Monday 3 October 2016

✪ Kennedy Fox ✪ This is War ✪ #Checkmate1 ✪ Excerpt & Giveaway ✪

©  Bianca  Janeane 


Kennedy Fox

• Release Date: 3 October 2016
• Book #1 in the Checkmate Duet

• Book #2 Checkmate: This is Love will be out soon
• Genre: Enemies to Lovers Romance
• Cover-Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew

4.725 Stars

 Coming from a new duo of bestselling authors, The Checkmate Duet

*An enemies to lovers romance*

Travis King is the worst kind of asshole.

He taunts me for being a good girl and mocks my high standards.

He’s cruel, crass, and has enough confidence to last two lifetimes.

And I hate him.

It wouldn’t matter so much if he were avoidable.

But considering he’s my older brother’s best friend and roommate, I see him more than I’d ever want to.

His sculpted abs and gorgeous eyes are wasted on such an arrogant man, which makes me hate him even more.

Even though I’ve had a crush on him since I was ten, the feelings weren’t mutual and he’s always made that very clear.

He’s always loved getting under my skin and one night against my better judgment, I let him in my bed.

I’ve succumbed to his manwhore ways, but that doesn’t change a thing.

Because the King is about to get played at his own gameand lose.

Viola has known Travis since he became her older brother's best buddy when she was 10.
Now, twelve years later he's the most sexy man she's ever seen...
But she hates him. Loathes him. He's a (horribly sexy) manwhore!
And she has to see him and his one-night stands/affairs/victims all the time at the place he shares with her brother.
And now she's staying at her brother's place for those two weeks of spring break! All alone with Travis because dear brother is visiting his girlfriend!!!
Let's hope that at least one of them will come out of those two weeks alive! ☺☺☺

What will happen to Viola & Travis?
Will there be a HEA?
Will there be a horrible Cliffy?

I'm not telling you that of course ☺
OK, I might tell you we have one of those horrible Cliffys, BUT book #2 will be with us soon!

Viola and Travis are so over-the-top with each other.
They're constantly fighting. They can't have a normal conversation.
It's the grown-up equivalent of hairpulling in the kindergarten sandbox. As we grown-ups call it: foreplay!
We all know that they're horribly attracted to each other but they're just too stubborn to do something with that.
They used to be best friends and somewhere on the way it all got lost - and poor Travis has no idea how? So he just plays along with Viola's hatred.
It's really adorable to watch them - or rather it's painful, because we just want them to finally get their HEA with each other.
But of course that would be too easy! And nothing is easy between those two!
We have lots of really funny and sexy and frustrating moments until they will get their happy end - but it'll take them a while - a long while.

Poor Travis - he doesn't seem to be happy in his life. He has this pretty good marketing job where he wants to work his way up. But he hates it too. He hates wearing a suit all day. Then why did he choose this kind of job? He would be better as a bar owner. That's kind of how I imagine him - this sexy, tattoed manwhore. ☺ And also, why in the world did he think it was a good idea to start something with the crazy daughter of his boss? Jeez! Lots of drama to come there too! ☺
And Viola. Why didn't she talk to Travis back then when she started hating him? Doesn't she know that guys just don't get things the way girls do?? Ugh - a lot of drama could've been prevented by talking! BUT - we need drama in our books - it would be hella boring otherwise. ☺
I really enjoyed this book!!!

And now I can't wait to see what will happen in the 2nd book!

#ThisIsWar was a funny & sexy & adorable love story. About two people who used to like each other as kids, hated each other once they grew up and now are on their way to falling for each other....Run to your nearest amazon to find out if and how Viola & Travis will get to their HEA

ARC received for an honest review

I wasn't sure what to expect with Checkmate, but from the moment I dived in I was hooked.

Viola and Travis' relationship is volatile at the best of time, but when they are roomies for a couple of weeks, things really do get explosive!

The constant bickering, snarky and at times downright mean words is their norm... you know, fighting as foreplay.

Beneath it all we just know that they are hot for each other, and they are missing the best friends they used to be - even if poor Travis doesn't understand why Viola hates him so much now!

Ugh, I just wanted them to stop fighting and get on with the sexy times!  But Travis doesn't always make the best decisions, and now those bad choices are coming home to roost and mess up what may or may not be happening with his Viola.

There are some great secondary characters - Viola's brother/Travis' best friend Drew and Viola's best friend are the perfect balance for the madness that is V&T's world.

And just when I thought that maybe, just maybe that they had got their shit sorted out... 

We were hit with one hell of a cliffhanger! Something happened that I sure as hell was not expecting!

But never fear, it is not long until the next book is out.

I really did enjoy the writing of this secretive duo.... so who do you think they could be?


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Once I’m home, I start unbuttoning my shirt and ripping my belt off. I can’t stand being in these clothes any longer than necessary. I don’t see or hear Viola anywhere, although her car is parked in the driveway, so I pull my shirt off and pull my pants down before tossing them on the arm of the couch.

I walk to the kitchen and pull open the fridge to look for a beer. Once I find one, I twist off the cap and slam the door shut again. Just as I take a swig, a girl walks in, who is not Viola and stops frozen in her tracks.
“Who are you?” I ask, fully aware I’m down to my boxers. Her eyes glass over before finally blinking and looking back up to my eyes. “Did you hear me?”
She swallows. “Yes, sorry. You just scared the shit out of me. Viola said her brother wasn’t home.”
“I’m not her brother.” I take another swig, roaming my eyes down her petite little body. “I’m the roommate, Travis.” I say, taking a step toward her. “You must be a friend of Viola’s?”
Before she can answer, I hear Viola stomping toward us. “Don’t touch him, Ash. You’ll catch an STD.”
Her eyes widen, and I’m pretty sure I see her friend take a tiny step back.
“I’m surprised you even know what an STD is, considering you’re a virgin and all.” I flash a wink at her when her friend isn’t looking.
She huffs. “I’m not a vir—gah, never mind. Fuck off, Travis. And put some damn clothes on.”
“I don’t think your friend minds.” I turn and smile at her. “Do you?”
“Uh...I…” she stammers, and a part of me feels bad I’ve put her in the middle.
“Didn’t think so.” I grin, walking past her toward Viola. “Looks like you’re in the minority, princess.”
I sit on the couch and click on the TV. I hear Viola speaking to her friend as they finish bringing in all of her shit. I glance back and see bags lining the floor.
“You realize you’re only staying here for a couple weeks, right?” I shout. “No need to nerd up the place with all your Harry Potter books and capes. Wouldn’t impress my guests.”
“You’re an idiot,” she snaps. “And since when did you consider your one-night stands ‘guests’?”
I turn fully, facing her. Her cheeks are flushed, and I know it’s killing her that she has to be here alone with me. “You want to see how well I treat my guests?” I flash a crooked smile, knowing it’ll rile her right up.
“I wouldn’t let my worst enemy near you,” she fires back, narrowing her eyes at me. Fuck, she’s hot when she gets super pissed. All the more to push her buttons.
I tsk. “If you could keep them away that is…”
I turn back around just as she tells her friend it’s time to go. She whispers a few curse words, and I know this is going to be a lot more fun than I expected.



Stalk the Authors:

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! Both authors are from Manhattan living the glamorous bachelorette life, or perhaps they’re just confusing themselves with an episode of Sex and the City (Total #Girlcrush SJP). Either way, they’re looking forward to bringing you many more stories to fall in love with!