Night Owl (The Night Owl Trilogy, #1) by M. Pierce
At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers -- all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce.
At twenty-seven, Hannah Catalano is a train wreck. Her boyfriend is a deadbeat and her job is abysmal.
Matt and Hannah meet online as writing partners. Their relationship is safe, anonymous, and innocent...Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah. Hannah's picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore.
When circumstance brings Matt and Hannah together, the strangers begin a love story that's passionate, poignant, unforgettable, and unstoppable.
Kelly - 4 Crowns
Night Owl is a sinfully seductive read with a touch of dark melancholy.
The sex is hot, the relationship dynamics unformulaic which made for an interesting read due to being founded on a faceless internet relationship that turns to undeniable lust, shrouded in a web of lies.
I really liked this story, but I didn't love it. I just didn't feel any close connection to Matt, he actually unnerved me a little in the beginning. His stoic mannerisms were hot at times, while others he just came across as a pretentious arse; but it was his inability to be open and truthful that grated on me.
Just desserts do come later on but it was only then this story kicked up a notch. It waned out for me a little in the middle and didn't captivate me as much as I had hoped. The last 20% or so made this book go from a 3 to a 4 as I felt myself go through that transgressional period along with Matt and Hannah, and this is where the heroine came into her own. She was kind and selfless in her love, the embodiment of goodness and light that filtered through and finally opened Matt's eyes to a brighter world. She taught him what it was to fly.
Matt...beyond all that hard, cold and nonchalant exterior lies a troubled and vulnerable young man - even though his many character facets still remain unclear and somewhat elusive, it felt good to watch him flay some of those layers as his insecurities came to light, reminding the reader that no one is impervious, not even the man who has it all on the outside.
However, I cannot deny the prose was exceptional. M.Pierce has spun a very clever tale, as not only is the author the writer but the main character which gave a clever and unique twist to the erotica genre.
And as for that Epilogue, it certainly ended this book on a high note, making me want to delve into the sequel with haste.
Night Owl is a satisfying read with a very unique twist. It is a story of forbidden lust, lies, love, heartbreak, overcoming obstacles and seeking freedom in absolution. It will push boundaries with what is deemed right or wrong, but the journey is unforgettable and one certainly worth taking.
Looking forward to book 2!