Breakaway - New York Blades, Bk 9 Author:Deirdre Martin Rory Brady was Ballycraig's golden boy, the local lad who moved to America and became a professional hockey player. But he broke his promise to Erin O'Brien -- and never went back for her. Now Erin has moved on, and Rory must race the clock to prove to her that the man she fell in love with is still there. But can happy-go-lucky Erin ris... more »k it all and give another chance to the man who broke her heart?« less
I actually enjoyed this one quite a bit up until the end. I didn't like how Erin's insecurities were just glossed over. Rory did a decent amount of groveling but his cockiness wasnt sexy, just a bit annoying. He was definitely someone you would want to take down a few notches. I think the main problem was that he didnt have much redeeming qualities. He was just okay. I never understood why they fell in love with each other in the first place other than that they were kids.
I really liked the relationship between Sandra and Erin. Those bits made the book worthwhile. I especially love it when Sandra gets drunk and tells off Wendy, a swanky NY literary agent. It was all the side characters and their reactions that made the book fun.
There is a bit more Irish Brogue in here than the regular Blades novel. I think its even more pronounced here than in Ashlinn and Liams story. But I didnt mind and I think it added to the story. There is not much on the Blades themselves so if you are looking to revisit some of the other players, you will be disappointed. You just get one short scene with them.
So in general it was an okay read. The main two characters didnt really lite it up for me but it was a fun little story.