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If you could sum up Checkmate: This Is Reckless in three words, what would they be?
Friends. Lovers. Muffins (blueberry)
What other book might you compare Checkmate: This Is Reckless to and why?
There are tons of friends to lovers books out there, but I would probably compare it to romantic comedies like Lauren Blakely's Full Package. Lots of laughs and steam ;) There's also a bit of taboo (best friend's brother) and a slow burn build-up thrown in for good measure.
What about Lia Langola’s performance did you like?
I think her male voices are awesome, but her performance as Courtney was AMAZING!! I loved the southern accent and the way she delivered the perfect amount of sass and attitude, but also vulnerability. Amazing narration!!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
If I could have, I would have! The witty banter between all the characters had me laughing out loud and I really loved the chemistry between Drew and Courtney as well as the friendship with Viola and Travis.
Any additional comments?
This is book 1 of this duet (the second book has already been released though). The conclusion to Drew and Courtney's story can be found in Checkmate: This is Effortless.
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Courtney and Drew are best friends and room mates. Courtney has had a crush on Drew for a very long time but there is one thing standing in her way... Mia. Drew's on again off again girlfriend, Mia, is manipulative, obnoxious and determined. When Drew finally sees her true self, they break up and now it's Courtney's chance.
I loved the sexy times, the familial drama and the circle of friends. What I didn't enjoy was the lack of real chemistry until one day and then it was off the chart. I would have liked to see that from the beginning so it wasn't such a shock to see these 2 characters hook up. I also felt like the story line was pretty predictable and juvenile. It just wasn't deep enough, there was so much that could have and should have gone wrong but instead, it's light and everything is on the surface and doesn't get scratched very deeply. I did really enjoy the roommates to lovers plot though.
The shining star was Lia Langola. She played both the male and female POV and that is so hard to do but she pulled it off and did a great job in the process. The sound quality and voice quality was spot on. No popping or outside noises, this was a stellar audio.
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