Monday, March 24, 2014

Reviews of Nobody's Perfect and Somebody's Angel by Kallypso Masters


NOBODY'S PERFECT is the continuing story of Savannah Gentry (now Savi Baker) and Damian Orlando from MASTERS AT ARMS (Rescue Me #0.5) and NOBODY'S HERO (Rescue Me #2). 

Savannah/Savi escaped eleven years of abuse at the hands of her father and finally made a safe life for herself and her daughter. But when her father once again threatens her peace of mind—and her daughter’s safety—Savi runs to Damian Orlando for protection. Eight years earlier, Savannah shared one perfect day with Damian that changed both their young lives and resulted in a secret she no longer can hide. But being with Damian reawakens repressed memories and feelings she wants to keep hidden—buried. After witnessing a scene with Damian on Savi's first night at his private club, she begins to wonder if he could help her regain control of her life and reclaim her sexuality and identity. 

Damian, a wounded warrior, has had his own dragons to fight in life, but has never forgotten Savannah. He will lay down his life to protect her and her daughter, but doesn’t believe he can offer more than that. She deserves a whole man, something he can never be after a firefight in Iraq. Damian has turned to SM to regain control of his life and emotions and fulfills the role of Service Top to “bottoms” at the club. However, he could never deliver those services to Savi, who needs someone gentle and loving, not the man he has become. 

Will two wounded people find love and healing in each other’s arms? 


Out of all the Masters At Arms Series, this one was the most touching and heart-felt one so far. Nobody's Perfect is the continuation of Savannah's and Damian's story from Masters At Arms and Nobody's Hero. We get to see a WHOLE lot more of these characters and see what happens between these two wounded souls.
Damian is a true wounded warrior. He lost his foot and ankle in the line of duty and has a few issues he needs to work out himself but through everything he went through he never once forgotten the beautiful girl he rescued so many years ago in the Hotel he worked at. When Savi comes back into his life wish his daughter, Marisol in tow he can't turn them away. Especially when Savi is beaten and bruised from an attacker from Savi's past. He decides then and there that he wants both Marisol and Savi in his life and he will do WHATEVER it takes to keep them safe and with him, including breaking down Savi's walls she has around her heart from years of physical and sexual abuse.
I wanted to cry the most for Savannah, a beautiful woman who was abused by her father and sold to any of his sick clients for their perversions. She is nothing more then a sexual slave to her father, a man who should of loved and protected her, but instead treated her like a slave and a slut, and to Lyle, a very sick and cruel partner to her father. When reading this story, I was appalled at how she was treated for years and yet incredibly amazed at how she survived. Unfortunately when she survived, even though her physical wounds healed, her emotions and self worth were in shambles until she found a job helping other women who went through similar trauma. Then years later, Lyle comes looking for her and her house of cards comes tumbling down and she makes a run to the one man she has never forgotten, Damian.
After going to him for help, Damian does everything to keep her and his daughter safe. He slowly tries to get Savi to come out of her shell by using patience, love, and yes, some pain through whips, and other BDSM tools to help get her to trust him and to realize that with the right person, sex isn't scary, or harmful and can bring tremendous pleasure and peace to her wounded soul. 
I liked seeing how gentle and patient Damian was with her. He didn't seem to push her more then he thought she could handle and he was there every time she made a break through and made sure she got the right treatment each time. I truly thought Nobody's Perfect was a story about two people relying on each other to blossom from past hurts and traumas and think this is one of the BEST books I have read in the BDSM in a long time. Kallypso Masters created a book filled with hot sex, complicated characters, and a story that is both touching and compelling all at once. I give this a FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS! If your looking for a romance with BDSM and that is touching, especially with characters with bad pasts, and with plenty of romance and of course, make-you-so-hot-you-can't-stand-it sex, then this is the series you WILL want to pick up.


When Marc d’Alessio first rescued the curvaceous and spirited Italian Angelina Giardano at the Masters at Arms Club, he never expected her to turn his safe, controlled life upside down and pull at his long-broken heartstrings. Months later, the intense fire of their attraction still rages, but something holds him back from committing to her completely. Worse, secrets and memories from his past join forces to further complicate his relationships with family, friends, and his beautiful angel. 

Angelina cannot give all of herself to someone who hides himself from her. She loves Marc, the BDSM world he brought her into, and the way their bodies respond to one another, but she needs more. Though she destroyed the wolf mask he once wore, only he can remove the mask he dons daily to hide his emotions. In a desperate attempt to break through his defenses and reclaim her connection to the man she loves, she attempts a full frontal assault that sends him into a fast retreat, leaving her nobody’s angel once again. 

Marc finds that running to the mountains no longer gives him solace but instead leaves him empty and alone. Angelina is the one woman worth the risk of opening his heart. Will he risk everything to become the man she deserves and the man he wants to be?


Somebody's Angel is the continuation of Marc and Angelina's story. In this book, we see that Marc has some MAJOR issues to work through and how hard it is for Angelina to stick by someone who is constantly hiding his feelings and pushing her away.
Marc finds out some..disturbing news in this book. He finds out from his bitch of an ex, Melissa so cruelly informed him that he was adopted. Of course Marc doesn't believe her right away but it definitely didn't help the already shaky ground Marc was on emotional wise anyway. Things were already difficult as he tried to keep Angelina at arms length. He is also hiding from some things that happened in his past. Some things he isn't quite ready to dig least not at the beginning of the book. Heck it took Marc most of the book to get through his issues and Angelina tried to help the most interesting of ways. 
Angelina is at war with herself. She loves Marc and wants to stick by him but at the same time, she is getting sick of Marc pushing her away constantly. She tries to dig about his past, but the more she digs, the harder he pushes her away. At one point in the book, Angelina decides to bring out her inner Domme (which I don't think she really has but she knows a Domme has something to do with his past and wants Marc to trust her with his secrets) to try to get some information from him. Now the Domme scene isn't something I normally get into but in this book, I understood why the heroine was using this form of play, and even though it didn't do a whole lot of good in bringing out Marc's past, I still thought it fit perfectly in this book and found it surprisingly hot.
Now after trying many things to get Marc to trust her, Angelina finally decides to leave, hoping Marc will finally seeing pushing her away isn't helping but it takes a long while for Marc to truly see what he is doing is wrong and to go after Angelina.
Somebody's Angel is a thoroughly enjoyable read with so much to offer. I got to see this story on a whole new light, basically how a couple that is meant for each other struggle through past hurts and hidden secrets and learn to trust each other with their hearts and not just with their bodies. There is still some pretty intense, arousing sex but I really liked how it was much more then that. I give Somebody's Angel a FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS! I plan on doing a reread in the VERY near future.

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