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Thursday Afternoon Haiku Moment: a Deirdre Martin Two-fer

Power Play by Deirdre Martin

Celebs faking love
Same plot as the SEP
But here I love it

042522451101lzzzzzzzEric’s a player
Both in hockey and dating
His new team hates him

Monica? Soap star
In trouble — about to be
Upstaged by rival

Cure to their problems?
Fake romance for publicity
It’s a win for both.

What’s fake becomes real
They fall for each other fast
Will true love fix all?

What I liked about this:
Both enjoyed being celebs
No whiny bitching

Monica wants her
Picture taken, and so does
Eric. Feels HONEST.

Eric is a dork
And at times, sleazy – but I
Like the dual nature

Choosing between this
Book or WHAT I DID FOR LOVE?
No contest. B grade.

This book can be purchased in mass market from Amazon or ebook format from the Sony Store and other etailers.

Chasing Stanley by Deirdre Martin

042521447801lzzzzzzzAnother Blades book
This one features Eric’s twin
Jason as hero

The heroine here?
Jewish dog-walker and all
around stick-in-mud

Right away, I feel
these two are DOOMED for divorce.
Relationship fail.

He wants to party
She’s a homebody who loves
Animal Planet

He wants to party
(even more) but she is scared
To meet new people

He lies to her a
LOT. She can’t add him to her
Busy schedule. Sigh.

The only thing tying
These two together? Jason’s
Massive dog Stanley

I love Martin’s story
But I can’t get past mental
Roadblock for these two.

Still like your voice, tho
I am sticking around for
More Blades books. D

This book can be purchased in mass market from Amazon or ebook format from the Sony Store and other etailers.

6 Comments

  1. Jia
    Mar 12, 2009 @ 16:15:34

    He wants to party

    He wants to party

    I feel an alarming urge to start singing that Vengaboys song.

  2. Lorraine
    Mar 12, 2009 @ 17:37:47

    Can’t say I like the themes of the books, but as always, love the Haiku!

  3. she reads
    Mar 12, 2009 @ 17:40:28

    Read both of these books, and pretty much agree with you as well.

  4. Lori
    Mar 12, 2009 @ 17:59:18

    I gave up on Martin after Chasing Stanley, the only book ever to make me write a scathing review, something I never ever thought I’d do. As a Jew, seeing the heroine called a kike was too much for me to get past. Sorry. No more Blades books for me.

  5. LAmonkeygirl
    Mar 12, 2009 @ 19:53:50

    @Jia:

    I feel an alarming urge to start singing that Vengaboys song.

    Happiness is just around the corner! But then again, @Lori:

    As a Jew, seeing the heroine called a kike was too much for me to get past.

    that makes me, also a Jew, very unhappy.

    No Vengaboys party bus for you!

  6. Susan
    Jul 07, 2009 @ 09:31:20

    I’m a Jew and it didn’t offend me at all, since Martin was showing the anti Semitism the heroine faced.

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