Straight Up

Straight Up

Mass Market Paperback
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780425234662
  • 352 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


Even a man on the run can enjoy the thrill of the chase…

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…


“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.”
-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.”
-Romance Junkies

“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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