The Body Checker

The Body Checker

by Cathryn Fox

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I'm the NHL's toughest enforcer, the Body Checker, and I earned that title the hard way. I'm all about the game, a no attachment, no strings kind of guy, so when a puck bunny shows up at my door, shoves a pink bundle into my hands and drives off into the sunset, it turns my world upside down. I'm not cut out to be a family man. I know nothing about babies and I'm the last guy who should be taking care of one. But I do know someone who is equipped for the job—Quinn Reed, my best friend's kid sister. Problem is, she kind of...hates me.

Jonah Long...a father? Move in and help take of his daughter? Crazy as that sounds, I agree to the temporary arrangement, for the child's sake. Problem is, living with the guy I've crushed on since forever, is messing with my body as well as my brain. And now, watching him grow as a man, seeing the bond between father and daughter build, I can't help but want this family for myself. But we're just playing house, and Jonah isn't interested in making this ready-made family the real deal...right?

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BN ID: 2940161830628
Publisher: Cathryn Fox
Publication date: 01/21/2019
Series: Players on Ice , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 7,881
File size: 392 KB

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The Body Checker 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
PennySparkles 12 months ago
4+ “Totally adorable” Stars Holy puck!!! I know whenever I pick up a story by Ms. Fox I’ll get OTT hotness guaranteed. The Body Checker had hotness to spare, but it was also fun, sweet and incredibly cute! This story checked a lot of my favorite tropes: surprise baby? Check. Single-dad-who-needs-to-be-saved? Check. Off-limits best friend’s little sister? Check and… well multiple checks *wink*wink* Jonah finds himself suddenly and completely out of his element. When the puck bunny from hell thrusts a tiny baby wearing pink, he has no choice but to take little Daisy. By the mercy of Heaven, his best friend is there to witness the exchange and gets his sister to help him out asap. Quinn takes care of little kids for a living and dreams of opening her own daycare one day. Once she meets baby Daisy, she agrees to help Jonah out but only temporarily. She may act like she hates his guts, but she’s crushed on the guy forever, and being constantly in the presence of his shirtless-chest-and-abs is not going to be easy. Once they start to settle into their make-shift temporary family and they spend more time together, Jonah and Quinn’s chemistry becomes unbearable, and soon they are succumbing to it. Jonah was the cutest H ever. A giant, sexy mountain of muscles, he is completely ill at ease when it comes to the delicate baby he now finds himself having to take care of. I loved how he stepped up to the situation and went all in to become a real father to Daisy. He was absolutely adorkable in his baby handling, and I was melted into a puddle of goo time and again every time he interacted with the baby. He also had some seriously hot moves turning me into puddles of another variety altogether. I had a blast with Quinn. She kept Jonah on his toes, went head to head with him when necessary and was the sweetest with the baby. I loved everything about this story. It had lots of heat and sexnanigans, but also sweet moments and family bonding. I especially loved how much baby Daisy was part of the actual story and wasn’t just a baby prop. That said, the whole situation was a bit OTT and the puck bunny from hell was a real piece of sh-work. Fun, sexy, sweet and adorable, The Body Checker was an amazingly enjoyable read that had me smiling from start to finish.
Marlene976 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story (part of a series but can be read as a standalone) Jonah has a very rude awakening one morning, after a night of partying, with a very different type of delivery. From that moment on everything changes for Jonah as he tries to navigate this new reality of fatherhood. Quinn, his best friends sister is there to help and guide him. It was great fun to read this book, I liked all the characters and the themes of family and support.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
The Body Checker by Cathryn Fox is an entertaining and lustful romance. This book is first-rate, complete with two made for each other characters, desire, and the adorableness of a four-month-old. The author incorporates two of my favorite romance tropes into this story, secret baby and best friend's sibling. Quinn Reed loves her job as a daycare provider. So when her brother's best friend is suddenly a father, Quinn comes to his rescue. Quinn has known professional hockey player Jonah Long most of her life, so helping him take care of his infant daughter while he searches for a nanny is a no brainer. Quinn moves into Jonah's home and very quickly falls in love with this brand new family. Jonah opens his manly heart to both his daughter and Quinn, and realizes that living without either of them is an impossibility. This book is replete with scorching sex on the countertop as well as in the shower. Jonah is an alpha in the bedroom and his commanding ways are very seductive. Quinn and Jonah have an amazing chemistry and Ms. Fox does a wonderful job of evolving their relationship. They share some commonalities that are not immediately evident, which only makes this story even more interesting. The plot twist at the end is quite compelling. Overall, this is an engaging story with characters that are well-developed and likeable. This is the third book from Ms. Fox's Players On Ice series and it can be read as a standalone. Complimentary copy provided.