Fair Play

Fair Play

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by Deirdre Martin
     
 

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To the deep disappointment of her large family, PR princess Theresa Falconetti never dates Italians, men from her old Brooklyn neighborhood, or professional athletes.

Michael Dante, winger for the Stanley Cup champion New York Blades, is all three—and he is head over heels for her. So when Theresa finds herself a buttoned-up lawyer, Michael is forced to take

Overview

To the deep disappointment of her large family, PR princess Theresa Falconetti never dates Italians, men from her old Brooklyn neighborhood, or professional athletes.

Michael Dante, winger for the Stanley Cup champion New York Blades, is all three—and he is head over heels for her. So when Theresa finds herself a buttoned-up lawyer, Michael is forced to take his game to the next level.

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"Martin's second playful romance set in the world of professional hockey (Following Body Check) scores again....Martin depicts the worlds of both professional hockey and ethnic Brooklyn with deftness and smart detail. She has an unerring eye for humorous family dynamics, and her treatment of Theresa's psychological trauma, while accurate, never overwhelms the story's sweet buoyancy."

—Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly
Martin's second playful romance set in the world of professional hockey (following Body Check) scores again. After nearly being raped by a sports star, Theresa Falconetti doesn't date athletes-or, in truth, anyone at all. So when two suitors begin courting her, she's flummoxed rather than flattered. Smooth, sexually undemanding Reese Banister seems like a dream come true even though he's the nephew of the man determined to take over her financially shaky PR firm. In contrast, new client Michael Dante, whose family owns a popular Brooklyn restaurant, is her worst nightmare. He's a professional hockey player, he comes from the same Bensonhurst neighborhood as her lovable but irritating Italian family and he's always in her face. As Theresa tries to upgrade the image of Michael's restaurant, decide whether or not to sell out, deal with her father's cancer and cope with the lingering scars of sexual trauma, she must assess the men's true worth. The takeover plot line is sketchy, and Reese's courtship is so transparently shady no reader will be fooled. However, Martin depicts the worlds of both professional hockey and ethnic Brooklyn with deftness and smart detail. She has an unerring eye for humorous family dynamics, and her treatment of Theresa's psychological trauma, while accurate, never overwhelms the story's sweet buoyancy. (Feb.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425194577
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/03/2004
Series:
New York Blades Series, #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
643,540
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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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Fair Play 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
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LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
This novel reminds all us career gals that sometimes shaking it loose with a rough around the edges guy can be liberating!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first of her books and i know it wont be my last! Easy fun read!
sstootsie More than 1 year ago
Good read there was a little drag time in the middle but i am a sucker for a happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
... i was hoping for more chemistry between the characters but didnt get any until the very end.... i loved michael but could not stand theresa and the fact that he chased her throughout the whole book, overall i was dissapointed.
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Readsalot816 More than 1 year ago
Good Stuff! When one sees a book based on professional hockey and coming from a very intense football/hockey town (stanley cup & super bowl in same year), I tend to take notice. I had never read any of Ms. Martin's books and decided to take a chance. I was NOT disappointed. Reminded me of Erin McCarthy's Fast Track series. Great romance & humor. I read a review that also compared it to Stephanie Plum, i would agree on some level. PG sex, but that's ok. It blended very well. I highly recommend this for any romance fan. i've only read first and second book, just ordered the third. You won't be disappointed.
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