Somebody’s Angel by Kallypso Masters is a loooonnnnnggggg book! While people might devour it quickly, I found myself savoring it over several days. There were scenes I never wanted to revisit more than once as they were so powerful, they hurt. But the story does suffer some from being too long. You get quite a bang for your buck in this one, but I also felt it went on a little longer than was necessary to get to the root of the problems plaguing Marc.
We met Marc and Angelina in book #2, Nobody’s Angel. Marc found Angelina being abused by her Dom in Master at Arms. Wearing a wolf mask he rescues her, but she is so far into the pain she remembers a man wearing a mask. Later they meet up again and Marc doesn’t get honest with her and tell her how he knows her. He basically goes about breaking her heart over and over until he comes clean and she forgives him.
Now slightly in the future, Marc and Angelina have moved in with each other. Angelina is looking for a job as a chef in Denver, but feels she is losing Marc little by little. They rarely have sex any more. Marc takes Angelina home to meet his parents where they meet up with Marc’s former girl friend and his older brother’s former fiancée, who drives a wedge between the two. From Angelina’s side, she doesn’t know about this woman or that she is still involved with their lives. Marc mostly avoids telling Angelina the story. But to Marc she puts the hint that his parents really aren’t his parents and that he was adopted.
Thus begins the painful process of reading a story not based in romance as I hoped. It does drag on way longer than was necessary and there is one long scene I really had problems with. While I think BDSM is something that can help people, I also think it can damage a person further, especially if the one in charge isn’t trained in that field. It felt totally off and while I applaud Angelina for coming back over and over to Marc to be by his side, it just got old as he pushed her away.
Then there is an elaborate ending that I am pretty sure couldn’t really happen. But that is the fun of books at times…except this also continued to drag on.
Unfortunately this book isn’t about romance so much as healing people who are emotionally damaged. The road to redemption went on and one and it feels like that is more of what the book was for rather than getting Marc and Angelina in a happy place.
I am a fan of Kallypso Masters and have loved all of her books. This is actually the first one I can say just didn’t do anything for me. I didn’t grow to like Marc any more and in fact felt worse about him. Angelina was the one I loved and in the end it felt like she would be his doormat if he needed it. She does walk away once and I LOVED that. But she went back too.
Read this is you want a story of redemption for a forgotten life. Don’t read it is if you are looking for a BDSM romance because there is very little of that to sizzle your lady bits. Deep drama and I am not into that much drama.
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