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Checkmate: This is Dangerous (Logan & Kayla, #1) (Checkmate Duet Series Book 5) by [Fox, Kennedy]
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Checkmate: This is Dangerous (Logan & Kayla, #1) (Checkmate Duet Series Book 5) Kindle Edition

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Introducing book 1 in the Logan & Kayla saga of the Checkmate series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling 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?

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 so he says.

He thinks I'm a do-gooder who shouldn't get involved with a guy like him. His past is messy and relationships just add to that. He insists the timing is all wrong and he's devoted to his career, but I don't buy that excuse for a second. I see the way his body tenses and his jaw ticks every time another guy is around me. He just won't admit it, but I'm more determined than ever to show him what he's missing.

I'm a devoted animal rescuer and I'll risk everything to save them, but when a dramatic turn of events puts both our lives at risk, I'm positive Logan will write me off for good. But when he asks for my help with a personal crisis, I know it's my last chance to finally show him I can handle anything he throws my way--messy past and all.

He might think he has me all figured out, but I'll prove him wrong no matter what he thinks. This game of push and pull has me running in circles. One wrong move and we could both lose.

Checkmate, Knight.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book 1 in the Logan & Kayla Saga--a second-chance romance. You don't need to read any of the other Checkmate series to enjoy this one, but is always recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2624 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073PD7SZJ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,085 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By paddlefoot1397 TOP 50 REVIEWER on 7 July 2017
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We were set up for Kayla and the mysterious Logan's story in the previous duets, and now it is finally time for them to get their HEA.

I have adored the dog pushing, doughnut loving Kayla since we first met her. She is completely in love with Logan, but he won't let himself be with her - but does that horrible "I don't want her but don't want anyone else to have her" thing with her.

Logan - sigh, I can understand why he is so standoffish, but it doesn't make him any less frustrating! As each brick in the wall he built around him was chipped away, I loved him even more. I adore him with the mysterious Skylar, but OMG his ex wife Maggie - I just wanted to smack that woman over the head with my Kindle, and hope that she got better as the book went on!

This installment has a bit of everything. It is sweet and sexy and funny, but with a bit of sadness and loneliness thrown in there.

I LOVE getting more of the guys and gals from the previous duets. The lives of these friends are so interwoven that it wouldn't be right with out them - especially Viola and Courtney!

Not going to lie, we are left with one heck of a cliffhanger - but we don't have too long to wait for the second half of this duet in September.

I want, no I need more!

Now, where can I find doughnuts???
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Oh Logan, you are a dork, lovable but still a dork. Kayla and Logan are the single friends in their group of 6 and Kayla has always had a thing for Logan. But Logan, well, he has issues and insists on keeping Kayla at a distance. When Kayla needs Logan’s help out of crazy dog rescue situation, I really got to experience what Logan is trying so hard to fight. He is a complex man so as Kayla leans on him more in times of crises, he begins to open up to her and let her in. Kayla has a wonderful outlook on life, she works hard to volunteer and help others after growing up in foster homes. She just wants to find and give love and deep down knows Logan is the guy if only he would figure it out. This is a fun and funny journey as the walls are slowly broken down. Kayla has a knack for getting in crazy situations with the best intentions. I just had fun with the back and forth between these two. The ending has me anxious for book 2 of their journey. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book and this is my honest review.
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By Maria TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 July 2017
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Kayla is an amazing chick, she`s smart and funny and worth her weight in gold.
She so deserves a Knight In Shining Amor.
Friends to lovers story, great group of characters that allows the story to flow and several LOL moments.
I personally would have like it to have moved a little faster so I can`t wait for the next book in this duet.
The ending nearly killed me last night.
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I really loved this book so much. Kennedy Fox is a new author to me and I am definitely going to be reading her other books now. This book has an amazing flow of words to it; the characters and the storyline kept me hooked and played on my emotions right to the end. I could not put the book down.

The main characters in the story are Logan and Kayla; they are a detective and an animal rescuer both with bad pasts and secrets. Logan is scared to get in a relationship but Kayla has had a crush on him for a long time. I love this couple and I loved reading about all the things they have to go through; Logan’s actions speak louder than his words do. I love that Kayla rescue's dogs and they play an important role in this story. You will fall in love with this couple; I certainly have.

