Wednesday, September 3, 2014

HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

I have to say that my love of Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books goes back a long way. Before my kindle, there were bookstores and searches to collect all of her books. I would think of them as my personal quests...track down all the books on the back list of a new-to-me author. I've read some of her books countless times, even going through a few copies of certain books because they became well used. So when I had the opportunity to read this, I jumped at the chance. So, without further ado, we present Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips! 

Heroes Are My Weakness
By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Releasing August 26th, 2014
Avon Romance

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.

This book has left me speechless. 

I've read SEP in the past and loved her stuff, but this wasn't her typical light and fluffy read. All the elements that you would typically associate with her work was there but this was also more romantic suspense and mystery. And I loved every moment of it! 

I'll admit that while the blurb totally drew me in, I was nervous about the creepy guy that knew of a million ways to kill with his bare hands and loved to craft terrifying horror novels. And he lived up to that description in the beginning! I was seriously wondering how in the world I would ever like him. SEP did an awesome job of making him creepy. 

Theo and Annie were such a great couple. Even before the got together, I loved all their scenes. They often had me chuckling and laughing out loud as I read. Even when he was being creepy and she was trying to hide how scared she was. I didn't think it was possible, but I really did come to love Theo. He's definitely one of my favorite heroes ever. 

I enjoyed the addition of Annie's puppets. They provided a lot of amusement. And I loved how Theo would annoy her with the situations he would put her puppets in. And I loved the different personalities they had. 

There were some twists and turns that I honestly didn't see coming in this book. And every time something we revealed, I sat there going, OMG...why didn't I see that coming!?

This book reminded of the romantic suspense mysteries I read forever ago. The couple wasn't on the run, but deal with issues as they came up and fought against them to the best of their ability. 

I always knew that SEP was a genius, but this book just reminded me of why I lover her stories. This is definitely one I'll be rereading in the future.

Due to the length, we've attached the chapter to the post as opposed as putting the full text in our post. 
To read the full first chapter, click on the image above of here.

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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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