With the chance of sounding cliché about a book that is anything but.. this book blew me away! I absolutely LOVED it (prepare to here the word ‘Love” an annoying amount of times)! It’s one of the most raw, original,and memorable books I have ever read. The writing flows freely and effortlessly, and it’s honestly hard to believe this is a debut. This book just oozes talent.
I read this book for the first time last December. I didn’t read the synopsis. I heard the hype circulating this book and just went into it blind with no expectations, and WOW! The plot was completely different from anything I’ve read and the characters were written to perfection.
“No pictures,” I told Hannah on Skype. “No specifics, no last name, no phone number. Nothing. I don’t want to know you, and I don’t want you to know me.”
Matt. He had my heart fluttering from the moment we were introduced! I loved him. He was dominant, cocky, snarky, a bit of a jerk, quirky, and completely broken. It’s kind of hard to describe him what is so loveable about him. He was full of sour grapes, but there is something about him that draws you in.
“Matt’s smirks came in flavors- two parts kindness, one part wicked amusement, a little lust in the mix. Oh, and one hundred percent smug bastard.”
Hannah. She is a great heroine. She’s likeable, fun, authentic, and knows how to handle Matt (in more ways than one).
“Note to self: wear thong, render Matt speechless.”
Their chemistry was immediately palpable and steamy! I’m normally turned off of books full of steam because they don’t always have the character connection I’m looking for. M. Pierce brilliantly balanced an undeniable and deep connection with SIZZLING HOT moments behind the bedroom doors.. or in cars.. ok, really wherever.
“You don’t give me pleasure, do you understand? I take it from you.”
This book is full of some of the highest highs and the lowest of lows. It took me directions I never expected, and is far more than just an erotic romance. Things go from hot and fun to dark and emotional. This book depicted events written with such honesty, and I couldn’t pull myself away from this story.
“You are always deceiving me, Always, Matt, always speaking to me from any mouth but your own. Don’t you know that I love you? I see under all your lies, and I always find you.”
Now for the ending. All I am going to say is that it may be in the best interest of your mind and heart to just NOT read the epilogue. Save the epilogue for when book 2 is released. The book is completely enjoyable and entertaining without adding the stress of a simple epilogue to it. Trust me!
“I never want to learn how to say goodbye”
Overall, I HIGHLY recommend. This is a needle in the haystack kind of book. I’m not big on re-reads. In fact, there are only handful of books that I can read over and over. This is one of those. GO BUY IT!!!
M. Pierce: Good question. Hm. It’s difficult to remember when I conceived of turning Night Owl into a trilogy. Initially, as you might know, I planned to write a paranormal sequel. Which now seems crazy and weird. I guess the answer is: I don’t know. How strange. I don’t believe I intended to write a trilogy when I first started writing Night Owl, because I wrote the book in a state of high emotion. I had no reason to suspect I’d even finish the novel. It was a whim, you know? Probably somewhere along the way, I became attached to the characters and began to plan a follow-up novel or two. The book could truly stand alone without that epilogue. In fact, for people who hate cliffhangers or unfinished trilogies, I often advise skipping the epilogue. Then it works as a standalone
Good to know! I may have killed myself trying to find it otherwise lol ;)
I’m not a writer, but I’m always interested in author’s writing process? Can you tell me a little about yours (how long did it take to write Night Owl, do you write a novel from page 1 to the end or skip around, etc.)
When I decided to self-publish Night Owl, I was determined to have very little overhead. (I wanted to earn more than I spent, you know? And I didn’t think I would earn much.) So, for me, that meant not buying artwork for the cover. That, in turn, meant searching the public domain for free images for my cover. I happened upon the HM love lock and was really stunned to see the initials of my characters’ first names. It seemed like a sign. I also loved the warm, shadowy, mysterious quality of that image. I wrote the love lock into the book and used that cover, using the “love is unstoppable” tagline from the book.
And I’m a neat/clean freak. I can’t even write if the office is cluttered.
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