Beatrix meets Jack on the Owl, San Francisco’s night bus. They hit it off straight away. Jack is funny, witty, charming… and a famous graffiti artist in San Francisco who has evaded the cops for a long time. Meeting each other changes each other’s lives and gives them each someone to rely on and share secrets with.
Night Owls, or The Anatomical Shape of a Heart in the US, was a enjoyable and memorable read. This was the first book I’ve read about the topic of graffiti, but I think it was the reason I enjoyed it as much as I did. I liked the effect it has on both Jack and Beatrix and what it means to them both. I liked the fact that they were both artists and had such a passion for it and it is art which brings them closer together and motivates them. I think it made their relationship that much better – although it would have been pretty great without it.
I think the chemistry between Bex and Jack was the best aspect of this book. They had good back and forth witty dialogue which I really enjoyed and their flirting was fabulous. But I also enjoyed their more emotional scenes and that side of the relationship. So, head it, very focused on romance and if that is your thing, then I think this is a must read.
Overall, Night Owls is a fun and exciting read, but it also has a darker and deeper side which I believe will satisfy those artists, hopeful romantics, and those who are looking for something darker.
MY RATING: ★★★★☆