Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released.
Today I am anticipating is Hook by Gina L. Maxwell.
Hook by Gina L. Maxwell
When one of Hook’s own is taken hostage by the crooked cops of Neverland PD, the leader of the Pirates is forced to do Croc’s bidding and head up a major illegal operation to get his crew member back.
John Darling’s cop instincts have been firing on all cylinders lately; he knows something big is going on, and he has no intentions on letting it destroy Neverland in the process. All he has to do is convince a certain broody as hell Pirate to let him go undercover as a new recruit so he can bring Croc’s empire down from the inside.
Getting John vetted as a legitimate criminal was the easy part. Working and living under the same roof with the fitness buff who insists on working out every damn day without a shirt is making Hook’s life–among other things–hard, and he wants no part of anything John has to offer that doesn’t have to do with putting Croc behind bars.
But it’s hard to keep secrets in close quarters, and when John discovers the darkness in Hook’s past, he makes it his mission to not only eradicate the evil plaguing Neverland, but also to knock down the barriers between him and the man he’s fallen for. Come hell or high water, he’ll prove to Hook that even someone with a pirate heart as black as his deserves the greatest treasure of all…love.
Hook is book 2 in the highly anticipated Neverland Novels; an adult contemporary romance retelling of the Peter Pan stories featuring the entire cast of Neverland characters as orphans who grow up to be mechanics–the Lost Boys doing legitimate work at Peter’s shop, LB Automotive, while Hook and his crew, the Pirates, work for the sadistic crime boss of Neverland, Fred Croc.
Why I’m Anticipating Hook by Gina L. Maxwell
Hook is book 2 in the Neverland Novels. This is a modern ADULT contemporary romance, it is a bit dark and abusive twist on the original story we know. Hook was the character I was most interested in throughout the first book Pan. I felt like he had a dark past (honestly, they all do) but I feel like Hook protected not only the lost boys but Pan as well. This will be M/M story and that also makes me really curious to see how this would be told. I feel like it might be a little heartbreaking but I also feel like it’ll be better than Pan.