Checkmate: This is Beautiful (Logan & Kayla, #2)

Checkmate: This is Beautiful (Logan & Kayla, #2)

by Kennedy Fox
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Checkmate: This is Beautiful (Logan & Kayla, #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
bookbruin 10 months ago
What a sweet conclusion to the Checkmate series! Checkmate: This is Beautiful is book 2 in Logan and Kayla's story and should only be read after Checkmate: This is Dangerous. The book picks up right where the last one left off and your heart will hurt all over again with this painful reminder of how book 1 ended. Of all the Checkmate books, I felt like this one was the most real in it's emotions. You can easily imagine yourself in both Logan or Kayla's position and how incredibly difficult it would be to navigate. Some very interesting questions about relationships are posed and what it means to truly love someone versus a strong physical connection. Can you fall in love with the same person without the shared history and memories? Or is love enough to begin again? I liked that there wasn't a big mystery to solve and that the focus of the story was on Logan and Kayla's relationship itself. Yes, there's a little other woman/man drama thrown in for good measure and some of the story seemed drawn out, but overall, the book answers all your lingering questions from This is Dangerous and the angst is between our hero and heroine. Toss in some sinfully sexy times (mmm..... donuts) and this made for an amazing second chance love story. Honestly, I will NEVER look at donuts the same way again! The ending and epilogue were perfect and such a wonderful way to bring things full circle. I think Logan is now the winner of the Checkmate book boyfriends. He really was incredible and his chapters were especially touching and heartfelt. Seeing this softer and more vulnerable side to him was amazing. It's bittersweet that the series is over, but I'm glad we're not saying good bye to the Checkmate world. Courtney's brothers will be the focus of the next series titled Bishop Boys and I can't wait to see what mischief Kennedy Fox has in store for us!
AmberK1120 8 months ago
I received a free copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This was exactly the ending I needed for Kayla and Logan. I thought Travis & Viola were my favorite couple until I read Courtney & Drew’s story. Then I read about Kayla and Logan. I’m smitten. For me, a story is first and foremost about the characters; if I can’t relate, I can’t continue reading. Kayla and Logan were amazing: hard edged, smooth curves, salty stubbornness and sweet innocence. I don’t even know what else to say. Kennedy Fox created such a realistic and engaging world within this series that I wish it never had to end. It had everything you could possibly want from a second chance romance, and a little more.
Ambur 10 months ago
Yup, it's decided! Logan and Kayla are officially and completely my favourite Checkmate couple! From the very first time we saw Logan back in This is Reckless (Drew + Courtney #1), I was intrigued and once the barest hint of a suggestion was laid that he and Kayla would get together, I was SOLD! I've been shipping these two since day one and I've loved every moment of them together...every single moment! This is Dangerous, their first book, set some seriously amazing groundwork and left off on a MAJOR cliffhanger, so I've been eagerly waiting for This is Beautiful for months now, and I'm so glad that it's finally here...and you know what, the wait was so worth it! This is Beautiful was amazing! I think This is Dangerous is still my ultimate fave out of all of the Checkmate books, but I really loved this one too, and Logan and Kayla's books have definitely been my favourites. There are so many things that I loved about This is Beautiful, and most of them are the things that I loved about This is Dangerous, too. I loved both Logan and Kayla! They're fantastic apart, but even more amazing together...and the chemistry between the two of them is absolutely scorching. The dogs! As an overly enthusiastic dog lover, who has a serious soft spot for all things Disney,...and is also an avid bath bomb user, I sometimes felt like Kayla actually was me. There were just so many little details that made me love this book, and once I started reading it, I didn't put it down. The story itself was intense, and it kept me glued to the page even more! Overall, I thought that This is Beautiful was a wonderful conclusion to Logan and Kayla's story! It had my emotions going all over the place, but I loved every second of it! This book was heart-wrenching, yet so sexy and sweet! If you're looking for an addictive romance to start, look no further than Kennedy Fox, whether you decide to just read this duet, or if you decide to go back and start with Travis and Viola's story...you will not want to put these books down! *I received an egalley from the authors in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Live-Laugh-Ducks 10 months ago
The name says it all. This book is beautiful! If you've read the Checkmate Duet Series, you know Kennedy Fox loves to leave readers with a major cliffhanger in book one. Checkmate: This is Dangerous was the biggest of them all and Checkmate: This is Beautiful jumps you right into the heart of Logan and Kayla as they come out the other side. This book will make you laugh while crying and cry while laughing. Your heart will break reading this book, but Kennedy Fox doesn't leave you hanging. As much as you don't want Logan and Kayla to hurt, you will find yourself compelled to know how their story ends. And it is so worth it! Be prepared for your cheeks to turn red, your eyes to water, and to snort out a laugh or two in public. If you loved the fire and steam of Travis and Viola in This is War and This is Love, get ready to clutch your pearls as you enter into Logan and Kayla’s world. If you loved the sweet compassion and affection of Drew in Courtney in This is Reckless and This is Effortless, get ready to swoon over the unapologetic love and respect between Logan and Kayla. This is Dangerous showed us a whole new side of Logan and Kayla. This is Beautiful will take that discovery so much further. This is the best book in the series, bringing together everything we’ve loved about the Checkmate duets, and bringing something that is unique to Logan and Kayla (besides just dogs and donuts). Get your tissues and itchy eye excuses ready and dive in.
Anonymous 10 months ago
So I've come to the worst part of a Kennedy Fox book... the end! I wanted to know the rest of Logan and Kayla's story, but at the same time I didn't want to leave these characters! I had so many questions about Kayla's situation, how Logan would deal with it, and how everything would resolve. I can honestly say that this book answered all my burning questions plus some! Logan is just *SWOONY AND THE BEST GUY EVER*! My heart is full and I'm once again sitting here with a big smile on my face after finishing a Kennedy Fox book! Also, I will never look at another donut the same again (thanks K & F!) :)