Review: Somebody’s Angel by Kallypso Masters

Review: Somebody’s Angel by Kallypso MastersSomebody's Angel by Kallypso Masters

Series: Rescue Me,
Genres: BDSM Romance, Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published on December 22, 2013
Pages: 588
Format: eBook
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two-half-stars  

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.

Have you read the Rescue Me Series? What are your thoughts on this story?
Get what you wanted or did you want something different?

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • Aw I’m sorry to hear that Shari. Hard when it doesn’t really give you want you were expecting and goes on a bit too long. I’m still working on book 4 but really liked these two. Good to know going in that it’s not really romancey romance.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I was really sad when I didn’t really like it. There is really one scene that was extremely hard to read and it wasn’t erotic nor did it even involve the two lovers. I think I am ready to move on and get back to erotic BDSM without so much drama attached. I know real life is probably more like this, but I don’t want to always read then when I have enough of that going on in my own life.

      Book 4 is tough. It really deals with some hard issues.

      • I’m okay with some drama attached but really reading is my escape most of the time and I like the fantasy instead of the reality. I’m about half way through book 4 and it was having the feeling long to me so I put it down to return to another day.

        • Shari Delighted Read

          Yeah, Book 4 was the first book in the series where I thought she ventured to far away from what the series was about. I was ok with it because I felt she needed some healing of her own to write with it, but when it continues on to another book in another form, I just was like eck. I read to escape and I don’t think Marc’s issues needed that big of a book to deal with nor how far he went to get answers. The next book in the series will have to convince me to continue. I know it deals with rape, so I don’t have much hope that I will be able to get back into this series.

  • Sorry Shari! I know you love this author’s books. So hard when they go someplace off the original direction.

  • dang, I really wasn’t going to read this one anyway. I wasn’t a fan of Angelina’s or Mark’s for that matter, but for me…I leaned more towards him. When I heard she was going to do a second story on them, I just had a gut feeling that it wouldn’t be what most folks were looking for.

    thanks for the review Shari 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I think I could have done without this book and been just fine. It felt like we had to make up some issues for Marc that we never even suspected in the first book. It just was too long and too much drama. Then there was a scene I totally disagreed with and really wanted to call the cops on them for. Sad, because I normally love Kallypso Masters. I would skip this one if I could do it again.

      • wow…

        And I totally agree with you about Marc. I love drama in my stories, but if its unecessary…that’s a whole nother thing.

  • Lisa

    I have read all of the Rescue Me Series and I thought they were wonderful. To me the books had real meaning not just a bunch of sex. I was really kind of sad when I got to the end of the last book. Sorry these were not your kind of book I guess we all have different things we are looking for or need in books we read.