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?
"Sexy contemporary romance... may appeal to fans of Julie James' law-firm romances as well as sports enthusiasts, making Martin a good bet for readers who enjoy Carly Phillips (baseball) and Susan Elizabeth Phillips (football)."
"Deirdre Martin has an absolute winner on her hands. ICEBREAKER is a smart and down to earth romance that is exquisite to read...utterly enjoyable and genuine."
- A Romance Review
"ICEBREAKER is a wonderful contemporary romance... brings together characters from Martin's Wild Hart Saga and Blades series in a fast-moving, witty, and heartwarming story."
- The Romance Dish
"ICEBREAKER is a fun tale of mismatched overachievers who'll have you chuckling and nail biting at the same time. A highly entertaining read."
- Romance Reviews Today
"Martin's icons of the ice are back in her latest and perhaps finest New York Blades novel. Business and pleasure combine flawlessly and her acerbic wit adds plenty of well-timed humor to an already entertaining plot. A fast-paced read that captures the heart."
- Reader To Reader Reviews
"I thoroughly enjoyed ICEBREAKER, Ms. Martin, and will keep reading your NY Blades stories as long as you keep writing them!"
- Book Addict
"The whole book and especially the epilogue of "Icebreaker" couldn't be more entertaining and perfect. This book made me laugh, swoon, and just enjoy myself."
- About Happy Books
"ICEBREAKER has believable main characters, emotional conflict, ethical issues, family, secrets, and secondary characters are woven seamlessly by Ms. Martin's talented hand. Great read!"
- The Romance Readers Connection
"Deirdre Martin does it again. Her engaging and charming characters are easy to love...the secondary characters are a hoot, and bring depth, humor, and perspective. This is a book to savor and enjoy!"
- Bookaholics Romance Book Club
" 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
Deirdre Martin arbeitete einige Jahre als freie Journalistin für so unterschiedliche Zeitschriften wie "Seventeen", "Bride's", "Modern Maturity", "Inside Sports" und die "New York Times". Obwohl erfolgreich mit Finanzratgebern entschied sich Deirdre Martin eines Tages, ihrem eigentlichen Traum zu folgen: Sie fing an Romane zu schreiben - und das mit außergewöhnlichem Erfolg: Bereits preisgekrönt wartet inzwischen ein ständig wachsender Fankreis sehnsüchtig auf jedes neues Buch. Deirdre Martin lebt mit ihrem Ehemann in Ithaca, New York.