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This is Effortless (The Checkmate Duet #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?

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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Feb 26, 2017 MELISSA rated it really liked it
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
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
Natalie The Biblioholic
Apr 21, 2017 Natalie The Biblioholic 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
Apr 24, 2017 Caitlin rated it really liked it
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

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
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰




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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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
Apr 25, 2017 Ericalovesbooks rated it it was amazing
I'm so sad I need the next book NOW. These characters are so amazing I just can't handle it 😊❤💕📖
Apr 23, 2017 RentasticReads 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
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."

Kennedy Fox
Apr 24, 2017 Kennedy Fox added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Sarah (Words With Sarah)
Apr 17, 2017 Sarah (Words With Sarah) rated it really liked it
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Kennedy Fox always delivers on the fun. Their books are ones that will suck you in from the first page and you won't be able to put them down until you finish. They are that addicting.

This is the sequel and final book to Drew and Courtney's storyline and they have some shit to deal with revolving around a character that spells her name MIA. She's a shit stirrer, as you know if you've read the previous books (you at least gotta read Checkmate: This is Reckless before this book) and let's just say

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
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
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 ☺
So, Effortless picks up immediately where Reckless
Liv (Stories For Coffee)
Apr 15, 2017 Liv (Stories For Coffee) rated it really liked it
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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
Apr 17, 2017 Kim rated it really liked it
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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
Apr 15, 2017 Sophie 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
Morelia (Strandedinbooks)
Apr 21, 2017 Morelia (Strandedinbooks) 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
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

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
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
Shannon Moore
Apr 27, 2017 Shannon Moore rated it it was ok
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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.

Imani (Enamored Reads)
Apr 21, 2017 Imani (Enamored Reads) 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
Apr 24, 2017 Courtney rated it it was amazing
This Is Effortless is everything and more that I had been expecting from Kennedy Fox. This was the perfect bundle of sweet, sexy, dramatic and hot all rolled into one.

At the end of This Is Reckless (you MUST read this one first or you will be so lost), I wanted to choke Mia and drop off her a huge cliff somewhere. To say I loathe her, would be putting it extremely mild. And after this book, I hate her so much more, amazingly that is possible. But that ending also had me cheering and rooting for
Three Chicks
Apr 19, 2017 Three Chicks 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
Talina | Sassy & Dangerous
Review to come!
Carol Oliveira
Apr 16, 2017 Carol Oliveira rated it really liked it
This is Effortless is the sequel to This is Reckless and continues to follow the story of Courtney and Drew.

This book blew my mind! I couldn't believe all the things a certain someone kept doing!

Despite all odds, my favorite couple kept fighting for each other and their relationship and I loved how much they both grew.

The story was funny, sexy, heartwarming and everything else I could possibly want out of a romance novel.

I keep saying this, but Kennedy Fox have outdone themselves with TIE. I hav
Apr 23, 2017 Amanda rated it it was amazing
"It's only you and me. They'll only ever be a me and you." - Drew Fisher

There will only ever be one Drew Fisher and he is absolutely EVERYTHING.

Checkmate: This is Effortless picks up right where This is Reckless ended and I was ready to get every detail about WTH happened in Vegas!!!!! Kennedy Fox SO brilliantly delivered in having me lose my mind over MIA FUCKING MONTGOMERY... I hate that name, the character, just everything about her, but the back story to Mia and why she is the way she is mad
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My Thoughts

Checkmate: This is Reckless is the fourth book in the Checkmate series and the second book in the duet about drew & Courtney. The checkmate series is by the fantastic writing duo known as Kennedy Fox. No one seems to know the identity of this mysterious author duo, but I am offering a reward of endless cookies if someone can tell me who they are. I promise, I am very good at keeping a secret. ;) ;) I read, and
Apr 25, 2017 Chele' rated it it was amazing
HOLY 5 STAR BATMAN!!! I mean.....HOW!!?? How are they DOING this!! This has been my favorite of ALL THE Checkmates!!! Which is saying a lot because they're all freaking amazing! First, I love Drew and Courtney so much, their relationship is like MEGA goals!

I had to slow my pace down while reading because I was trying to read so quickly that I was skipping words and had to go back but I just COULDN'T DEVOUR IT FAST ENOUGH!!!

People always say, "This book has it all" but THIS book, LEGIT has it a
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A secret duo of romance authors team up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox 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. I ...more
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Other Books in the Series

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

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