Checkmate: This is Dangerous (Logan & Kayla, #1)

Checkmate: This is Dangerous (Logan & Kayla, #1)

by Kennedy Fox
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Checkmate: This is Dangerous (Logan & Kayla, #1) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
bookbruin 11 months ago
Donut miss this book! 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, I didn't want to put it down. It felt more raw and emotional, with both the hero and heroine dealing with the demons and baggage from their pasts. It was heartbreaking to see how broken and damaged they believed themselves to be and how this shaped the people they became. I think of all the Checkmate characters, Logan and Kayla feel the most real. They aren't perfect people. They have insecurities, fears, and are doing their best with their less than ideal circumstances. The slow burn friends to lovers really works in this book and I enjoyed the build up, innuendo, and angst. They have incredible chemistry and Detective Knight did not disappoint in (and out of) the bedroom. ;) Appearances by #TeamDrewtney and #TeamTraviola helped add to the fun and there are some incredibly hilarious text messages exchanged between our characters. I'm excited for the conclusion to Logan and Kayla's story in This is Beautiful and September can't get here fast enough!
Anonymous 8 months ago
I read it in one nught
Ambur 9 months ago
My fave Checkmate book so far!!! :D 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! Wowzers!!! I've loved/really enjoyed the previous Checkmate books, but this one is definitely my favourite so far!! I absolutely adored Kayla and felt a major kinship with her. Her love of dogs, indulgence in bath bombs, and just overall love of all things donuts made me recognize her as a kindred spirit immediately! And Logan....oh, Logan. *dreamy sigh* I love Travis and Drew...but Logan, Logan is my man. I've always been a sucker for the broody guys, and my love of Veronica Mars Logan and Gilmore Girls Logan makes me immediately gravitate towards any other hunks named Logan, too, so this book was clearly meant to make its way into my hands. :P The romance was AMAZING!!! The story was fast-paced and riveting--I didn't want to put the book down at all!! And the build-up and development of their relationship was absolutely wonderful! I've loved the idea of Kayla and Logan together from the first time we see them together in the previous books, but getting to see them actually come together in This is Dangerous was wonderful! They both have some darkness in their pasts, but they bring out the best in one another, and I love seeing them together soooo much! Overall, I loved This is Dangerous! As always, the cliffhanger was soooo brutal, but this one is definitely my favourite of Kennedy Fox's Checkmate books so far and I can't wait to read the conclusion to Logan and Kayla's story, This is Beautiful!!! * I volunteered to receive a review copy of THIS IS DANGEROUS from the authors to give my honest opinion. * This review also appears on my blog and other review accounts.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I have eagerly been awaiting This is Dangerous ever since I finished This is Effortless (Drew and Courtney book 2). I already got to know Kayla and Logan throughout the other books in the series and I was already in love with them and couldn’t wait for their story! I absolutely adore Kayla, she is a true bleeding heart and such a sweet and good person. She volunteers at animal shelters and the soup kitchen. She is a truly good person with a heart of gold. She just makes you want good things to happen for her! I was so intrigued by Logan, I needed to know hah was going on his mind. I love that Kennedy Fox tells their stories in dual POV because you get to know exactly what’s going on with each character. I learned so much about Logan and he was no longer this brooding loner, I truly understood him after this book. Let me tell you for all of you wondering… there is a lot more to Logan than meets the eye. The many sides of him will definitely surprise you… and if you’re anything like me they will also make you fall for him! I loved Kayla and Logan together, it was everything I hoped for! Their adorable friendship leading up to it was also one of the best parts of their relationship for me. Don’t get me wrong… they bring the heat in the swoon like our other fave K Fox couples! But they also bring a sweet friendship to the table! I cannot wait to see what happens in This is Beautiful! Many parts of this story were left open for the sequel and I need so many answers! Especially after that ending! Why K Fox? Why do you do that to me?! *Sobs* I cannot possibly wait until September!! But I will, because I am a K Fox fangirl for life and I will read any and everything this duo writes! If you haven’t read a Kennedy Fox books yet… what are you waiting for?! They write super sweet and sexy contemporary romance with characters you can’t help but love!
