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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Publisher's Summary

The anticipated conclusion of the Checkmate Duet from a secret duo of best-selling authors! Checkmate: This Is Love is an enemies-to-lovers romance that will have you crying with laughter one moment and screaming in frustration the next...but you'll be begging to play the game with The King.

Game on.

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Viola Fisher is the epitome of perfection.

She despises my one-night stands and mocks my less-than-classy habits.

She's smart, beautiful, and too good to be true.

And I want her.

If she were anyone else, I'd have made my move years ago, but considering she's my best friend's little sister, she's always been off-limits. Not to mention how much she loathes my very existence.

Hating me is her religion, but needing her is mine. Her sexy curves and filthy smart mouth make me want her even more, and I'm more determined than ever to change her mind.

I'll prove I'm done playing games.

But until then, we'll continue to play by her rules.

Viola Fisher may have won the battle, but the war isn't over yet.

Checkmate, princess.

Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.

This Is Love is book two in the Checkmate Duet. It is recommended that listeners start with This Is War.

©2016 Kennedy Fox Books, LLC (P)2017 Kennedy Fox

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Loved Travis & Viola's story!!!

A beautiful ending to this duet! You'll love the characters. You must listen to both books. You will not be disappointed. Their story has it all and I look forward to Courtney & Drew's own story!!

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My Two Pennies

The way we were left with book one I was dying to jump into this book and see what happened. Travis & Viola are still one helluva team but I just want to scream at them for keeping Drew out of the loop. Their arguments to keep the illusion of what they want everyone to believe are still alive and kicking but when they're alone together it's absolutely amazing. Just when you think Travis can't get any sweeter he takes it to the next level. I love how this story develops and I was squeaking with excitement at times. Courtney and her over the top Crush on Drew has me cracking up with her comments. This is such a great read I loved every minute.

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Good book!

After that cliffhanger in the first book I couldn't wait to start this book. It was good, some parts dragged. I can't wait did her next book.

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Fulfilling Conclusion to this Duet!

Would you consider the audio edition of Checkmate: This Is Love to be better than the print version?

Yes, because Lia Langola really brings all the characters to life! She gives them much more depth and personality.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Courtney this time around the most! She's so sassy and funny, but a complete nerd at heart! I also really enjoyed Travis, with his cocky attitude and heart of gold. All the characters are wonderful in their own ways!

Which character – as performed by Lia Langola – was your favorite?

Again, Courtney was my favorite! Lia Langola voiced her so perfectly, especially all the playful banter between her, Viola, and Travis. I could feel her pining away for Drew!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, when Mia came over to speak to Drew and dropped the bomb on everyone. There was so much emotion in everyone's reactions and Lia Langola did an amazing job with all the characters, espcially Viola and Travis. My heart was literally breaking during this scene/chapter.

Any additional comments?

A fun and fulfilling conclusion to this enemies to lovers duet. I'm really impressed with Lia Langola's narration in both books, especially the male characters!

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Not my favorite

I believe this could've been one book. It seemed like things were dragged on when it could've been summed up in the first. I was hoping the second book would bring on more surprises but it didn't. It was rather predictable. The narrator did a pretty great job bringing the characters to life.

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Funny and sexual!

This is the second book in this series, funny and sexy. As always, Lia Langola does a wonderful job on the narration.

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love this series!

I love the book. it finished up nicely but looks like there will be more in the series!? I loved the writing, the characters are so easy to connect with! I loved the narration, she did such a fabulous job. there is nothing I would change or critique!

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so disappointed

I don't get it! talk about terrible fill in's. putting ridiculous just to keep a story going.
the narrator made the book ever worse. I actually caught myself screaming at the book because it was so stupid. would have been a great story without our all the jibberious and a different narrator

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Hard to finish..

i rarely write a bad review but these 2 books were just boring. I couldnt wait till this was done. it did absolutely nothing for me. the whole pregnancy thing was just weird and the timeline was off. how do you break up with someone about an indiscretion with another girl and then get back together with him and never discuss it with him, or did I fall asleep? and how does a 24 yr old that had to borrow money from his mom to start a small business and then can buy a large house, nice ring, trips and your GF can be a stay at home mom? That doesn't even make sense. the narrator tried to read drama into this but there was nothing there and she drove me nuts! IMO I wouldn't waste a credit..

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This keeps getting better and better!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would totally recommend it to a friend because 1) The story is mind blowing and 2) it's made even more amazing by the absolute perfect narration. You can feel all the emotions and angst while listening to it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Checkmate: This Is Love?

When Travis and Viola get back together after their "break-up". I was hurting for them when they were apart and just was so over joyed when they found their way back to each other,

Which character – as performed by Lia Langola – was your favorite?

Travis, no doubt, was my favourite. I love the different layers to his character.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, definitely!

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  • Pam
  • 03-21-18

brilliant

loved this duet so am starting on the next installment Drew & Courtney. So excited