Body Check

By Elle Kennedy

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Synopsis

Hard body? Check. Awesome-night-in-the-sack potential? Check! Hayden Houston is breaking out of her good-girl mode. It’s time for a one-night stand—and she’s found just the man for the job! She spent her childhood being dragged from rink to rink by her hockey-coach father. Now Hayden craves stability. And she’s determined to get it—after this one night.…

When hockey star Brody Croft sees the sexy brunette at the bar, he’s riveted. He’s ready to shed his bad-boy ways and settle down. And after a mind-blowing night in bed with Hayden, he knows she’s the one.

Now all he has to do is convince her….

Review

Hayden’s father is the owner of the NHL team, the Chicago Warriors.  Being forced as a child to follow her father from city to city, coaching job to coaching job, she refuses to ever date a hockey player.  She wants to be the most important person in a man’s life, not come second to his profession.  Needing to let off some sexual frustration, she steps out of her comfort zone and approaches a handsome stranger at a bar in the hopes she can convince him to have a one-night-stand with her.  Her choice: Brody Croft, who, unbeknownst to her, is a player for the Chicago Warriors.

The attraction between Brody and Hayden is instantaneous, but she’s only after a one-night-stand while he’s looking to settle down after years of meaningless encounters.  But of course he’s a man, so he has to go and ruin a great thing just when Hayden starts to take a real chance on him.  Despite his momentary lapse in good decisions, Brody and Hayden are both very likeable characters and their story is an enjoyable one.  Add in a team that is struggling with rumours of criminal activity between the owner and two players and you’ve also got yourself a little whodunit.  Brody has to figure out who his real friends are and who is out to ruin his reputation, while Hayden has to deal with the fact that her father might not be as innocent as he’s making himself out to be.  BODY CHECK is an old favourite of mine and this is probably the third or fourth time I’ve read it since buying it in January 2011.  It is a stand-alone and is told in dual POVs.

Body Check

My Rating:  4 Hearts

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