after dark book coverReviewed by Melanie Kline

After Dark by M. Pierce was one of the most difficult books I have ever read. It was a book that was easy to put down and extremely difficult to pick back up. I still haven’t finished the last few chapters and have, instead, chosen to call “uncle” and just write my review on the parts of the book that I did manage to get through.

After Dark reads like a bad porn movie. There is too much sex and too little storyline. It also didn’t help that I entered into the storyline in the third book of a series and had no idea as to what was going on. M. Pierce gave no hints, recaps, flashbacks or any indications as to what transpired in the first two books. We are only told that Matt Sky faked his own death, but is actually very much breathing and living with his girlfriend Hannah in this installment of the series.

While I’m no prude, I found the amount of sex in this novel to be extreme and unnecessary. From what I managed to force myself to read, I gleaned that that Hannah wants to marry Matt and while Matt finally proposes to her, he is keeping secrets from her and sees a therapist about them. The therapist suggests that he keep a journal about his secrets. When the secrets are revealed, they are only about his fondness for bondage and S & M and you guessed it, more sex.

I would only recommend this book to people who are looking for a change from the same old, sad, worn out porn movie as there is no storyline in this waste of time and paper. I was extremely disappointed in the amount of time that I put into reading it.

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ 

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Macmillan. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.