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  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (Oct. 7 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425224511
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425224519
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 2.2 x 17.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #570,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Deirdre Martin has written scripts for the daytime drama One Life to Live. She lives with her husband and her dog, Molly, in Ithaca, New York.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Detra Fitch TOP 500 REVIEWER on Oct. 9 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Monica Geary is a leading soap opera actress. When her show, The Wild and the Free, gets a new addition who shows signs of wanting to take over the main spot light, Monica quickly gets her personal publicist on the phone. Soon Monica is in the role of her life. Monica will pretend to be falling for the NHL star and notorious playboy Eric Mitchell. This is hard to do when she has seen how big his ego is.

Eric Mitchell is one of People magazine's hottest bachelors and has just been traded to save the New York Blades. What few know is that the entire team watches The Wild and the Free and Eric has had his sights set on Monica for years.

***** On a side note from the actual story plot, let me say that hearing the past and upcoming story lines of Monica's soap opera were terrifically farfetched. (Just like the real soap operas on television each day.) I found myself laughing at such unexpected times. It was a blast!

As for the story, off set, I was amazed at how easily the author made the characters seem to blend together. Many people do not make a good first impression, or second, and having Eric come across all wrong was a good idea. The two main characters seemed much more believable to me this way. These two stars will give readers a fabulous run through day time television dramas, on and off the set. BRAVA! *****

Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Fun with sappy soap operas! Oct. 9 2008
By Detra Fitch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Monica Geary is a leading soap opera actress. When her show, The Wild and the Free, gets a new addition who shows signs of wanting to take over the main spot light, Monica quickly gets her personal publicist on the phone. Soon Monica is in the role of her life. Monica will pretend to be falling for the NHL star and notorious playboy Eric Mitchell. This is hard to do when she has seen how big his ego is.

Eric Mitchell is one of People magazine's hottest bachelors and has just been traded to save the New York Blades. What few know is that the entire team watches The Wild and the Free and Eric has had his sights set on Monica for years.

***** On a side note from the actual story plot, let me say that hearing the past and upcoming story lines of Monica's soap opera were terrifically farfetched. (Just like the real soap operas on television each day.) I found myself laughing at such unexpected times. It was a blast!

As for the story, off set, I was amazed at how easily the author made the characters seem to blend together. Many people do not make a good first impression, or second, and having Eric come across all wrong was a good idea. The two main characters seemed much more believable to me this way. These two stars will give readers a fabulous run through day time television dramas, on and off the set. BRAVA! *****

Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Kind of Blah Dec 1 2008
By IndigoRaiyne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is my third Deirdre Martin book. I read this immediately after reading Chasing Stanley, the story of Eric's twin Jason. I'm thinking I shouldn't have done that. In Chasing Stanley, I enjoyed Eric. He was fun, mischevious and cool. I actually enjoyed him more than Jason and was looking forward to reading his story.

I was disappointed. I liked Eric alright but a lot of the time he came across as a jerk. I was also not a big Monica fan, I thought she was slightly shallow, but I did enjoy the verbal sparring between Monica and Eric and thought they had chemistry together.

There wasn't much romance. It was more about Monica and her Soap career and Jason and his hockey career and how they happened to date and end up together in the end.

I liked Gloria and that her relationship with Monty was resolved. I also liked how Gloria kept talking about her glamour life as an actress and all the old stars she was associated with. I didn't like that Chessy was one dimensional. She had no redeeming qualties. None. She was like a charicature and didn't come across as a real person at all. At least Brandi in Chasing Stanley, while cast as the Bimbo, was shown to have a personality.

Overall, I didn't enjoy this book as much as I had hoped I would. The writing, as always, was excellent, but the story was lacking.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Power Play Mimics Hollywood to a T March 20 2009
By Sylvia Cochran - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Power Play could have been taken straight from the headlines of Hollywood where celeb and sports hero relationships come and go - all under the watchful eyes of the paparazzi and telescope lenses. The key players in this romance by seasoned author Deirdre Martin are soap opera actress Monica Geary and professional hockey player Eric Mitchell.

Under the close scrutiny of their publicist, they find that a whirlwind and highly publicized courtship might be just what their respective waning careers need to get a boost. Imagine the surprise when they realize that their make believe world is becoming reality. Following a number of twists and turns that come from either unwillingness or inability to fess up to their feelings, Power Play comes to the conclusion the readership demands.

The relationship is Hollywood all the way, and this is a fun read for the romance aficionado and also a quick one that contains many fun ups and downs which are sure to delight readers. Since a couple of the scenes are quite adult in nature, this book is for mature readers only, and I would think twice before giving it to granny for her birthday.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Decent until the heroine was a total biotch! Sept. 25 2011
By SunFlowers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
YES the hero was an ass with what he said but it wasn't THAT bad. Monica was acting like he banged her best friend in her bed and all over her sheets.

She was a total loser. She didn't call Eric up until SHE needed him to stroke her ego after she had a bad day at work. Luckily she didn't reach him.

I don't know about this book. Ms. Martin made the hero a total punk. He wasn't alpha or beta male.

I don't understand the need to emasculate the hero to make the heroine look good. At first the lengths Eric went to prove his love for Monica was real was sweet. Then it became debasing and he was like a neutered dog, NOT a man at all. It was just too much and the heroine TRULY did have a heart of stone for continually brushing him off.

She's disgustingly awful and he's WAY too good for her. Him flying out in the middle out the night when she calls needing him is the mark of a REAL man and she's totally undeserving of it. I've disliked and been annoyed with heroine's in the past but this is the FIRST time I wish this book was a tragedy and that Monica was killed in some gruesome way. She's a waste of fictional space and just such a mean spirited, conceited, awful awful biotch!

Then she continually asks him to help her and he's just SO damn weak. That's not real love, that's being a leech and he's a dumba$$ letting her leech off him. I'm never read such a disgusting heroine. I can't see how ANYONE could NOT see how she was leeching off him. When she needs HIM to benefit her career slump he does it no questions asked. When he continually begged and pleaded and made a damn fool of himself to get her back because he loved her AND to help his career she was a cold hearted Devil and couldn't be bothered

This book is sickening and making me finally want to take a break from reading romance novels because it's making my stomach churn and my arms ache (a sign that I'm extremely sad or angry) and right now I'm BOTH!

This book isn't slow to start. It started good and keeps steady but the heroine is just effing AWFUL! I WISH I could curse in this review because she deserves it all and she's a freaking fictional character.

She didn't deserve all the grand gestures. She deserved to catch a nasty staph infection and die a slow and painful death.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent - 1 Hockey Player + 1 Soap Star = amazing love story Oct. 13 2008
By cb - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I have read everything that this author writes and I think this one is in the top 3 of her books!

Eric Mitchell (twin of Jason 'Chasing Stanley' book) lands a walk-on role on a leading Soap. He makes the moves on the lead actress Monica Geary. They both share the same PR person (Theresa Falconetti from Fair Play) throw the 2 of them together and make some PR news. I like how the characters evolved and were not perfect. I have made North Dakota home, so the references to Eric & Jason home in ND was great. Enjoy another amazing book by Deirdre Martin!

If you enjoy this genre I would suggest checking out all her books;Body Check, Fair Play,Total Rush (New York Blades), The Penalty Box (New York Blades), Hot Ticket (Berkley Sensation),Chasing Stanley (New York Blades),Double the Pleasure (coming out 12/2008) and looking forward to her next next novel, WITH A TWIST, that will be out in May, 2009!.

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