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Breakaway (New York Blades) Mass Market Paperback – February 7, 2012

3.3 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
Book 9 of 10 in the New York Blades Series

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Rory callously broke his long-standing engagement to Erin after becoming celebrated as the first Irish professional hockey player in the American leagues, with its accompanying groupies and fast life. It took two years to realize he’d erred, and when he returns to Ballycraig to make amends to his best friend, Jake, and reclaim Erin, he is shocked at the changes in her. Erin, after a year mourning the loss of her dream, has moved on, taking online courses as part of her plan to escape her manipulative mother’s ever-increasing claims on her time. Now the townsfolk—including the pub’s owners and customers; Erin’s cousin Liam and his wife, Aislinn; and Erin’s best friend, Sandra, who is caught in an unhappy marriage of her own—are very protective of her. Martin’s talent for characterization and setting shines in this fast-paced, engaging contemporary romance set in a small Irish town and celebrating loyal friendships. A fine addition to the New York Blade series, following Icebreaker (2010). --Lynne Welch

About the Author

Deirdre Martin has written scripts for the daytime drama One Life to Live. She lives with her husband and her dog, Molly, in Ithaca, New York.
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Product Details

  • Series: New York Blades (Book 9)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Original edition (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425243680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425243688
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New York Times Bestselling Author Deirdre Martin currently lives in Ithaca, New York, with her husband Mark Levine, who is also a writer. She's had the same best friend since she was ten, and the only sport she can stand watching is ice hockey. In her spare time she likes to read, hike, and perform with the local improv group.

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Rory Brady: Fascinating portrait of a complete sociopath. Rory Brady dated Erin for 8 years, planning marriage and a family, then dumped her over the telephone to pursue an NHL career. Now he's back in town and he's not afraid to let everyone know that he's Rory G-ddamn Brady and deserves a second chance. He deserves his girl back, his best friend back, the faith of his little Irish town, and the love of his Grandma.
And he never, ever apologizes. Well, scratch that. He does once, in Chapter 11. "Sorry for that," he tells Erin whom he has been told was on suicide watch by the town when he broke her heart. Sorry for that, but we will be getting back together. Because I'm Rory G-ddamn Brady and that's what I've decided.

He even says in an internal monologue that while he may have utterly destroyed Erin, so much so that he didn't even recognize her skeletal figure on the street the day he returns, it's been so good for her because she stands up for herself. I'm Rory G-ddamn Brady, patting myself on the back. I really can't remember the last time I read such an unlikeable leading man.

So of course, not-so-plucky Erin runs right back to Rory G-ddamn Brady because, well, he's Rory G-ddamn Brady, don't you know? And she abandons perfectly well-adjusted Jake who's done nothing but be nice to her. But it's okay! Because Rory G-ddamn Brady points out that an over the hill, married woman named Sandra with four kids has always liked Jake and Jake is all, "Awesome! I always wanted to raise some other dude's four horrible children and be the go-between in a messy divorce!"

'Cause the author wouldn't want Erin to look like a total bee-yotch for just leaving Jake in the lurch like that. Gotta throw him a bone.
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Most of the other books in the Blades series have a fair mixture of romance as well as team involvement. With the exception of the last chapter and Esa's brief trip to Ballycraig, the team element was non existent. I hope Deidre will continue with this series but go back to the structure of some of her earlier works like Body Check, Fair Play and Power Play.
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Breakaway by Deidre Martin
Contemporary Romance -Feb. 7th, 2012
3 stars

Erin O'Brien thought that she had it all: she was going to marry Rory, her childhood sweetheart, who was selected to play in the NHL in America. But overwhelmed by his success, Rory broke up with Erin instead. Devastated, Erin stayed in Ballycraig, Ireland, stuck at her mother's B&B and secretly hopes to find a way out of her dreary life. Two years later, Rory returns to Ballycraig determined to woo Erin back. But can she forgive him?

For some reason, British romance writers can create the bleakest settings. Right from the beginning, you get a sense that Erin's life just sucks - she has an overbearing neurotic mum who works her like an unpaid slave (and somehow hopes that Erin will work at the family B&B for forever!) and a best friend who's married to a crappy guy and stuck with four kids. Erin's life is so depressing! It feels like she's trapped. It didn't help that Rory, the guy who was supposed to sweep her off her feet ended up dumping her. Thankfully Erin is not afraid to reach for her dreams. Even though her mother is against it, she's taking an online degree in art history and dreams of being away from Ballycraig and her family's B&B. I like that she has spunk and independence. Unfortunately, I thoroughly dislike Rory. In fact, I downright detest him. I hate the fact that he waltzed back into town confident that Erin will take him back. I hate the fact that it never occurred to him that she was devastated by their breakup and that it took her a long time to get over him. Worse of all, I hate the fact that they did get back together again even though he doesn't deserve her.

This romance was such a letdown with such an undeserving hero.

Reviewed by Pauline from the Bookaholics Romance Club
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This was a classic case of "This cover is so hot!" and then the book falls a bit flat. Having not read the previous books in this series I can say I wasn't lost and was able to enjoy this book as much as the story allowed me. Mostly because we are not in New York with the team, or even around hockey.

Nope, we are in Ireland. Turns out Rory Brady was a bit of an ass and a jerk. He left his hometown to go become a big NHL star and then dumped his high school sweetheart, Erin O'Brien. Erin has been devastated and has not been able to move on much with her life. And then Rory comes back for the summer with the goal of getting her back. You know what they say, you don't know what you have until it's gone and all that.

But here's my problem. Instead of Rory coming back and doing some serious groveling to get in her good graces again, he's very much so his regular self. He just expects Erin to fall back at his feet just because he came back for her. To take her away from the little town she's always wanted to leave behind. And in a way she does kind of give in to him easily.

The writing was good and I will probably try out some other books in this series or look out for the next one. I just think I picked the one that seemed to do a lot of talking in circles and going to the pub to get drunk. But it was a light and fast read.

*ARC provided by publisher
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