Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Review: Roar by Kallypso Masters


Book Description

Haunted by a tragic accident that yanked his beloved wife from his side, Kristoffer Roar Larson has been going through the motions in life. But when he meets the dedicated surgeon and humanitarian, Pamela Jeffrey, he feels an undeniable connection to her, stirring feelings he’d buried long ago. After encountering her in a compromising position on a tour of a BDSM academy, he realizes there’s more to her than meets the eye. Fascinated by her assertive alpha personality, coupled with her desire to submit and serve, Pamela intrigues him. 

As Pamela shines light once more into the dark corners of his life, Kristoffer finds himself struggling between remaining in his safe and lonely world or emotionally opening himself up to a vibrant woman, who asks for nothing more than he’s able to give. Guiding her in mind-training exercises to prepare her for some future Dom, Kristoffer finds his body awakening as well. Will Kristoffer be able to close the door to his past and open his heart to the ginger-haired sprite who makes him question everything he once believed?

ROAR is a standalone novel that has some familiar secondary characters from Rescue Me Saga, but the main characters are new. You don’t have to read the series to fully enjoy this book.


My Review

I've been a fan of Kallypso Master's books for a while now and have been reading The Rescue Me Saga, so I knew I wanted to read this stand alone book as well. So if you're a fan of the Rescue Me Saga then you'll like this new book. 

Kristoffer suffered a loss when his wife is left in a permanent vegetative state but when he meets Pamela something inside him comes to life again. He's trying to find a way to deal with his inner battles, the struggling of keeping himself emotionally locked away so he doesn't get hurt again and trying to live his life.

Pamela is looking for something different. That something she finds in a BDSM academy and with Kristoffer. I found her character to be a bit strange at first because while she's a doctor, she doesn't always act like it especially when it comes to taking care of herself. 

I found this book to be quite a bit different than most of the other books I've read by this author and while it's not a bad thing, it was not what I was expecting. Most of this book deals with the struggle of dealing with life and getting on with one's life when the love of your life is breathing but will never wake up. It's an emotional read and most definitely will bring on the tears and the joy when Kristoffer finally opens up and realizes that a person can have more than one love of a lifetime. 

While this book is more about Pamela's health, Kristoffer's emotional baggage and what it's like to take care of his wife who's in a permanent vegetative state and how he deals with that. It's also about Pamela and Kristoffer becoming friends and more towards the end of the book. So while I was expecting a romance throughout the book, I got something else but it turned out to be a good story. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. 

18 comments:

  1. One of these days I'm going to start her Rescue Me series. Shari loves them and you and others are praising them, too.

    That is a different situation with the wife still living and yet gone. I can see how that would hold someone back from life. Insightful review, Mary!

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    1. You should start it, you might like them.

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  2. I read the review and would now like to read the book for myself. It sounds like something that would be of interest to me.

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    1. I hope you get a chance to read it.

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  3. Expectations can sometimes get flipped on their head. Good story is a good story though.

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  4. I agree with Pat. Three out of five is still pretty good.

    Have a great week, Mary.

    Blue

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    1. That's true. It was a good story.

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  5. Sorry this was lacking on the romance front but I'm glad it still seemed like a solid story. Great review!

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  6. I like that it had depth and not just mindless lust and drama.

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  7. I haven't tried this author. It sounds like this was a bit of a departure from her usual fair. Great review Mary.

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    1. Thank you. A bit of a departure but good.

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  8. That does sounds a bit weird with how she is a doctor, but doesn't act like it. Besides that it sounds like a good one. It does sound very emotional with some of the topics it deals with.

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    1. It was emotional but good.

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