Checkmate: This Is War : Checkmate

  • by Kennedy Fox
  • Narrated by Lia Langola
  • Series: Checkmate
  • 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 10, 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.


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4 Checkmate Stars

I have one questions… WHY? Why do I do this to myself? I know there was going to be a book 2 so why I ask you did I read book one when book two isn’t out on audio yet?

Oh I know because I have had my eye on this one for a while.
As always I went in blind. No synopsis, no nothing, I just notice the hype of this book and thought hey I want to read that.

I don’t recall reading an enemies to lovers romance off the top of my head, and I can’t say I didn't enjoy it because I sure as heck did.

I think the only part I didn't enjoy too much was how immature Viola was in parts of the book. Then again Travis who is “older” acted just as immature sometimes too. So I guess they balanced themselves out. Ha.. Then again I think to my self she is still in college and he is still pretty young they are learning.

I love a brother’s best friend romance… Giggles especially when they have “pretend” nothing is going on. Ha like that ever turns out alright.

The chemistry between Travis and Viola leaps out at you, you can’t help but wonder about their back story and why they have some much hate for one another.
I love that they both get there jabs in. They are very witty.
Does that make me sick for loving it so much...lmao...Oh well I loved it.

I want, no I need more… I know the eBook of book 2 will be out soon if its not already out but I am going to hold off for the audio because Lia Langola does a fabulous job with this audiobook.

This was my first audio by her but it’s not going to be my last. I very much enjoyed her male voice and her Viola voice.

Can’t say I like the sassy other girls voices but I think that was the point. ;) They are not supposed to be relatable characters.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*
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- Pam Audio-Fanatic "Audiobook Addict, yep that is me. There is a group of us! Check us out on FB. >:-)"

Good Narration

While this book is written in dual POV, it's narrated just by a single female voice. She does a good job of making Travis's voice more gritty. Her male voice also has a certain a**hoIe vibe to it which is very fitting for the character. She does a great job getting the emotions, the quivers, excitement etc in her voice and spoken words down.

As far as the story itself goes, I felt a bit of a disconnect with the characters. They often act quickly out of anger and explode with emotions. Sometimes their emotions and feelings seem conflicting and not consistent for the characters. Both main characters are demanding and hypocritical with their expectations. Viola is a priss and often acts entitled and immature. With Travis, it bothered me that he continued a sexual relationship with two women during the same time frame. He doesn't stop one relationship because it's a sticky situation and also because he's a guy so it's too hard to say no? Hmm. That's not really attractive. That doesn't make me root for him. Their back and forth hate/hate relationship felt like it just went on in circles. It didn't seem to actually get anywhere and yet their story continues on in another book.
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- Brooklyn "Blogger and reviewer at S3OC Blog and Book Breath Babe Blog, Administrator of a Facebook Reader/Author/Blogger group, Booking Out Besties."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-23-2016
  • Publisher: Kennedy Fox