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Nobody's Perfect (Rescue Me Saga #3) [Kindle Edition]

Kallypso Masters , Jeri Smith , Ekatarina Sayanova , Jacy Mackin , Meredith Bowery
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (498 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Why would someone choose the BDSM lifestyle of consensual bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sado-masochism as a means to heal from a traumatic past? Read on to find out how it works (or doesn’t) for this couple!

PRAISE FOR NOBODY’S PERFECT:

…(W)hen a book can move you, make you connect, engage you to the point that it feels as if you know these characters and you care so much for their well-being, not just for their happily ever after…then that is greatness! (Francesca, Under the Covers)

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Deeply moving, Nobody’s Perfect is everything a romance should be. It’s heartfelt and ultimately uplifting. The characters are so real a reader can’t help but feel for Damián and Savi. The Masters at Arms world is one that will stay with you forever. (Lexi Blake, Author)

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…Kally Masters captured the heartache and pain that can drive a person to the lifestyle to fulfill their needs and, like a rose, she truly conveyed the beauty that can bloom from those thorns. (Alyn Love, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews)

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…(A)s a survivor it touches home. I’ve been with my husband 9 years, married for 6; to this day I have issues… He’s currently reading it and it’s helping him understand me. He’s said sometimes he doubts my love for him because if I loved him we wouldn’t have these issues. It’s not something I could ever explain to him. He’s about 30% through the book and he finally is getting it. So we thank you!! (Chrystal, in a follow-up response to her review)

DESCRIPTION:

NOBODY'S PERFECT is the continuing story of Savannah Gentry (now Savi Baker) and Damian Orlando from MASTERS AT ARMS & NOBODY’S ANGEL (Rescue Me Saga #1) and NOBODY'S HERO (#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 Damian Orlando for protection. Eight years earlier as Savannah, she shared one perfect day with Damian that changed both their young lives and resulted in a secret she no longer can hide. But being with Damian reawakens repressed memories and feelings she wants to keep buried. After witnessing a scene with Damian 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.

Damian, 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. Damian 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?

ABOUT THE RESCUE ME SAGA: The books in the ongoing Rescue Me Saga are not stand-alone stories and should be read in order. Characters will recur in later books to deal with further issues in their lives as the saga continues and each book builds upon all previous ones. Sometimes main characters even need another book to help resolve major issues affecting their relationships.

BONUS MATERIAL in this version: Kallypso Masters has added the PLAYLIST of music that inspired her as she wrote about the first three couples mentioned in this combined volume, as well as a GLOSSARY OF TERMS and a CAST OF CHARACTERS in these books in the saga.

CONTENT WARNING: Intended for mature adult readers not offended by profanity and graphic (but never gratuitous!) sex scenes. Due to the emotional way in which the author presents the subject matter (past and present), the books might cause triggers while reading. Please read the Author's Notes at the beginnings of eac


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About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Kallypso Masters writes emotional, realistic Romance novels with dominant males (for the most part) and the strong women who can bring them to their knees. She also has brought many readers to their knees—having them experience the stories right along with her characters in the Rescue Me series. Kally knows that Happily Ever After takes maintenance, so her couples don’t solve all their problems and disappear at “the end” of their Romance, but will continue to work on real problems in their relationships in later books in the series. Kally has been writing full-time since May 2011, having quit her “day job” the month before. Masters at Arms was her debut novel (published in August 2011), followed by Nobody’s Angel, Nobody’s Hero; and Nobody’s Perfect. A change of plans for the series will make Somebody’s Angel, the continuation of Marc and Angelina’s romance, the next in line. Kally lives in rural Kentucky and has been married for 30 years to the man who provided her own Happily Ever After. They have two adult children, one adorable grandson, and a rescued dog and cat. Kally enjoys meeting readers at national romance-novel conventions, book signings, and informal gatherings (restaurants, airports, bookstores, wherever!), as well as in online groups (including Facebook’s “The Rescue Me Series Open Discussion” secret group—send a friend request to Karla Montague on Facebook to join; she also visits the Fetlife “Rescue Me! Series Discussion Group” regularly) and in live online chats. She hopes to meet you in her future travels! If you meet her face to face, be sure to ask for a “Kally’s friend” button!

