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(Neverland in Chaos – Book 1)
by J.B. Trepagnier
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Fast Burn Fantasy RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
This book is a solid idea that just needs a little work. If you can overlook the flaws, it is the perfect start to a new series full of Neverland Stand-Alone’s.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Peter Pan is an arrogant little wanker
Sorry, not sorry, you’d say it too if you’d ever been to Neverland. I know the big story is that Wendy Darling is the first girl to end up on Neverland because girls are too smart to fall out of their prams. I’m living proof that’s a lie. Wendy was just the first time Peter actually asked permission before he took a girl to Neverland to be his mother. I guess he learned his lesson from me. He kidnapped me from my bed while I was sleeping and just expected me to be his mother. I’d rather be a Lost Boy than his mother. Peter eventually gave up on me. He lost a mother and two Lost Boys that day that left with me.
I’ve been living away from Peter Pan. Me and my Lost Boys are now the Wildlings. We even have a fairy with us named Coale, who is a blacksmith fairy, but prefers making explosives. Coale and Blaize get along marvelously as Blaize loves to play with fire.
But we’ve committed the one crime on Neverland Peter won’t forgive. An instant death sentence for anyone on Neverland no matter how close to Peter you are. We already have one strike against us leaving him. We’ve now committed the ultimate Neverland sin. We woke up one morning and we’ve all grown up.
There is a legend on Neverland, someone Peter hates. Someone no one knows where to find. Someone everyone on Neverland only knows as the hook nosed hag. If she’s an old woman on Neverland, then she either predates Peter or she survived his culling. We have to stay out of Peter’s way and find this mysterious hag. We find some old villains who end up not being villains. Captain Hook is not dead and may have information on the hag.
We only have three days before Peter’s Spring Cleaning is over and he returns Wendy’s descendant back home. After that, he will be on the hunt for our blood. We don’t even know if the hag survived Peter’s culling. If not, everyone who has grown up on Neverland has died by Peter’s blade.
I really like the idea of this book
The idea behind this book is solid. It’s a great premise with a good blurb and even a pleasing color scheme for the cover – but it needs some work. Despite the strong points, it reads like the first draft of a manuscript before it’s spit polished and shined by an editor and beta readers. If these issues are resolved and some scenes cleaned up for readability, it will be a fantastic, first person, stand alone RH with a HEA.
First Person, Single POV
HEA (Within series)
NC-17 (But XXX… seriously, XXX! This shit is burning hot! MMMMF)
- A lost GIRL in Neverland, one who refuses to be Peter’s mother…. sign me up!
- Sudden, overnight growth (don’t worry, just their bodies grew, their brains are already a few hundred years old). Nifty.
- 4 strong harem, including 2 lost boys, a fairy and Captain Hook. I think I had that fantasy once….
- Steamy as steamy can get!
- Fairly good culmination, of somewhat unsatisfying regarding the antagonist.
- Disjointed in far too many places.
- Does not run smooth.
- Seriously, it just needs a polish…..
Growing tits had to be the worst part about growing up. (4%)
A really, really great start to a new series of Stand-Alone novels within a Universe…. it just needs some polish and severe editing. Otherwise, thoroughly enjoyable.
Published April 14th, 2019
Please note, this is a Reverser Harem Novel which features intense sexual themes and scenes more suited to an older audience. 18+
If you enjoyed this Book Review, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.
- Kissed by Fire by Kimber White – A Book Review
- Wildfire Griffin by Zoe Chant – A Book Review
- The Culling Trials Book 1 by K.F. Breen and Shannon Mayer – A Book Review
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