Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Guest Review: Nobody's Hero by Kallypso Masters - 4 Wine Glasses!

Nobody's Hero (Rescue Me, #3)Nobody's Hero
(Rescue Me #3)
by Kallypso Masters
Published December 22nd 2011
ISBN13 2940013874121
Retired Marine Master Sergeant Adam Montague has battled through four war zones, but now finds himself running from Karla Paxton, who has declared war on his heart. With a twenty-five year age difference, he feels he should be her guardian and protector, not her lover. But Karla's knack for turning up in his bed at inopportune times is killing his resolve to do the right thing. Karla isn't a little girl anymore—something his body reminds him of every chance it gets.
Karla Paxton fell in love with Adam when she was a sixteen-year-old runaway and he rescued her. Now, nine years later, she's determined to make Adam see her as a woman. But their age difference is only part of the problem. Adam has been a guardian and protector for lost and vulnerable souls most of his life, but a secret he has run from for more than three decades has kept him emotionally unable to admit he can love anyone. Will she be able to lower his guard long enough to break down the defenses around his heart and help him put to rest the ghosts from his past? In her all-out war to get Adam to surrender his heart, can the strong-willed Goth singer offer herself as his submissive—and at what cost to herself?
CONTENT INFO: This couple's story begins in Masters at Arms and continues in Nobody's Angel. This is not a stand-alone novel. This book contains very erotic scenes that include BDSM (bondage-discipline-domination-submission-sadism-masochism-master-slave)—but these ALWAYS will be safe, sane, and consensual (SSC) acts told in a more realistic approach to the BDSM genre. Includes rough sex, Shibari (rope bondage and suspension), anal play, cunnilingus, fellatio, flogging, sex toys, and intensely erotic "vanilla" sexual acts. Length: approximately 137,000 words
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Crystal L.'s Thoughts:
So I've read some pretty darn good BDSM romances over the past couple of years. Like Maya Banks Sweet Series which focuses more on the romance than the BDSM, and Cherise Sinclair who does a good job at balancing the romance to the BDSM. (My favorite Cherise Sinclair is Mountain Masters and Logan is one of my book boyfriends) Not to mention some Melissa Schroeder, Aline Hunter, Shayla Black, Lexi Blake, Sophie Oak, Eliza Gayle, Lauren Dane, Joely Sue Burkhart, Sierra Cartwright, Annabell Joesph.... you get the idea people. I've read A LOT of books with BDSM themes or influences. I read all those, then I read Christian Grey who BLEW UP this market like you wouldn't believe. So then I sat there and said, 'What the hell do I read now?'

Like an answer to my question, everywhere I looked, there was Kallypso Masters. And I do mean EVERYWHERE. Every blog I went to, someone was talking about her. It took me a while to work my way around to the series, but I finally made it. I picked up the first book Masters At Arms, which in essence a Prologue to all the other books, and thought her concept for the book was interesting, but I really wanted my HEA. Of course I was majorly drawn to retired Marine Master Sergeant Adam Montague and Karla Paxton, so I skipped over the next book in the series, Nobody's Angel, and went straight to Adam and Karla's book, Nobody's Hero. I was interested in this book for a couple of reasons. One, there's a huge, and I do mean HUGE age difference between Adam and Karla. It's like a twenty year difference. When he says in the book that he's old enough to be her father, he means it. That led me to the abject curiosity over the matter of whether or not this was going to turn into a 'Who's Your Daddy' story. Thankfully it did not. Because to be honest, if it did, then that would have killed it for me. I was much more interested to see an honest relationship happen between the two characters, where Adam would have to get over his hang ups about his age, than a 'Daddy fantasy'. Don't get me wrong, in the right circumstances the whole 'Who's Your Daddy' can be hotter than hell. If you want a good example read Knight by Kristen Ashley. However, in Masters' story, if I had seen that scenario there, there would have been a good chance that my Nook would have been chucked across the room.

The second reason I was drawn to this story was because of Adam's heartbreak over the death of his wife. He's devastated people. He's got the whole 'I can never let someone that close to love again' thing going on. On all accounts Kallypso Masters wrote a fantastic story that I felt dealt with these two issues gracefully and allowed me to truly enjoy the book although I couldn't ever see myself with a man twenty years my senior. Masters also did a great job weaving other characters into her story so that I was anxious to read the next book, Nobody's Perfect. I gave this book a well deserved four wine glass toast and invite you to give Nobody's Hero a read if you haven't yet. It's well worth your time.

Rating: 4 Wine Glasses

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Crystal, thanks so much! Glad you loved Adam and Karla's story. They remain my most popular couple, although Damian and Savannah won a lot of hearts recently--and now Marc and Angelina (from the book you SKIPPED--OMG, go back and read it now, because you missed a HUGE chunk of Adam and Karla's story. When I say I don't write stand-alone novels, I mean it, girl!) Anyway, Marc and Angelina got to Happy For Now in Nobody's Angel (heck, they'd only know each other a week, and I write realistic Romance, as well as realistic BDSM). So, I'm all ready to take them to Happily Ever After in Nobody's Perfect as a subplot and BAM. All hell breaks loose and I realize they need another book to explore Marc's issues. (At least we know what the heck his issues ARE now. He's my most closed-off Dom in the series and I'm hoping that will change with book 5 in the series, Somebody's Angel.)

    Seriously, though, I urge your readers to read them in order. The characters overlap in the books (especially Adam, Damian, Marc, and Luke--who you didn't really get to meet, he's in Nobody's Angel, too). The series is more like one long story with very long installments.

    I have readers who have re-read the books six times now (last I heard), and they tell me they find new things all the time, which is nice. There are a LOT of layers to my books--and things that won't become clear until later.

    But you missed an awesome Shibari scene in Marc's playroom--oh, and one very hot threesome on Angelina's couch, not to mention a marathon sensation and impact play session in her bedroom with Marc who have to search her house for pervertibles because he didn't have his toy bag. Really--go read Nobody's Angel! LOL



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