Night Owl (Book #1, Night Owl Trilogy)
Author: M. Pierce
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Paperback Release Date: July 1, 2014
"Tautly written, complex, and vibrating with a dark sensuality that will have you at once blushing and anxious. You'll think you have this book pegged . . . but you'll be wrong."—Christina Lauren, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors of The Beautiful Bastard series From bestselling ebook author M. Pierce comes the first novel in a provocative erotic trilogy where an anonymous online writing partnership turns into an uncontrollable, passionate obsession.
At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers -- all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce.
At twenty-seven, Hannah Catalano is a train wreck. Her boyfriend is a deadbeat and her job is abysmal.
Matt and Hannah meet online as writing partners. Their relationship is safe, anonymous, and innocent...
Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah. Hannah's picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore. When circumstance brings Matt and Hannah together, the strangers begin a love story that's passionate, poignant, unforgettable, and unstoppable.
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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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Panic set in as I listened to the ring.
I'm about to talk to Matt.
I'm about to hear his voice.
I don't even know this guy.
What the hell am I doing?
He could be a psycho stalker.
We shouldn't cross this line.
I can hang up.
I can hang up now.
Yeah, I'm going to h—
I swallowed and slid down the bathroom wall.
"Hannah, is that you?"
Matt's cool, clear voice swirled in my ear. It was distantly accented—New Jersey, maybe New York—and a little husky. He sounded sleepy.
He sounded sexy as hell.
I had the overwhelming urge to ask him to keep saying my name. Hannah, Hannah, Hannah. Help me come. Warmth bloomed between my legs.
"Okay then." He laughed softly. I felt my reason melting at the sound. "We'll play the one-sided conversation game. I'm Matt, it's nice to—" Again, he broke into quiet laughter. His voice was rich with amusement, but not warm. He sounded contemptuous. He sounded ready to laugh at anything, simply for the pleasure of laughing with his silky voice.
I couldn't help but picture the devilish eyes that must have accompanied that voice.
Green eyes, I decided. Dark green, secretive and deep like a forest.
"I was going to say it's nice to meet you," he went on, "but I guess we've technically met online. Now we're meeting on the phone. Maybe..." He trailed off. I heard some shuffling. "God, if this is you trolling me Nate, I swear I'm going to break your fucking—"
"Hey! Sorry, I—" I scooted over to the bathroom door, opened and closed it, then sat back against the wall. Brilliant. Sorry, I was soaking my underwear while I listened creepily to your voice. "—sorry, yeah. I had to go in the bathroom. My sister is asleep."
Matt was silent for a moment.
"Is that why you're whispering?" he said.
"Yeah. She's really tired. We're at a motel, we just stopped. Pretty sure the wall between this bathroom and her bed is a piece of plywood, so."
"Well... damn. I wanted to hear your voice. I mean, your regular volume voice."
He chuckled. "Do you think you could risk a few words? I'll deal with your sister if she wakes up."
I smirked, imagining a conversation between my hotheaded sis and this glib personality.
"I think that would be a bad idea. But, um. Sure. What should I say?"
"With your normal voice? How about, the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
"Okay." I cleared my throat. I was suddenly painfully self-conscious about my voice. "Um. Okay. The... the quick brown fox—"
Laughter exploded on the line. It was loud and sharp, nearly cruel.
"Oh... my god Hannah." I heard a clatter, then some scuffling. "Oh fuck. You were really saying it. The quick... brown fox... oh god." Matt dissolved into laughter again.
I glared at my knees.
"What's so fucking funny?" I whispered.
"Hannah. Hannah, I'm sorry."
I heard him take a few calming breaths.
"Okay," he said. "I'm sorry. Ignore me, seriously. I have a weird sense of humor. That... that struck me funny. You have a lovely voice. Go figure."
Go figure? What did he mean by that?
"Look, is there a reason you wanted me to call, or were you just looking for some late night entertainment?"
"Pretty sure this classifies as early morning entertainment, Hannah."
"Okay. Well whatever. Look, I'm not sure why I—"
"I can't stop thinking about you."
His words stopped me cold.
His words, and something in his voice. Honesty.
"What we did," he continued. "Or what you did to me..."
My throat went dry. What I did to him. It should have grossed me out, the thought of a stranger beating off to a few details about my body, but it didn't. It intrigued me. The heat between my legs pulsed.
"You know what I'm talking about," he insisted. An edge came into his voice at the slightest provocation.
"Y-yeah," I managed. "Yeah."
"You enjoyed it."
"You said you wished I were pounding into you."
I couldn't believe this smooth-talking stranger was dictating to me how I felt.
I couldn't believe I was blindly agreeing.
And I couldn't believe my considerable vocabulary had suddenly been reduced to "yeah."
"Hannah, you made me come so hard. And I did it again, thinking about you. Let me return the favor."
His words hung in the silence between us.
Return the favor. Help me come.
"Yes," I whispered.
Bella: 5 STARS!!!!!!!
THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was in the middle of another book when I was STRONGLY encouraged to drop everything and read this book.
It completely sucked me in!!!!! I could not stop turning the pages. The writing is amazing. Love this author!!!
Matt is our gorgeous, tortured hero. He is a writer and meets Hannah online to become anonymous writing partners.
