ISBN 9781101404461 | 352 pages | 04 May 2010 | Berkley | 18 - AND UP
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Even a man on the run can enjoy the thrill of the chase..."I haven't laughed so much through a book in a long time. Deirdre Martin knows how to add spunk and life to characters in a way that is genuinely funny. A delightful story that will captivate the reader from beginning to end."
Hiding from New York's Irish mob, Liam O'Brien is in Ireland working as a bartender in his parents' old village. Hurt once by a man, Aislinn McCafferty is the local ice queen, which the unsuspecting Liam soon learns the hard way.
Accepting a wager from the pub's owner, Liam pursues Aislinn. But neither of them expects this donnybrook of the sexes to turn into an unlikely love...
-Once Upon A Romance
"Deirdre Martin's STRAIGHT UP is warm-hearted, the characters believable and it is an excellent read from start to finish."
-Affaire de Coeur, Five Stars
"Ms. Martin writes stories about real people in real relationships, which is refreshing in a world of fantastical plot set-ups and contrived conflicts."
-All About Romance
"STRAIGHT UP successfully weaves the perils of falling in love amongst the realities of life. Liam and Aislinn's relationship will tangle your heart with emotions!"
-A Romance Review
"Delightful...filled with Irish charm and dialogue... an excellent novel."
-The Romance Readers Connection
"In STRAIGHT UP, Deirdre Martin brings readers to the rural countryside of Ireland for an entertaining, jovial read that's sure to please."
-Romance Reviews Today
"STRAIGHT UP abounds with energy, Irish humor, a little melancholy but also plenty of love and happiness. Aislinn and Liam take a chance on love and it pays off in spades."
"I absolutely and completely fell in love with Straight Up! I found Aislinn to be a courageous woman...Liam's growth from egotistical jerk to a man who falls in love was a beautiful sight to see. Ms. Martin continues to spin a web of Irish tale and romance with unique characters that have you wanting to visit Ireland... What an outstanding novel; one that will have you quickly turning pages and staying up late just to see what is in store for these two hot-tempered characters."
-Coffee Time Romance & More, 5 Cups
"An enjoyable romance...Deirdre Martin provides an amusing tale of love."
- Genre Go Round Reviews
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