Hook’s Pan (Kingdom #5) by Marie Hall
Published by Marie Hall Publishing
Release Date: April 23, 2013
Review Source: Author
My Rating: 4.5/ 5
Trishelle Page has known pain in her life, but instead of it making her weak, she’s stronger. Confident. That is until the day a fairy kidnaps her during her staring role in Peter Pan’s play and tells her not only do fairy tales exist, but that she’s the soulmate of the pirate they call Hook, making her question everything she ever thought she knew.
Captain James Hook is a man at the end of his rope. He’s not the villainous bastard tales have made him out to be. So when the curvaceous blonde drops, literally, at his feet he aims to prove it to her. If only to get her into his bed.
What neither one knows is that fate and magic are conspiring and they can deny the attraction all they want but the end is already written, it’s just a matter of getting there.
I’ve loved this series from the first book and this one is no exception. Marie made one Fricken’ HOT Hook. I really like the direction she took this familiar fairy tale. It’s no longer familiar, but it sure is better. The story comes alive with the descriptions of the various realms. I could close my eyes and they came alive. I’m pretty sure I’ll never be able to watch Peter Pan the same way again. I’ll definitely be substituting their Hook with the Hook from this book.
James (Hook) has been just existing for the past century. He lost his love in one of the worst ways possible. He drinks too much and is becoming more like the stories portray him all the time. James is about at the end of his rope when fate, otherwise known as Danika, literally drops Trisha at his feet.
Trisha has also known pain and loss, especially in this life. She isn’t even sure she’s capable of love. From the moment she lands at Hooks feet she lets him know that he may be the captain of the ship, but definitely not of her. Trisha’s journey from disbelief to lust and finally to love was very fun and touching to witness.
The interactions between James and Trisha were funny and emotional. The best part is finding out that Marie Hall isn’t finished with the world of Kingdom. YAY! There will be more stories from this wonderful place.