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The anticipated conclusion of the Logan & Kayla saga in the Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo under the USA Today best-selling author pseudonym, Kennedy Fox!

This second-chance romance will have you gasping and cheering these two on from the first to the last moment! Are you ready to play the final game?

Kayla Sinclair is a saint and real life Angel.

She wears her heart on her sleeve and inspires me to be a better person. 

Rescuing dogs, feeding the homeless, volunteering at the local food pantry are just a few of the ways she gives back to others, although no one has ever been there for her.

Falling for her was inevitable, losing her will destroy me.

Letting someone in didn't come easy, but she made me want to try for the first time in years.

Her bubbling personality and kind spirit make it impossible to forget a girl like her.

But when tragedy strikes and she loses all memory that our relationship ever existed, my worst nightmare comes to life.

I'll do anything to remind her of the love we shared. I know it'll be an uphill battle, but I won't walk away without a fight. Whoever said all is fair in love and war never played by my rules.

Checkmate, Angel.

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

©2017 kennedy Fox (P)2017 Kennedy Fox

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must read!

I am so sad the series is ending!!! The story of Kayla and Logan is amazing. I can't wait to read more from Kennedy Foxx!

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I Will Miss These Friends!

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This is the conclusion of Logan and Kayla's journey. The story picks up right where it left off. It was a ride, I did feel that some of the previous issues were just glossed over or forgotten about so I didn't get as much closure as I had hoped for. Overall, I did love this story and will miss this group of friends and their relationships.

This specific video review will be included in the December 2018 wrap-up.

For other video book reviews check out my YouTube Channel: Steph's Romance Book Talk.

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sweet finale to a great series

Finally after 6 books, weren't not left with a cliffhanger 😉

The conclusion to Logan and Kayla's story picks up right where it left off.

Without giving too much of the plot away, it was an interesting journey to watch Kayla and Logan navigate this obstacle in their relationship. When it reached the breaking point, I had a huge lump in my throat and I almost cried with the amount of emotion the authors wrote into that scene.

There were nearly tears of joy/relief a little while later, too. This book was full of feels and definitely one I went soon forget!

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Perfect conclusion to this duet and series!

This is Beautiful is the conclusion to Logan and Kayla’s duet and the sixth and final book in the Checkmate Series. It picks up right where This is Dangerous left off: Kayla waking up from a medically induced coma after a head injury with no memories of the last two years—or Logan.

After finding out that Kayla had been in a relationship with Logan before her accident Kayla feels like she owes it to both Logan and herself to give their relationship a do-over. Kayla’s heart and mind are at war though and it doesn’t go unnoticed by Logan, who can feel her holding him at arms length. Throw in some suspense and an ex that won’t quit and you’ve got Kennedy Fox’s signature recipe for a 5 star read.

Logan has to be my favorite main character of this series. I feel like Logan showed the most growth as an individual and partner. He went from closed off and determined to avoid relationships at all cost to in love, no holds barred. When Logan loves, boy does he love—HARD. And Lia Langola captured every ounce of emotion for Logan so perfectly. This was her best narration of the series in my opinion.

Although I’m sad to say goodbye to the three Checkmate Series Duet couples, I can’t wait to see what else Kennedy Fox has in store for us!

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Great ending to a wonderful series

Book 6 in the Checkmate series and book 2 in Logan and Kayla’s duet and it was a great end to their romance and to the series. The journey to love that Logan and Kayla embark on will pull at your heartstrings and have you rooting for them to get their HEA. Lia was able to really bring out the emotions that Kennedy Fox was able to convey through their words. Loved this entire series I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be taken away to a world of wonderful storylines and characters that will make you wish you know them in real life.

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Wow, Beautiful!

The title is exactly what this story is. This is Beautiful.
Gah, I can't describe how this book tore at my emotions. It gave me just great feelings. I was pulled into this quickly and melting instantly. So amazing!
Kennedy Fox knows how to make their stories extremely heated while pulling at your heart strings and surprising you.
Logan and Kayla have officially been bumped up to my number one favorite couple and the narrator just makes this more personal.
These two will steal your heart and never give it back. Love this!

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Great Conclusion!

This is the sixth and last book in the Checkmate Duet Series, and the second book in Logan and Kayla's Duet. I love this Series. The story continues where the first book left off. Kayla is a beautiful character, strong, and caring. Logan is handsome, protective, and caring. They are perfect together. Skylar, Logan's daughter, is such a cute kid. The storyline is emotional, and sweet, filled with twists and turns. I loved to follow Logan and Kayla in their journey to love. It was great to see again the characters from the first books, and this is a beautiful conclusion to this amazing Series. Lia Langola did a fantastic job with the narration. Looking forward for more books written by Kennedy Fox!

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You must read This Is Dangerous first!

This was such a beautiful conclusion to Kayla & Logan's duet. I love how instead of focusing on getting her memories back, the priority was to create new ones to cherish and let her fall in love with him all over again. Kayla is my favorite of all the Checkmate duet couples and this was the perfect ending to the series. The audiobooks are performed by Lia Langola, who always brings the characters to life perfectly!

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This is Beautiful

This is Beautiful is the sixth and final book in the Checkmate series. This book is the final book in Logan and Kayla's story. This book really had my heart. I couldn't stop listening to it, because I had to know what happened next.

After Kayla's accident, she can't remember anything from the last couple of years. Therefore she has no recollection of Logan. They decide to just be friends at first, however, Logan isn't sure if he can handle it.