letshaveakya 11 months ago
You know when a rollercoaster first gets going and they pull the bar over or on you and the car jerks and you start taking the climb up to the top and all your nerves and jitters and excitement are peaking? Well that’s This Is Dangerous by Kennedy Fox. You’re immediately enamored with Logan & Kayla’s story and even if you didn’t read the first set of books from this series, you still feel like you know them and know enough to understand where they are in their friendship/pining relationship. Pieces of their history is given to you in healthy doses to help you from feeling lost but not given everything at once and losing the mystery. Kayla is an interior designer with a heart and kindness made of solid gold. Her love of animals is endearing and her feelings for Logan run deep and strong. Even with all the catch and release moments they find themselves in with each other, her heart won’t let her give up on him. She knows they could be something so amazing and just hopes he will see it too. Logan is a tough, brooding yet kind hearted man with secrets and worries that he harbors and keeps him from giving in to the intense and undeniable feelings he has for Kayla. He’s a loving single father with a bruised past that left him feeling too damaged to let love in again. But when something is meant to be there is no way to keep it from happening and once it does happen — OH.MY.GAHHHH!!! Sizzling, knees weak, heart melting and earth shattering. Logan is ALL man and Kayla — aren’t you just a little kinky box of surprises! The emotions they have for each other are met head to head out and IN the bedroom for sure! Kennedy Fox has a writing style that is perfection and has you so lost in their stories that you can almost see yourself physically climbing out of the book when you’re done. You are fully captured and I personally feel like I’m catching up with old friends. Everyone is relatable, hilarious and you want them to be real people. One of my favorite parts of this entire series is that even though it focuses on one couple you still get a very informative update on your past favorite couples where you feel like you even got a new book or multiple epilogues on them as well. Now for the part that you may or may not know about already - this is just Book 1. That’s right, the dreaded word … cliffhanger! BUT, I will tell you now that this story, like ALL of the Checkmate series, is BEYOND worth the read. Waiting for book 2 would do nothing but make you miss out on an amazing read that will have you going back to page 1 the minute it’s over. This doesn’t feel like a lead up story, where you get nothing but fluff and filler and the only goods and juice are in the final book. Nope, this is amazing, and hilarious and full of feels and everything you always want in a book. And I just know that the next one is going to be just as if not MORE amazing! So do yourself a favor and make sure you read This Is Dangerous even if you have to wait for This Is Beautiful. Because this is a perfect start to the farewell of the beloved Checkmate series that will leave you believing in love, friendship & that there's more than one way to enjoy a good donut! I appreciate you Kennedy Fox for sending this to me! Now hurry up and give me TIB! xoxo
MaryJoMI 11 months ago
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.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I think I saw the train wreck coming before it ran full force. Wow that was one heck of a cliffhanger and I have so many questions! However it wouldn't be a Fox book without something dramatic happening! But Jesus ladies! You could have saved my heart a little! Kayla and Logan are back and forth, up and down kind of build up that is push and pull at it's finest. Logan has some pretty heavy demons that make him want to keep everyone at an arm's length away. Kayla doesn't even have to try to be irresistible, she just is. She's a do-gooder person, that is always volunteering one way or other. The thing that makes her so awesome is her love of dogs. I think she would adopt every one if she could. Her up bringing is what makes her want to save them after not being saved from foster care as a child. Both her and Logan are so broken that it's hard not to piece them together but they just fit. Logan fights as long as he can but he doesn't hold out long. I really think they hold the key for each other and it's hard not to want an happily ever after. This book draws you into their story and leaves you breathless with that off the tracks stop. I can't wait to read the other half of this couples story.
VidaB 11 months ago
Donuts I am so happy to finally have this story told. I have been in love with Logan since the first time he was introduced in this series. He always came across as the dark and brooding type and to some women (me & Kayla in general) I find it intriguing. Kayla has been attracted to Logan since first meeting him but he constantly keeping her at arms length so she want see past his outer shell. Too bad it does nothing but leave her even more determined to get to him. We finally learn what makes him tick but we also see why he does what he does when it comes to Kayla. When these two do finally come together it is explosive and more than I imagined. That ending though OMG it blew me away and begging for more I can't wait to see what's NEXT!!!