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Thursday Afternoon Haiku Moment: Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

I am a big fan
You are on my auto-buy
I love your writing

book review Am less of a fan
Of your contemporaries
But still a fun read

My fave was the first
Loved Sugar Daddy. But the next
Was a little dark.

STS is a
Return to light and happy
But remains poignant

Ella – ‘Dear Abby’ type
But ‘Miss Independent’ is
Not so much her name

Had a rough childhood
Learned to blend with surroundings
Caves to a stronger man

Vegan hippie Dane?
Ella’s boyfriend and the worst
Character ever.

I struggled to start book
Until Jack appeared on page
And then I am hooked

Typical Kleypas
Hero – hot, emotional,
And devoted. Yum.

Sometimes this book feels
More like Luke and Ella’s tale
Than a real romance

Ella does not feel
Strong to me. My main complaint.
Kept waiting for strength

(still waiting)

The baby plot is
Pretty much entire novel
Don’t like kids? Avoid.

Will she get to keep
The baby? Won’t she? Who knows.
Plot makes me anxious.

Stomach stays knotted
As I read. I do not see
How it can end well.

Kleypas pulls out a
Happy end, though, never fear
Put away Pepto.

Those who like baby
Stories? This is an ideal
Read for you. B grade.

This book can be purchased in hardcover from Amazon. No ebook format.


  1. Darlynne
    Apr 10, 2009 @ 19:24:47

    So glad you could put away the Pepto, Jaiku. Thanks for another excellent review.

  2. Sela Carsen
    Apr 11, 2009 @ 08:32:53

    I’m just glad to know that I’m not the only one who gets anxious when there are kids in the story.

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