From best-selling author M. Pierce comes the first novel in a provocative erotic trilogy where an anonymous online writing partnership turns into an uncontrollable, passionate obsession. At 28, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national best sellers - all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce. At 27, 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.
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At first, Night Owl seemed to be falling into the pattern of so many YA books - kind of a meet cute, someone is damaged, sex heals, then breakup and reunite. But there is so much more going on here. Hannah and Matt are co-writing a book over the Internet keeping their names and details of their personal lives secret. It takes one little slip up, sending from a wrong e-mail account, for Matt to attach a face and a name to his mysterious co-writer. The story takes off from there - online chats lead to phone calls lead to meeting, and sex, yes, lots of hot and heavy sex. But Matt has secrets, and once they are revealed, the book takes a whole new turn. No spoilers here, but trust me, it adds so much more to the book. This basic story is resolved here, but the epilogue sets the stage for book 2 of the series. Quick listen - I liked it.
Julia Duvall did a good job with the delivery of the story.
- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"
in M. Pierce withdrawal; More, please!
Please, please release the next book in this trilogy at Audible very, very, very soon. M. Pierce has been added to the small list—only 5—of authors on Audible whose books I rarely if ever deny myself. And, having purchased over 1400 books, that’s a small percentage of authors about which I feel this way. So this story was a wonderful surprise. I’m so often disappointed in books that I buy due to the great reviews, but, thankfully, not this time. NOT THIS TIME!!! It has renewed at least some of my faith in book reviews. This is smart, intense, character-driven, plot-laden, highly sexual and romantic erotica. GIVE ME MORE!!
This story almost seems like a genre of its own. This story is sexual suspense centered on the unraveling of 28-yr-old Matt who unravels through his lust-filled pursuit of Hannah, his initially anonymous internet writing partner. Matt is one messed up dude. The story was sad and funny in a pathetic kind of way. I knew the author had me when I was rooting for Matt to return to being rude, raunchy and rough. Any author who can make a man I would not want to meet or be around, potentially, still be the one I’m rooting for and feeling empathy for is one hell of a writer. And M. Pierce did that to me in this story, which is quite a feat.
Matt often acts like a prick towards Hannah, his internet writing partner, and it made me cringe and snicker at times. It was great to watch. He was totally messed up over his desire for Hannah and didn’t know how to behave. Watching him play games as his relationship with Hannah changes from anonymous internet writing partner to lust partner was fun to behold. Watching their dysfunctional and frightening lust for each other be revealed and acted upon was shocking because of its danger, but I couldn’t look away. I don’t get this renewal in some romance and erotica stories new sex partners not using condoms, but I so loved this book that I didn’t care after their first unprotected sex. And that’s very unusual for me. There were things that complicated Hannah and Matt’s coming together, and seeing them navigate those things was the crux of the story.
The story is VEERRRY sexual, and the flavor of it won’t be for everybody. Their sexual relationship was based on Hannah being humiliated and debased by Matt. During those times, Matt engaged in some very, very naughty and raunchy sex talk. And there was nothing off limits during their sex. But Hannah was not a doormat. I liked that Hannah did a good job of holding her own against him when she chose to, when she didn’t want to completely submit to him, generally when they were outside a sexual encounter. I also liked that Hannah was described as a more curvaceous young woman, not the usual body image perpetuated as the ideal. So to enjoy the story you may have to believe in the idea that two people with aberrant sexual needs could accidentally meet and be ok with the result of their aberrant taste coming together.
The narrator was perfect. And the only negative was the twerking scene. Leaving out Hannah’s twerking dance lesson from her sister, of all people, would have been a much, much better option. I eagerly, eagerly await the rest of this series.