Audiobook Review: This is War (Checkmate #1) by Kennedy Fox

Posted November 22, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Wildfire Marketing PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Audiobook Review:  This is War (Checkmate #1) by Kennedy FoxThis is War by Kennedy Fox
Series: The Checkmate Duet #1,
Narrator: Lia Langola
Published by Kennedy Fox on December 23, 2016
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: 08:54
Source: Wildfire Marketing PR
Format: Audiobook
My Rating: five-stars
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Coming from a new duo of bestselling authors, The Checkmate Duet, an enemies to lovers romance!

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.**

My Review:

Now, to be honest, I think I’ve had an e-copy of this for awhile, from signing up for a newsletter or a free deal or something. But I just never got around to it. When I got the audio though, I put aside what I was listening to and was sucked right in! At first I did wonder why they didn’t have a male and female narrator since there were two characters with their own chapters. But, the female narrator who does this book is one of the really good ones that can do a male voice pretty well. So that wasn’t an issue.

The hatred between Travis and Viola goes so deep. You can feel it in every word they say to each other. And while I kind of had an idea what might have caused the rift between them, it wasn’t exactly what I’d thought, and still was very emotional once it was revealed. The story was definitely hot. Although there was a point when I was wondering why she was fighting in that moment. However, since I think Travis kind of got into that, and pushed her so often for that kind of reaction, he kind of deserved it.

Both of them were definitely very ridiculous and stubborn right up to the point when her friend Courtney gave them a push and they finally figured it out. But then that ending! Gah! Now to get ahold of the audiobook for the second part so I can find out what happens next! Because even if that ending may have upset Viola, I have a feeling it’s not exactly what she was thinking.

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