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Checkmate: This is Effortless

(Checkmate #4)

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Introducing book 2 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?

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Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
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Kindle Edition, 402 pages
Published April 25th 2017
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Sabrina
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Courtney and Drew have been featured throughout all of the Checkmate books yet I somehow skipped over their own story and never went back to read it. I'm regretting that now though because I loved seeing how they got together.

It wouldn't be a Kennedy Fox book if there wasn't at least a little drama involved but this book's drama had me wide-eyed almost the whole time. I loved that it had me on the edge of my seat throughout both books and had me begging for a d
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Talia (Red Hot Ink)
First of all, this book is hands down my favorite of the whole series, for reasons I’ll explain later.
Second of all, it’s the hardest to review because I will not spoiler anything, and things can get tricky when so many spoiler-ish things happen and I cannot give anything away.
 
That being said, why did this book become my N. 1 in the series? Very simply because if there’s something I love about sequels, that is seeing the couple face issues, worries and complications together. This was a big, fa
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!

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This book picks up right where we left off with Courtney & Drew in Vegas dealing with the drama caused by Drew's ex-girlfriend. Their spontaneous, romantic trip is ruined after Mia follows them to Vegas. They head back home, & learn just how crazy she is. Drew will do anything to keep Courtney safe. He can't seem to shake off his past, and is worried he could lose Courtney. He is so in love with her & cant imagine his future without her in it. It would break him to lose he
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Jiana
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE COURTNEY AND DREW SO MUCH. I enjoyed their story a gazillion times more than I enjoyed Travis and Viola's. Drew and Courtney go through so much together in this book and their love is tested. They came out stronger and ugh, I just love them.

And guess what, this book ended in another cliffhanger and the next duology is Logan and Kayla's story and now I have. to. wait. for. it. kill. me.
Natalie The Biblioholic
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story picked up right where the last one ended. If you don’t know where that is then I suggest you pick up Checkmate: This is Reckless - Drew & Courtney #1 to find out. I’m trying really hard to avoid spoilers here!

It started off strong. Amid tons of drama and some OTT moments, Drew and Courtney remained solid and united. I couldn’t have asked for more than that. I loved seeing their unity despite the chaos that surrounded them. However, towards the middle and getting to the end, I felt
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'Surprise Muffin' Stars!

A great conclusion to Drew and Courtney's duet! This is Effortless was full of surprises, suspense and funny, sexy and emotional moments. This was definitely a roller coaster with all that stuff (that I will not be talking about, because I am a good person and I do not spoil lol) but of course, everything ended beautifully! Kind of. That end will make you curious about Kayla and Logan, that is for sure!

I recommend both duets by Kennedy Fox, they are killing it with e
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Caitlin
I started reading this book at 6am and now it's 10am and I just finished and I feel SO MANY FEELS. I literally didn't even move for four hours and I regret nothing at all. I LOVE THIS SERIES SO SO MUCH GUYS!! This was honestly such a wild ride and I'm still reeling from it. ALSO IT ENDED ON ANOTHER FUCKING CLIFFHANGER SO I NEED BOOK 5 AND 6 ASAP. I NEED ANSWERS


ALSO THE BITCH IS DEAD IM SO HAPPY #DIEMIADIE
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog




Awwe♥ this is just the perfect ending I wanted for Drew and Courtney. If I have to choose, this book in this series is my top favorite. It became the highlight of my day the moment I started reading it until I reached the end. Ahhh...their journey is just awesome and amazing rolled into one. Kennedy Fox just made a beautiful ending into their crazily good romance. It was the best and I love it to bits! I guess my Drewtney addiction just escalated!

After that cliffy in Checkmate: This is Rec
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
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DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU HAVEN'T READ BOOK #1

FINALLY book #2 in Courtney and Drew's story!
Remember that horrible ending in book 1??? Jeez!!!
Book 2 starts right where we left poor Drew with Mia in that Vegas Hotel room!

Mia seems to have lost her mind. We have to get a restraining order - which, of course, doesn't help much when you're dealing with a crazy stalker person!