This is book one in the Logan and Kayla Saga and I am looking forward to book two, that’s for sure. It is a standalone but the couple is mentioned in her other books .

A Book Lover's Emporium.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love how they actually got to build their relationship and ... 8 July 2017
By Alyssa Gabrielle Martinez - Published on
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You know how you go to the donut shop craving that ONE donut and find out they don't have anymore... It's heartbreaking. I literally felt that reading the ending of This Is Dangerous! Y'all my heart can't take anymore KF's cliffhangers!

Kayla and Logan's story is definitely one of my favorites. I love how they actually got to build their relationship and didn't just rush into things. There was a tiny part of me that was a little bit frustrated with Logan being stubborn for not giving Kayla a chance. But after he explained why he was so scared, I couldn't help but love him more. Kayla has a heart of gold. We need more people like her in our world and I swear it would be a better place.

This Is Dangerous was so good! I just loved Logan and Kayla! But that ending! I'm freaking out! I'm not evening joking either! I NEED ANSWERS!
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 I got 99 Donuts 'cause Kayla ate one... Stars! 7 July 2017
By Imani - Published on
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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 UGH! Basically, I need me a Logan and STAT! There is so much swoon in this book it's ridiculous. Kennedy Fox I am ready for more! Which is code for: IS IT SEPTEMBER YET?!

Kayla was adamant. There were only a few things in her life she wanted on a daily basis: her dogs, her donuts, and him.

Logan Knight.

And while all this may be true, there was only one of those that she wasn't getting. But the woman was relentless at this point.

"Right now, my lifeline was Logan Knight and no matter how many times he wanted to lie to himself that the timing wasn't right for us, I'd be there to remind him otherwise."

And while Logan acts aloof, he's more than affected by Kayla than he like to let on.

But the constant ringing of not being good enough gets louder everyday...

"She's too sweet for her own good—the poster child of Mother Teresa. She deserves someone who's uncomplicated and can devote all their attention to her. She deserves better."

The encounters they face with one another day to day makes it easier for Kayla, yet harder for Logan to resist.

Heated glances, longing touches...

It all just became too much to continue to ignore...

"One moment we're joking, the next our mouths were fighting an unwinnable battle that I don't think either of us saw coming. The greed, heat, and passion between us is undeniable, but it's also dangerous."

Dangerous or not, once the first barrier broke, it was almost impossible to stop.

"On the inside I'm dying. Dying for his lips on mine again. Dying for his hands and body on me. Dying to feel that electricity burn between us."

"When you find a girl who makes you feel normal and wanted again, you grab tight and you don't let go."

But you must never forget the outside forces that try to make themselves known so it can try to come between you indefinitely...

"Logan Knight is who I want and can't have. The heart wants what it wants and I'm not sure anyone will be able to change that. I'm doomed."
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED this book!! Logan and Kayla are my favorite couple! TEAM LAYLA 6 July 2017
By gabby - Published on
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Gah! Kennedy Fox are the masters of the cliffhanger. I’m so emotionally spent after the ending of this book. I don’t know what to do with myself. I have so many questions that need answers. Waiting for book 2 of Kayla and Logan’s duet will be pure torture.

The incredible duo of Kennedy Fox strikes again with their latest must read, Checkmate: This is Dangerous (Book 1 in the Logan and Kayla duet). I absolutely LOVED this book! LOVED!! I may even venture to say that this one is my favorite in the entire Checkmate series… so far. This second chance/ friends to lovers romance featuring Kayla and Logan is a magical blend of fun, heat and heart. Throw in some dogs, interior designing, and a possible drug bust and you have yourself a really good book. The character’s chemistry is beyond wonderful. Logan and Kayla are so perfectly compatible. Of all the couples in the series of duets, Logan and Kayla’s relationship warmed my heart the most. They seemed more emotionally connected to each other than the other couples. They are just so good together. I'm gaga over them.

