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3.64  ·  Rating details ·  4,534 ratings  ·  260 reviews
Une aventure d’un soir. Un moment sans sentiment ni promesse pour oublier, le temps d’une nuit, le chaos qu’est devenue sa vie ces derniers temps. C’est tout ce que voulait Hayden. Seulement, après cette nuit passée avec Brody – qui est pourtant tout ce qu’elle a toujours cherché à éviter chez les hommes : frimeur, obstiné, coureur… –, elle n’arrive pas à l’oublier. Elle d ...more
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Published July 8th 2016 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2009)
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Feb 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of sports romance
I was in the mood for a really short, hot sports romance, and this one filled the bill perfectly. I had forgotten how hot the Harlequin Blaze books can get, because at times this one bordered on the erotic. It was a pretty steamy read about an Art History professor (Hayden) looking for a 'fling' to spice up her stale love life before she settled down with Mr. Safe and Boring, and a sexy, formerly bad boy hockey star (Brody) who was tired of a life of 'flings' and was now looking for something mo ...more
Mar 16, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: Melissab
This book was interesting enough to keep me entertained on this lazy Sunday - and the eye candy at the cover didn't hurt... :) I didn't like the fact that Hayden's relationship with her "former boyfriend"(?) wasn't really over before she got envolved with Brody but, at least, she was honest about it with both men. That wasn't cheating, was it? Hmmm...
I love hockey and I liked Elle Kennedy's Samhain offerings, so I figured the odds were good for this book.

Hayden Houston is a professor of art history at UC-Berkley in Chicago to support her father through an acrimonious divorce. While in town, she meets a friend at a bar and together they scheme to get her a one-night stand.

Brody Croft is a pro hockey player shooting pool, minding his own business, when Hayden hit on him and surprises him with an invite back to her place. Surprised and delighte
4-4 ½ stars - Contemporary/Sports Romance

This is a fast, light, and fun sports romance about a hotshot hockey star and a miss prim and proper art history professor engaging in some hot off the rink, between the sheets action. It’s a Harlequin Blaze, so expect a short read with romance on the steamy side. Brody Croft is a total hunk with all the trimmings: he’s sexy, tender, romantic, sweet, caring, supportive, and fun. The relationship between Brody and Hayden develops at a nice pace from a spic
Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hayden has returned to Chicago to stand by her father’s side while he goes through his divorce, desperate to bridge the gap that has formed over the years. The years when hockey took over everything and took her father away from her. On a break from her current love interest, Hayden isn’t looking for anything serious, just a chance to let out some steam and reliever her body of some tension – but when Brody enters the bar... all of that is about to change.

Hockey star, Brody Croft is tired of the
Feb 25, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to MelissaB by: Auntee
Pretty good little story, especially for a Harlequin. The heroine is an Art History professor who hooks up with a professional hockey player for a one night stand that turns into something more. The funny thing is, she doesn't like hockey because her dad owns the hero's hockey team and made her travel all the time while she was growing up when he used to be a coach. I thought it was funny that a girl who didn't like hockey fell in love with a pro hockey player - especially since I don't like hoc ...more
BWT (Belen)
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Let's just say the plot, the flow, and the characters didn't work for me and leave it at that.
2.75-3 Stars
Meh, this didn't feel like an Elle Kennedy book to me.
I would have given this three stars for its completely adequate story, but it lost me at the beginning with the mention of Hayden being a "junior professor." First of all, what the hell is a "junior professor"? Did the author mean assistant professor? Also, UC Berkeley isn't going to hire a tenure-track professor who hasn't finished their PhD yet. /end pedantry
Dora (d_ireadromance)
After breezing through the Off Campus series and The Briar U series I thought for sure a Hockey Sports Romance couldn’t get any better. Even though this book has been out for a while (2009) I am soooo happily satisfied. Elle Kennedy can never do any wrong when it comes to romance, sports, lovable characters, and the perfect amount of steam. Hayden is young, successful, and knows what she wants. Brody is young, driven, and living out his passion of hockey. They think they want different things bu ...more
First sentence: "I really need to get laid," Hayden Houston said with a sigh..

Can always count on EK to deliver extremely hot sex scenes around simple story settings. This book is about Brody a hockey star getting involved with his team's owner's daughter, Hayden.

