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Heroes Are My Weakness

Heroes Are My Weakness
HarperCollins Publishers

Introducing an homage to Daphne DuMaurier and the leading ladies of classic gothic romance, as only the most talented of modern women’s fiction authors could write it:
William Morrow is proud to publish HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS by New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips. This delightful novel of killer love is filled with Susan’s trademark sassy wit, dazzling charm…as well as a suitcase filled with very opinionated puppets, and a very gloomy, looming mansion inhabited by a dark and dangerous hero…and perhaps a few ghosts of his storied past.
Given the house, the snow, the secrets, and the man, what exactly is Annie Hewitt thinking of? That’s exactly what her puppets want to know. Yes, her puppets. Annie is an unsuccessful actress who makes her living as a ventriloquist, giving shows about social and moral issues to school children. Not a profession that pays well…hence why she finds herself on Peregrine Island, in the dead of winter. She has drained the last of her savings supporting her ailing mother through her final days; and now she has come to this remote island off the coast of Maine in hopes of reclaiming the legacy that her mother claims to have left her in a small family cottage, located on the grounds of Harp House.
Harp House is as ominous as its name makes it out to be: it perches, uninvited and ominous, on a cliff, overlooking the gray breaking waves of the Atlantic. And in Harp House is Annie’s greatest weakness: horror writer Theo Harp, her first love. Island gossip is that Theo recently became a widower in a most dreadful fashion…there are whispers that he is responsible for his wife’s death. And Annie isn’t surprised. She is certain that Theo tried to do her in a time or two, during their teenage summer vacations on the island.
Is Theo the villain that everyone makes him out to be? What really happened all those years ago…and why is she still so attracted to this menace of a man? Can Annie trust him, or should she flee once more? Instinct tells her to get as far away from Theo as humanly possible…but their mutual attraction makes that so very impossible.
It’s going to be a long, hot winter…
About the Author:
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 prestigious Favorite Book of the Year award. A resident of the Chicago suburbs, she is also a wife and the mother of two grown sons.

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