Will she get her memories back? Or will they lose each other for good? Will the guy who caused her accident get away with it, or will be brought to justice? Will the previous owner of the dog she rescued keep coming after her, or will he get what's coming to him?

I really liked this story and loved getting to know Logan and Kayla better. Logan doesn't wait to lose Kayla but doesn’t want to hold her back either.

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Best of the Series!

Five golden, angsty stars for this final part of the Logan and Kayla duet, which closes out the Checkmate series.

This. was. the. best. Logan and Kayla fought so hard to even make it as a couple, and were beyond beautiful together when tragedy struck. Logan had already shown what a man of strength, honor, and grit he was in the previous novels. But this one, Sweet Sunday Mornings! His character is so gentle, patient, and kind while still harboring that amazing protector quality Kayla needs (whether she knows it or not). This man has White Knight DNA.

I love that the author didn't take the easy way out of this story line, which would have made it trite and sappy. Instead, these characters stayed true to who they were and fought-- again-- for themselves. This wasn't a roller coaster ride of emotions, it was cat 5 hurricane.

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

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  • Gillek2
  • 07-03-21

Kayla and Logan!

The love story of Kayla and Logan continues but they have hit a roadblock as they find out that Kayla’s physical injuries after the accident were much easier to heal than her loss of memory for the last two years. Her body remembers Logan, but her heart doesn’t which leaves her confused and wondering where they go from here.

Now that Kayla no longer remembers him, he regrets all the time that they lost before they became a couple and he kept pushing her away. He has been advised by her doctors that he shouldn’t give her any information she doesn’t remember, and he is devastated that he will lose the one woman who will always hold his heart.

Kayla and Logan take us on an emotional and suspenseful journey as they try to deal with the past she doesn’t remember and the past that Logan can’t forget. The narrators did a great job at bringing out the angst of the story and the characters.

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  • Shy G.
  • 06-05-21

My Thoughts on This is Beautiful

This book definitely took me on an emotional roller-coaster. I felt my anxiety level rising as the book continued and the incidents that happened in the end of This is Dangerous continued. I felt so bad for Logan. He was so clearly affected and I was just desperate for something to happen to fix things for them. The moment that changed everything for the better was perfect. It was emotional, and sweet, and just perfect. It kind of made everything that came before worth it. I was certainly happy for that because the angst was killing me.

Lia Langola gave another fantastic performance for this one. She really does have one of those voices that makes it hard for me to miss having a male voice for the guy chapters. I really have enjoyed her during this whole series. She did good accents and great energy and passion and emotion all when needed. I look forward to more books from her in future.

Overall another great story from Kennedy Fox and I am excited to try more from them.

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  • Jess Kranenburg
  • 04-19-21

Logan and Kayla are GOALS!

Ok wow! Kayla and Logan are my official, Checkmate series couple!! I cannot get enough of this pair and I would have happily read more of their story. Logan only had eyes for Kayla, no matter what happened, and what happened was heartbreaking. I was so sad for both of them (in different ways) when the tragedy occurred, it just broke my heart. Steam factor as always was off the charts and with a story line to boot, This is Beautiful was the best conclusion, not only for Kayla and Logan, but for the entire Checkmate series.

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  • Sarah
  • 03-15-21

A fantastic ending for a fabulous series

This is Beautiful is the final book in Logan and Kayla's story, as well as the final book in the checkmate series and what a ride it's been. Following on from the cliff hanger in This is Dangerous we pick up with Logan at the hospital trying to come to terms that Kayla doesn't remember the last few years of her life or the people in it including him.

The story progressed as I expected in a sense that Kayla would have to fall in love with Logan all over again but it wasn't repetitive and it didn't go quite to plan. Kennedy Fox brought some unpredictability, some human variation to a predictable storyline and they crafted the perfect story for Logan and Kayla. I love that we didn't just get a repeat of dates gone by or a retelling of their relationship to the point of the accident. The journey felt organic and unforced and Kayla's slow building emotions or lack there off surprised me.

My heart really hurt for Logan, what he goes through in this book pulls hard on your heartstrings; but at the same time you sympathise with Kayla too and losing that time from your memory and seeing evidence of the life you did have and don't remember everywhere you turn must be tough. Despite the journey Hero and heroine take in this final book, of course everything works out and I was very happy with how this duet and the series as a whole turned out. Once again Lia Langola did a phenomenal job narrating the audiobook. She really understood Logan and Kayla's emotional journey and portrayed it perfectly.

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  • JCT
  • 01-13-21

Great finish to the duet and series

Wow. Great progression of Logan & Kayla's relationship arc. I loved how all of the different storylines played out and most importantly concluded (I hate when loose ends are not tied up). The narrator, Lia Langola, was just as fabulous as always.

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 12-30-20

I can't believe this series is over

What a ride. Logan and Kayla really went through it. I think this might be the most angst heavy yet. I love all the characters and the way Kennedy Fox can make any trope a favourite is a work of magic. Lia Langola once again knocked it out the park audio wise. I'm gutted this series is over. I volunteered to listen and review a complimentary copy of this. All opinions are my own.

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  • Rina's Reads
  • 12-29-20

Tragically beautiful

Lia never fails to amaze me with her voice acting.
She voices multiple characters almost seamlessly - and puts so much emotion into her storytelling that you feel like you are living in their world.

Kayla and Logan are a stunning disaster.
Their story was filled with drama, uncertainty, sadness, tears of joy, steam and happiness.

Add in their crazy group activities, a cute kid and fur babies for everyone and you have a book you don’t want to put down.
It was an emotional roller coaster for sure, but so, so worth it.