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Hooked
Hooked | Emily McIntire
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 and the first in The Never After Series: A collection of fractured fairy tales where the villains get the happy ever after. This is a DARK Contemporary romance (not fantasy) featuring mature themes and content that may not be suitable for all audiences. Reader discretion is advised.*
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eskoch28
Hooked | Emily McIntire
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Also for those who used to read it, I started my blog back up. I have got to get back into and regular writing routine. Id be so grateful if you'd check it out or if you have a favorite writing prompt!

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wanderinglynn Welcome back to blogging. Great wedding photos! ❤️ Some fun prompts that I have done recently include: 5 favorite cozy reads, 5 characters in their zone, & 5 books I read outside my comfort zone. 18h
eskoch28 Oh I love those @wanderinglynn thank you! 18h
Itchyfeetreader Welcome back and congrats on the wedding! In terms of prompts what about 5 books I would re read, 5 books that surprised me, or maybe go to auto read authors, favourite quotes or covers ? 4h
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deeannloso
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Wow! This is quite the retelling of the Peter Pan story! 🔥 This book comes with a warning: READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. It‘s a good story, but you cannot be prudish and read this book. #SeriesLove2024 @TheSpineView @Andrew65

TheSpineView Fantastic! 3w
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deeannloso
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James has always had one agenda: destroy his enemy, Peter Michaels. When Peter‘s 21-year-old daughter Wendy shows up in James‘s bar, he sees his way in. Seduce the girl and use her for his revenge. It‘s the perfect plan, until things in James‘s organization begin to crumble. He has to find the traitor in his midst, and his plan for revenge gets murkier as James starts to see Wendy as more than just a pawn in his game.

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Victoriahoperose
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Super steamy Peter Pan retelling. I really enjoyed this one. It was a lot of fun to read and definitely lots of interesting additions to the classic story. If you like dark romance and fairy tales, this one is for you!

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Bookbuyingaddict
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Who else reads in the bath 🛀😆at first my thoughts were yuk this is the paperback dedicated to that despicable criminal Andrew Tate , but phew after nearly dnf-ing stuck with it and it turned into a delight but dark steamy v steamy read .
#bookspinbingo
#doublespin
#nosmutshaming 😆

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Ravenpuff
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Hook, aka James, is trying to take down Peter‘s empire. Peter‘s daughter, Wendy, enters Hook‘s bar. That‘s when he plans to seduce her & get to Peter. The more time they spend together, his feelings start to affect his plans. Will Wendy find out about his scheme?

This one was ok. It was a bit overhyped. I liked the plot, but the writing could‘ve been a bit better. I wanted a little more romance & spice.

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I loved it!
EM has taken one of the most beloved stories of all time (Peter Pan) and given it a dark, modern, twisted retelling.
After watching the Once Upon a Time series a few years and falling in love with that version of "Hook", I almost put a hole in my kindle in my haste to download "Hooked" when I saw it was on Kindle Unlimited!
Safe to say, Hook can kidnap me any day ?

I will never, ever be able to watch Peter Pan in the same way again.

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jamield1911
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Wow. 😍👌

Caroline2 Love that! ❤️ 3mo
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PageShifter
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Mehso-so

Characters weren't really fleshed out, they felt flat. That was the reason why I didn't feel all the emotions. There were scenes that should have made me feel more than what they did. I also don't like insta-love and that was the case here. Characters' bigger-than-life emotions at the end were unrelatable because there hadn't been a prober building up.

This was easy to read but a bit tasteless.

#SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView Awesome! 3mo
TieDyeDude Someone at my book club had a similar reaction. I already tried a dark Peter Pan retelling and did not enjoy it. I have too much fondness for the original story. 3mo
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BethM
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One of my Litsy besties is hosting a swap! Please go check it out! @Captivatedbybooks

This one is going to be so fun! #darkromanceswap

Captivatedbybooks Thank you 😘❣️ 4mo
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KaylasReadingNook
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This is a super cool tale involving themes of Peter Pan. There are many twists and turns that the story takes you on it makes the book go by very fast. It was a truly enjoyable story with lovable characters.

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emz711
Hooked | Emily McIntire

Wendy, darling
Ah!
#feyredarling #acotar

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emz711
Hooked | Emily McIntire
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Dark romance about Captain Hook? Yes please

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Amandakay
Hooked | Emily McIntire
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Loved listening to the audio

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Super_Jane
Hooked | Emily McIntire
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3.75/5 🌕🌕🌕🌖🌑 #peterpan #retelling #darkromance #dark #romance

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readwithcori
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First book of February wrapped up today and I really enjoyed this one! A play on Peter Pan and reminds me of Once Upon A Time but darker & better! Highly recommend 🖤 #LitsyLoveReads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great cover 🖤 4mo
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Bookworm54
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Thank you @CymbaX13 for this amazing #HHS box!
Was definitely worth the agonising wait between its arrival and opening day 🤭

I especially love the witchy tote bag!

