Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Date Read: July 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
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.
Publisher: William Morrow
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Read for Review (Avon)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.50
First Thought when Finished: The mystery, pacing, and style of Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips was outstanding but the romance just didn’t do it for me.
Quick Thoughts: I picked up this book because we picked it as the Contemporary Romance read for our Cover Girls Bookclub in August. I wasn’t disappointed in the mystery or pacing. I thought the story flowed well (the backstory mystery and current mystery meshed well together) and the characters were interesting (leads and side characters). Notice I said interesting but not overly likable. I really never warmed up to Theo or Annie so that made it hard to root for their romance. While their backstory played into that. I felt it was more how they dealt with each other in current time that had the bigger impact on my feelings. Hard to love a romance when you don’t really want the romantic leads to be together. All in all I would say this was a solid read and mystery wise a hit. The romance didn’t work for me but that is not to say it won’t work for you. This has a very gothic feel (which I loved) and the setting was unique. Give this a whirl–you may love Theo and Annie together!
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