Hooked by Emily McIntire

Touted as a modern-day “Peter Pan”-flavoured dark romance. Definitely not a retelling, more an AU take. The writing was fair but I didn’t enjoy the overly simplistic characterisations. I found the violence tediously cartoonish, the plot paper-thin, the characters bland and the twist not only telegraphed but semaphored, phoned and texted at me.

Unrealistically beautiful people falling in “Twue Wuv” practically instantaneously is just not something I can suspend my disbelief for, and don’t enjoy it. I also have Thoughts about the sex scenes when seen in context of the time frame they’re portrayed as occurring. Maybe Romance just isn’t the genre for me. All in all, meh. ★★★☆☆