What this book lacks in intricate storyline, it makes up with the scorching hot love scenes. Always lurve EK's dirty (and creative) bedroom scenes.
Dec 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 Stars!
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ehhhh, I expected more.
Alicia Thompson
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, sports
This is a really satisfying read. From the beginning to the epilogue, Body Check was exactly what I wanted and not what I expected from Elle Kennedy. I’ve only read her Out of Uniform books, which while very good, are very different from Body Check.

The hero, Brody, is a 29 yo hockey player who is past his womanizing years. He is already open to a real relationship when he is approached by the heroine, Hayden, in a bar. She is on a break from her less than exciting boyfriend and is in town to sup
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
3.5 stars
There were quite a few things I loved about Body Check, but I also had a couple I enjoyed less. Especially when it came to the heroine - I didn't fully click with her, even if I ended up enjoying her.
Phew...Brody can come and check my body out anytime :)

A well written and enjoyable quick read

Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hockey
3.5 Stars
Yikes, just skip straight to Elle Kennedy’s newer stuff (May I suggest the Deal?) and stay far far away from this one
Katie ✨
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was supposed to be a one night stand but it ended up being a one life time.
Two characters who realize that they are linked together quite by accident and can't stop being attracted one to another.
A nice steamy sport romance that makes you question your loyalty and trust towards your loved ones.
Stephanie Deemer
This was awful. Will I read more books by her? Probably. I'm a sucker for cheesy romance novels about hockey players.
Samantha Ramadani

Good book. Nice story line. I don’t much like reading in third person but this was easier to follow along
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, sports-romance
Loved Hayden and Brody’s book. Just loved it.
This book was really awesome! Five stars and a half, even. It was totally hot and sexy! This was the first time I’ve read a story from Elle Kennedy and must admit that I was totally amazed by her writing style. Did I ever enjoy every page!

Hayden Houston as the female lead in the story was very likeable. She was a professor of arts history in California who came to visit her dad in Chicago. She was the type of woman who craves stability in life which she never had while growing up because she h
Jun 20, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any who likes a good romance
Recommended to Kimberly by: Listopia Sport's list
I really liked this book. I had no idea how hot this series of books is and will be reading more of this series.
The two characters are Hayden Houston and Brody Croft. Hayden picks Brody up from a bar for a one night stand. She only wants on night and he wants it all. Wow, that seems like such a good back of the book teaser.
The characters were reastic. I really love a story were the roles are reversed and it's the male who want the relationship and the woman who doesn't. Brody works very hard t
Sarah Pennington
Oh, where do I start? I had been reading long, deep novels and needed a break. Normally I love thinking about topics or imagining the world the author is building, but at times I need an easy read. I thought this would be it. As little substance this book has, it was so hard to read because it was SO bad. I wanted to bang my head off the wall multiple times. The sex scenes literally put me to sleep.

There was too much, unbelievable drama in one book. It's insta-love which pisses me off. "We neve
That book would really deserve its 3.5 stars, but I'll settle for 4 as I've been quite difficult and unsatisfied with quite a few reads recently.
This is a quite short story - only 140 pages, and I must confess that I was very weary before starting it. The overall story-line has nothing original in it; the characters are also not really new. However everything worked out extremely fine and I really enjoyed seeing how Brody and Hayden's feelings developed, how they changed and matured. I really th
Heather andrews
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brody sure has a one track mind, “I’m sorry.” She paused. “Do you like to play?” Was she referring to pool? Or a different game? Maybe the kind you played in bed. Naked. “Pool, I mean,” she added quickly." Brody isn't the only one with a one track mind seems Hayden has one as well, “both.” A shaky breath exited her throat. “When I’m with him all I can think about is ripping off his clothes, and when I’m not with him all I can think about is ripping off his clothes.” Hayden knows how to make her ...more
May 26, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantica
3 1/2 stars. Very cute story. I read this because I'm a huge hockey fan and love reading hockey stories. While I still prefer Rachel Gibson or Dierdre Martin's hockey players, this was a fun read.

**Possible spoiler**

I also enjoyed the fact that the h was looking for just sex or just a fling and the H was pushing for a relationship and looking to settle down. It's nice not to have a needy heroine--especially when it's an alpha male looking for more than just sex!

Overall, I'd recommend this for a
Lulú Monroe
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. It was longer and better than I expected. The characters had depth and the story was interesting. I really liked it.
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A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just

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“She laughed. “Let me guess, sex in the gazebo is one of your fantasies?” “Oh, yeah. I’ve wanted to do this since the moment this damn thing was built.” “What, none of your hockey groupies ever wanted to do it in the wilderness of your backyard?” she teased. “I’ve never brought a woman home before.” 1 likes
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