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Summary

He wants revenge, but he wants her more.

Once upon a time, there was a little boy.

His belly full of laughter, his life full of joy.

Until one day, something changed; stripped his innocence away.

The hole inside making space for the devil to come and play.

His dreams gone forever, he grew up way too fast.

An endless night of crocodiles, and watches made of glass.

He grew into a villain, the taste of vengeance on his tongue.

Craving to make his enemies pay for the misdeeds they had done.

Instead he found a darling girl, and refused to let her go.

For what better way to make the man pay, than to steal his little shadow.

Hooked is a full-length, complete standalone in the Never After series: a collection of dark romances where the villain gets the girl. It is not a literal retelling. It is a dark, contemporary romance (not a fantasy) featuring mature themes and content that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.

©2021 by Emily McIntire (P)2022 by Blackstone Publishing

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Soo good

Tok a while to get interested in the plot but my oh my. Swept me off my feet.
Good plot. Spice 3/5.

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Great story

I loved this story, and the audiobook had some great moments, but I do have to say the “Boston” accents were really irritating, and I think detracted from the performance a little.

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Better than I expected

Gripping story with a great premise. The narrators did a fantastic job and I felt fully immersed in the story.

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it's worth the credit spent

some twists and turns along the the way, some predictable an a couple of surprises thrown it. this is not a retelling of the story of Peter pan it simply uses some of the characters and names etc from within the story.

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Great! ... after you stomach the beginning

At first, I was disappointed. Writing, characters, presumed plot, it all seemed so cheesy. BUT!
Somewhere around middle things got very interesting. I could not put it down!
The quality of 🌶 is also pretty good. At least for my taste, somewhat inexperienced in mafia/dark romances.

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Perfect

I love a good retelling and this book is so good . Love Hook and Wendy and didn’t see that ending coming . You’ll never look at Peter Pan the same again after listening to this.

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  • RebeckyL
  • 31-01-22

Cleverly sucks you in…

I started this book because the storyline interested me. A play on Peter Pan but not at all Peter Pan - a story of “even bad guys need love too.” I enjoyed the clever way the author wove pieces of Perter Pan lore through the story and found myself chuckling a few times at the wittiness. I finished the entire audio book in about 3 sittings. I normally just listen to books as I commute but I couldn’t wait to keep listening to this one. I gave the overall rating 4 stars because I did have a hard time with just how “bad” this guy was - and he’s horrible. I thought several times that I would not be swayed to understand this “love” story because honestly the guy, Hook, should be in prison. But, I was won over and I enjoyed the story more than I thought I would.

The performance was very good. The two performers narrate chapters separately and they present chapters written from their character’s point of view. Because of this, they each perform the opposite character’s voice during their chapter and that took me a bit to get used to hearing.

As I mentioned, I found this quite enjoyable overall. It’s the kind of book that drew me in and I’m afraid the next one I read will be a let down after this one. Just a recommendation - You might consider listening with headphones on if you aren’t alone. It’s quite throughly descriptive, if you know what I mean, in both horrifying and pleasing ways.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-02-22

Whoa! Read NOW!

Go in blind. Enjoy the ride.
Wonderful narration.
Loved how they brought the story to life.

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  • Danielle Singer
  • 28-04-22

Concept is there execution is not

Just couldn’t like either character. Wanted to like this bc of the concept so much but it was too cheesy even for me. :( was really close to dnf but it’s not long so I powered through.

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  • Quovontae Ross
  • 11-04-22

Not what I thought ..

I almost stopped reading it just because of the accents. The female accents were so shrill and annoying! Wendy’s wasn’t bad, but her “friends”, omg. Peter sounded like he had a stick up on his butt every time.
The story felt rushed, the characters weren’t very developed. The sexy scenes also felt rushed and misplaced at times.
There were some good twists- especially in the last hour of the book.
I do feel it was concluded well and questions were answered.
Not sure that I would use a credit for another one of her stories.

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  • Paper Poppet
  • 23-03-22

Guy talks about his "stuff" alot...

My goodness... My kingdom for a good fantasy romance that isn't straight up cringe porn! I couldn't even get a quarter into this. Idk why anyone would be into Hook. He is so gross and not in a cool villain way but in a guy-who-keeps-talking-about-the-needs-of-his-you-know-whats kind of way. ALL THE TIME! I know you had a dark past but get some more personality! It just all comes across as lazy, boring, and cringy. Please, please, I just want a good fantasy romance with the bad guy that isn't this... any recommends?

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  • Kinsey
  • 10-03-22

I couldn’t get past Chapter 17

I couldn’t even get halfway. And I can’t return it to get my money back. Main female seems weak and I can’t stand characters like that. And the main guy just annoys me, I can’t stand men in real life who act possessive and like they have to be “alpha” so it’s just not my desired type of book.

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  • Fran
  • 08-03-22

Did not finish.

Around chapter 35 I realized there was no longer any plot. I really wanted to like this book but unfortunately there isn’t a nice thing I can say about it. I really disliked both audio performances as well. All in all this was a very disappointing use of a free credit.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-01-22

Couldn’t stop listening !

Outstanding and awesome! Literally couldn’t stop listening! Would recommend over and over ! Can’t say enough good things about it<3

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  • Kiran Singh
  • 24-06-22

NOT A FAN

The main female character was pathetic to say the least. I personally did not like the book at all, and I listened to it start to finish...hoping it'd get better.

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  • Ree
  • 15-06-22

Not your average fairytale

I loved this retelling of this story. Such twists and turns to an epic fairytale.