Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: Last Light by M Pierce

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 ...

4 Stars!
Review by Jen Hagen
Mm…Matthew Sky.  We were left wondering what was going to happen to Matthew at the end of book one.  It really left us hanging and several scenarios went through my mind.  I was halfways correct in my assumption.

Matt and Hannah have known each other for 9 months and it hasn’t been all bliss during those 9 months.  There have been lies, deceit, revelations, addiction and finally reconciliation.  Matt isn’t dealing with his identity being revealed as best-selling author M. Pierce.  Matt liked being anonymous and being in the public eye makes Matt very uncomfortable and vulnerable.  We all know that when it comes to social skills that Matt lacks in this department so he isn’t doing well with the spotlight suddenly being thrust at him.  He comes up with a plan that is brilliant in his eyes, but in reality probably isn’t the best way to go about reclaiming his anonymity.  That’s the thing with Matt…he really doesn’t think about others and tends to focus strictly on his own needs and how it will benefit him.  Not that we all don’t love him because of this and all his other idiosyncrasies…in fact we probably love him even more because of all of his flaws.   He still hates goodbyes.

“Let’s not say good-bye.  Say you’ll see me soon.”

Matt thought he was doing the right thing by trying to get Hannah to understand what he has gone through and that she would be willing to give it all up for him.  Hannah tries to understand Matt’s fear of being in the public eye but instead she sees herself as the bearer of his unhappiness.   He was happy being a hermit, but once she came into his life things for him fell apart.  Both Hannah and Matt need to talk more to each other than to have kinky, dirty-talking sex.  Matt especially needs to open up to her, but he finds it easier to evade anything that has to do with himself and switch it over to sex.  Matt can be very frustrating at times, but you need to remind yourself that is why you love him – neuroses and all. 

We get to meet Matthew’s other brother, Seth.  We’ve met his brother Nate before and whereas Nate is a sweet doctor who could probably talk a steak out of a bear’s hands, Hannah refers to Seth as a sketchbag  which is a sketchball + douche bag.  Can’t say she’s wrong about that.

Just as with “Night Owl,” the anxiety level really peaks at about 75%.  As much as Matt thought his plan would work, it backfires on him leaving him alone again because of lies.  This guy really needs to come to terms with telling the truth!!

Matt…my Matt…Always lying.  Always hurting me to get what he wanted, even when I was the thing he wanted. 

As much as Matt wants to be the one in control and stops at nothing to make certain he gets his way, he is still vulnerable and we are drawn to him when he is most broken.

She wanted me to know that we were really over.  She told me the truth to help me let go.  It was a kindness, really.  And tomorrow, and the next day, there would be time for me to be strong.  Time for me to handle this like an adult.  But for now – I sat on the kitchen floor and cried like a child.

Once again Matt is faced having a life without Hannah.  How will he cope?  Will he resort back to alcohol or is he strong enough this time around to fight for her?

There is still one more book in the trilogy and I am looking forward to it.  I hope that Matt finally opens up about himself, his past and his fears.  I also hope there’s more to the story with Seth.  He may have come across as a little brazen and sketchy, but I get the feeling that he also has some hidden demons.

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