Somebody’s Angel by Kallypso Masters.

As this new year starts, I have already read 25 books.  Granted 4 of those books were re-reads, but they count.  Those 4 books were from the Rescue Me Series by Kallypso Masters, read in preparation of the fifth book in the series, Somebody’s Angel.

“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?”

Angel and Marc are my second favorite couple in this series (first being Savi and Damian).  Although their story started in book 2, Nobody’s Angel, you are left with a somewhat happily ever after.  There was that little doubt that Angel had at the end of that book.  The story wasn’t quite finished. Kally revealed what happened in a Q&A hosted by Sizzling Hot Book Reviews on Facebook last night.  

“6. You have stated that Somebody’s Angel came about while you were writing Nobody’s Perfect. Where do your ideas come from? 

Ideas come from the characters. I usually meet the character first and then slowly dig at them until they reveal their deepest darkest secrets. Marc was the toughest nut to crack. I’d tried in Nobody’s Angel, but he just shut down and so I moved on in the series, figuring I’d come back to him whenever he was ready. While writing Nobody’s Perfect, he finally revealed what was going on (it turned out to be the tip of the iceberg as I learned after peeling away layer after layer of Marc’s barriers until we got to the core of what was eating at him). I will say that music can inspire me sometimes, although I usually hear the song and equate it to an existing character in my head. I can’t think of any song that has inspired a character. They just show up in my head (or in my journal, when I write in it). Some are reluctant, like Mistress Grant who plays it very close to the vest. Others are more open and their stories just flow like water.”

This story is raw and contains harsh treatment, however, remember Marc consented to give Adam complete control.  As Kally pointed out to me, that this scene “was Risk Aware Consensual Kink, meaning the risks were higher but the party being acted upon knew that and consented anyway. Most RACK scenes include safewords, but Marc made it even more unsafe by foregoing his. Of course, he trusted Adam not to do harm but there were great risks involved, including psychological damage”.  PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS AT HOME!  Thank you Kally for the correction!

Marc enlists Adam and his friends to break him down and build him back up.  He knows if he doesn’t fix himself, he will never fix the rift that exists between Angel and him. I applaud Kally for having Adam apply the SERE training tactics and having him explaining it to Marc (and the reader in the process) what that would entail.   And yes, I looked it up.  There are YouTube videos you can  watch….not pretty.  

Through all of this, nothing compares to the strength that Angelina has when she tells Marc over and over that if he can’t open himself to her, then she can’t be with him.  This goes to show that being submissive doesn’t mean you are a doormat.  Any relationship, especially one in the Lifestyle, communication is key.  You can’t pick and choose what parts of yourself to share with someone and then expect them to give all of what they are to you.  Every relationship is a two-way street.  I would guess that applies doubly in BDSM.  At least, that is what I found in this book.  If a Master gives all of Himself to His submissive, then it is more likely for His submissive to submit all of her/himself to Him.  

To me, this book is all about healing…..Marc, his relationship with Angel, his brother,  his mother, and more.  By the end I was in tears and felt at peace.  It is an awsome author that can do that to a reader!  Thank you Kally.

Somebody’s Angel is definitely a book that is worthy of my highest rating of !  

This is a Series worth reading and must be read in order.  

Master at Arms
Nobody’s Angel
Nobody’s Hero
Nobody’s Perfect
Somebody’s Angel

I am looking forward to the next book in the series, Nobody’s Dream (Rescue Me #6), which will tell the story of Luke and Cassie.

Ciao!

~*Karen*~





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