Checkmate: This is Dangerous by Kennedy Fox (Review)

34868899.jpgRating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Romance, Contemporary

Summary: 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.

My thoughts: Kennedy Fox is one of my favorite New Adult authors because they know how to create an addictive and cute romance story that I can’t get enough of. They are one of the few authors that consistently create books that I can read in one sitting, and that’s what happened with this book as well! I began Checkmate: This is Dangerous at night and finished it the next morning because I could not get enough of Logan and Kayla’s blossoming relationship that was so cute and steamy! 

What I love about Kennedy Fox is that all their stories interconnect, so I have been reading all their books that follow characters who are all friends with each other. This book follows two characters who have been on the sidelines for the first four novels, in the Checkmate series, and we finally got to see their relationship grow and come together in their own book! I loved reading about these two characters who both have dark pasts and are friends with each other because their dynamic and banter is so easy going and flows so well. Reading about the tension brewing between them and seeing them open up to one another, as the book progressed, kept me reading until late in the night to see what was going to happen next. I was absolutely obsessed with the romance that blossomed between them and could not get enough of it! 

I really loved this novel and the two main characters who were so precious together and on their own, with their little quirks and pasts that I loved learning more about. There were so many turns that this book took, and while I did predict most of them, I didn’t mind guessing the plot twists because I loved the direction that this book went. With each new development that happened in this story, my excitement grew even more because I am a sucker for a dramatic novel. I cannot wait to read the sequel because I was left on the edge of my seat wanting more, and I cannot wait to see more of Logan and Kayla to see what is going to happen next!

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** I received an E-ARC of this novel from the authors in exchange for an honest review **