Hannah is not in a good place in life. She is with a crap boyfriend and has a crap job. So she decides to pack it up and move back home so she can focus on her writing career.
This connection online becomes soooooo much more. I don't want to spoil anything for you so you can experience the whirlwind that is the story of Matt and Hannah.
We get alternating POV - my favorite!!!
What I loved best about this book is how unpredictable it is. My eyes were GLUED to the screen, I couldn't devour it fast enough. This is one of those books where you forget you're reading. It feels like you're living in the character's world for a little while and then when the book is over you think - WTF just happened? My mind. was. blown. I felt the loss of the characters and I miss them so much I just might do a re-read.
Hot, steamy sex - check (perhaps a bit...taboo...you may need an underwear change after you read this one!)
Hot, steamy hero - check (Sex God)
Tortured, broken, bad boy - check
Awesome heroine - check (loved Hannah!!)
Plot - check (it's not just erotica, people, there was a very good plot)
Cliff-hanger - say it ain't so!!!!! YES, there is a CH. But you have GOT TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!! I usually hate CH endings and will wait for the sequel. But I'm so glad I read this now. Don't wait, you'll be glad you read it.
M. Pierce - when are you writing more books???? Where have you been all my life??? I love your work and look forward to reading more of your words.
Christy: 5 Stars
There is no such thing as loneliness. There is only the idea of loneliness.
This book sort of popped up out of nowhere for me. There is nothing better than picking up a book you really hadn’t heard of, giving it a chance and absolutely LOVING it! Night Owl was that book for me!
Matt and Hannah. Night Owl and Little Bird. It all started with an online writing partnership. Matt had rules, and he had them for a reason. No real names. No photos. Nothing personal. Then lines started to get crossed. One personal email, one photograph, changed everything between the two of them.
Matt is a writer. He is a best seller. Matt writes under a pen name, so no one knows who he is. Hannah is a college graduate who never really found her niche in life. After leaving her dead beat boyfriend, she moves back home to Colorado. Hannah and Matt end up in the same state. In the same city. Matt should stay away from Hannah. He knows he should. But after seeing her picture, he just can't.
Matt and Hannah begin a relationship. It’s complicated in many different ways... then again, Matt is a pretty complicated guy...
Matt. My Matt. From the moment I met this guy, I loved him. He can be an asshole. He can be controlling. He is damaged. He’s bossy and dominate. And to top it off, he is a dirty talker. Yep... he’s pretty much PERFECT! Matt is a little standoffish, an unconventional hero, but is very lovable. He is hilarious in a snarky way, and seriously hot as all get out! Loved that this was written in dual pov and we got to read from both Matt and Hannah’s perspective. Hannah was a pretty kick ass heroine. She is real, fun, sweet, likable and she doesn’t put up with Matt’s shit. The banter between the two of them was great.
When Matt and Hannah first meet up, you may think things go quickly for them, but it didn’t seem that way to me. Maybe it was the fact that they already had an established writing relationship and had chatted so much online and on the phone, I just felt their connection early on. The first half of the book. Hot damn. Matt and Hannah together- I thought my iPad was going to spontaneously combust those too were so freakin hot together! I loved the dirty talk, the steamy sex, omg I couldn’t put it down once I started!
Things get a little more intricate as the story goes on. Secrets are uncovered, things transpire and it gets intense for a while... but you will enjoy every minute of the ride!
Some of my favorite quotes:
"I'm trying to teach you this mysterious skill, one that you seem to lack. It's called how to say goodbye."
I smiled and rubbed the back of my neck.
"What are you grinning at?" she said.
"I never want to," I said.
"What? Never want to what?"
"I never want to learn how to say goodbye."
God, I felt amazing. I felt tattered in the best possible way, like our violent passion had blasted me clean. When I eased off Matt's arm and climbed out of his bed, I knew that I was leaving something behind. It was my old skin. He'd taken me for all I was worth.
"I was going to him because I loved him, and because love is unstoppable."
"I couldn't bear to think he housed such strange sorrow. Sad things seem truest to me."
The writing- amazing. The characters- lovable and interesting. The story- sexy, funny and unique. Now the ending... if only I hadn’t read that damn epilogue, every thing would have been perfect. I am impatiently waiting until January to find out whats going on. Even with the crazy epilogue, I don’t think there was anything I didn’t love about this book. It was the perfect blend of humor, romance, passion and angst. I would highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a story to melt your heart and your panties! It gets a solid 5 stars from me!!!
Next books (waiting not so patiently!! Click on the pictures to be taken to Amazon for more information.)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Matt dirty talking stars!
I'd like to give a shout out to Bella for gifting me this book. When she found out I hadn't read it, she flipped. LOL
So I started reading today, and I couldn't stop reading. Seriously, I was devouring the words. I don't know what it is about dirty talkers but I do love them! And Matt can do the dirty talk well!
The story was well written, with characters that were easy to connect with. And the birthday present scene. Holy smokes that shit was hot!
Now, I have a question for M. Pierce. What the fuck was that epilogue?! Seriously, I can't function with those words being the last part of the book. I wanna stalk you and MAKE you give me book 2 NOW! Haha! I'm totally not kidding...
If you haven't read this one yet..go grab your copy! Thanks Bella for gifting me Night Owl!
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