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Monday, September 1, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Heroes are My Weakeness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Heroes Are My WeaknessPublisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 0062106112
Pages: 384 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
Buy this Book: Amazon, Indiebound, Powell's, Kobo, Nook, iTunes


New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips is back with a delightful novel filled with her sassy wit and dazzling charm

The dead of winter.

An isolated island off the coast of Maine.

A man.

A woman.

A sinister house looming over the sea ...

He's a reclusive writer whose macabre imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill with laughs.

But she's not laughing now. When she was a teenager, he terrified her. Now they're trapped together on a snowy island off the coast of Maine. Is he the villain she remembers or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes.

It's going to be a long, hot winter.

My Review:

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.

Chemistry Rating:

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. 

Overall Rating

Author Info
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.

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  1. I liked this rather honest review. I had a strange feeling about the puppets when I read Chapter 1 at the beginning of this tour. And I've liked SEP's other stories and this one didn't have the same flavor I had come to expect from her. But the reviews have been astounding and everyone has been as surprised as I that SEP wrote a gothic-y romance this time. I'm getting rather anxious to read the entire thing after reading all the comments and blog posts. Thanks for this post.



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