Thanks @wanderinglynn for hosting 🎃

#HauntedHollowSwap

CymbaX13 @Bookworm54 u r very welcome enjoy heart💜 8mo
wanderinglynn Love it! 🎃🖤👻🧡 8mo
TheBookHippie Love the bag! 8mo
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MissyD
Hooked | Emily McIntire
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Very seldom do I DNF a book. This one is an exception. Almost 4 hours into the book. And I‘m out. Took much 50 shades too little plot. I don‘t mind spicy books. But I need the spice to take a backseat to the plot. It had a good premise: twist on Peter Pan (hook‘s son trying to kill peter‘s daughter. But they end up falling in love.). What killed it: the C you Next Tuesday word.

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Julsmarshall
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Mehso-so

This was okay. Didn‘t live up to the hype, the characters were either flat or terrible, not much to appreciate. But, my curiosity is quelled. @TheAromaofBooks #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 9mo
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TheHungryBookworms
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Omg!!! Why did I waited so long to start this series! So many twist and turns. But I suspected the villan at the end was that dude. Uff such a good book!
5/5⭐️

mom_of_4 I started listening to this one and never finished it. 10mo
swishandflick All of them are SO GOOD 10mo
TheHungryBookworms @mom_of_4 I did too months ago but I think I was just not ready. I started again now and I finish it in less than 24 hours it was that good. Lol 10mo
TheHungryBookworms @swishandflick I can't wait to start the second one 10mo
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jmezzacasa
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5 ⭐️!!!! Absolutely loved this book! Finished it in 2 days! Could have finished it in 1, but apparently it‘s frowned upon to neglect work to read 😆. If you haven‘t read this I would highly recommend it! I can‘t wait to read the other books in this series!!

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Lunarstar27
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#hooked #emilymcintire #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #ilovebooks #books #booksofinstagram I don‘t really know how I feel about this book it was OK I guess! Im not into controlling bad boys! I felt the hype for this book was a bit of a let down

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Hooked | Emily McIntire
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Captain James Hook is one smokin‘ hot mofo! I admit it…I was that kid who had a crush on Disney‘s Captain Hook and agreed with him that Peter Pan was an utter scoundrel. Yes, I have come to terms with this part of myself, and this book only made my Hook crush all the more exciting! It‘s a smutty crime novel, so don‘t confuse this Capt Hook with the Capt Hook of your childhood. A fun, fast read! Read the whole book in one day.

hannah-leeloo I loved this read 12mo
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BookLove4Ever
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 I enjoyed how unique this story was, especially the little twists to it.

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HeatherBlue
Hooked | Emily McIntire
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Love it when a book starts with a playlist 🤩

JamieArc I loved this when I discovered it in this book too! 13mo
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DGRachel
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I expected to DNF this, but after @BethM review, I had to try. I‘m a sucker for Peter Pan versions where Pan is a villain and Hook is sympathetic. The author insists this is not a retelling or a HEA fairytale. Whatever you call it, it‘s steamy & fun. Hook is a villain that remains a criminal to the end & Wendy‘s a bit of a freak. I don‘t know what it says about me, but I didn‘t consider it particularly dark. 😳🤷🏻‍♀️

BethM Yaaas! I‘m thinking of reading more! @swishandflick recommended Wretched. I also think it‘s weird to say it‘s not a retelling bc it is closer to one than ACoTaR. I would agree that it‘s not “dark romance” persay but I guess I considered it dark bc of the criminal plot line, which was done sooooo well. I don‘t find criminality dark bc of my job but I also live by #thisjobchangesyou so I assume it may be dark for others 😂😂 13mo
DGRachel @BethM I have definitely read more violence in crime novels, so that probably makes a difference. 13mo
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BethM
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Holy crap that was good. Dark but good. Spicy and storyline- most of which I didn‘t see coming. This was an impulse buy from insta. Wow .

