✨ 💚 ✨ PAN, a Neverland Novel is LIVE!!! ✨ 💚 ✨
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Gina L. Maxwell,
comes a brand-new series with a fresh twist on an old classic.
5 NEVERLAND CROWNS
Peter Pan has to be one of my favorite novels. So much so, that I forced my fellow English teacher to teach it to her British Literature class. It is that iconic tale of straddling the adult world and the innocent, adventurous world of childhood, and so when I saw Gina Maxwell was planning a retelling I was equal parts excited and scared. What would Pan look like modernized? Well, Gina Maxwell shot Pan way out into the stratosphere. I was consumed by the adult romance of Pan and Wendy as well as elated by all the iconic parts of my beloved tale she wove into their epic love.
All the characters we love are here: Tink, Pan, the LOST Boys, Hook, the Darling siblings, and so many more. While she made these characters fresh and new, they still held the core attributes that made them who they are from the original story. Pan is still adventurous, mischievous, a bit cocksure, and Wendy is still that lady who is seeking a bit of adventure. From the moment they meet again, their flame rekindles almost immediately and I loved watching an adult Pan trying to find a way to live an adventure with the love of his life.
The story is very reminiscent of the original tale as well. Wendy is still trying to live in her elite world of manners and nobility but craving the freedom she feels with Peter. Peter has moved towards the world of adulthood but still revels in the freedom of childhood. These two try to find a way to balance it all and find a way to keep their forever this time. What will really win lovers of this tale over is that are beloved moments are also here. What I will tell you is that, Gina Maxwell already has me chomping at the bit for more.
Pan is everything a retelling should be. Gina Maxwell did the novel justice while making it her own and adding the bits of romance we long to see with an adult Pan and Wendy! I got to revisit my favorite Peter Pan moments from my childhood, get the sexy romance I enjoy as an adult, and live in the space between. It was just a wonderful, perfect, reading experience.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review
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. There are no fantasy elements in this world, other than the “magic” that happens between the sheets.
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About Gina L. Maxwell:
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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