Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Book Review: Checkmate by Diana Nixon

22034438Title: Checkmate
Author: Diana Nixon
Rating: 5/5
(18 and Above)


Smart, beautiful and ambitious, Scarlett Wilson never thought that trouble could be that irresistible. After she wakes up in a handsome stranger’s bed, with nothing but the vague memories of the night they spent together, her life changes tremendously. What she thought was the biggest mistake ever, turns out to be the only thing her body and mind would never let her forget. 

Who would have thought that the only witness to Scarlett’s night adventures would become the new head of her father’s company that she had been dreaming to head for years? The owner of the most gorgeous face and the most impossible temper ever, Dominick Altier will make the wildest of her fantasies come true…

Is falling in love with the devil worth giving up dreams and betraying principles?

Will setting the rules help retain dignity?
Or will losing a match become the only way to win the game?


Nothing gets the blood pumping more than a devilishly handsome man speaking French and a couple of drinks. J Let the games begin!

Scarlett Wilson wasn’t planning any of it when she walked into The Black Rose (club) with her best friend. Needless to say she ended up alone until Mr. sleek, charming, and dangerous stepped up to the table. He couldn’t resist this vivacious woman and after a few drinks Scarlett wakes up in bed with the man and not the best memory of the night before. Talk about a nightmare!
She leaves and tries to return to her normal life of work until she meets the new man working for her dad’s company, Dominick Altier. Oh, she knows this man; he’s the same one from the night before. Now, with the world crashing down around her, Scarlett has to play Dominick’s mental and physical game.

These two were opposites and so similar with their determination and how hard they worked. The tension at times was dipping off the pages and then Diana tosses in these fun side characters and situations that are so humorous. Again I find myself naming one of her characters someone in my life. It would have to be Dominick’s brother, Oliver. Yep, I’ve got a BFF with his personality and I think that’s what draws people to Diana’s writing. To turn and look at the people in your life and see them reflected in Diana’s writing means the lady knows her stuff and how to bring that real world connection into her writing. Her characters make you smile, laugh, and get frustrated. They make you lust, crave, and desire in ways only a good book or a great lover can do. :) Man, I love a good romance.

Diana has put together another great plot building a relationship between two characters that I thought would become volatile, but in a way it worked. The characters grew to love one another with such intensity. Haha I think I probably would have burned Dominick’s office with him in it after he threatened her with blackmail. Yeah, you heard me. He tried to black mail our leading lady! Team Scarlett supporter here. But by the end I was so glad she didn’t. He really was made to be her equal.

I am never disappointed when reading your books Diana and I continue to wish you the best of luck in all your future works. Keep bringing the same passion and love to everything you create.


Read chapter one of Checkmate:
Buy Checkmate:

About the author:
Diana Nixon is the author of fantasy and contemporary romances. She was born in Minsk, Belarus, where she currently lives. In 2008 she graduated from Belorussian state University. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish, and Spanish.

To learn more about Diana Nixon or to buy her works:

Love Lines:
Ebook or Paperback
Songs of the wind:
Ebook or Paperback
From Scratch:
Ebook or Paperback
Diamond Sky:
Ebook or Paperback

The Souls of Rain (Heavens Trilogy 1)
Ebook or Paperback
The Prisoners of Dreams (Heavens Trilogy 1.5)
Ebook or Paperback
Hate at First Sight (A Contemporary Romance)
Ebook or Paperback
Love Undone

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