Last Light picks up right after the final events of Night Owl. You remember that ending, don't you? The cliff hanger to end all cliff hangers. Well thankfully we immediately get the answer to one of the biggest book ending questions of the year - is Matt Sky still alive? Well obviously since here we are in book 2, but it was a relief to finally know what the heck happened. I have to say that I was a bit conflicted here. I mean I am glad that Matt is alive and all, but I was also pissed at what he did.
The story that unfolds is both enthralling and frustrating. Matt and Hanna are almost toxic . When they are good, they are so damn good. Delicious in fact. But the bad is torture. During their separation they both make mistake after mistake. Matt is absolutely neurotic and his web of lies is bound to get him in trouble. The fact that there are all of these lies and secrets between the two of them made me want to scream. It took me 3 days to read this book, which is long for me, because I had to walk away every now and then to save my own sanity. No use really, it totally made me neurotic too.
But this isn't a bad thing at all. This book made me feel and think and the story is just so well written. The fact that I was in such turmoil over these characters and their actions is a testament to M. Pierce's excellent writing. It was an exhausting ride for sure, but i wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Of course we end on another cliffy, though thankfully it is mild compared to the last one. I am looking forward to the conclusion of Matt and Hannah's story.
|"Get down here. Get out of your clothes. Come ride my face."|
**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
|Matt insisted on carrying me to the bathroom. I hugged his neck.|
“Matt, you realize I can walk with a black eye, right?”
“I’ll be the judge of that.” He set me on the counter and I squeaked; the marble was frigid under my bare bottom. He dropped one of my bath bombs in the tub and watched it fizz and color the water purple.
Once, I managed to convince Matt to use a bath bomb with me. It was called a “sex bomb” and it was supposed to “put us in the mood” with “exciting scents” and “natural pheromones.” I grinned at the memory. As soon as Matt realized the bomb was coating his skin in sparkles, he leapt out of the tub ranting about “looking Twilighty” and “smelling like a girl.”
“What’re you grinning at?”
“You.” I smiled. “And this bath, which is such a transparent effort to avoid saying goodbye. Sweet… but transparent.”
Matt frowned and paced the small space of the bathroom. Ha! I was right. Matt planned to leave me in the tub and slip away.
My poor, adorable night owl—he really had issues with goodbyes.
“No,” he mumbled. “Maybe…”
“Can I induce you to stay a little longer?” I uncrossed my legs deliberately and spread them. Matt watched. He folded his arms and tilted his head.
“How does your cheek feel?”
“They’re cold.” I grinned.
“And you say I’m bad.” He slid me off the sink and turned me. I watched our reflection through the patchy steam on the mirror. Matt—God, he was so tall, and the look on his face was arresting. He wanted me. I knew that look.
Title: Last Light
Author: M. Pierce
Series: Night Owl Trilogy #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Tensions rise, secrets grow bigger, and passions run deeper—and hotter—in Last Light, the second novel of the Night Owl Trilogy from bestselling author M. Pierce.
Matt Sky is missing. After a solo ascent of Longs Peak that left only a large blood stain, tatters of climbing clothing, and the tracks of an animal in the snow, he is presumed dead.
Hannah Catalano is guarding a secret: she knows Matt is alive. After Matt's memorial service, she lingers on the East Coast with his family, but it soon becomes clear that his brothers' motives are less than gracious. Nate Sky is bent on tracking down the author of Night Owl, a book that charts the last days of Matt's life with uncanny and scandalous accuracy, and which appeared only after his death. Seth Sky is bent on getting Hannah into his bed.
Hidden away in the woods, Matt and Hannah strive desperately to maintain their ruse and their relationship—but their web of lies only tightens as Matt struggles with the consequences of his decision, and Hannah tries to escape Nate's libel suit and fend off Seth's advances...until Hannah is put in danger, and Matt must make a life or death choice.
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