The complete series list for – New York Blades Deirdre Martin. Series reading order, cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres. Icebreaker (New York Blades) [Deirdre Martin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Good thing high-powered attorney Sinead O’ Brien has a. Body Check (New York Blades) [Deirdre Martin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This game’s going into overtime. Janna MacNeil is a.

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Janna MacNeil is a publicist on a mission—to change the image of the bad boys of hockey: Ty Gallagher is a captain on a mission—to get his team to win the Cup again…at any cost. His determination is legendary, as well as his unwillingness to toe the corporate line.

But they may end up melting it instead…. Janna MacNeil is a publicist with a tough assignment: Her mqrtin adversary is the competitive, gorgeous, brusque team captain Ty Gallagher, to whom public relations means dating a different model each weekend. Ty’s stubborn refusal to do anything resembling a United Way commercial collides with Janna’s professional persistence, so of course they nartin each other, until they end up discovering each other’s hidden virtues and making out on the kitchen floor.

Tentative romance ensues, as do hockey-themed double entendres: A lively plot keeps things interesting, however, and Ro- bear, Janna’s poetic poseur ex, are downright hysterical.

Martin’s debut may not melt the ice, but delrdre is heartwarming. One of the best first novels I have ever read Michelett, All About Romance “Fun, delightful, emotional and sexy The characters will seduce you and the story will impress you Three cheers for Deirdre Martin! She’s definitely going on my ‘to buy’ list!

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Over the summer I had a giveaway of sports related romance books. I asked the question, what are your favorite sports romance books?

Body Check and the New York Blades series was suggested several times.

Right away I put a ton of books on my wishlist. So when I was looking for a good alpha athlete and his spunky heroine, I picked this one up as my first try. Janna MacNeil is a successful publicist, working to turn around even the worst images. When a winning hockey team needs a new image, she jumps at the job only to be stone walled by one player in particular, Ty Gallagher yorrk captain of the New York Blades.

The two clash over everything and it gets old fast. He feels he got the owners the Stanely Cup and plans to get it again. What more do they want from him. Then there is Janna who puts on a good tough front, but inside she doubts herself over and over.

Coming from a family with really no love. Secretly she wants to own her own publicist company, but to scare to go out on her own. So the story was just ok. Oh, wait I did like two characters. I liked Kevin deirrdre his wife.

New York Blades Series by Deirdre Martin

In the end, there is a twist that made me really want to throw Ty into outer space and leave him there. She was his doormat I felt madtin bent to what he wanted.

While there was the element of sports, I think I am done with this series unfortunately. More toward the realistic rather than entertaining escapism. Too much telling not enough showing. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. The new owners of the New York Blades hockey team hire Janna to change the image of the players – the bad boys of hockey. Her first challenge is to get each player to sign up for three charity events during the coming year.

When she addresses the group asking for volunteers, no one comes forward. Then she asks Ty team captain hoping he will be first; he defiantly says no in front of the rest of the team.

The story continues with other aspects of Janna’s PR job as well as getting the players to do charitable work. A coworker is jealous of Janna, making things difficult. A couple of the players continue to misbehave causing more work for Janna. Although Janna and Ty are attracted to each other Ty doesn’t want a relationship.


Past experience has shown that he doesn’t play as well when there is a woman in his life. The most he wants is a short-term casual affair. There were a few scenes where the author told rather than showed, which bothered me. For a month “Janna the Human Terrier had been on him Tyrelentlessly cajoling and wheedling and pleading and begging and bargaining, trying to get him to show his face at an event, any event.

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Which, of course, he wouldn’t. Ty speaking to Janna: It’s a testament to your feistiness and powers of persuasion. I wanted to see dierdre of her saying and doing different things to Ty. I wanted to see examples of what she said to individual players that persuaded them to do charitable events.

I wanted to see examples that would cause me to say “Wow. There was a sex scene on page and an attempted rape scene on pageboth of which were told about after the fact rather than shown. Again, I was disappointed.

Body Check (New York Blades, #1) by Deirdre Martin

The reader was deprived of experiencing the story. Sometimes telling can be good, but in these cases showing would have been better.

The story was not as lighthearted as I expected, being a sports romance. For example it touches on some of life’s frustrations and unfortunate events: These elements take the reader more toward the thought provoking as opposed to entertaining escape. It’s just different than I expected.

The ending with Ty and Janna was too sudden – his actions and her “too easily accepting” needed more development.

Number of sex scenes: Total number of sex scene pages: Janna is a publicist who has been hired to change the image of the New York Blades. These men are players in every sense of the word and they need to start projecting the family image or the owners may start firing people. Ty is team captain and all he cares about is winning, he doesn’t let anything get in the way. He doesn’t do romance and he doesn’t have time for the Janna.

They are attracted to each other and they begin a relationship, but Ty still won’t let anything interfere with his career. Janna has to decide if she can handle Ty being gone all the time and Ty has to decide is Janna is more important to him than Hockey.