ARC Review: Breakaway by Deirdre Martin

Posted February 7, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Breakaway by Deirdre Martin
by Deirdre Martin

3 Stars


Released: February 7, 2012
Series: New York Blades #9
Published by Berkley
Pages: 320
Format: ARC

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.

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About Deirdre Martin

A resident of Ithaca, NY, Deirdre enjoys hiking and biking with her husband, Mark Levine, co author of the financial bestsellers, Die Broke and Live Rich. When not busy lavishing affection on her beloved Newfie, Rocky, she also enjoys reading, baking, listening to music, yoga, photography, and hanging out with her friends from acting class. She's had the same best friend since she was ten and adores the color purple.

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Hmmm interesting!


Have not read this author but willing to check out her books. Thanks for the review.

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I am curious enough to give it another try! 😉



The first book in the series (Body Check) is totally worth the read. The rest in the series kinda fall flat.