Library Journal: Best Books 2014: Romance
Booklist: Top 10 Romance 2014
The dead of winter.
An isolated island off the coast of Maine.
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.
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The Reviews Are In!
KIRKUS REVIEWS: A Best Fiction Book of 2014 *A Best Romance of 2014* “…heart wrenching and uplifting…” (starred review)
LIBRARY JOURNAL: A Best Romance: 2014 *“An unforgettable, deliciously spicy romance…” (starred review)
BOOKLIST: Top Ten Romance Fiction 2014 *“…another romance to treasure from one of the genre’s superstars….” (starred review)
RT REVIEWS: A Best Contemporary Romance 2014 *”…A Phillips classic…. Awesome!” (starred review)
NPR BOOKS: GREAT READ 2014
AARP: Best Books of 2014
Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ upcoming Heroes Are My Weakness received a second *starred* review, this time from Publishers Weekly
“In her latest, Phillips takes all the iconic elements of those classic gothic novels of the 1960s and ’70s and deftly combines them with her own signature literary calling cards of realistically quirky yet all too relatable characters, polished writing, tart humor, and an abundance of potent sexual chemistry.” —John Charles, Booklist, starred review
“Heart-wrenching and uplifting, with witty dialogue, emotional depth, and details that give substance and texture to an already entertaining, engrossing story.” —Starred Review” Kirkus Reviews
“Poignant, yet filled with humor and a dash of danger, this is a perfect romantic read. Awesome!” “Top Pick Gold!!!” —Jill M. Smith, RT Book Reviews
He came to the bottom of the stairs, and that was when she saw it. The pale white scar at the corner of his eyebrow. The scar she’d given him.