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! Steamy, dramatic and downright fun! With book three in the Players On Ice series, Cathryn Fox gives us a confident jock who changes his ways the second a baby is put into his arms. It's super sweet to watch him grow into a caring father right before our eyes, and the connection he grows to have with Quinn is not only sweet, but super spicy. There's not much in the way of hockey in this book, but the rest of the story is spot on! Can't wait for Zander's story. Pro hockey player Jonah Long is the ultimate party animal. He enjoys every aspect of his fame and fortune, from parties to the different woman warming his bed every night ... but it's all about to change when one of his puck bunnies shows up at his door and thrusts a baby into his arms! Quinn Reed's brother is Jonah's best friend and teammate. She's crushed on Jonah for years, and can't stand to see him carousing around with all of these other women. She can't believe it when Zander calls to ask her to help him out with the baby, but she loves kids and she's not going to let this poor baby girl suffer just because her new daddy is ignorant! Being under the same roof with Jonah is going to be a temptation though ... quite possibly one she can't resist!
MusicInPrint More than 1 year ago
SURPRISE PACKAGE Great romance and character changes that come from surprising life events. Story made for a quick read and some surprises await the reader toward the end of the book. "A copy of this book was provided by Kobo Writing Life via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion."
paytonpuppy More than 1 year ago
Jonah Long wakes up to a hangover and pounding on his front door after a celebration party at his home. When he opens his door, a 4-month-old baby is placed in his arms and he is told that he is the father. When the mother disappears, he turns to his friend Zander for help. Zander calls on his sister Quinn to come to Jonah’s aid as she works in a day care center. Quinn is a small dynamo who will teach Jonah everything he needs to know about babies…and maybe a little about herself. Quinn has had a crush on Jonah for years, but knows that his life style playing professional hockey is not conducive to being with just one woman. Could she be the woman to change his mind? What happens if the mother returns for her daughter? It is endearing to watch as Jonah adapts to being a dad and cares for his daughter, Daisy. There is a twist to Ms. Fox’s story that I did not see coming along with “steamy” action between Jonah and Quinn as their relationship develops. A thoroughly enjoyable romance. I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to give an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
astroyic More than 1 year ago
Sexy & Addicting! Cathryn Fox never ceases to deliver something completely unique, completely addictive and completely mind-blowing. I was utterly mesmerized. The Story. The Heat. The Love. This was absolutely stunning! Jonah Long “The Body Checker” of the NHL answers the door after a long night of celebrating his massive contract extension, to be presented with a pink bundle of surprise, “Here is your daughter, Daisy”, by a past hook up. Totally not knowing what to do when the mother leaves just as quickly as she came, his best friend Zander calls his little sister Quinn to come over and help. Quinn Reed is a daycare teacher. She has never liked the way her brother and his best friend lives with puck bunnies in their beds every night. Did they not think that this might happen eventually? But Jonah now needs to clean up his act and be the father that Daisy needs. She will help him, because of the baby, especially after being abandoned by her own mother. But as these two spend time together taking care of Daisy, Quinn is quite taken and impressed with the way that Jonah is stepping up to take care of his daughter. Bonding over Daisy, both of them start acting on their feeling of attraction and a sizzling chemistry that they have been suppressing for a while. But what will become of their secret affair when a nanny is hired to replace Quinn? Will it only be amazing sex? Jonah and Quinn’s Story is full of emotion, conviction, thick sexual tension, off the charts chemistry, and perfect amount of feel good, warm your heart, kind of romance. With a great twist at the end. You do not want to pass this one by. Loved it, so so much! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
DarGee More than 1 year ago
This book was all, ohh, then awww, then ooooh, and then it made me cry, first sad, then mad, then happy tears! I mean, surprise daddy, plus best friends little sister, and he's a hockey player? Yeah, that is all good, no bad, and this book certainly lived up to that expectation Jonah is having the time of his life, living his dream, and then he is handed a baby. He has no idea what to do, but Quinn is a daycare teacher, so she helps out. Once they are living together to care for the little one, is doesn't take anytime for the sexual tension they have to explode. And it does, again, and again, and again, until finally, reality steps in and scares them both Just a bit of time, until they come back around, and end up together, as they should. Sexy, smart, and tugging at your heart strings, this book had it all!
DorisB More than 1 year ago
Loved It This is a sports romance that I couldn’t put down. After a night of hard partying Jonah gets up to answer his door and has a baby thrust at him telling him he’s a daddy and the mother takes off. This hard partying hockey player had no idea what to do with a baby so his best friend Zander calls his sister in to help Jonah out. They have all grown up together and Jonah has always known Quinn as the girl who is off limits since it’s a “bro” code thing. As they spend time together caring for Daisy there are boundaries that are crossed and neither of them will admit to anything. There is great chemistry between Jonah and Quinn and there are surprises that tug at the heartstrings and have you picking sides. It was quite the page turner for me.