Neverland has a way of breaking people. It corrupts souls. It destroys hope. The evil festering inside it brings out the darkness in our hearts and leaves us worse than dead. No good has ever come from it. Ever.
It is where I was born.
Therefore, darkness is all I know. Corruption is in my bones. So when I see him, I mean to win his heart and then break him. I mean to lure him to my arms and then destroy him. But it is his intentions and his wicked smile that deter me…at least until a lost soul from my past catches up with us.
My world ignites into flames. My love’s sinks to the depths of the sea. We are from two different worlds that overlap for a brief moment in time. But it is that moment which carries me forward. It is that moment in which he lives in the past. It is that moment in which I embrace my true nature and seek vengeance against those responsible for feeding his hand to that godforsaken crocodile.
What an incredible story! Where do I even begin?! Pirates, mermaids, Davy Jones’ locker, and Neverland….with a heart aching love story. **sigh** In this story nothing is what you know. Peter Pan is the bad guy and Neverland is a place of entrapment for evil souls. Bell floats into the path of Captain James Hook’s ship where she is pulled on board. Having a woman on board is bad luck but James can’t help himself. From here on out things get really crazy. You are brought right into the present with extreme chaos but the way the author unfolds the story leading up to the present is intricately beautiful. An unlikely relataionship is formed between Bell and James and the journey they go through together will make your heart swell and ache at the same time.
“Towering over her, I smirked, “You take me for a fool.” The truth showed in her grin and the spark that flashed in her eyes. “I tend to keep foolish company.” “What do you mean by that?” I questioned. “That I’m trouble and enjoy a flirtatious bout with danger.” she whispered.
“But she will attract evil. I’m certain.” I smirked, “Perhaps she is attracted to evil, which is why she found me.” “You’ll be the death of us all,” he snarled.
“Mermaids? Immortality? Bell was luring me into a world I never knew and damn it if I wasn’t compelled. Every dark secret about her made me gravitate to her more, but her latest declaration unhinged me in a way that truly startled me. Why? Because it made me crave her more— something I didn’t think was possible. She was the epitome of true power in a beautiful form, yet she somehow kept her humanity, her soul. She was a glorious creature, a tigress who was wildly attracted to immoral men— men like me. While it wasn’t unusual for dames to be fascinated by bad boys, I wanted to know her exact reasons why. I wanted to know every reason why. I needed to know all of her secrets.”
There is so much trouble to find in this story. So alluring, adventurous, and beautiful. I cannot wait to continue the adventures!
Award Winning Author, Sarah J. Pepper, specializes in fantasy and paranormal romance. She unveils the beauty of love in her new adult/young adult novels. Her works envelope dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn’t only filled with hugs, kisses, bunnies, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn’t always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn’t mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit? www.sarahjpepper.com