The Cover: I LOVE the cover of Pan! The cover model is exactly how I imagined to look like from how he was described in the book and it’s just so swoon worthy! Yes, you read that right: SWOON WORTHY.
Basics: Pan was released on January 22nd 2019 and is 268 pages long. Genre wise Pan belongs to contemporary romance.
Description: 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.
Overall thoughts: Pan was my first Gina L. Maxwell novel and I couldn’t be more delighted! If you’ve been reading and following my blog for awhile now you should know that I love fairytale/fantasy retellings stories. Put them in a contemporary setting and that makes it even better! Pan definitely exceeded my expectations especially since the Peter Pan story is very near and dear to my heart.
Peter Pan and Wendy Darling were childhood sweethearts long ago, but due to difference circumstances between them they were separated. Years later Peter has never stopped loving Wendy; and when she comes back into town, back to Neverland with a request Peter jumps at the chance to help and get her back into this life again, permanently this time. If you really think about it Peter Pan is the perfect opportunity and story to turn into a contemporary novel, especially a romance one. The main issue that Peter and Wendy struggle with is their family/social structures. Wendy has a financially stable and loving family whereas Peter has no parents and his only family is a group of fellow and younger kids. Plus the person watching them is a complete and utter jerk. There a few changes and rightfully so, but they are very well done and with each new twist within Pan I became more and more excited.
Peter and Wendy’s relationship is lovely and like the beautiful cover of this book is completely swoon worthy. I mean come on! Your childhood love doing everything he can to win you back? Swoon worthy. I really loved Pan and I wish I found Maxwell sooner because her writing is fantastic! Pan is a must contemporary romance read and I am over the moon excited for Hook’s book!
My Rating: 5/5 Shells
About the Author: 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.
You can find her and all her online homes at www.ginalmaxwell.com.