- Release Date
- December 2011
- Book 3 of Rescue Me
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
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.
Jan 30, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
250 people found the following review helpful
At the center of NOBODY'S HERO, the third book in Kallypso Master's Rescue Me series, is the very simple truth of two damaged souls healing one another. In the end, this is absolutely beautiful even if the journey was a frustrating one. The book will make you shiver, cry, and squirm.
The focus returns to Adam – the first Marine we met in the series – as his relationship develops with Karla, who is twenty-five years his junior. In denial over his feelings for her and still viewing her as the sixteen year old he'd met nine years earlier in the first book, he's completely disgusted with himself for being attracted to her now. Compound that with the skeletons in his closet and Adam can't get away from her fast enough.
Quite poetically, retired Master Sergeant Adam Montague has been through four war zones and lives as a Dom with his own club but it's sweet Karla who takes him to his knees when she declares war on his heart. Karla's strength was fabulous – the author creates easy-to-like characters – as she serves as his caretaker in the beginning of NOBODY'S HERO. In so m any ways, Karla is the true hero in this book. She's so in love with Adam – has been for so many years – that she is willing to sacrifice her independence to give him what he needs.
In an attempt to push Karla away, Adam suggests they enter a 24/7 M/s agreement even though this isn't his kink. He knew this wasn't for her either and he hoped it would push them apart. He was so tormented by his attraction to this woman whom he couldn't help but see as the child he'd once rescued. And he saw himself as undeserving of love – incapable of it even – that this honorable man used this wall to keep her from getting too close. But it was Adam who actually "safe worded" out of the agreement (though without explanation) leaving Karla hurt and insecure enough to return home.
Though this couple could help each other through their separate tribulations and clearly have so much love for each other, Adam's skeletons - and the insecurities that came with them - got in the way over and over and over. So much is shown into Adam's past with unpredictable secondary characters having great impact on the outcome. When finally Adam decides to lay his skeletons to rest, it was incredibly moving. Such a unique twisting of storylines keeps readers flipping pages faster and faster until the satisfying conclusion.
Kallypso Masters' true skill as an author lies in creating characters that become like family to readers – so realistic with human vulnerabilities, emotional baggage, scars and an immense capacity for love. Absolutely beautiful love stories.
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