Checkmate: This Is War by Kennedy Fox

Checkmate: This Is War

By Kennedy Fox

  • Release Date: 2016-10-03
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 271 Ratings
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Introducing The Checkmate Duet from a secret duo of bestselling authors! Checkmate: This is War is an enemies to lovers romance that will have you crying with laughter one moment and screaming in frustration the next... but you'll be begging to play the game with The King. 

Game on.


Travis King is the worst kind of a**hole. He taunts me for being a good girl and mocks my high standards.He's cruel, crass, and has enough confidence to last two lifetimes. And I hate him.

It wouldn't matter so much if he were avoidable. But considering he's my older brother's best friend and roommate, I see him more than I'd ever want to. His sculpted abs and gorgeous eyes are wasted on such an arrogant man, which makes me hate him even more.

Even though I've had a crush on him since I was ten, the feelings weren't mutual and he's made that very clear. He's always loved getting under my skin and one night against my better judgment, I let him in my bed. I've succumbed to his manw**re ways, but that doesn't change a thing.

Because the King is about to get played at his own game--and lose.


*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is War is book 1 of 2 in the Checkmate Duet.**


  • 4 read me now stars

    By Ashel05
    Ok. So. I’ve had these on my bookshelf forever it seems. Not sure why I delayed in reading them. They are great. Synopsis: Viola fell in love with her brother, Drew’s best friend Travis at 11 years old. They become close, best friends close. Something happens that changes that when she’s 12. Fast forward 10 years. Travis and drew have graduated college. They share a house together. Viola cannot stand Travis and let’s him know it every chance she gets. Viola is a senior In college. For spring break she’s staying at their house. Drew goes to stay with his beeyotch of a girlfriend Mia. Leaving Trav and V alone. I should mention. Travis is a player. Sleeps with lots and lots of people. What i loved: The way the author goes back and forth current to past events. It worked well. I loved how much they loved each other but wouldn’t admit it or allow themselves to believe it could be real. Sex was hot. What I didn’t love but didn’t ruin the book: 2 things. I really couldn’t stand the way they talked to each other during the enemies portion. More so Viola. It was harsh and way over the top for me. And the way then refused to allow any vulnerabilities to show until late in the book. But. Those two things didn’t ruin book for me, they were probably pretty realistic. But I was glad when that part of book went away. Now. Sex scenes. HAWT. Great. Loved them. Travis was a hot alpha in the sack. Viola loves it! I completely recommend this book and have already finished book 2... moving on to Drew’s story with no delay! Slight spoiler warning... * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * There is other women drama. And Travis does have sexual interactions with other women during some of the book. I don’t consider it cheating. In fact he struggles with wanting viola so much he walks away a few times. Viola doesn’t consider it cheating either. And once they work out when she started hating him he is faithful and dedicated.
  • loveee it!

    By Agronxxx
    there's something about this book that makes me cant stop reading it! the character, the storyline, ughhh I lovee it❤️

    By Diane Dess
    This book was epic I couldn't put it down. This book is a necessity!
  • Checkmate this is war

    By EllaVictoria
    Easy reading.
  • A must read!

    By luvyateamedward
    I couldn't put this down once I started. I'm having a love hate relationship with Travis. He is to me a character you love to hate. In order to understand you must read! You won't regret it.
  • King and Princess!!

    By Jes Bruno
    I found Kennedy Fox on Instagram and Facebook and I'm not disappointed. The book was sexy funny and amazing. I hated that cliffhanger, I finished the book at 1:30 am and I wanted to toss my iPad across the room. I had to buy the nexy book right away because I had to know what happened. I love finding a new author that can blow my mind and wish that I found them sooner. Can't wait to read thew rest of this series, great start!!
  • Holy Sh-- this is HOT

    By Lezza-jojo
    If you do not read this book you will be very sorry it is one of the hottest books I've read can't wait till Monday started reading this book at 5 PM couldn't put it down until almost 4 AM. I had to cook dinner in between that. LOL hubby already wants to take away my iPad.
  • Omg

    By Bored mommy.
    Love this book! I'm still waiting for the next part.
  • Loved this!!! amazing

    By Reese 45
    Nice story!
  • Wow

    By JLoc0303
    Oh My Gawd! I can't believe I have to wait for the next book! It was sooo good! Hurry up!😍😍