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Hook by Gina L. Maxwell
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it was amazing

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Most kids grow up with the iconic story of Peter Pan, but Gina L. Maxwell’s Hook has reinvented a classic with a decidedly adult spin. While this is book #2 in the Neverland Series (mental note, I need to obtain book #1 immediately), it also works perfectly as a standalone book.

’ve read a lot of romance novels in my day, mostly in my younger years. The plots aren’t always thrilling, since they tend to be utterly predictable and more of a vehicle for delivering steamy scenes using ridiculous words for genitalia that no one ever uses in real life, like throbbing member, or honey pot. I've stayed away from them in later years, mainly for this reason. When I heard about Hook, I decided to give the genre ONE LAST CHANCE. And I'm SO GLAD that I decided to be a tiny bit open minded. Because this book was not one of those fluffy, cheesy romance stories of my younger years. It promised a genuinely intriguing plot from page one, and followed through all the way to the very end, which only took me one day, since I couldn’t put this book down. The gritty action, emotional highs and lows, and genuine character voice really had me feeling this book from start to finish. Ultimately, it’s both a thrilling crime story and one of romance, redemption, and hope.

The sexual tension between Hook and John simmered throughout the book, and the sex scenes were so hot! I loved how consent, boundaries, and safety were explicitly discussed. It made everything more believable. This book is definitely a great one, and I’d highly recommend it.
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Reading Progress

October 28, 2019 – Shelved
October 28, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
November 4, 2019 – Started Reading
November 4, 2019 – Finished Reading

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