This is Beautiful by Kennedy Fox [Review + Release Day Info]

Title: Checkmate: This is Beautiful
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Designer & Photographer: Sara Eirew
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second-Chance Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2017

The anticipated conclusion of the Logan & Kayla saga in the Checkmate Duet Series from duo of romance authors under the USA Today bestselling author pseudonym, Kennedy Fox!

This second-chance romance will have you gasping and cheering this two on from the first to the last page! 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.*

**This is book w in the Logan & Kayla Saga–a second-chance romance. Must read This is Dangerous first. However, you don’t need to read any of the other Checkmate duet series to enjoy this one, but it’s recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**

If you know me or follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen me screaming into the Internet void about Kennedy Fox and/or their books. I found them in the winter and I’m at the point now where I can’t really remember a time without this series.

Logan and Kayla’s story/love was my favourite of the three and This is Dangerous killed me with the classic Kennedy Fox Book 1 Cliffhanger. I have been eagerly awaiting This is Beautiful to see how things play out for Layla.

I think this is the first time K&F had me literally on the verge of tears. I felt them forming in my eyes at certain parts and was positive I’d make a fool of myself and bawl my eyes out on the subway. I adore all the Checkmate books but this one hit me particularly hard. I really felt the suffering of both Logan and Kayla as they dealt with the aftermath of what happened in This is Dangerous and my feels stood no chance.

As I’ve become accustomed to, I really felt connected to all the characters and super invested in their lives as if they were my real life friends. I also loved my book pets in this one as it lived up to the “Dogs, Donuts, and Logan Knight” slogan it spawned.

The ending for this couple was not only perfect for them but also for the series as a whole. The moment the HEA started forming was beautiful, the friendships and relationships were squee-inducing, and the final state of all 3 couples’ lives was overall really satisfying! I’m so sad the Checkmate Duets are over but I’m so happy with how they ended. PLUS…we have books on the Bishop brothers to look forward to! 😍

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Many people have asked up what’s coming after the Checkmate Duet Series.
We are planning to release A WEEK WITH A BAD BOY together under Brooke and Lyra on October 19, 2017! We can’t wait! It will be exclusively on Amazon and enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

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Early 2018 we will start releasing the BISHOP BROTHERS Series!
It’s an interconnected stand alone series that will follow Courtney’s 4 brothers! Yes, all 4! We’re so excited about this and can’t wait to tell you more. If you would like to know the titles, please CLICK HERE! We’re still in the early planning stages but will update our “coming soon” page with more info as soon as it’s set in stone.

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed 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 and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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