Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hook's Pan by Marie Hall

Hook's Pan (Kingdom Series, Book: 5)

*Mature Audience Recommended.  Contains sexual scenes*

My Review:

Hook's Pan is the fifth book in the Kingdom Series by Marie Hall.  I first came across the series when I found Gerard's Beauty, a twist on Beauty and the Beast.  At that point, I was hooked on Ms. Hall's writing style.  I have always loved fairy tales, and the twists that she created made me drool, blush, laugh and reconsider just how many fairy tales are what we think they are.  ;)

So, I went through the series, grabbing Her Mad Hatter, Red and Her Wolf and Jinni's Wish.  I don't think I read them in order, but I do know that I love the series.  Each book, including Hook's Pan, is definitely a stand-alone, which is enhanced if you have read the other stories. 

When I read this book, everything came together.  The last of the Bad Five, James Hook is in the hands of his fairy godmother, Danika.  Having once loved and lost, he's become almost as vicious as the tales have made him out to be over the past one hundred years.  In this version of "Peter Pan", Hook isn't nearly as bad (or as ugly) as mortals have made him out to be.  Peter and Tink, on the other hand, are far worse.

I absolutely loved this book, loved the series and truly hope to see more of the Kingdom soon.  Like, maybe a little Hunstman or Smee action.  *wink*


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 their happily ever after is already written, it's just a matter of getting there.

*Synopsis available via*


“Good Lord,” Danika breathed heavily, breaking their eye contact, forcing Trisha to finally look away and breathe around the giant ball of heat sliding up the back of her throat. “I hope you don’t plan to eat the girl, Hook. The way you look at her, ‘tis enough to make me mourn my younger days.”

She sighed, her face looking sad. “Several lifetimes worth of memories are locked deep, deep inside. But I must warn you, Hook, the maiden you loved, she is long gone. Each life left an indelible mark, but Trishelle—for that is her name now—is your mate.”

She wasn’t sure what she might have been about to say, because in that second she felt him. Hook. He was looking at her and she lost her words, because his look was almost a touch—a silent caress that left her speechless. How could that man affect her like this?

Tearing the stem in half, he lifted his brows. “No. Definitely not. Which is why I’m in no rush to head back to the ship. Aboard the vessel I have to be someone else. Someone they respect and fear. And while I enjoy the perks of the job, always being on is exhausting. With you I don’t feel the need to be anyone other than myself. The good, the bad, and the ugly.”

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  1. I have some of Marie's books downloaded - it definitely looks as if I need to read them soon!

    1. Definitely! :) I'm not sure the exact order, but I think each book is labeled. Let me know what you think when you do! ;)