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This is Dangerous

(Checkmate #5)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  2,363 ratings  ·  423 reviews
Logan Knight is a real life knight in shining armor. 
A detective godsend in a sleek black suit has me thinking less than secretive thoughts.

Brooding and mysterious, he’s the kind of guy every girl instantly notices. Between his seductive smirk and charming good looks, it’s no wonder I can’t help the way he makes me feel whenever I’m near him. 
Too bad he’s unavailable—or
Kindle Edition, 232 pages
Published July 6th 2017
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Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
➳A knight in shining armor. A damsel in distress. That is what Kennedy Fox brings to the table in this malevolent love story that will have you questioning everything else the these duo authors have to write in the future…

➳Logan Knight, a detective and single father who finds the struggle of letting his guard down and avoids anything that is in the category of “commitment” after what happened with his former partner, who also gave him the most precious gift of all, his daughter. Though he i
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
**2 STARS**


It wasn't a bad book by any means but it was a bit cliche. I was kind of bored reading it but not annoyed so I felt like it deserved at least 2 STARS. There wasn't anything special about it.

I will say that I thought that Kayla's character was too much of a goody, goody. I mean the girl was basically a saint. From volunteering at homeless and dog shelters, the girl could do no wrong. It made her character unrealistic for me.

I didn't find anything special abo
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Logan Knight is a true Knight in shining armor, but of course with a pair of handcuffs. His character is by far one of the most swoon worthy gentleman of the Romance world. He was sweet and cared about Kayla's needs, and then he had that vulnerable side that makes you want to hold him all night long to make him feel better. I loved how friendly he was with Kayla, even when he was trying to push her away from wanting a romantic relationship.
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Buddy read with Cait!


Honestly this series is so addictive, I love it! Kayla and Logan are just as lovable as Drew and Courtney, but I'm not yet sure who I love more. For now, it's still Drew and Courtney.

Second chance romance is one of my favorite tropes, and Kayla and Logan's story is exactly that, so I was super pumped. There's so much depth to each of the MCs and SO much happened in this book. I don't even know how Kennedy Fox w
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
I was so excited to read my first book by Kennedy Fox. And, Wow! I really enjoyed it! This Is Dangerous was so much more than I expected.

Here's the breakdown: Logan and Kayla have been orbiting around each other since they share mutual friends. Kayla makes it known that she's interested, but Logan continues to keep her at arms length. Well, you can only get thrown together so much before sparks fly, right?

What I really enjoyed: The book was completely unexpected. I have a knack for going in bli
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Logan & Kayla.
We all remember them from the last books, and now it's time for their own HEA!
But it's not as easy as it could/should be.
The main reason why Logan doesn't want to start anything with Kayla is ... his daughter Skylar.
She's his everything! And her mom makes his live ... hell. She constantly needs more money, doesn't allow him enough time with Skylar, bad-mouths him to the girl and the other mothers in dance class. She's horrible. Logan wants nothing more than for Skylar and Maggie to
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'Cream-filled Donuts' Stars!

Since I read the two books together, my full review is on my This is Beautiful Goodreads link.

My FULL REVIEW of the Logan and Kayla: Checkmate duet will be HERE.

4.5 "She's addicted to the D" stars!
[Take your mind off the gutter. I meant DONUTS and DOGS. Not the other D, you dirty little thang. Okay, fine. Maybe a little bit of all the above. ;)]

Oh my god, I think that cliffhanger officially broke my brain and drove me past the point of insanity because right when I reached that last page, when I read those last few words... I just couldn't, for the life of me, stop laughing. Maybe it was my way of coping, knowing we won't be getting the other half o
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 He's All I've Ever Wanted Stars!

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Kayla Sinclair is a 26 yr. old woman who grew up in foster care, and lives in Sacramento, California where she works as an interior designer. She's never had lasting connections with anyone but pets or friends. Her friends are her chosen family & her fur babies are her life. Rescuing animals is her passion, & she volunteers at the animal shelter often. The only thing missing in her life is that special someone. She goes on one horrible date after another, bu
Are you freaking kidding me!?! That was so MEAN! But I expect nothing less from a Kennedy Fox ending. Review to come.

