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

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

By Kennedy Fox

  • Release Date: 2017-07-07
  • Genre: Contemporary
5 Score: 5 (From 39 Ratings)


Introducing book 1 in the Logan & Kayla saga of the Checkmate duet series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling 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?


Logan Knight is a real life knight in shining armor.
A detective godsend in a sleek black suit has me thinking less than secretive thoughts. Brooding and mysterious, he’s the kind of guy every girl instantly notices. Between his seductive smirk and charming good looks, it’s no wonder I can’t help the way he makes me feel whenever I’m near him.
Too bad he’s unavailable—or so he says. 

He thinks I’m a do-gooder who shouldn’t get involved with a guy like him. His past is messy and relationships just add to that. He insists the timing is all wrong and he’s devoted to his career, but I don’t buy that excuse for a second. I see the way his body tenses and his jaw ticks every time another guy is around me. He just won’t admit it, but I’m more determined than ever to show him what he’s missing. 

I’m a devoted animal rescuer and I’ll risk everything to save them, but when a dramatic turn of events puts both our lives at risk, I’m positive Logan will write me off for good. But when he asks for my help with a personal crisis, I know it’s my last chance to finally show him I can handle anything he throws my way—messy past and all.

He might think he has me all figured out, but I’ll prove him wrong no matter what he thinks. This game of push and pull has me running in circles. One wrong move and we could both lose.

Checkmate, Knight.

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

**This is book 1 in the Logan & Kayla Saga--a second-chance romance. You don't need to read any of the other Checkmate duet series to enjoy this one, but is always recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**


  • Donuts are a girl’s best friend!

    By BookNerdCarmen
    Once I started reading Kayla and Logan’s story, I could not put this book down. You knew they had a connection in the previous books but you really see it in this one. The way Logan is protective of Kayla even though he hides his feelings for her. The dedication he has towards his family and friends. And of course, I knew a cliffhanger was coming but man this one really gutted me. I cannot wait to read This is Beautiful because I need to know what happens to #Team Layla.
  • Yes Detective!!!

    By kyhousman
    I absolutely adore this book! Kennedy Fox has done it again on their fifth book! The story of Kayla and Logan is "sweet". You can definitely feel the passion when you're reading it. And THE ENDING!!!! Dead! Is it September yet?? Love this book! And get ready for a donut addiction!
  • Perfection from start to finish!!!

    By letshaveakya
    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
  • This is Dangerous

    By Michele1790
    I loved this book and can't wait for the next 1.
  • Fabulously fun, sexy and sweet

    By mj_toth
    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.
  • Kennedy Fox Does It Again!!!!😍😍😍😍😍

    By meme book corner
    Checkmate this is Dangerous Kennedy Fox 🦊 does it again. When I think it could not get any better they blew me away. I loved the other books in this series but I have to say this one is my favorite. There is just something about a handsome mysterious detective and a angel that is one of the sweetest people with her volunteering and love of animals and infatuation with 🍩. The ending I can't believe the ending now I just knew thing were going too good for them.Now I will be counting down the days and minutes until Checkmate this is Dangerous. Please whatever you do please purchase this book you will not regret it. I promise you will thank me. I almost forgot we also find out Logan's secrets and Kayla may have some secrets of her own. 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Thank you Kennedy Fox for the arc book you made my year!!! I received this arc book for my honest review
  • #TeamLayla deserves all the sprinkled and cream-filled donuts in the world!

    By RentasticR
    Oh my god, I think that cliffhanger officially broke my brain and drove me past the point of insanity because right when I reached that last page, when I read those last few words... I just couldn't, for the life of me, stop laughing. Maybe it was my way of coping, knowing we won't be getting the other half of Logan and Kayla's story until September, but I seriously found myself in a massive face palm moment, laughing and shaking my head repeatedly. Hoo boy, it's definitely going to be a freaking long two months of waiting! I loved the relationship Logan and Kayla are in and the friendship they built. Theirs is certainly a way slower burn compared to the #TeamTraviola and #TeamDrewtney's, that's for sure. But the push and pull in that sexual tension between them will have you so amped up. At one point, with all the teasing KF was giving us, all I wanted to do was scream "get it on already!" But then the pacing worked out with the kind of premise #TeamLayla's story has. You'll definitely feel that insane attraction and feels so much more. You'll get to devour and absorb more of how they felt for one another. Kennedy Fox slays hearts... AGAIN. I guess that's not much of a big shocker at this point, really. This author duo has yet to disappoint me. Every character they introduce, every tale they write just captivates me right from the very first page and have you begging for more even after you've read the last page. And This is Dangerous is no different at all. They won't only have your heart soaring through the skies or your panties drenched, they'll make you see things in such a fun and different light too, which I really enjoy. They're the ones who had me not minding cliffhangers as much, no matter how brutal they are. Case in point? The kind of cliffy This is Dangerous has. And the thing that I love most about their work? Their books actually vary in their own twists and turns. How they don't follow the same pattern all the time—aside from the cliffhangers—when it comes to the plot. Each story has its own uniqueness, its own flavor, that you'll never know what to expect or what's going to happen next. I think the last five chapters of this book had me on edge more than the first two of the Checkmate duets because I kept on waiting for the other shoe to drop. And when it came? Oh holy hell, drop it did.
  • OMG!🍩🍩

