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Breakaway

Breakaway

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by Deirdre Martin
     
 

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Rory Brady was Ballycraig's golden boy, the local lad who moved to America and became a professional hockey player. But he broke his promise to Erin O'Brien-and never went back for her. Now Erin has moved on, and Rory must race the clock to prove to her that the man she fell in love with is still there. But can happy-go-lucky Erin risk it all and give another

Overview

Rory Brady was Ballycraig's golden boy, the local lad who moved to America and became a professional hockey player. But he broke his promise to Erin O'Brien-and never went back for her. Now Erin has moved on, and Rory must race the clock to prove to her that the man she fell in love with is still there. But can happy-go-lucky Erin risk it all and give another chance to the man who broke her heart?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425243688
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/07/2012
Series:
New York Blades Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
638,757
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet 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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Breakaway 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
AvidErica More than 1 year ago
I have read and immensely enjoyed several other books by Dierdre Martin. Her stories are typically a fast, fun, and engaging love story. This story did not live up to any of the expectations i had. It was disjointed, the characters were not remotely cohesive, and the plot turns were annoying and predictable by turn. Erin was only occasionally likable, and frequently acted in a manner that seemed to have no connection her personalty or character. Rory was annoying in arrogance, and in his lack of any other flaws. Most frustrating by far was the fact that none of the problems presented as blocking the relationship were dealt with. They were simply swept away with declarations of love. It was a disappointing addition to the series, and leaves me disinclined to read the earlier steps i missed.
SharonRedfern More than 1 year ago
Rory Brady is on his way back to Ballycraig, Ireland to get back his one time fiancée, Erin O’Brien. Erin and Rory had once had big plans for their future which would all come true once Rory went to America to play hockey in the NHL. What really happened was that Rory became too full of himself and left Erin behind physically and emotionally. Rory has since learned that his life is nothing without Erin. Unfortunately for him, Erin has learned that life can go on without Rory. Rory comes back to a town where people don’t think too much of him, his best friend, who he also blew off, can’t stand him and pretty much no-one is on his side. He has a lot of work to do to get his love and his friends back. Erin has been working for her mother and that has not gone well. She is getting her degree online and still plans to leave Ballycraig when she finishes her education. Rory’s return puts her in a tailspin because he makes her want the old dreams again but she can’t trust him anymore. Add in a good friend turned unwanted suitor and a friend with domestic abuse problems and Erin is even less receptive to Rory’s charms. Rory and Erin had a lot of love between them and the secondary characters were a big part of making the story enjoyable. I have read and own every one of Ms. Martin’s Blades/Wild Hart books. I enjoyed this book but found that it lacked a little of the romantic tension between the main characters that the earlier books had, maybe because it was set in Ireland and the pace is slower. Also, the lack of the hockey background may have made it seem softer. It was still a great book and I will pull it out and read it again just as I have the others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a Deirdre Martin fan and have been waiting for months for this book to be published, but must say I was extremely disappointed. Although it was not badly written, it was almost as if a ghost-writer had been used.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all the other books in this series and looked forward to this one. Unfortunately, it just wasn't as good. It felt disjointed; and I didn't really care much about the characters. The injection of Irish slang didn't seem to fit, and I didn't like the characters smoking. After being so devastated by Rory's callous break-up with her, Erin seems to give in to him far too easily considering how rotten he treated her. I almost put the book down, but the last half of it is much better, and I'm glad I finished it. Still love this author and hope the next book will be better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
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I love the Blades series. But this bookjust didn't do it for me.
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I really enjoyed this. I did feel like the heroine caved too easily. I would have liked to see some more angst on that note. Still, I enjoyed it.
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I have read all of Deirdre Martin's books and "Breakaway" did not dissappoint. If you love sports/athelete romance, this is a great addition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So So.....I have read every book in Deidre Martin has written in order, I was so excited to finally find time to read Breakaway and was disappointed. Something about this book just didn't click. It seemed to be missing the spark all the other books had. The characters were boring and there were many places where I skipped over the narrative because it was dragging. I was looking at the page numbers and thinking I'm almost done reading the book but something is missing. I have enjoyed all her other books but this one just didn't keep my attention. Hopefully this will be a one time oops and her next ones will be much better...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really glad that I read this book even though the previous reviews weren't great. I enjoyed it. I had read all the previous books in the Blades series but had not read "Strait Up" and "With a Twist". I wish that I had read those first because they all seem to tie together. My advice: Read all of Deirdre Martin's books in order even those not in the Blades series before you read this. I hope she writes more for these series! Very entertaining.
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SaraO More than 1 year ago
My biggest issue with this book is that Rory never got a swift kick in the balls. Emotionally or physically. He got off the hook too easily. All was forgiven without too much hassle. Almost like his mere presence was enough to soothe his past wrongs. As a reader it wasn’t enough for me. Apparently I’ve got more chutzpah than our beloved Erin O’Brien. I will bow down to the fact that this plot is probably more realistic. Erin is obviously still in love with Rory, and to be honest the fact that he’s back does more to melt her than anything else. But it still doesn’t stop me from wishing for more. In real life fate rarely gives us the perfect words or situation for retribution. But isn’t that why I’m reading romance novels? People rarely have multiple-orgasmic sex with a professional athlete in the back of a Range Rover on a beautiful day in Ireland. Mostly because it’s constantly raining. If Martin can give me a sunny day in the Irish Isles she can give me a perfectly structured moment of understanding for Rory…Or at least one well tongued criticism that makes him see the light. I liked Erin well enough. I thought that her issues with her mom were tidied up a bit quickly in the end. But ultimately I was simply bored by the book. It dragged. Rating: 1/5 One egotistical Hockey Player plus One small town Irish Lass equals One bored reader…
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This book was horrible can't believe the same person wrote it!
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Judy_F More than 1 year ago
Breakaway By Deirdre Martin continues her delightful and sexy Blades series. Erin O’Brien and Rory Brady were the town of Ballycraig in Ireland’s perfect young couple. That is until Rory broke Erin’s heart and left her to pursue a pro career as a hockey player in the USA. Erin has never gotten over the hurt that Rory’s leaving her caused and she is none to pleased to find him back in town for the summer. Rory Brady thought leaving Erin was for the best but he soon realized all the money and fame was empty without Erin. He vows to win back Erin and redeem himself in the town eyes. Erin has her own dreams, she doesn’t want to work for her parents B&B for the rest of her life. She is taking online classes and is going to leave Ballycraig behind her when she goes. Erin hadn’t planned on Rory doing a hat trick to get her back into his bed and into his life. Erin and Rory both have to find forgiveness in their hearts in order to forge a future together. Rory has his work cut out for him when Erin thinks she isn’t good enough for him. Can these two lovers find their happy every after? Deirdre Martin does another emotional, funny and sexy read. Her characters are like long lost friends that you can’t wait to catch up on their lives. I love how characters from previous books make their appearance as well. Deirdre Martin is an auto buy for me.