Heroes Are My Weakness

Heroes Are My Weakness

Book - 2014
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A down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows finds herself trapped on a remote island off the coast of Maine with a sexy horror novelist who knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands.
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow,, c2014.
ISBN: 9780062351128
0062351125
Characteristics: 367 p. ; 23 cm

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smeddley
Feb 25, 2015

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boyzmom333 Jan 29, 2015

I did not enjoy this book at all. I have read all SEP's other books and loved them, but this one was so hard to get into, I simply gave up and moved on to another author. Not one of her better books, that's for sure.

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lpreston214
Dec 29, 2014

I found the beginning of this book kind of off-putting with Annie's puppets talking in her head but mercifully that died down quite a bit as more humans got into the story. Like the main character I grew up with Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney so I enjoyed the references to those authors. I found the plot with someone wanting Annie off the island ridiculous but enjoyed the side story about the mute little girl.

mvkramer Nov 17, 2014

While I enjoyed the beginning of this book, about halfway through it descended into a mire of cliche and contrivance from which there was no escape. I mean, what I enjoyed was cliche enough - the mystery of Theo Harp's past with Annie and his twin sister Regan that gave the book a kind of old-school gothic feel. But, as is the case in a lot of romances, the need to push the characters into bed together killed all the narrative tension and ended up introducing a whole bunch of contrived moments to show how hot and awesome Theo is.

lbarkema Sep 08, 2014

I enjoyed this love story, but this was definitely different than a normal SEP novel in that it was darker and did not have as much of the LOL moments, as well as that I didn't feel like there was as much detail or a "full-story" as her previous novels have had. I would have given it about a 3.5 but THEN the "declaration of love" came and it was just so perfect, I bumped it up to a 4.

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caitrin6871
Jul 01, 2014

While both a little darker (a near drowning, mysterious break ins), and a little more ridiculous (a puppeteer?!) than previous Phillips books, the development of the relationship between Annie and Theo is nevertheless an enjoyable read.

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