Series: A Kingdom Novel, Book #5
Author: Marie Hall
Blurb: 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 named Danika 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 their happily ever after is already written, it’s just a matter of getting there.
Thoughts: Usually I like a different take on fairytale romances. I have to admit, Hall had a great idea when it came to weaving a tale on popular ones with a twist. In this particular book, our hero is Hook – as in Captain Hook – and the “bad guys” are actually Peter and Tink. Which I really enjoyed because I was never much of a Peter Pan fan – which is what drew me to this book in the first place.
When I started it, I was unaware that it was part of a series, and I wonder if I would have enjoyed it more had I read the previous ones first. To me it was just okay. I had a bit of trouble connecting with the characters, and the story seemed a bit unrealistic to me. And I know, I know – what do I expect from I sci-fi/fantasy based book!…LOL However, I want the reader to capture my attention, my imagination, to describe things so well and so plausibly that they make the unbelievable seem believable. That just didn’t happen for me in this book.
But it was still an enjoyable and entertaining read – just not my cup of tea.