Book Review: Pan (Neverland #1) by Gina L. Maxwell + Teaser and GIVEAWAY

Pan was amazing!!! I loved the authors take on this classic fairytale. It was exciting and fun to read with these really wonderful characters. I enjoyed every second! 


  Book Review: Pan (Neverland #1) by Gina M. Maxwell | About That Story
Pan (Neverland #1) by Gina L. Maxwell  


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From NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Gina L. Maxwell, comes a brand new series with a fresh twist on an old classic.

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.

*Pan is an adult contemporary romance retelling of Peter Pan, complete with Wendy, Hook, Tink, and all the Lost Boys as sexy mechanics. There are no fantasy elements in this world, other than the "magic" that happens between the sheets. ;)


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5 out of 5 stars

I loved this story! It was incredibly clever and smartly done, all while being extremely entertaining and fun. The author took something familiar and made it fresh, new, and exciting to read! Wonderful start to a new series!

I loved Wendy and Peter. He was charm and sexiness and she was a bit buttoned up but putting herself out there. I loved watching her character really open up. I loved their story and history. From the time they were kids to now and how their friendship and love grew. I smiled and was giddy and might have had to fan myself a time or two. They had a wonderful building love story that I couldn't get enough of. Emotion and drama and fun, I loved it all!

Pan was a well thought out and detailed story with a great flow. I loved how the timeline was presented and that it was dual POV, so you got to really know the characters. There were so many great parallels between the past and present and there was an awesome build happening between the two. All the characters, places, and references were fantastic. I loved all the fairy tale tie-ins, they were seamlessly woven in at the perfect times. I'd get excited while reading when I'd see a reference to the original story and how the author used it in this modern-day tale.

There is a wonderful cast of characters with familiar names and it was fun seeing all the different connections. There are Tink and Hook and everyone I love. The Lost Boys had distinct personalities that were intriguing. Learning about them, especially Hook, was eye-opening. I felt so much underlying emotion when learning about him, it was like I was holding my breath. Hook's such a compelling character and I can't wait for his story.

This story was just so well thought out. It was funny and flirty but also sexy and raw and filled with emotion. This had it all!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.



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Book Review: Pan by Gina L. Maxwell | About That Story


Book Review: Pan by Gina L. Maxwell | About That Story


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Hook (Neverland #2) – Goodreads | Expected Publication: April 2019 
Tink (Neverland #3) – Goodreads | Expected Publication: May 2019


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Pan Release Giveaway!
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