Title: Checkmate Ever After (Checkmate #1-3)
Author Name & Publisher: Lex Chase (DSP Publications)
Publication Date & Length:
Checkmate: Books One through Four
The day disgraced superhero Memphis Rook literally fell into Hogarth Dawson’s lap, you could say it was fate. But the brawny Rook did nearly crush Garth’s pancreas. What started as two ships passing in the night ended on the weirdest adventure of their lives. Together, Rook and Garth form Checkmate, a daring super duo that keeps Axis City safe from a rogue’s gallery of nefarious villains, dastardly masterminds, and a coalition of calamity. Fighting evil wherever it appears—from reality shows to comic book conventions—Checkmate serves up knuckle sandwiches of justice. But by day, they’re a couple of broke losers who can barely afford a burger and navigating a weird thing called a relationship. Ain’t true love grand? Rook and Garth may be in over their heads, and even super heroes fail sometimes, but they’re ready to take a stand when no one else will. Don’t hate the players, because Checkmate owns the game.
This book was so good! It had me laughing and on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading this.
You get your comic book action with this book with all the super heroes and villains in this world who fight each other. Which leads me to… I loved this world the author created in this book! You get your action and angst in this book along with the steam which was hot between these two super heroes. Then there were the funny moments with the banter between Hogarth and Rook which had me laughing until there were tears in my eyes.
I loved the way Lex Chase wrote these characters! There was Garth who is the computer nerd hero with superpowers that is not afraid of going after what he wants and that is Rook. Then there was Rook who is a hero but keeps to himself after being kicked out of Power Alliance, that is until he meets Garth. Rook has powers like strength and the power to bring those who die back which he uses to save people.
These two men join forces too fight the villains in there city. While at the same time they grow closer together. You also will meet a lot of different characters in this book too.
So I will leave this review with… I really loved this funny/action filled book and would definitely recommend this!
Weaving tales of cinematic, sweeping adventure and epic love—and depending on how she feels that day—Lex sprinkles in high-speed chases, shower scenes, and more explosions than a Hollywood blockbuster. She loves tales of men who kiss as much as they kick ass. She believes if you’re going to going to march into the depths of hell, it better be beside the one you love.
Lex is a pop culture diva and her DVR is constantly backlogged. She wouldn’t last five minutes without technology in the event of the apocalypse and has nightmares about refusing to leave her cats behind. She is incredibly sentimental, to the point that she gets choked up at holiday commercials. But like the lovers driven to extreme measures to get home for the holidays, Lex believes everyone deserves a happy ending.
Lex also has a knack for sarcasm, never takes herself seriously, and has been nicknamed “The Next Alan Moore” by her friends for all the pain and suffering she inflicts on her characters. She is a Damned Yankee hailing from the frozen backwoods of Maine now residing in the burbs of Northwest Florida, where it could be 80F and she’d still be a popsicle.
She is grateful for and humbled by all the readers. She knows very well she wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them and welcomes feedback.