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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Body Check by Elle Kennedy

Body Check by Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (212 pages)
Heat: Hot
Rating: 5 books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

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….

What happens when the good girl art professor decides she wants to unleash her inner bad girl? She runs into the ultimate bad boy hell bent on becoming a good man. Sounds like time for the ultimate Body Check.

Hayden Houston hates hockey. She watched her father coach hockey all through her formative years. The last thing she wants is to hook up with a hockey player. Brody Croft, a professional hockey player sees it differently. He can’t get enough of Hayden.

I liked how Ms. Kennedy used humor and a bit of insecurity on the part of Hayden to drive the story. The book zips along, keeping the reader engaged well beyond the last page. Hayden knows what she wants; she just has to convince her heart and mind to agree. I loved Brody’s alpha male: tall, dark, handsome, with a couple of well-placed tattoos. He makes me want to start watching hockey.

I also liked that Ms. Kennedy’s novel was original. It can be easy to make the blinding lights of fame become the villain, but not so with Body Check. The villain is real and redeemable, which endeared the character to me.

If you want a sport themed romance, complete with a hunky hero and a funky heroine, then Body Check is the novel you’re looking for. I give this novel 5 books.

Body Check

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