on February 28th 2017
Format: E-Arc from Author
Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of bestselling authors! 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?
Drew Fisher is the type of guy every girl wants.Noble police officer by day, charming prince by night.He has no idea the effect he has on women, especially me--his little sister's best friend.I'm the blonde Southern belle who lives up to the cliché, except I have my own quirks. I'm smart as a whip, can change my own oil, and recite The Pledge of Allegiance backward, but he doesn't see that girl.
It'd be easier to forget him if he wasn't my roommate and if the first thing I saw in the morning wasn't his shirtless body covered in tattoos. I've crushed on him since the day we met, but he's made it perfectly clear where we stand. Just friends.
I know I need to move on and accept that his feelings will never be mutual, but every day he smiles at me, I'm left dreaming of what if.He has girl issues, and I've got a crush I can't deny.We're friends, but I want more.
One drunken hookup leaves us with much more than a platonic friendship. Pretending it never happened proves to be more difficult than anticipated.
A crazy ex-girlfriend, a dangerous war of stolen glances, and passionate kisses leads to the most reckless battle yet. I won't be a pawn in his game, but I'll play by his rules if it will show him I'm the one worth breaking them for.
Checkmate, Prince Charming.
*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.***This is book 1 of 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series--a friends to lovers romance. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**
This book is set two years after the end of This is Love and follows Drew Fisher who is Viola’s brother and Travis BFF and Courtney Bishop who is Viola’s BFF. Throughout This is Love and This is War we learned that Courtney has a major crush on Drew. However, Drew is in love with Mia Montgomery so the feelings are unrequited.
After Travis and Viola’s wedding, Drew and Courtney hook up. After a few hiccups, they start a relationship.
This is a friends to lover book. It ends in a cliffhanger that leaves you ready for This is Effortless.
My thoughts on this book, I enjoyed seeing Courtney and Drew’s relationship transform from friends to lover. Courtney is a better match to Drew in comparison to Mia. Speaking of Mia, I have to admit she makes the perfect villain in the story and the ending OMG. It makes me crave This is Effortless.
This is the first book in a duet so you can read it started there. However to make the most of the book, I encourage you to read This is War and This is Love to learn about Travis and Viola’s story.
DISCLOSURE/Book Source: I received an ARC of this book from the author for an honest review. The opinions and thought are my own and were not influenced by the author.