Checkmate: This is Reckless - Kennedy Fox

Checkmate: This is Reckless

By Kennedy Fox

  • Release Date: 2017-04-03
  • Genre: New Adult
Score: 4
From 593 Ratings


Checkmate: This is Reckless is book 1 in the friends-to-lovers romance duet that'll 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.*


  • Cliffhanger ending

    By Des-ana
    There was a cliffhanger at the end, which is pretty annoying. Additionally, I had to continuously scroll through a lot of fluff. It felt a bit repetitive with all the sex and proclamations of love. I don’t know that I necessarily saw a large amount of character growth or that I would read this again. The writing wasn’t bad, but I lost interest.
  • Ugh why is this a duology

    By jeg7869
    I’m so mad at this ending omg. It was totally unnecessary smh
  • Drawn out

    By rocky281
    So long and drawn out only to end on a cliffhanger
  • Bored

    By Miko_B
    I read books 1 and 2 and loved the story and connection between Viola and Travis, but this one doesn’t do it for me. I feel like Courtney and Drew are probably compatible, but their story was written poorly, and skipped vital plots. It seemed as if they went straight from ‘Drew is oblivious’ to ‘Drew wants a brand new relationship w Courtney.’ Didn’t even spend time to think about it. Ultimately I gave up about 3/4 through.
  • Another great book!

    By Sngarza112485
    This author is turning out to be one of my faves. Great story. Love the funny and sweet and sexy. That’s a theme here for me. Loved this book!