We have LOTS of Mia-messes and excitements and dogs to survive until Drew and Courtney can ride off into their happily eve
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Shannon Moore
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
Wow, I can't believe what I just read. I've now read four books by these authors. Book one, I liked it enough. Book two, liked it even more. Book three was back to liking it enough but what the hell happened here? This book was completely unnecessary. The story like was forced to try and be suspenseful but was about 95% anticlimactic. The parts that might have been interesting died fast enough on their own because of how predictable it was. Come on, I saw all that coming a mile away.

Everything
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Christine~justlovemybooks.com blog~
4 Stars to This is Effortless: (The Checkmate Duet #4) by Kennedy Fox.
Genres: Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense

Drew and Courtney.......

Before I continue with this review, you need to be aware that This Is Effortless is book two and picks up where book one, This Is Reckless left off. That said, there was one heck of a cliffhanger so you need to read book one first.

So doing my best to not give away any spoilers, I can tell you that although the angst and suspense is present by the same p
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Erica📚💕 ( Ericalovesbooks)
I'm so sad I need the next book NOW. These characters are so amazing I just can't handle it 😊❤💕📖
Sophie  **2 Greek Girls Reading**
4-4.5 Muffin Stars

I loved the conclusion to Drewtney's story!! They are my favorite couple so far and I really enjoyed reading the progress of their relationship. I loved the steamy scenes between them, but it was a little overdone, because at some point I felt like skipping some. But this author team can definitely write a hot scene and give you all the feels! I also loved the suspense in this one, even at some point I was getting tired of Mia being on the loose. Especially near the end (view s
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RentasticReads
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a sweet, crazy, blueberry muffin-filled ride! I'm seriously, just absolutely, insanely in love with these books. These characters. These storylines. I can't. They're so good, I swear I can never let them go. That was just the perfect ending to such a beautiful journey of two best friends who've come so far. With everything they went through, they deserve this the most. And This is Effortless certainly made me fall head over heels for Drewtney all over again.

Courtney made me feel so much fo
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Shayna
Friends to lovers ROMANCE PERFECTION!

Every word, every page, every chapter was savored like it was the very last blueberry muffin on this planet. I wanted to take my time with it, and at the same time, devour it as fast as humanely possible. Courtney and Drew's beautiful and exhilarating conclusion comes to a head and leaves me wanting SO MUCH MORE!

"I don't believe in soul mates, but if I did, there'd be no doubt in my mind you'd be mine."

An ABSOLUTE DELIGHT to read, THIS IS EFFORTLESS had me
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Kennedy Fox
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Dilinna
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Courtney and Drew♡♡♡♡♡
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

Checkmate: This is Effortless was a highly anticipated read of mine ever since I read that god-awful cliffhanger from This is Reckless. I needed to see how Drew and Courtney would deal with the bitch drama that is Mia. While I didn’t quite enjoy this one as much as I did Drewtney’s first book because of all the hectic, filler drama, I was still glad to have read this and finally get to see how Drewtney ended up. If you were a fan of the Checkmate Duet seri
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Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Checkmate: This is Effortless is the concluding duet story of Drew and Courtney. In order to fully understand what is going on you MUST have read the first book since this second installment picks off where it last left off. So with that out of the way, now onto my review.

Friends to lovers!!! Ummm, hell yeah!!!! Excuse the excitement over here but Kennedy Fox delivers a fun, sexy and sassy love story of two former roommates who became best
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Andie
The Kennedy Fox duo has done it again! After the crazy ending in Checkmate: This is Reckless, I couldn't wait one second before diving right into This is Effortless. Thank goodness I had an ARC waiting for me! Just a heads up, you MUST read Reckless before Effortless. You can also see where Courtney and Drew first started by reading This is War and This is Love. It's not required but I definitely recommend it because I loved them just as much ☺
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So, Effortless picks up immediately where Reckless
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book bruin
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I could not wait to get back to Drew and Courtney after the conclusion of This is Reckless to see how their story ends. Checkmate: This is Effortless was an emotional and action filled story that picks up right where book 1 left off. It is the second book in the Checkmate duet and is not a stand alone and should be read after This is Reckless.

Oh Deputy. I didn't think it was possible to love Drew more, but I was so wonderfully wrong. We've seen the cocky alpha cop and brother, but this time aro
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Sophie
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
That was PER-FECT!!!! What a way to end Drew and Courtney!! Squuueee. Just loved it!
Storyline... Effortless.

