NOBODY'S PERFECT is the continuing story of Savannah Gentry (now Savi Baker) and Damián Orlando from MASTERS AT ARMS & NOBODY’S ANGEL (Rescue Me Saga #1) and NOBODY'S HERO (Rescue Me Saga #2). Savannah/Savi escaped eleven years of abuse at the hands of her father and finally made a safe life for herself and her daughter. But when her father once again threatens her peace of mind—and her daughter’s safety—Savi runs to Damián Orlando for protection. Eight years earlier as Savannah, she shared one perfect day with Damián that changed both their young lives and resulted in a secret she no longer can hide. But being with Damián reawakens repressed memories and feelings she wants to keep buried. After witnessing a scene with Damián on Savi's first night at his private club, however, she begins to wonder if he could help her regain control of her life and reclaim her sexuality and identity. Damián, a wounded warrior, has had his own dragons to fight in life, but has never forgotten Savannah. He will lay down his life to protect her and her daughter, but doesn’t believe he can offer more than that. She deserves a whole man, something he can never be after a firefight in Iraq. Damián has turned to SM to regain control of his life and emotions and fulfills the role of Service Top to “bottoms” at the club. However, he could never deliver those services to Savi, who needs someone gentle and loving, not the man he has become. Will two wounded survivors find love and healing in each other’s arms?
This is the 3rd book in the Rescue Me series and when I first started reading this series, I thought to myself, Do I really want to read a BDSM story that revolves around a BDSM club? I wasn't sure but the first book was free and we read it in my book group a while back and I actually liked it. The Dom characters weren't all sadistic monsters that I had thought they would be.
Because I liked the first book so much, I decided to give the second book a read and really in the back of my mind I kinda thought that I might not be able to read the entire book all the way through because while I like some kink in my reads I don't like the really rough stuff and that's what I figured would be in these books.
Now on book 3, Nobody's Perfect was a heart wrenching read. The things Savi went through at the hands of people who were supposed to love and protect her is just unbelievable. So when I read the synopsis of the book and realized that Damian *a sadist* was going to be her hero in this book and he was probably going to be her *top*, I thought I was going to have a problem with this book, because really...what sexual abuse survivor is going to want to have a relationship with a guy that's so into S&M?
But...Kallypso Masters writes these characters in such a way that it actually makes sense when you start reading it and get to know their personalities. The BDSM and the club scenes are done in such an erotic way and while it's not my particular kink, I found it really easy to read.
This story is not for the faint of heart of for those who have a hard time reading about whipping, paddling or sexual abuse. This book is very unique as I've never read another story that made me feel so mad in some scenes while other scenes I found to be quite erotic.
So if you're looking for a very emotional read this is definitely that and much more.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.