Friday, March 29, 2019

Review ~ PAN by Gina L. Maxwell

New York Times bestselling author Gina L. Maxwell introduces Pan, a sexy contemporary romance retelling of Peter Pan, and the first book in her brand new Neverland series.

Pan (Neverland, #1)
by: Gina L. Maxwell
Series: Neverland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 22, 2019
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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.

I'm not usually a fan of story retellings but Gina L. Maxwell has made me a fan. Admittedly, my knowledge of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and the gang is limited. Gina has taken the children’s story of a boy who never wants to grow up and made it into an adult fairytale full of sadness, hope, dreams, passion, and more importantly love.

Pan is told in first person from the viewpoints of Peter Pan and Wendy Darling. The story bounces between the past and the present, giving glimpses of events that made Peter and Wendy the people they are today.

From the first scene, Gina put a smile on my face. That smile stayed there throughout the book. I was amazed at how not only did Peter and Wendy but the rest of the Lost Boys embedded themselves into my heart. I laughed. I cried. I was surprised by the dark moments of the story that proved to be heartbreaking. Yet, at the same time, allowed you see the strength and courage of the children.

Pan is a story I can completely gush about. Honestly, it's beyond amazing. I love that as readers, we’re treated to glimpses of the two other couples in this series. I am so looking forward to reading the stories of Hook and Tinkerbell.

**Received a copy of the book courtesy of the author and I voluntarily reviewed it.**

Rating: 5

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Gina L. Maxwell is a full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been living her newfound dream ever since.

When she’s not reading or writing steamy romance novels, she spends her time losing at Scrabble (and every other game) to her high school sweetheart, doing her best to hang out with their teenagers before they fly the coop, and dreaming about her move to sunny Florida once they do.

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