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 ...
Matt loved three things above all else. Writing, his anonymity and of course, Hannah. But his identity was leaked and the thought of living life in the public eye was just unbearable. His only chance to regain his privacy was to disappear. He's almost content, hiding out in a remote cabin, while the rest of the world believes he's dead. Lost in his own bubble of craziness, writing and fantasizing about Hannah.
Hannah accepts the fact that Matt loves his writing, even more than he loves her. So she's willing to put on a brave face, lie to his family and sacrifice her daily life with Matt, all to see him happy again. They're reduced to the occasional phone call on a burner phone and weekend visits spent exploring one another.
"I don't want to be the sun in your sky," she continued. "Do you get what I mean? I'm happy being the moon. I'm happy coming second to your writing. I don't want to be your whole life."
When a book with all the salacious details of Hannah and Matt's relationship is published online, things change. Matt's brothers get involved and there is a potential lawsuit in the works if they can figure out who published the book. It's infuriating how much Matt lies to Hannah and manipulates her. His lies and secrets have the potential to destroy everything. I really admired Hannah for standing up to Matt and making the decision not to give up everything for his dream, but to live for her own dreams as well.
"You feel it, too, don't you? You always want me. I always want you. We belong together, Hannah."
While this book was totally different than the first, the deep connection between Matt and Hannah was still there. This story is so well written. M. Pierce truly is a master at writing incredibly hot scenes. And the things that come out of Matt's mouth.....he can talk dirty like no other. The intensity and obsessive need Matt has for Hannah is what has drawn me to this series. I just can't get enough of these characters! I totally adored the ending and can't wait for the next book.
*Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*