Title: Night Owl (Book #1, Night Owl Trilogy)
Author: M. Pierce
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Paperback Release Date: July 1, 2014
“Tautly written, complex, and vibrating with a dark sensuality that will have you at once blushing and anxious. You’ll think you have this book pegged . . . but you’ll be wrong.”—Christina Lauren, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors of The Beautiful Bastard series
From bestselling ebook 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 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.
This is the review I wrote and posted back on November 14, 2013
As I mentioned above, I kept hearing about this book so I was quite anxious to read it. It turns out that I loved it!!!! I couldn’t put it down. I couldn’t get enough of Matt and Hannah.
I’m trying really hard to write my thoughts on this book without spoiling anything but what I really want to say is JUST GO PICK IT UP AND READ IT!!! YOU. WILL. NOT. REGRET. IT. I guess that wouldn’t do, would it?
This book was such a roller coaster ride for me. From Matt’s reaction to Hannah’s picture to everything that happens afterwards. There were some very intense sexy times as well as parts that made me cry [it’s a well-known fact that I am a big sap].
Then there’s the issue of Matt’s pen name being M. Pierce, the same name as the author of this book. Of course, an inquiring mind such as mine had to check out M. Pierce’s website. If you just clicked on that link, you just found out that the real life M. Pierce is just as mysterious as the fictional one.
This wouldn’t be a post by me if I didn’t mention Matt’s pet. A rabbit named Laurence. If you do click on the link for the author’s website, go on and click on the “about” tab. Just look at that rabbit! HOW FREAKIN CUTE IS THAT?!
After reading the epilogue which, I’m not gonna lie, had me freaking out a bit, I am just dying to get the next book in this series. I NEED IT!!!!
Needless to say, Night Owl got five very hot, very steamy cups of java.
– LELO Elise 2
– 3 signed SMP Night Owl paperbacks
– 1 signed original/indie Night Owl Paperback
– 4 sets of signed bookmarks
– 3 Night Owl Ebooks
– 2 Last Light Ebooks (delivered on release day)
– Oh Whimsical Me Night Owl bracelet (with original cover)
– Oh Whimsical Me Night Owl bracelet (with new ebook cover)
– Night Owl Inspired Necklace
– Night Owl bottle cap magnets (set of 4)
– Night Owl Trilogy Bookmarks & Night Owl paperback cover magnet
– Night Owl Trilogy ribbon bookmarks (set of 3)
Matt had a sprawling, high-rise apartment in downtown Denver. I probably should have guessed. The rooms were clean and modern, harshly white, with light hardwood floors and gorgeous area rugs. The fixtures were all of matching brushed metal and the décor was spare but tasteful. I recognized a framed John Singer Sargent print on the wall.
Matt loomed as I padded through the neat, quiet rooms. Each time I smiled at him, I thought I caught a glimmer of anxiety in his expression. Why would he be nervous? Was my opinion really that important to him?
“This place is lovely,” I said. “It’s amazing. I can’t believe it was ever messy.”
“Oh, I had a maid come through,” he said.
“Laurence!” I squealed when I saw the rabbit’s hutch in the living room. The hutch was as swanky as Matt’s apartment, made of beautiful varnished wood with little gold knobs.
“Your lady love is back,” Matt said to the rabbit.
We watched Laurence hop around his hutch for a while. Matt’s hovering was making me uneasy—and strangely aroused. He hadn’t touched me yet, but I knew he planned to. I assumed his bedroom was down the hall.
Was something wrong? Tension and desire made my stomach clench.
We drifted into the kitchen, Matt right at my back.
“Nice.” I swallowed and brushed my hand over the granite countertop. Even the kitchen was immaculate.
I could feel Matt behind me. I thought I heard him take a soft breath. My skin prickled. God, if he didn’t touch me soon—
I exhaled in a rush as Matt brought his chest flush against my back. He pinned me to the edge of the island and cupped my breasts from behind. I moaned.
“Are you ready?” he whispered in my ear.
July Flame — Laura Veirs
Blue Caravan — Vienna Teng
Body Electric — Lana Del Rey
The Ghost On the Shore — Lord Huron
A Message — Coldplay
A Love Song — Amanda Blank
Blinding — Florence + The Machine Dog
Days Are Over — Florence + The Machine
In the Sun — Joseph Arthur
Not Dark Yet — Bob Dylan
Ride — Lana Del Rey
The First Days of Spring — Noah & The Whale
Flowers in Your Hair — The Lumineers
Oh Take Me Back — M. Ward
10 Mile Stereo — Beach House
Blood — The Middle East
Man in the Long Black Coat — Joan Osborne
Damnit Anna — The Morning Benders
Jigsaw Falling Into Place — Radiohead
Billie Holiday — Warpaint
Civilian — Wye Oak
Love Is Blindness — Jack White
Only Now — JBM
Born to Die — Lana Del Rey
Gods & Monsters — Lana Del Rey
Burning Desire — Lana Del Rey
Blue Jeans — Lana Del Rey
When I Grow Up — First Aid Kit
[Notes: July Flame — Chapter 16, M & H on The Fourth. Blue Caravan — Ten Thousand Nights. The First Days of Spring, Oh Take Me Back, & When I Grow Up — Matt in Geneva. Only Now — Chapter 19, M. Pierce’s Identity Unveiled. Beach House, The Lumineers, & Warpaint — songs M & H listen to in the car. Love Is Blindness — Chapter 21, trying to get Hannah back. Civilian — Hannah going to NY. The Ghost On The Shore, Not Dark Yet — Hannah’s hollow life, Chapter 22. Jigsaw Falling Into Place — Dancing at Lot 49, Chapter 6. Gods & Monsters, Blue Jeans, Ride, Born to Die — M & H getting it on. (Unspecified songs contributed to or relate to themes and atmosphere throughout the book.)]
Last Light (Book #2)
After Dark (Book #3)