    By Kelseybrooke09
    This book was everything I hoped it would be! I fell in love with Kayla & Logan right away.. I mean who wouldn't love them! From the donuts, dogs & the hot sex! I knew there would be a cliffhanger with it being the first book in this duet but my heart broke a little when I finished it! It has me wanting more of this steamy couple! I can't wait to read the other book! I love all the books in the Checkmate series and how Kennedy Fox includes the past characters into the all the new books. I can never get enough Drewtney or Traviola! This is book #5 but you don't have to read the other ones to read this one first! You can start with this one and then back track but I would recommend starting with #1! Hope y'all enjoy just as much as I did...
  • Great Start to Logan & Kayla's Duet

    By Fairest Reviews
    Checkmate: This is Dangerous is the perfect title for the first book in Logan Knight and Kayla Sinclair’s duet; the push and pull between them is definitely challenging to not only their hearts but their bodies and minds as well, and in any game/challenge with two worthy adversaries, each maneuver is consciously thought out…each attempt to gain the upper hand comes with its own agenda and because the opponents withhold information, the end result remains unclear up until the point one of them concedes or they reach a stalemate, forcing them to choose once and for all if the struggle and fear is worth it or if it’s still too dangerous to go all in, perhaps losing a chance to win everything they’ve always wanted and needed. Opponent #1: Logan Knight is everything that his last name infers; he’s protective and caring…he has a big heart and would willingly risk his life to protect those he loves, but he’s also broody and mysterious, only stating, without further explanation, that he has too much baggage and too many complications to start a relationship with Kayla, even if the way he acts towards her speaks otherwise. His reality is not a place he wants Kayla to be because it’s messy and out of his control at times. Opponent #2: Kayla Sinclair is a genuine and compassionate person - one who gives her time and her assistance to people and animals in need. As a foster child who was never adopted, she yearns for security…for someone who can give her a loving home and a loving relationship, and the man who she knows can do that for her is Logan Knight, even if he won’t admit it because he’s not quite ready to let down his walls and let a woman into his heart a second time. Kennedy Fox has only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to Logan and Kayla as individuals and as a couple. There are still things they don’t know about each other, which means there are still obstacles to overcome. There’s a risk in allowing people’s feelings to control their actions, and while Logan and Kayla have had to combat a few misunderstandings and evasive maneuvers at the end of This is Dangerous, readers are made aware that there is more work to be done, more truths to reveal, and more changes headed Logan and Kayla’s way before they’ll truly know if what they’re building is strong enough to endure anything. Logan and Kayla’s story is my first book by Kennedy Fox; I enjoyed the writing as well as the main and supporting characters and their development. I’m eager for This is Beautiful; I’m not sure where Fox will lead Logan and Kayla’s relationship because there are a lot of unanswered questions and the plot line is just beginning to build its main conflict, which means moving from dangerous to beautiful is going to prove to be quite the battle, but hopefully with Logan’s knight in shining armor demeanor and Kayla’s half full attitude, the couple will get to the beauty of who they are together before the danger drags them under for good. 4 Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)
  • Skip the tissues and dive straight into a dozen delicious Doughnuts

    By Mix M
    O...M...G... I've got no words!! These ladies really know how to bring it when it comes to a cliffhanger. And well this one brought it. What I will say is Kayla and Logan are just such a beautiful couple. I absolutely loved that Logan was so loving and protective with Kayla from the beginning. Even though he fought his feelings towards her, you can see that he was in love with everything that was Kayla. You just want to eat him up like a delicious doughnut. I've said this once and I'll say it again: how is it possible for these ladies to make me fall in love with yet another stellar couple! I can't wait until book two and see how that crazy cliffy is resolved. Let the countdown for book two This is Beautiful begin!! #TeamLayla