Tuesday, April 14, 2015

After Dark (Night Owl, #3) Adult Book Review

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. 
A special thanks to St. Martin's Griffin for this review copy!

I'm sure fans of this series will be thrilled with this conclusion but I was left feeling like I missed something--like maybe I'm just not a big enough fan of the series to truly enjoy it the way I should have.

I will note I have not read book two, so there is a gap in the story for me. My initial impression of these books are a good one, even though it's been a while. Matt is dark and brooding and hot--and Hannah is sort of spicy, and just perfect for Matt in all the ways that matter. 

I love the way the two of them met--it was exhilarating and hot. This last book sort of tries to be hot but it kind of fails because it's lost to a dark and pretty sad plot line.

This book was far sadder than I anticipated. There's not a lot of happy moments. There is a lot of anger, and misunderstandings, and a major event that makes it even sadder. I wasn't prepared for that. I was looking for more passion and spice, but all I got was a lot of angst, arguments.

I suppose that's the way a relationship as intense as Matt and Hannah's is would be, but there was just a lot of it. I didn't think it would end happily, but it did. As far as conclusions are concerned, this was the right kind. It was satisfying. It was appropriate. In general though I wanted more, and I just didn't get it. I won't cry about it, but I wasn't really satisfied.

1 comment:

  1. I have read this recently as well, but it didn't seem like my cup of tea.. I don't mind erotic romances but I do want a genuine story in it as well. I agree that the steamy scenes were hot though. Lovely review <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections