AFTER DARK by M. PierceAfter Dark by M. Pierce
Series: Night Owl Trilogy #3
Also in this series: Night Owl, Last Light
Published by Macmillan, St. Martin's Press on March 24th 2015
Pages: 272
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Romance, Suspense
Also by this author: Night Owl, Last Light
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In the final novel of the Night Owl Trilogy from bestselling author M. Pierce, can a passion that has withstood many ordeals become a love strong enough to last a lifetime?

Matt Sky is trying to return to normal, having faked his death and come back to life. He and Hannah move back in together, and Matt attempts to put his demons to rest as they strive to grow their relationship into something durable and honest. But as the two become more and more entangled, and the heat between them intensifies in all the best possible ways, Matt’s desire for Hannah ignites cravings he has kept at bay for a long, long time…Hannah finally has the life she's always wanted: she's pursuing her career as a literary agent at Granite Wing Agency, she is writing her first novel, and she is living with her hot, passionate lover. But as Matt and Hannah explore a new intimacy, Hannah finds that there are parts of Matt—dark, wild, uncontrollable parts—that he has yet to show her…that he has yet to show anyone…Under the surface of Matt and Hannah’s domestic bliss, deeply buried secrets burn, and all of a sudden, the least foreseen obstacle threatens to shatter everything they’ve worked so hard for.

Reading time 3 mins

Another roller coaster ride from M. Pierce. I just finished reading After Dark and it gave me the perfect ending. The Night Owl Trilogy delivers on the promise of a love that burns really bright with lust and adventure.

**this review contains spoilers for the first and second book in the Night Owl series**

In Night Owl we meet Hannah and Matt. Matt is a famous author and Hannah is his muse. Matt is a liar and out of control. Hannah is every woman when she loves something fiercely. In Last Light we get to know the depths of Matt’s mental illness as he faked his own death and published the erotic story of him and Hannah. He is later found alive and in a mess that he and Hannah must live with. In After Dark we see Hannah and Matt absorbing the aftershocks and public outcry when they see they were deceived. They also deal with major family drama as they try to move forward in their relationship.

I was very, very excited to get this book for review. I am a big fan of this series and it’s no wonder really. The Night Owl series is full of crazy, sexy, love with an emphasis on crazy. Matt may be the only author I want to meet, and stalk. Hannah is perfect. This story is told in both Hannah and Matt’s first person, so we get to really see how they are deceiving themselves and each other. A crazy ex pops up in this tale, and we get a lot of Seth (the brother) and Crissy (the sister) in this story. Matt is actually seeing a therapist in this story and him and Hannah make great progress as a couple.

Hannah has proposed to Matt in the beginning of this tale and Matt is left to either accept or reject her offer. In therapy Matt realizes he still has some deep, dark fantasies to fulfill. Maybe it is too much for her? Hannah is really torn in this story as she wants to be everything to Matt, so she steps out of her comfort zone. There is a bit of back and forth. I really wanted to smack them both and get them to be honest, but that is not the way they do things. There were a few places where I knew sex was inserted to keep the characters from facing reality, but that is also exactly how they do things. The steamy sex scenes really add so much to the reading of this tale. Yes, the protagonists are both twisted, but it makes for an excellent story.

That is really all I should tell about the story itself. Without giving too much away I have to say that these characters grow so much in this story. Lines are drawn and people step up to the plate. Who, where, and what for are all for you to discover. I feel really fulfilled by the ending. It was everything I hoped and even more then I expected.

My Rating

About the Author

M. PIERCE is the bestselling author of Night Owl, book one in the erotic Night Owl Trilogy. The author lives in Colorado and owns a rabbit named Laurence.

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