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Icebreaker

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Good thing high-powered attorney Sinead O' Brien has a rule about never dating clients. Because Adam Perry, the newest star of the New York Blades-and her newest client-has her headed for the penalty box. If only she could prove he's just another jock...

Adam's been charged with assault after a borderline hit on another star player, but off the ice he's a private, no-nonsense guy who knows the Blades are his last shot at Stanley Cup glory. Assembling her case, Sinead tries not ...

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Overview

Good thing high-powered attorney Sinead O' Brien has a rule about never dating clients. Because Adam Perry, the newest star of the New York Blades-and her newest client-has her headed for the penalty box. If only she could prove he's just another jock...

Adam's been charged with assault after a borderline hit on another star player, but off the ice he's a private, no-nonsense guy who knows the Blades are his last shot at Stanley Cup glory. Assembling her case, Sinead tries not to get distracted by Adam's dazzling good looks or strong work ethic, but she quickly discovers that there's a wounded man under that jersey, and she's starting to fall for him-hard.

Now Adam's having trouble focusing on the goal with Sinead in his sights. And Sinead is tempted to break her 'no dating clients' rule. Can they play on their newfound feelings without penalties?

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What People Are Saying

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"Icebreaker is the 10th book in the Blades series and doesn't disappoint with cameo appearances from your favorite characters and a story that warms your heart. A fabulous read!"
-Fresh Fiction
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425239797
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: New York Blades Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 527,786
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    What is the ordee ? WHAT What is the series order?

    I wish bn would list the book order....

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

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    The latest Blades hockey romance is a delightful entry

    The daughter of the Wild Hart pub owners, Sinead O'Brien is the only female partner at her law firm. Her parents worry about their offspring who is all work and no play as they dub her ethic as "workalholism"; she insists she is dedicated to her clients.

    The New York Blades hire Sinead to defend defenseman Adam Perry who has been charged with a count of assault due to a hit during a game. Her first reaction to her client is that he played hockey without a helmet. She soon realizes he is as dedicated in his field as she is in hers. As an attraction grows between them, she breaks her rule about no dating the clients, but insists they conceal their relationship. Losing sight of his goal the Stanley Cup, Adam wants more than a secret tryst as he wants her skating at his side

    The latest Blades hockey romance (see Body Check, Fair Play and Chasing Stanley, etc.) is a delightful entry starring two workaholics falling in love. Adam is the one in this relationship who wants it in the open as he believes they have a future together. However, Sinead hip checks their romance as she prefers to hide what they are doing rather than face a game misconduct for scoring assisted by her client. Sports romance fans will enjoy Deidre Martin's latest run for the Cup.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Very Boring...

    I usually love Martin's NY Blades series, but I found this book to be very boring. It also lacks Martin's comedic flare.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Just as good as her other Blades books!

    I was so excited to see a new book by Deirdre Martin about a New York Blades hockey player. She stuck to her style of fun, flirty, a few romantic scenes, and an all around good book.

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  • Posted March 18, 2011

    I love the NY Blades!

    Icebreaker is the story between Sinead O'Brien, a workaholic attorney, and Adam Perry, the new captain of the NY Blades. Adam is being sued for assault after he knocked out another player on the ice and his "hockey people" have asked Sinead to defend him. Sinead doesn't know anything about hockey but agrees to take the case.

    Part of Sinead's research is to get to know everything there is to know about Adam. He's a very close person; he doesn't have much to say and is very succinct when he does. Sinead is frustrated by his lack of forthcoming information. She runs into him at her parents bar and they have an interesting conversation - she learns more about him here than she has in the office, so she decides to try meeting in a less "businesslike" atmosphere to see if he'll open up a bit more. Adam wants to know more about Sinead, so he won't give without her telling him something about herself too.

    They begin dating, but even though the male members of the firm often "entertain" their female clients, Sinead is called to carpet about her relationship with Adam, but Adam doesn't understand why it's such a big deal for Sinead, and Sinead is upset that Adam doesn't understand how difficult it is for her.

    I really enjoyed this latest installment of Ms. Martin's NY Blades series. Sinead is a woman working in a predominantly man's world (law), and she's worked hard to get where she is. She was married, but eventually disagreement about raising kids ended the marriage - raising children, not having children. Although she really wants children, Sinead knows her career will falter and die if she takes time off to raise a family. She's very driven and is constantly thinking ahead about the repercussions of her actions at all times. Adam is focused on his career too - he knows he only has a year or two left on the ice and he wants to win the Stanley Cup. The lawsuit is hoey and he knows it, but it could end his career and change the way hockey is played if it succeeds.

    I love the way Adam's history is slowly revealed to Sinead. There are some surprises in his background that she (we) did not expect. Reading them getting to know each other in tiny increments, Sindad debating with herself and her co-worker Oliver about her attraction to Adam, and Adam's interest in Sinead growing each time they meet set a nice pace. Sinead and Adam's romance slowly boiled into an inferno - once they let it ignite, their chemistry was hot.

    If you're a fan of the series, you'll be happy to know we see a lot of familiar faces in Icebreaker: Ty Gallagher, Michael Dante, Quinn O'Brien, Sinead's parents and the Wild Hart Bar, Anthony and Vivi Dante and Dante's Restaurant, and a few of the players. We see a lot of Anthony Dante, the hero from Just A Taste, and I still like him - he was integral in helping Adam see that Sinead was not making up worst-case scenarios but that her workplace issues were real. We're also introduced to Sinead's best friend, co-worker, and resident horn-dog, Oliver - he steals the show! I love him - he's the kind of wingman every girl should have.

    I identified with Icebreaker in that Sinead had real-life career issues that Adam, as a man, didn't understand. I find this to be true in Real Life too. Because they were both so private, sometimes they didn't communicate well and it took a friend (Anthony in Adam's case and Oliver in Sinead's case) to see the other side of the story.

    I love the NY Blades

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

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    Another wonderful NY Blades story

    Deirdre Martin has another exciting NY Blades story in Icebreaker.

    Attorney Sinead O'Brien has been handed a plum case by the partners in her law firm. Sinead tries to put her feelings aside for the stoic hockey player she is assigned to defend. Adam Perry has been charged with assault for a hit during a game. But Adam is a very private person and getting answers has been like pulling teeth for Sinead. She takes a coworkers advise and tries to get to know Adam outside of the hockey arena. This plan may backfire when Sinead realizes there is more to this sexy man then just the game.

    Adam Perry has always played his games full tilt. There was nothing out of the ordinary involved with the hit he leveled to an opposing player. But the owners of the NY Blades want this out of the way before they make a run for the CUP. Adam isn't sure straight laced Sinead can get down in the trenches and understand what really goes on during a game. But Sinead surprises Adam the more he gets to know her outside of the lawsuit.

    Both Sinead and Adam have major baggage to deal with as well as Sinead's rule of not dating clients. Once they turn the corner from clients to lovers everything between them changes. Can these two overcome all the obstacles in their path and win on and off the ice?

    Icebreaker has a fast paced story filled with snappy dialogue and sizzling passion. These two opposites have more in common then they realize and it's a delight watching them stumble and rise to met any challenge. It was a special treat to reconnect with previous characters and find out where they are now in their lives. Deirdre Martin books are auto buys for me and always deliver a wonderful story.

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

    Huge disappointment

    Martin's characters are usually interesting and entertaining; not so, here. I could not care about the lead characters- both boring and cold. I loved "seeing" old favorites from other novels, and Oliver deserves a story of his own. Martin will remain one of my "must buy" authors, but I hope she gets back to the humor and passion that make her books so delicious.

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