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If you're a fan of Deirdre Martin you know she has made the world of Hockey into a romance lover’s dream. If you are new to this author welcome, I am pleased to report that this latest installment of the Blades is still following the basic formula of its predecessors. Martin sticks to what works and what readers love.

Icebreaker gives us the very hot on the ice hero Adam Perry. Adam has a reputation for being a bad boy when he picks up his stick and doesn’t pretend otherwise. Unfortunately, the Blades are trying to be a kinder, gentler hockey team. Sinead O' Brien is an attorney hired to defend Adam in the latest case against him for a block on the ice that was allegedly too hard and un-sportsman like. At this point there's a little predictability with the formal lawyer and the perceived laid back hockey player but again, its Martin's formula and it’s proven that it works. This book is enjoyable and satisfying though no surprises. 

Book Blurb for Icebreaker

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?

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2011 3.50