The following quote from Marti sums up everything that happened in her past with Ewan.
“You scare the dickens out of me, Ewan. You did when we were together, and you still do it today. You were the person who could hurt me the most, because I loved you so damn much. The entire time we were together, I was so insecure. I kept wondering what a guy like you would see in someone like me, and I always wondered when you would tire of me and walk away.”
Martine (Marti) Marlowe was an interesting character to write. In Stricken’s original format, she wasn’t the confident, tough, and outspoken woman you see in the novel. She was quiet, preferred solitude, and was bashful to the point of not wanting to interact with Ewan, even in passing – as said in her quote, he terrified her. It wasn’t until he asked her to show him some local sites that she started opening up to him. That’s when she begins to shine and show him her full potential, as a person and his soon-to-be girlfriend/fiancee.
Martine Cassandra Marlowe (Marti)
Age: 31 years.
Birth date: July 29th.
Height: about 5’3”
Body type: Petite and slim but with wide hips and large busted.
Hair: Brown with red highlights, chin length bob.
Eyes: Hazel – brown with green overtones and a couple of green flecks in each eye.
Hometown: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
Current town: Halifax, NS.
Education: Master’s degree in psychology.
Ethnicity: Mostly Caucasian.
Spoken languages: English with some French, progresses to include Blackfoot as taught to her by leading male and his family.
Parents: Daniel and Kay Marlowe.
Siblings: Adrian and Donnie Marlowe, both older.
Grandparents: (Paternal) Charles (Charlie) and Alicia Marlowe
Cousins: Regan Marlowe and Miranda Marlowe Hutchinson (married to Ralph).
Uncle: Shawn Marlowe, married to Doreen.
Personality: Has a backbone of steel that shows up when in an argument, which turns her into a dirty fighter while arguing with the lead male. Soft hearted with a long fuse on her temper. Very open around those she cares about. Has a silly side, and that is brought out more by the lead male. Runs at the thought of hurting anyone she cares about. Timid to the point of not looking at lead male for the first few times she sees him and he says hello to her. Grows out of her shyness, and blossoms into a sophisticated and confident woman who doesn’t shrink away when confronted with a troublemaker.
Loves children, animals, rock music, mushrooms and hockey.
Hates pineapple, frilly pink dresses, liars, cheats, popular/rich kids, and troublemakers. Ironically falls in love with a guy who is popular, rich, and handsome.
Wears mostly jeans and tee shirts or sweaters and blouses at home, dresses more business-like while at work. Loves the look of herself in heels but hates wearing them because they hurt her feet sometimes.
Right handed. Is nearsighted but was able to have laser surgery so she doesn’t have to wear glasses. Used to wear braces as a child.