Thursday, December 12, 2013

Night Owl (The Night Owl Trilogy #1) by M. Pierce

Night Owl  (The Night Owl Trilogy #1) by M. Pierce
This is an adult contemporary romance/erotica novel (Rated NC-17)
(Four and a half Lost Boy Hearts)
Book Summary
Love is unstoppable...

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 has 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.
My Review

WOW and WOW. What a book. I recommend this one and I must say I was happy to have read it. This book grabbed me with the first line and didn’t let me go.
Some of the best things about this book come from Matt’s POV. He’s not only a believable character; he’s an interesting one too. He was written in a way that you care about what happens to him despite his word choices (little inside joke for those who’ve read) and I can’t tell you anything else without giving away spoilers. But you care.
His voice also feels authentically male which isn’t always the case by other authors. Which is why some speculate the identity of the author of the book might also be male. And isn’t ingenious how this author’s pen name matches with Matt’s pen name. And why Matt’s readers also don’t know whether he is male or female.
But I digress. As much as I loved the story, I did have some minor problems with it. I wasn’t at all enamored with some of Matt’s word choices at particularly during certain interesting moments. And I found it hard to believe that Hannah didn’t even ponder it. She accepted it without question. (Sorry for my cryptic talk for those who haven’t read. I don’t want to spoil anything for you.)
Women in general analyze even over analyze situations especially the romantic variety. While all women aren’t the same, in a book, if an author deviates from general mainstream characteristics, they typically give us reasons why this character is different. I didn’t feel we got that with Hannah. Thus, I felt her POVs sometimes feel a little bit flat and maybe even unbelievable at times.
However, maybe Matt’s POV just over shadows Hannah’s.
One other note, while reading I had a strong impression that the author decided with the success of FSOG, he or she would push the limits to what reader’s might accept. While I don’t feel in any way this book is a carbon copy like say (Bared to You, *coughs*), I do feel like there were influences in pushing the envelope.
Still, overall, I did thoroughly enjoy the book and look forward to the next book in the series.
My book boyfriend is Matt.

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