Title: Night Owl
Series: The Night Owl Trilogy #1 (full reading order below)
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.
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Hot damn. What did I just read???
I went into Night Owl not really knowing anything about the book, other than a heck of a lot of people liked it, so I had pretty high expectations. And while I didn’t LOVE the book, I honestly enjoyed every minute of it. It was original, unbelievably sexy, and all around a page-turner that had me hooked from start to finish.
Little bird, he called me. His little bird. And somehow, it made me feel like the most precious thing in the world.
Night Owl is told through both Hannah and Matt’s POVs, alternately telling their story of passion, romance, and secrets. Hannah is just a normal 27-year-old woman trying to get her life together, and meets Matt as a writing partner. They have an anonymous relationship–Matt doesn’t know who Hannah is, and Hannah certainly doesn’t know that Matt is M. Pierce, one of her favorite bestselling authors.
From the moment I started reading, I was just waiting for when Matt and Hannah would meet, and I wasn’t disappointed with their meeting, or their developing relationship after. Matt and Hannah already have a semi-relationship from their online communications, and from talking to each other on the phone, but once they meet in real life, their chemistry is explosive and there’s no way they can deny having each other.
This book is some serious erotica (like, Holy Jesus, Matt’s frickin’ MOUTH!!!!!), but it’s also so intense! The characters are so well fleshed out, and the story was gripping. Matt and Hannah’s relationship is mainly a sexual one, and Matt tries to keep Hannah from knowing anything about his alter ego, who is famous, rich, and has a girlfriend. So yeah… Matt is actually kind of a jerk. He’s an alpha-male through and through–he’s sexy and brooding, but very anti-social. He’s arrogant and smirks way too much, but he’s got a vulnerable, sweet side as well. I loved seeing Matt fall in love, because he really doesn’t know what to do about it, or about Hannah. And he doesn’t know how he’ll ever be able to keep her if his secrets come out.
She gazed over her shoulder with half-lidded eyes and whispered my name. Why did I think I had any power over Hannah? I was hers.
Ahh, this book was so much fun to read. Night Owl is so scandalous!! I don’t know how many times I was shocked and blushing because of Matt and his dirty, dirty mouth. So for those who love a romance with a fabulous story and some hot, kinky sex? Night Owl is definitely for you.
The only problem I had with this book was how faaast Matt and Hannah were going in their relationship. They jumped from an anonymous online relationship to phone sex??? Granted, it was some hot phone sex, but I was scratching my head a little at this. I get that sex is a huge part of Hannah and Matt’s relationship, but I would have loved seeing more slow, sweet moments between these two.
I just have to throw this out there: Laurence, Matt’s rabbit, is the CUTEST. THING. EVER. Makes me want to own a bunny like, right now.
I really, really liked this book. It’s nothing like I’ve ever read, and I’d definitely recommend it. I’m kind of between rating a 3.5 or a 4… but I’ll just bump this up to 4 hearts for
Matt’s filthy mouth Laurence. 😉
Panic set in as I listened to the ring.
I’m about to talk to Matt.
I’m about to hear his voice.
I don’t even know this guy.
What the hell am I doing?
He could be a psycho stalker.
We shouldn’t cross this line.
I can hang up.
I can hang up now.
Yeah, I’m going to h—
I swallowed and slid down the bathroom wall.
“Hannah, is that you?”
Matt’s cool, clear voice swirled in my ear. It was distantly accented—New Jersey, maybe New York—and a little husky.
He sounded sleepy.
He sounded sexy as hell.
I had the overwhelming urge to ask him to keep saying my name. Hannah, Hannah, Hannah. Help me come. Warmth bloomed between my legs.
“Okay then.” He laughed softly. I felt my reason melting at the sound. “We’ll play the one-sided conversation game. I’m Matt, it’s nice to—” Again, he broke into quiet laughter. His voice was rich with amusement, but not warm. He sounded contemptuous. He sounded ready to laugh at anything, simply for the pleasure of laughing with his silky voice.
I couldn’t help but picture the devilish eyes that must have accompanied that voice.
Green eyes, I decided. Dark green, secretive and deep like a forest.
“I was going to say it’s nice to meet you,” he went on, “but I guess we’ve technically met online. Now we’re meeting on the phone. Maybe…” He trailed off. I heard some shuffling. “God, if this is you trolling me Nate, I swear I’m going to break your fucking—”
“Hey! Sorry, I—” I scooted over to the bathroom door, opened and closed it, then sat back against the wall. Brilliant. Sorry, I was soaking my underwear while I listened creepily to your voice. “—sorry, yeah. I had to go in the bathroom. My sister is asleep.”
Matt was silent for a moment.
“Is that why you’re whispering?” he said.
“Yeah. She’s really tired. We’re at a motel, we just stopped. Pretty sure the wall between this bathroom and her bed is a piece of plywood, so.”
“Well… damn. I wanted to hear your voice. I mean, your regular volume voice.” He chuckled. “Do you think you could risk a few words? I’ll deal with your sister if she wakes up.”
I smirked, imagining a conversation between my hotheaded sis and this glib personality.
“I think that would be a bad idea. But, um. Sure. What should I say?”
“With your normal voice? How about, the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”
“Okay.” I cleared my throat. I was suddenly painfully self-conscious about my voice. “Um. Okay. The… the quick brown fox—”
Laughter exploded on the line. It was loud and sharp, nearly cruel.
“Oh… my god Hannah.” I heard a clatter, then some scuffling. “Oh fuck. You were really saying it. The quick… brown fox… oh god.” Matt dissolved into laughter again.
I glared at my knees.
“What’s so fucking funny?” I whispered.
“Hannah. Hannah, I’m sorry.”
I heard him take a few calming breaths.
“Okay,” he said. “I’m sorry. Ignore me, seriously. I have a weird sense of humor. That… that struck me funny. You have a lovely voice. Go figure.”
Go figure? What did he mean by that?
“Look, is there a reason you wanted me to call, or were you just looking for some late night entertainment?”
“Pretty sure this classifies as early morning entertainment, Hannah.”
“Okay. Well whatever. Look, I’m not sure why I—”
“I can’t stop thinking about you.”
His words stopped me cold.
His words, and something in his voice. Honesty.
“What we did,” he continued. “Or what you did to me…”
My throat went dry. What I did to him. It should have grossed me out, the thought of a stranger beating off to a few details about my body, but it didn’t. It intrigued me. The heat between my legs pulsed.
“You know what I’m talking about,” he insisted. An edge came into his voice at the slightest provocation.
“Y-yeah,” I managed. “Yeah.”
“You enjoyed it.”
“You said you wished I were pounding into you.”
I couldn’t believe this smooth-talking stranger was dictating to me how I felt.
I couldn’t believe I was blindly agreeing.
And I couldn’t believe my considerable vocabulary had suddenly been reduced to “yeah.”
“Hannah, you made me come so hard. And I did it again, thinking about you. Let me return the favor.”
His words hung in the silence between us.
Return the favor. Help me come.
“Yes,” I whispered.
Reading Order: The Night Owl Trilogy
#1 ~ Night Owl: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#2 ~ Last Light: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads (Oct. 28, 2014)
#3 ~ After Dark: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads (March 24, 2015)
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