Also by this author: After Dark
Series: Night Owl
Also in this series: After Dark
Title: Last Light (Night Owl Trilogy Book #2)
Author: M. Pierce
Genre: Sold as Contemporary Romance/Erotica, but so much more.
Rating: 4.25/5 Stars
Publish Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin Griffin
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 …
Tensions rise, secrets grow bigger, and passions run deeper in the highly anticipated second book in the Night Owl Trilogy.
Last year I wrote a open letter to M. Pierce about his book Night Owl. I don’t know if the author read it, or if anyone did. I read the book shortly after it was released and I wrote my thoughts and feelings, but I didn’t post a review until much later; life got in the way. I did, however, tell everyone who would listen that they should read the book.
Now I have finished the second book Last Light in the Night Owl Trilogy. The books starts simply
December is the cruelest month to die in.
That pretty much sums up the Last Light, Matt Sky aka M.Pierce, the character, not the author is dead. Or could he be both the character and the author? Or maybe M. Pierce is living on a speck of dirt that landed on a clover flower and is being held in by the trunk of a elephant. Damn. Sorry, I regressed and started to ponder the workings of the universe. Okay, back to the review. Anyone who read the epilogue of Night Owl was shocked to discover this event, and left many readers and reviewers reeling.
So fast forward a few months to Matt Sky’s memorial services and the hunt for W. Pierce the person who published Night Owl. Okay are you confused yet? Night Owl is also a fictional book in the book Night Owl and Last Light. The book has gone viral and everyone is out for blood as this tawdry piece of erotica is expunging the brilliance that was M. Pierce. The ribald read is selling like hot cakes, pirated and shared, all over the internet.
The book at it’s core is a love story, but not the safe type of love story some readers gravitate to. This is a messy love affair, full of lies, deceit, and sacrifice. A love that is all encompassing, and one where the other person is willing to do anything to make sure that the love survives no matter what. What price would you pay for love, and what sacrifices would you make for that love and what lies would you tell for that love to survive? On the flip side of this is the selfishness that sometimes comes with love, the need to be cocooned with the one you love, safe and protected from the outside world.
Both Hannah and Matt are evolving as characters. Their relationship with each other devolves and evolves because of secrets and lie. I feel at times that Hannah slipped in her sense of self. I am assuming that the author has indented for this to happen, as this is not the last in the chapter written for these characters. Matt is dysfunctional, but he is Matt, who else would he be if he wasn’t a mess. Life is messy sometimes and so are the people in it. If you want nice and neat don’t read M. Pierce.
Should you read M. Pierce’s Night Owl Trilogy Last Light, the answer is yes. I am not going to say that the book is awesome, cause if I hear that adjective used by a reviewer one more time I may puke. If you want a thought-provoking read that might turn you into an author stalker, this book is for you. If you want fluff and bubble gum romance, then don’t read this book. If you are looking for complex characters with complex motives, then this book is for you. If you are looking for a cardboard cut out of Prince Charming, then pass on this book as Matt Sky/M.Pierce is too screwed up to ever be Prince Charming. Thankfully. If you are looking for a riveting plot that will keep you up all night reading, then this book is for you.
Do I have to agree with how the characters act in a book to rate the book a good read. NO. The author is the creator of the realm that he has thrust the reader into, it is not up to me to agree with the characters actions in order for me to appreciate the story. Does M.Pierce push limits and take me out of my own reality, heck yes and that is why it is fiction. Will some readers be pushed by this book absolutely, and it won’t be for everyone. But make no mistake, it is well worth the read.
I received a ARC of this book via Netgalley. Yadda Yadda Yadda all opinions are my own. It doesn’t happen too offend, cause I don’t kiss authors behinds. If you are an author and want behind kissing find another reviewer, on another blog.
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I’m an avid reader and bestselling author living in Colorado. I own a rabbit named Laurence (named after Laurence Sterne).
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