Monday 7 February 2011

Review: Icebreaker - Deirdre Martin

New York Blades 9
Genre: Contemporary romance
Pages: 368
Published: February 1st 2011 Berkley

Attorney Sinead O'Brien's new client is Adam Perry, the star of the New York Blades. It's a good thing she doesn't date clients, especially jocks. Charged with assault on another player, the private, no-nonsense Adam knows this is his last shot at Stanley Cup glory. Sinead quickly discovers that there's a wounded man under that helmet, and she's falling for him-hard. Can they play on their feelings without penalties?

My thoughts:
I shall begin with a little speech. I have only read book 1 so far, and I had no trouble at all jumping to book 9. It's a series about the players finding love, their relatives finding love and so on.

Sinead was uptight, and a workaholic. Adam was quiet and did not talk any more than he had too. One would think that these too would not work together but they did. They both worked hard at their jobs so there they were similar. And Sinead did want to let loose, and Adam was hiding a real sweetie inside. They were good for each other.

The ice-hockey theme, I like that. Sports and romance work well, and here there are other things too. Since Adam plays old school hard hockey and the bosses want a cleaner sport. I like rough hockey, anyway, he feels the pressure.

A nice couple who had some things to go through, the hunt for winning the Stanley Cup, the lawsuit, and a good cast of different characters. I felt right at home in this world, as I had been there many times before.

But what I liked the most, lol, there was a Finnish player in the book. The young star who had to be put in his place. Wohoo, Finland, they even drank some Finlandia vodka. Thumbs up for that.

Recommendation and final thoughts:
A cute romance with a great setting. Who can say no ice-hockey players. And since I feel so at home, I would read more.

Reason for reading:
Sounded good.

I like it, hot.


  1. Yay, I liked it too! I hope you read some of the other stories - the characters are fun - you met a lot of them in this book.

  2. It is good that you can jump about the series. I like that. Don't know if I would enjoy the sports orientated side though.

  3. LOL this actually does pretty good. I might just pick it up!

  4. Not a bad one and kudos for introducing Finlandia vodka! I hate sport in general but it's only me.

  5. Didn't Susan Elizabeth Phillips do that already? I think it's either football or baseball instead of ice hockey though.

  6. A hockey romance, huh? Maybe.

  7. Great review hon! I saw this one at Patti's blog, and though Im not really a fan of the sports theme, this sounds like a nice read =D

  8. Patti
    I do have book 2, just haven't read it yet :) And well I have read one Wild Heart book too

    It was good, cos you can jump in, and if you want more you just go back

    Hihi, yes do :)

    I am not a sports fan, but it's hockey, there is like a law here you have to like hockey ;)

  9. Ladytink
    Hm, it was someone, might have been her. I can't remember either.

    Aye, hockey and romance

    Well she knew nothing about hockey, I remember that :) and then she fell for them

  10. I so need to give this one to my cousin. She loves sports and especially hockey. I love the kudos you put in for the Finnish player and vodka. ;) Great review!

  11. This sounds interesting! And there's ice hockey and Finland mentioned :D

  12. Melissa
    It's not often I come across Finland in books..ok make that really really seldom so I just loved it

    Oh yes, two players :D Wohoo, though one name was missing a letter but who cares, I was just happy to see something familiar

  13. sounds good! especially since the books dont have to be read in order.

  14. I've only read one book in this series and loved it. Any book with hockey and romance instantly has my interest what with it being the national sport over here.

  15. Is that Finnish player going to get his own book?! :)

    Oh, I'll definitely mention your contest Friday!

  16. I think the sports aspect would be an interesting side to this story!

  17. Sinead O'Brien. I love that name! Yes, I must give this series a try.

  18. Naida
    Of course I would rather do that, but this way works too :)

    I know that feeling, we do love hockey here. So it sure looks like the book for you

  19. Thanks Chris!
    I do not know, I fear not. Poor guy, I guess he will continue to chase models

    It did bring something extra to it

    Her parents came from Ireland, awww lovely Ireland, I love that

  20. 9 books in a series? Sounds like I need to get reading!

  21. Inked
    Lol, who could ;)

    Yes you have some reading to do :)

  22. I have seen this book around several different places this week... and yet how is this the first time I'm getting wind of this series that has NINE books out already?!

    I will have to investigate this series! It does sound really fun!

  23. Christine
    Lol, no one else mentioned that fact? Well yes many Blade players have found their Mrs Right :)



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