Friday, April 15, 2016

HOOK'S PAN by Marie Hall

Title:  HOOK’S PAN
Series:  Kingdom Series #5
Author:  Marie Hall
Publish Date:   04.23.2013
Publisher:  Marie Hall Publishing
Category /Genre:  Fantasy, Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Amazon purchase
Goodreads link: Hook’s Pan
Date completed: 04.14.16

Description from the publisher:
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 starring 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.


This is the fifth book in the Kingdom Series.  I have not read any of the others in this series and can assure that it does stand alone.  Still, there is no mistaking that some of the characters mentioned most assuredly must have their own stories.

This is definitely NOT Disney’s Peter Pan, though I kept hearing the voices of Mr. Smee and Captain Hook as those portrayed in that beloved cartoon movie.  This is also not the Captain Hook as portrayed by the inimitable Dustin Hoffman.  This Hook is hawt!  He has been tortured buy the loss of his one true love for over 100 years.

I loved how Ms Hall was able to make me feel the angst and fear of loving again in James Hook and the terror of loving at all for Trisha.  Love is a scary thing.   To allow yourself to depend on someone else – To allow another person to own part of your heart and soul – and – To tear down the walls you have in place to protect yourself and allow them to know the real you.  Until you have felt real and true love, those are horribly frightening concepts.  I loved seeing James and Trisha come to the realization that none of that is scary when you meet the other half of yourself, your true mate.

Please note:  the subjects of domestic violence and suicide are briefly touched upon.  Just a warning for anyone sensitive to these topics as possible triggers.

My copy of this book came with a bonus - another full length story, The Sea Queen, the first book in the Dark Queen series by Jovee Winter.  I loved it!

Grammar/editing:  C – average writing, poorly edited

The Kingdom Series:
  1. Her Mad Hatter
  2. Gerard’s Beauty
  3. Red and Her Wolf
  4. Jinni’s Wish
  5. Hook’s Pan
  6. Moon’s Flower
  7. Huntsman’s Prey
  8. Rumpel’s Prize
  9. Hood’s Obsession
  10. Her One Wish
  11. A Pirate’s Dream
  12. Danika’s Surprise
  13. Kingdom Chronicles
Other Books from Marie Hall:
  • The Wright Brother
Moments Series:
          1.      A Moment
          2.      Right Now
          3.      This Time
Eternal Lovers Series:
          1.      Death’s Lover
          2.      Death’s Redemption
Night Series:  
            1.      Crimson Night
            2.      All Hallows Night




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