Kayla, with her giant heart and her love affair with donuts, (You are going to want to have a box of donuts available while reading this book. The cravings are strong!) is my new girl crush slash inspiration. The girl is a saint, or an “Angel.” She genuinely loves to help people and animals. Her passion stems from a past where she didn’t have much; thriving from a childhood that could have easily led her astray. I adore her. Sassy and determined with a little bit of a wild side, she could easily be someone I'd want to be around in real life. It's not hard to fall for this girl.

If you’ve read the previous Checkmate duets, you know that Kayla and Logan had an attraction towards each other almost instantly. Whereas Kayla was all for starting something up with Logan, he claimed to not be in the right place to pursue anything. In this book we learn why. The mysterious, sexy, brooding detective who always kept his life close to the vest is all kind of swoons. I liked him A LOT! Logan Knight is a really great guy who is dealing with some real hardships. These troubles are keeping him from getting close to anyone. Especially the girl he’s insanely attracted to and who he feels is too good to be brought down by his problems. While he feels that Kayla deserves someone that doesn’t have all his personal baggage, he is still always there to help her whenever need be. A real “Knight in shining armor.” He just can’t stay away. I’m telling you, when these two get together, amazing things happen. I love them so damn much.

I loved Checkmate: This is Dangerous. It has everything you want in a book. Don't miss this captivating, sweet and fun read filled with humor, passion and an element of suspense that had me clinging to my kindle. Beginning to end, it is just amazing. I'm officially Team Layla!! I can't wait for book 2 coming in September. Oh how I want to know what happens next!!
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 'Because I'm tired of playing catch and release.' Stars 8 July 2017
By April Read&SBR - Published on
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Delightfully addictive, downright sexy, deliciously sinful, poignant and raw! Kennedy Fox takes the cake when it comes to Duets, and man oh man Logan and Kayla's story is off to one heck of an all consuming start!! I have a new all time fave KF couple! I didn't think anyone could top Traviola, and Drewtney were fabulous. BUT Logan and Kayla... *bows down* Just bow down y'all. Do. It.

Ever since their characters were introduced I've been intrigued with each, individually, and curious as can be as to how their angst ridden story would play out as hints, crumb trails, and little tid-bits of 'ah-ha' moments had been laid throughout the previous Checkmate Duets, in snippets, little clues, and now we get the nitty-gritty!

Secrets they think no one knows. Internal struggles, demons and triumphs. Kennedy Fox have turned my world upside down and in my opinion have penned their best work to date between the (sexy) covers of Checkmate: This is Dangerous. THIS IS THE BOOK that will cement them as a go-to, must read author for me. This book delved deeper, into so many layers, just digging, and ripping apart. GAH! It gutted me, tore me, made me laugh, made me cry, smile, swoon. It SLAYED all the emotions! It was EVERYTHING! One of those books that will just stick with you, one you will NEVER forget. I devoured it in one sitting and I wish I could read it all over again for the first time, just to relive those feelings that a book of such a magnificent caliber can make you feel and reel in, over and over again. *siiiiiiiigh*

'The greed, heat, and passion between us is undeniable, but it's also dangerous.'

I don't want to give too much away *wink* Seriously though!! I can't rave enough about this installment of the Checkmate Saga!!! Logan and Kayla are EVERYTHING!!!! AND I NEED THE NEXT BOOK MORE THAN MY NEXT BREATH! KENNEDY FOX YOU ARE KILLING ME HERE!!! S.O.S.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm 100% here for this second chance romance! 9 July 2017
By Crys_Bookiemoji - Published on
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I have devoured every book KFox has written and love them all so completely, but this book...THIS BOOK...Holy. Crap. My instant fave, hands down.

Logan is absolutely delicious and I just could not get enough of him, and there is just something extra hot about a man that is a great dad.

I absolutely adore Kayla, her big heart, and love for dogs and donuts.

I was here for the slow burn romance between these two and was basically consistently yelling at my kindle for them to KISS ALREADY!!!!

Their romance made me hardcore blush...I mean HOT...and I absolutely love the way these two are just made for each other.

Now I'm left DYING for This Is Beautiful because HOLY CRAP THAT ENDING!!

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