Monday, January 28, 2019

Pat's Review: Pan

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Pan by Gina L. Maxwell
Publisher: Gina L. Maxwell (January 22nd, 2019)
Series: Neverland, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Dual 1st POV

From NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Gina L. Maxwell, comes a brand new series with a fresh twist on an old classic.

Once upon a time, in Neverland, North Carolina--I fell in love.

I was twelve when Peter first climbed up to my balcony.
Thirteen when I sneaked out to see him at the School for Lost Boys.
Seventeen when his touch made me fly,
And eighteen when his words made me cry.

We were magnetic, drawn to each other from that very first night, and what I thought would be forever. But when it came time for me to leave, he wouldn't come with, so I left town with a map for my future and a shattered heart.

Ten years later, I've returned to Neverland, hoping to find a man in place of the boy.

Peter was partially right, growing up is no fun. After quitting my fancy career that sucked the magic out of life, I'm now organizing the fundraiser of the year. In a move that could make or break the event and my new company, I've hired Peter, master mechanic and owner of LB Automotive, to help me pull this off--trusting him to rebuild a classic car for the auction that could help hundreds of foster kids in need.

I thought I was prepared, but the boy who refused to leave is now a man hell-bent on getting me to stay, and as sparks fly between us, that undeniable fire flares back to life, deeper and hotter than ever.

But that ripped body doesn't mean Peter's matured enough to make us or this event work, and not everyone in Neverland is happy about my return.

Not every wound heals.
Not every heart can be fixed.
Not every boy grows up.

And after all this time, the love we found might be lost to us again...this time, forever.

*Pan is an adult contemporary romance retelling of Peter Pan, complete with Wendy, Hook, Tink, and all the Lost Boys as sexy mechanics. There are no fantasy elements in this world, other than the "magic" that happens between the sheets. ;) 

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Pat's Review:

This is a brilliant retelling of the iconic Peter Pan story, complete with all the wonderful characters: The Lost Boys, Hook, Wendy Darling, and of course Tinkerbell and Tiger Lilly, to name a few. They will each get their own story in this series, in a contemporary setting and definitely an adult fairy tale!

Wendy and Peter meet when they are twelve. The Darling‘s live in London, North Carolina, while Peter lives in nearby Neverland, at the School for Lost Boys of Neverland. He likes to sneak out at night, and heard a mother telling her children “bedtime stories” while he was hiding under a balcony. He’s never heard of them, but loved listening and brought the stories home to the boys. He manages to speak to Wendy one night under her balcony and they become best friends until they are both seventeen and it becomes so much more. Wendy wants to go to college, and have Peter come with her, but he can’t leave the boys and his dreams of taking care of them. So they separate, each with a broken heart. Ten years later she is back, hoping to reconnect with Peter for a lot of reasons, but she needs his help on a new venture.

The chapters vary between Wendy and Peter, past and present. They want to find a way to be together, the friendship they had has turned to love. Even with others trying to interfere and break them, they find a way to stay strong. The romance, the characters, and the mix of fairy tale and contemporary made this book impossible to put down. I even ended up reading it a second time as I was doing my review.  This is going on my list for a favorite of 2019, and I’m anxiously awaiting Hook’s story.


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Source: eARC (author)

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Thanks for the review, Pat! 


Until Next Time,

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