Pages: 384 pages
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Intro: Do you remember how earlier this month I injured my hand? Well…I was a complete klutz and tripped over a dog toy and landed on my injured hand. Thereby reinjuring the already injured. Even worse because typing is not so fun right now. I love my Rambo but I think we may have to get him a toy box or something.
Heroine: Annie-I had a difficult time with Annie and it’s not because I didn’t like her. She is a ventriloquist and she talks to her puppets in her mind. I have a rather large fear of puppets. I don’t like them. They creep me out. And the fact that Annie talks to them in her mind gave me the shivers. But aside from that I really did like her. I wanted good things to happen for her and I was mad at Theo on her behalf.
Hero: Theo-He had a bit (or a whole lot) of the gothic hero thing going. He was kind of like Heathcliff and Mr. Rochester had a modern day baby. He had a brittle exterior and he started out with a pretty bad impression but that’s the type of hero that I love.
Chemistry: They were perfect in that gothic romance kind of way. Things aren’t always easy with them but they had electric chemistry. It was like a modern day Wuthering Heights but lighter and slightly less angsty.
Conclusion: I did not expect this type of romance from Susan Elizabeth Phillips. But I loved it. The gothic aspect worked really well in a very unexpected but completely welcome kind of way. It is very close to my favorite of her books. Probably very close to the top.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips soars onto the New York Times bestseller list with every new publication. She’s the only four-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award. Susan delights fans by touching hearts as well as funny bones with her wonderfully whimsical and modern fairy tales. A resident of the Chicago suburbs, she is also a wife, and mother of two grown sons.