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.
When I mention the words Checkmate This is War among my friends I had hear nothing but good things , nothing but people gushing about how wonderful this book is . When I got the chance to listen to the audio book I was thrilled and I pressed play as soon as I could and OMG was this story amazing.
In this story we follow Travis and Viola and these two have hated each other ever since they where kids .However Travis is Viola's big brother ( Drew) best friends so they usually always hear about each other so lets flash forward to now Viola is about to graduate college and Travis bought a house with Drew and these two are still at each other throats , however Drew is going off to see his girlfriends Mia and Viola is staying at his house , so now only are these two who seem to not like each other are in the same for a lot a time but they are also dealing with all the sexual tension brewing between them for years, and this is basically where this story took off. I love Travis and Viola ,I loved that we got all this back story on them because it helped explain why they is so much animosity between them , because while constantly go back and forth with there remarks and while they both constantly say they do not care about each other, its becomes quite clear as you read on that they do . Watching they relationship go from enemies to a hybrid of enemies /lovers to just lovers was just wonderful .I felt that there story was sexy ( seriously I had to pause several times just fan myself lol the sex scenes in this book are lava hot) , swoon worthy and addicting .I loved everything about this book and of course the fact that Viola was a harry potter fan only made this book just 100 % more amazing . This story constantly kept me on my toes and I loved that.
The narrator Lia Longola was amazing !!! .In audio books I have heard many times that if the narrator is not right its sometimes hard to get through the story . This is not the case for Lia Longola she was perfect for this book , I love way she narrated this story. The way she did every voice was amazing .There was never any confusion every voice was distinct , nothing felt out of place with the way she narrated I understood every word, she was able to make me feel the emotions that went along with ever scene with her voice and I loved that. I honestly feel like if I could get Lia Longola to narrate every Kennedy fox book ever I would happy
Checkmate This Is war is sexy , addicting , funny , swoon worthy, feels causing story , I can honestly say this is one of the best story audio books I have listened to this year and after the ending of this story I cannot wait to jump into book 2 . If you love all these things in your stories you should definitely go pick up this audio book as soon as you can .