Kayla and Logan are briefly introduced in the previous Checkmate books, but This is Dangerous is the beginning of their love story. This was a perfect example of why friends to lovers is one of my favorite book tropes. Logan and Kayla have amazing chemistry from the beginning. Kayla has never been shy about her more than friendly feelings for Logan, and while Logan may share t
Buddy read with Jia!


I have once again finished one of these books in 4 hours. I regret nothing.

How am I meant to wait another few months til the next book? How am I meant to cope with that ending? How am I meant to cope without these characters for the next few months?

This book was SPECTACULAR! Kayla and Logan have officially become my favourite couple in the Checkmate series. I love them so much and their story is just so addicting. I absolutely cannot wait for
Kennedy Fox gives us another OUTSTANDING introduction in their brand new Checkmate Duet, featuring the highly anticipated story of Kayla and Logan. If you haven't heard of Kennedy Fox, all I have to say is WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN? You absolutely NEED to get in on this phenomenon! The characters are incredibly AMAZING! The storylines are insanely ENTERTAINING! The writing is absolutely ADDICTING! To keep this series going with a third saga, and in the meantime, keeping their readers interest ...more
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I thought I was Team Drewtney until Logan Knight happened! Whoop! I was swept off my feet with this brooding yet sexy and hot man with a big heart and equally big cock! Yup, he's every woman's wet dream indeed but sadly though, the man is not ready for commitment. Said he's gonna wait for me until I'm ready! Oh yes, bitches I call dibs on him. I needed my Knight in Shining armor too!!! Kidding!!! But really, Why he isn't ready yet, only him knew why. Said " The timing isn't
Talia (Red Hot Ink)
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 "As much as I hate to admit it, I'm drawn to him like sprinkles on donuts." STARS

It's release day for this bad boy and I couldn't be happier to share my thoughts about it with y'all.

This book is the first half of Kayla and Logan's story. It's gonna be hard to not spoiler anything because there were some major plot twists from the very beginning, first of all, who Skylar really is... dun-dun-duuun. I'm sure you're dying to know.

Anyway, while you stew in your theories and hypothesis, what I can
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Definitely loved this series!

So happy that I found the Checkmate> series on my audible! Getting to meet each character has made me super happy - even the crazy ones! Logan and Kayla were the last couple I got to meet throughout this series. They were cute because we got to meet them in previous books and we knew something was happening between them but nothing was really going on at the same time.

Ya know?

Okay, I get it. This whole thing sounds crazy and confusing as all hell. Trust me, these two
Erica ♋️✨
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Why does Kennedy fox keep having amazing cliffhangers I can't handle them I NEED THE NEXT BOOK LIKE YESTERDAY!! This book tore my heart up omg I love Kayla and Logan so much there relationship is so cute. I love how it was a slow burning romance between them they didn't start officially dating till the near end of the book. If you have not picked up this series what are you doing with you're life like seriously GO GET THIS SERIES NOW.....PLEASE 😊 the next book doesn't come out until September ho ...more
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Glazed Donut CROWNS

With This is Dangerous, Kennedy Fox has created another book that will leave readers dangly, but in way that will leave them craving more versus wanting to kill the authors.

As with the previous main characters in the series, Logan and Kayla are great characters. Logan's characterization truly fits his last name, KNIGHT. He is sexy and charming, rushing in to save the day. His secret is only going to make readers swoon even more over this ma
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: july-2017
Oh my goodness.

My heart is POUNDING.

My emotions are RAW.


I have NO WORDS except “WHAT THE FUDGE JUST HAPPENED?” The ending! OMG! Just, GAH! WOAH BABY, I NEED book two already.

*takes a deep breath* Okay, so This is Dangerous is BY FAR Kennedy Fox’s best opener yet. (This is book 1 of 2) This ticked all my book-worm boxes and then some. Friends to lovers is my FAVE trope and when it's done THIS WELL, I fall in love.

In all honesty, it was inevitable that I was going to love this
Olivia (Stories For Coffee)
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-requested

Kennedy Fox is one of my favorite New Adult authors because they know how to create an addictive and cute romance story that I can’t get enough of. They are one of the few authors that consistently create books that I can read in one sitting, and that’s what happened with this book as well! I began Checkmate: This is Dangerous at night and finished it the next morning because I could not get enough of Logan and Kayla’s blossoming relationship that was so cute and steamy!

Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kennedy Fox is back, and this is best Checkmate book yet.
This book starts maybe one or two scenes before the ending of Checkmate: This is Effortless, to give some background as to how This is Effortless ended. We find out who Skylar is, and even though I had predicted who she was, the story played out in an entirely different way than I imagined. I really enjoyed getting Logan's backstory, learning why he is the way he is and why he does the things he does.
Kayla is just as fun as in all the oth
Lucie Lu's Book Reviews
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
No…No…No no no no no no..NO!!! You can not be serious right now!! It can’t end there!! (Frantically swiping my Kindle) Damn you Kennedy Fox!! You do this to me every single time, and I never learn!!

I feel as though I am suffering from an anxiety attack right now. No book has affected me as much as the books in this series. As soon as the book appears on my Kindle, I cancel EVERYTHING, and lock myself away with no interruptions. I then read said book and die on the spot as I reach the end. Every.
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Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Even though I knew to expect some heartbreak at the end of This is Dangerous (since it's book 1 in the duet), my heart still wasn't quite prepared. Though this is the 5th book in the Checkmate series, it can be enjoyed without reading books 1-4. I do recommend it though since characters from those books appear in This is Dangerous, and the main characters, Logan and Kayla, were previously introduced as well.

Logan and Kayla's story was a slower burn than the previous books, but once it got going,
Shannon Moore
Jul 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I'm not really sure what to say yet. Thankfully, I liked this book a lot more than the last one, so that's a definite bonus. I've been waiting for Kayla and Logan for what seems like ever, so I couldn't wait to jump in to this book.

Ultimately, I liked the characters, but held the bar extremely high for their story. It was fine, but I just wasn't enamoured with it. And the big part that bugs me was how many inconsistencies there are in the story, and random plot devices that mean absolutely noth
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Vanessa (nessreads)
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*

5 "Sprinkled Donuts" Stars!!!

WHAT! THE! HECK! EVEN! WITH! THAT! ENDING! Even though, I kind of, sort of thought that that was going to happen. I was still somewhat surprised. KF sure knows how to do cliffhangers and they do it right. I am so desperately in NEED of the second book!!! I'm going to be on pins and needles waiting for September.

Logan Knight is a man of many questions. I was intrigued with his character after he was introduced in t
Nikita Parikh
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*Received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review*
This book to put it in simpler words is mind-blowing. I legit got done with this book in one sitting and got more than I expected. I have been falling in love with this duo since the first checkmate series but till now I thought Drew and Courtney were my favorite couple but I think Logan and Kayla overtook them and are now my most favorite couple in the series. Logan is one yummy Daddy and Kayla is one feisty lady who loves animals. This co
Imani Blake (Enamored Reads)
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 I got 99 Donuts 'cause Kayla ate one... Stars!

It's official. Kennedy Fox just doesn't know how to write a bad book. It's just not a thing. Not that I was expecting anything less with this one. Logan and Kayla's story was more than I expected and oh my goodness I loved it so much. I love everything about Kayla's personality because it reminds me of myself. And Logan? Ugh Logan is just, the right amount of broody and sexy and sweet and GAH! Basically, I need me a Logan and STAT! There is so mu
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I've been hooked on Kennedy Fox's books for a while now, so when I had the chance to sign up to read and review their newest book...the one that started Kayla and Logan's romance, This is Dangerous, I was so there!!

Right from the first time we saw Kayla and Logan interact, I knew I would love their romance! And sure enough, once I started This is Dangerous, I couldn't put it down!


I've loved/really enjoyed the previous Checkmate books, but this one is definitely my favourite so far!!
Reina Tan
Apr 06, 2018 rated it liked it
well, the first book of Logan&Kayla wasn't impressed me so much like the others. But, that was okay. I'm still enjoy it even not much😂 ...more
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Yup yup, here they go again. Kennedy Fox doing what they do best by giving me a book that brings out all the emotions.

At the end of Drew and Courtney's book we were already salivating for Kayla and Logan's story because they dangled that juicy donut in front of us. Who is Skylar?

Well we find out in This Is Dangerous but also find out other complications that stand between Kayla and Logan. The chemistry is there like an electric current between these two and I didn't know whether to scream at L
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Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of Hallmark movies & overpriced coffee. 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 you blush and your he ...more

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