The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company has provided this book club with a copy of this book for review or we have purchased the book with our own funds. The opinions shared about the story are those of the book club or the individual reviewer and not influenced by The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company if received for review.Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Published by William Morrow on August 26th 2014
Genres: 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.
The ladies really loved the gothic setting for Heroes Are My Weakness. They also enjoyed the main character. She was quirky, which was a fun balance for the book’s otherwise very creepy feel. They did feel that it didn’t really meet their expectations as a contemporary romance – it wasn’t very romantic and had a definite paranormal feel to it. Overall they enjoyed it and, with their ratings combined, it earned 3 stars.