Book Review: Checkmate: This is Beautiful (Logan & Kayla, #2) (Checkmate Duet #6)

Goodreads Synopsis:

The anticipated conclusion of the Logan & Kayla saga in the Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo 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.**


Chick and Brain Rating 5 out of 5

To say I am a Kennedy Fox fan is an understatement, but this was by far my favorite book in the entire series. This is the perfect ending to the Checkmate Duet Series, and I could not have chosen a better couple than Logan and Kayla. These two deserved their HEA, and Kennedy Fox made sure they earned it!

The story picks right up after Kayla’s accident. Logan is still as cocky and lovable as ever, but Kayla has no recollection of her relationship with Logan or of her past in general. While Kayla works to regain her memory, Logan must struggle with seeing the woman he loves be a stranger to him. My heart breaks for him so many times during this book. He is so patient and loving with Kayla and their dogs that it is heart warming. We also got more a glimpse of Logan’s relationship with his daughter. Daddy Logan was adorable! Reading about the different interaction with his daughter just made me fall even more in love with him, and I honestly thought no one would be able to top Deputy Drew in my book.

Kayla, although with no memory of her past, was still able to remain true to the person we have come to know and love in this series. I am not going to lie, I was freaking out a little when men from the past come back into the picture, but all was right in the world of Kayla and Logan. We are also able to find out a lot more about Kayla’s past. I honestly have fallen in love with Kayla even more at this point. Kayla will always be my favorite female character in this series.

I can honestly say I am sad to see these characters go, but Kennedy Fox did an amazing job wrapping up the series for us all. I laughed, cried, fanned myself from the hotness, and even threw the book a few times out of frustration lol. Only Kennedy Fox could write this story, there are not two better authors in my book to tell the story of this group of friends. I highly recommend this series to anyone that loves these particular tropes. You can start with Kayla and Logan or at the beginning with Travis and Viola. It honestly does not matter, just expect to be along for the ride once you begin.

*** I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review ***


Until next time,



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