Characters... Effortless.

Connection... Effortless.

Feelings... Effortless.

Heat... Effortless.

Deliverance... Effortless.

Seeing a pattern here?
Checkmate: This is Effortless was indeed just effortless. Kennedy Fox finished Drew & Courtney's duet better than I could have ever expected and hoped for.

Everything in this second part was delivered with precision and ease. The flow and pace o
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Liv (Stories For Coffee)
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-requested
Kennedy Fox always has the ability to create a novel that I happily devour in one day. Their stories are always perfectly paced and addictive enough that I lose myself in the plot for hours on hand. Checkmate: This is Effortless is the sequel to Checkmate: This is Reckless following the lives of Drew and Courtney as a couple. While the first book was setting up their relationship, this novel is showcasing the tension and problems woven into their lives because of people from their past trying t ...more
Morelia (Strandedinbooks)
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
**4.5 STARS!

My sweet, sweet babies! What a ride this one took me on!

Drew and Courtney are back and going through a whole whirlwind in this one! While I'm sad to see this is their conclusion, I am beyond happy to see that these two remain just as hilarious and hot as ever! I anticipated this second book so much and I was not disappointed!

THIS IS EFFORTLESS follows Drew and Courtney as they deal with the aftermath of the first book's ending. Throughout the entire book I was on my toes wondering
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Michelle
Omg I didn't think Mia could get worst.

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After the way the last book ended I was dying to read this book and it was great. It was great to see Courtney and Drew as a couple and stick together with everything that has happened. I did get a lil annoyed with Drew for not telling Courtney things and it did not him on the butt. But I don't think I could be so forgiving even though they did need to stick together over Mia being a crazy woman. I could call her some many names but I 'll keep it clean hah
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Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
***AVAILABLE NOW - FULL REVIEW***

5 Soulmate CROWNS

It is completely effortless to love the Checkmate series. Every character, every story line, every word written is entertaining, steamy, romantic, suspenseful, leaving readers sitting on the edge of their seats devouring each delectable word.

Lovers of Drew and Courtney from This is Reckless will only continue to love these two with the second novel in the duet. Drew is still that man with a heart of gold and determined to protect Courtney at all
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Talina | Sassy & Dangerous
Kennedy Fox is yet again bringing the heat in this last installment of our second favorite couple, Courtney and Drew! I was so excited to receive an early copy of this book because I needed to see what would happen next after that shocking cliffhanger in the last book! The second it landed on my Kindle, I flew through it! For readers who are eager to start on Effortless, it's necessary to read This is Reckless before starting on this one. Drew and Courtney are introduced in the first books of th ...more
Three Chicks
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Checkmate: This is Reckless ended on a huge cliffy. This is Effortless picks up at the same spot. Drew Fisher and Courtney Bishop are in Vegas enjoying a little escape from all the crap going on around them. Only it seems to have followed them. Drew wakes up and under the covers paying him a little unwanted attention is Mia Montgomery-his crazy ex. Mia is up to some dangerous tricks and Drew has more to worry about than how he is going to explain to Courtney his oral escapades
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Imani (Enamored Reads)
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 "Loving you has and will always be Effortless" Stars!

The conclusion to my #Drewtney couple damn near brought me to tears! This is the type of swoony book that will make your heart beat out of your chest in EVERY aspect; including the exhilarating moments that have your stomach dropping. And not in the good way. Kennedy Fox can seriously do NO WRONG!

Also, anal.

From the very jump, Drew and Courtney are smacked with a dose of reality; the reality being, you must remember that sometimes your past
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Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They 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 and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your ...more

Other books in the series

Checkmate (6 books)
  • Checkmate: This is War (Travis & Viola, #1) (Checkmate Duet, #1)
  • Checkmate: This is Love (Travis & Viola, #2) (Checkmate Duet, #2)
  • Checkmate: This is Reckless (Drew & Courtney, #1) (Checkmate Duet, #3)
  • Checkmate: This is Dangerous (Checkmate #5)
  • Checkmate: This is Beautiful (Logan & Kayla, #2) (Checkmate Duet, #6)