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JamieArc
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This is a total #BlameitonLitsy pick. This is definitely not for everyone as it is a very naughty take on Peter Pan focusing on Captain Hook. But I do love a dark, twisty take on a fairy tale or classic, and I really like stories that don‘t take an all evil/all good stance. I like exploring the good sides of villains (I loved Maleficent) so this was quite satisfying. I look forward to others in the series. Finished reading Hooked at Hooked 🪝🏴‍☠️

Leftcoastzen Nice! 1y
swishandflick Yay, glad you enjoyed it too!! 👏🏽 1y
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swishandflick
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Oh SNAP! This caught me completely off guard. Now 2023 will go down as the year I got hooked on erotic Greek mythology romance AND steamy, dark twists on "fairy tales" - but featuring the VILLIAN! I was HOOKED (pun intended ?) and I'll never think of Captain Hook or Wendy the same ?

Bookworm54 Not going to lie, I stacked this and then immediately stalked your feed for the Greek ones 😂🤭 1y
swishandflick @Bookworm54 Ha!! Love it! I generally have to be in a particular mood for romance in general but at the moment it's keeping me going 😆 1y
BethM Did you read more in the series? 13mo
swishandflick @BethM yes!! And I loved every single one. I think Wretched might have been my favorite (edited) 13mo
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kelli7990
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BookTok Romance books I want to read Part 3

#booktok

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Vikeemae
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"The greatest thing I've done in my life was to love you, Wendy darling"

hannah-leeloo Welcome to litsy. I loved this read 1y
Vikeemae @hannah-leeloo Thanks. Now I just need to find accounts to stalk to find more books to be added to my TBR! 1y
bthegood Welcome to Litsy - @LitsyEvents good to follow to see what is happening in terms of readathons, book groups etc... (edited) 1y
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Vikeemae
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I found this to be a fluffy read. Very insta love.
But I just love it when a villain falls in love.
'No, darling. I'll hand you the match and stand at your back, watching you become a Queen of the Ashes'

I love reading the moments when you see what they would do for the one person they love.

James is smooth AF for someone who, in theory, is emotionally stunted.

This book is so easy and fun to read.

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BookBoggart
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This quote hits me right in the feels every time. 🖤
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#peterpan #retelling #quote #hook #smutty

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brynnlizzie_1
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I need therapy after reading this book. Deranged and Unhinged in all the best ways.

hannah-leeloo I loved this book lol. Waayyyyy different then I expected 1y
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hannah-leeloo
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My next Peter Pan retelling and this time with a bookmark my son made. Happy reading everyone #peterpan #retelling #captainhook #pirate #neverland

RenePenn Looking forward to reading this one! 2y
BethM I just finished this. Holy buckets. Have you read more? 13mo
hannah-leeloo I haven't read any others by her yet @BethM this one was definitely different to what I expected lol but was still great to read 13mo
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SlytherinBookLady
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Well first off I wasn‘t expecting the plot twist towards the end of the book. However I‘m happy it happened because..... well I don‘t so spoilers so I‘m not gonna say much beyond that I‘m happy the plot twist was there. I don‘t wanna give anything away! I can‘t wait to read the others in the series. This book made me wanna go watch OUAT and Peter Pan again! It‘s definitely a very different take on the story that we all know and love!!

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CourtSmall
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Book 27/2022 Finished 4/2/22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
KU - Ebook

Peter Pan & Capt Hook re-imagined

KristiAhlers I inhaled this one! 2y
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This is a low pick for me. Was it enjoyable and a quick read? Yes. Was the plot a bit "meh" the characters kind of bland and a bit too insta-lovey for my taste? Also yes.
I went in blind after seeing it all over TikTok but maybe I should have read the blurb. I would have enjoyed a fantasy romance more. Super rich crime boss doesn't really do it for me ?‍♀️ The nods to Peter Pan throughout were fun though!

Andrew65 Well done on a good start! 👏👏👏 2y
5feet.of.fury I don‘t get this Peter Pan moment happening right now 😂 I think I will keep resisting this one 2y
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FantasyChick @5feet.of.fury I think they just ran out of ideas on how to mess up Beauty and the Beast 😂😂 2y
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KristiAhlers
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I loved everything about this book. New take on the Peter Pan story with a great anti hero! Loved Wendy and James. Really a spicy but amazing romance. #romantsy

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Lynsey40
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Current Read , Enjoying so far

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harmonys.bookshelf
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i already loved the hook and wendy idea, so i decided to give it a shot. and boy, was i happy. the romance was a little rushed, but not too much, enough to fit it throughout the novel. it's dual pov, so you got to see both mcs fall in love, and the end made me cry so hard. i love cheesy happy endings, and this totally gave it to me. also the way hook treats wendy makes my heart light up. it's adorable, but it's also a dark romance. beautiful book.

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RavenRenegade
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“Just remember that whenever things feel bleak, all situations are temporary. It‘s not your circumstances that determine your worth, it‘s how you rise from the ashes after everything burns.” #hooked #emilymcintire #neverafter