Hooked book pdf download for free or read online, also Hooked pdf was written by Emily McIntire.
Emily McIntire is an Amazon Top 15 and international bestselling author best known for her Never After series, in which she gives our favorite villains their happy endings. With books ranging from a small town to a dark romance, she doesn’t like to get bogged down in any kind of story, but at the core of all of her novels is deep love. When she’s not writing, she’s waiting for her long-lost Hogwarts letter, enjoying her family, or getting lost in the pages of a good book.
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He wants revenge, but he wants it more.
Once upon a time there was a little kid.
His belly full of the laughter, his life full of the joy.
Until one day something changed; stripped of his innocence.
The hole inside leaves room for the devil to come and play.
The dreams of him are gone forever, he has grown up too fast.
An endless night of crocodiles and glass clocks.
He grew up to be a villain, the taste of revenge on his tongue.
He longs to make enemies pay for the misdeeds they have committed.
Instead, he found a cute girl and refused to let her go.
Because what better way to make the man pay than to steal her little hat.
Hooked is NOT a count. It is a dark, contemporary (non-fantasy) romance with mature themes and content that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Reader discretion is advised.
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James had a rough childhood that made him a dark man. Addicted to revenge against the man who murdered his family, he will stop at nothing to get revenge.
When Wendy walks into her bar, she can hardly believe her luck. Before he realized who she was, he was attracted by her innocence, adding that she is the daughter of her nemesis and almost giddy with joy. He knows that she is innocent of everything, but still he will use her to piss off her father.
Wendy is fed up with her father neglecting her, with all her lies. She begins to rebel, one small act at a time, and when she meets James, she immediately senses that he is dangerous. But she is not afraid of him, quite the opposite. And so, for once, she follows her feelings, her needs, her desires. But is his newfound “freedom from her” from her actually an oversight?
I understand the hype surrounding this book! It’s so dark and compelling and sexy, a bit like James himself.
McIntyre insists this is no fairy tale and I can see why. It’s not a fantasy, nothing is the same in the original Peter Pan story except some names and phrases, and it’s ?????????? ??? for kids. It’s reminiscent of some of Katy Regnery’s darker fairy tales. More inspired by the original story than the retold story.
James is not a nice guy, nor is he reforming himself to be a nice guy. And I think it was a perfect decision because his character wouldn’t have felt as real. Wendy changes a bit throughout the book, but she was honestly more about bringing out thoughts and feelings that she was already hiding than her character still seemed real to me.
Lots of spice and dark themes. So if you have triggers, be sure to read the warnings.
The only reason I’m not giving it 5 stars is because there were a few word choices throughout the book that made me stop (because I’m so annoying) to ask if the sentence made sense to me. So it prevented me from an absolutely continuous reading stream. But honestly, it was so minimal, I’m just that person.
Hooked, the first installment in Emily McIntire’s Never After series, is the dark, twisted, and sinfully delicious remake of the classic Peter Pan that you never knew you wanted. The growth journey of Wendy, our female lead, throughout the book is not only a wonderful story, but also very relatable. We see her find her voice as she learns to accept that the world is not as reassuringly black and white as she imagined. Who hasn’t been there yet?
Then, of course, there’s James, aka Hook, and all I have to say is… the man is a trauma survivor. The fact that he ended up twisted, dark and cruel shouldn’t surprise anyone when we know all the little details that make him tick, tick, tick.
The story, told in double perspective, paints the full picture as we watch it unfold through the lenses of Wendy and James, and see the growth of both characters throughout the book. Wendy begins as the sheltered doormat of a girl who feels invisible and unheard not only by the world but also by her father, Peter. James, on the other hand, has seen too much of the seedy underbelly the world has to offer and has erected his own barriers so nothing can be taken from him.
They couldn’t be more opposite, but they are exactly what each other needs to truly become the people they are meant to be. If he is the darkness, then she is the stars; causing a yin and yang effect in their relationship. In the end, Wendy may have a little more darkness in her, but James has also let in the light and so they remain balanced.
As someone who read this book with knowledge of the original, the references to influence were greatly appreciated. From the Jolly Roger to the Lagoon; from NevAirLand planes to fairy dust, which is the drug of choice; from Smee to Tina Belle; I couldn’t get enough of them scattered all over the place. These details made the girl in me happy, while many other moments made the woman in me just as happy. The spice was there and if that’s what you’re looking for then you won’t be disappointed one bit.
One minor drawback is that while a part of me was incredibly proud of myself for discovering the big reveals, I wouldn’t say it was too difficult to understand. However, this is romance, not mystery, and if you can reason why Hook may have missed some red flags (as I did), then that criticism is pretty minor in the grand scheme of things. Just do like me and pat yourself on the back for making you feel like a super detective.
I applaud Emily for beginning this book with a warning to readers, and I agree with her 100%. This book could have many triggers for people who have had a variety of traumatic experiences, so I would recommend heeding these warnings. Other than that, I highly recommend this book. If you like reimagined stories, steamy scenes galore, and of course an ending that doesn’t disappoint… you should read Hooked!
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