’re beautiful?

Jane Johnson has tried every beauty tip and trick known to woman, but none of them have ever made men notice her.

Until now.

Finally, something is working. She barely recognizes herself in the mirror. Is it her new haircut? Two years of yoga class? Her new eyebrow tweeze? Or is it all that nasty wheat grass juice her sister insisted she drink finally working some kind of magic? Whatever it is, something is transforming Jane from plain to downright beautiful.

For the first time in her life, men are noticing her.


Jane is getting so much attention from men she doesn’t know what to do with it.

Before her inexplicable transformation, she couldn’t get a date to save her life. Now she has a date every night of the week. Gorgeous eligible men are throwing themselves at her. They’re even fighting over her. Actual fist fights to win her affection.

It all seems too good to be true.

The only question on Jane’s mind is whether or not her newfound beauty is going to last or if it’s some cruel trick of fate that will fade away as quickly as it appeared.

Because everybody knows, when something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

***If I Were Beautiful is a saucy romance with a mystical twist that will leave you breathless to find out what happens next. This is book one of a three book series. Book two will release April 2017, Book three, July 2017 (or sooner).


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If I Were Beautiful gave me a few bouts of the feels and lots to think about. Why is being so beautiful so important to people? Does it really make your life easier? Does it cause extra pressure to stay beautiful?

I’m sure the average person I’m sure has went through that “ugly duckling” that usually comes around during middle school when acne attacks you and you’re still growing into your looks and body.During that time I myself probably felt like it was the end of the world, then woke up one morning to find all right in the world. As far as looks go.

Unfortunately for Jane Johnson life was not so kind. She never grew out of her “ugly duckling” phase . She feels invisible to the world. Wishing men would look at her like they look at her older sister, Chelsea.

I had mixed feeling about Jane’s character, she had this “whoa me”” attitude. Often time I felted she was overreacting to situation because she thought she was being mistreated due to her looks. I should mention a few of her complaints

She hates her glasses - What?! I love my glasses. I happen to think they have this sexy effect.
Her height 5’2 - I’m 5’5 short girls rule. So what I need a step stool every so often.
Pale skin - Go tanning

During one of her “I’m not pretty tantrums Jane finds herself at a stranger’s, Wes home in desperate need of water. After guilting him to assisting her, Jane is caught rifling through his belongings . She finds this ring that looks old and tarnished. After he gifts it to her, she wears it to bed and that’s when things take a turn.

Waking up with practically a new body, Jane finds that she is getting new attention as well. Her only problem she can prove she’s her. Will this new way of life become Jane’s new normal or will things go back to what they were? Can Jane find her happily ever after being beautiful.

If I Were Beautiful is my first experience with Devon Hartfield’s work and I absolutely enjoyed every page. I found myself not wanting to put my kindle down. Waiting for what happens next is going to be torture.

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About the Author

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