Series: Night Owl #3
Published by Macmillan on March 24th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?At twenty-nine, Matt Sky is trying to return to normal, having faked his death and come back to life. He and Hannah move to a simple house in the suburbs, and strive to grow their relationship into something durable and honest. They become more and more entangled, in the best ways possible.At twenty-eight, 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 solo novel, and she is living with her hot, passionate lover. For the first time, Matt and Hannah are able to explore intimacy without inhibitions—without lies, secrets, or jealousy—and the results are explosive.Still life together is not as easy as it seems. Matt is estranged from his brothers in the wake of his cruel stunt; Seth Sky, embittered by his failed pursuit of Hannah, makes a play for Hannah's sister; and the topic of Hannah's novel—her relationship with Matt and the Sky family—is driving a wedge between her and Matt. The lovers are devoted to one another, having come through many ordeals, but is their bond strong enough to last a lifetime?
After that mind-boggling ending in Last Light I couldn’t wait to my greedy hands on this book and just like I predicted “After Dark” was outstanding. For me, this fantastic trilogy couldn’t have ended any better.
Although I do have to be honest and say that the beginning was rough. The reason why I said this was because I was very much disappointed in Matt’s callousness. After everything Hannah did for him he should have been more forthcoming and treated her better.
At this point in their relationship they should have been in a happy place but oh no Matt had to go and spoil it. This is why I felt so torn between feeling sympathetic for her and then ending up feeling frustrated for allowing him to treat her in such a way instead. I thought she deserved so much better.
I was so displeased with him but as the story progressed my opinion did a total 180. It took awhile for his demeanor to change but when he did… OMG, what a change it was! I couldn’t help but love him again.
“I have written two full novels about you, and now I understand that no novel will hold you. My heart can barely hold you. All that I feel for you…”
Then I thought, how could I even question if they still belonged together? Throughout the rest of the book it has been proven repeatedly that if there wasn’t a Hannah – there wouldn’t be a Matt. She was his entire existence and vice versa. There was once a time when Matt mentioned to Hannah that she didn’t know him at all but in every facet of his life deep down she did know him and accepting him for all that he was.
I tell you, the way the author was able to sway my opinion in such a way was beyond magnificent. I hated then fell in love and then I loved so more. But it doesn’t end there. A certain tragedy rocks them yet again but now that their relationship encompasses all this strength and stability that developed over time they could now conquer anything thrown their way together.
While the story did start off out rough the ending was an entirely different story. It ended on such a good note that I can’t help but feel nostalgic that one of my favorite trilogies has come to a conclusion.