Product Details

  • File Size: 2766 KB
  • Print Length: 462 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480096954
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Kallypso Masters LLC; 4 edition (September 17, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009CCWZPU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,165 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars INCREDIBLE!!!! October 15, 2012
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First and foremost I want to say that being a survivor myself this book was something that I had to prepare for, as well as take my time with. Kallypso Masters wasn't afraid to delve into the dark and nit and gritty. Surviving acts like what Savannah did isn't something you can wrap into a neat bow and say "All better! Tada!" first the incest for the lead heroine in this book started when she was 8...most of her childhood is repressed and she truly had no idea what would trigger her and what would not trigger her. Damian Orlando a survivor of war had his own dragons to deal with as well, the building of trust was important. I know most were looking for a HOT read right of the book, but that was just unrealistic for these characters. I've said in reviews before that Kallypso writes realist BDSM romance novels.

As the story progressed and Damian started to pursue Savannah(Savi) and things triggered her it was like a journey through my own mind. Many of the triggers I long thought desensitized popped up and I had to put the book down. Please don't take that as a bad thing, I was warned and expected this. If you've not survived the horrors of incest or rape by a strange then you probably don't have much to worry about in the way of triggers unless you are a war survivor. I found myself clinging to the happy playful moments, Damian's birthday and Christmas were things that made me cry happy tears and laugh. When the "play" started and Savannah started to let her playful side out was a real treat it was like. Yes, Kally gets it, survivors go with the flow, you never know until you try and you can only promise to try. Damian only ever asked Honesty and to try of Savannah and when she set her mind to do something she went for it.
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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story, Wonderful book. September 17, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Kallypso sure knows how to write a story. This is number 4 in her Rescue Me series and I recommend reading them in order. #1 is free. This story is a tough one to read if you have a traumatic past. I recommend lots of tissues and a good support system if you do read it and have issues. She had me crying in the dedication before the story even began. Not being a part of the BDSM scene I love the way the lingo is laid out and everything is crystal clear to me. I don't want to put any spoilers, maybe I will come back and edit it later after more people have a chance to read it. I laughed, I cried, and I couldn't put the book down. This was an emotional ride and totally worth the wait. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This one is more inspirational than pleasurable September 24, 2012
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I will not say I enjoyed this book. I liked that Damian and Savi find each other lost and tormented, a commonality with the H/h's in three preceding books in the Rescue Me series. However, unlike the other stories, their intimacy was infrequent and overshadowed with horror. So, if you're looking for a pleasure read comparable to KM's other books, this isn't it. There was just too much damage to navigate. It's unbearable to imagine how anyone comes back from the childhood Savi endured, which gives credibility to the interminable, excruciating scenes that consume this book. But the story had to be told this way, page after page darkened with the depravity that oppressed this very strong heroine. So, while there was nothing sexy about reading her brutal journey, I was overwhelmed with admiration. For Savi's perseverance. And for KM's ability to invent a woman courageous enough to mentally and physically escape the hell that was dealt her. Thank Christ for the happy ending, despite having to swallow it around the mass of misery in my throat.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deep read September 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
4.25 Stars

I was not sure how deep this story would go as I followed the writer's progress through her journey as this story came to be. With BDSM being such a hot topic lately, I find myself possessive of those author's I have grown to love yet wanting to share their talents all the same. Those reading BDSM because it is "the new big thing" are the ones that simply don't get the true passion, intensity, trust, and strength it takes for those relationships to work. In Nobody's Perfect Kally Masters captured the heartache and pain that can drive a person to the lifestyle to fulfill their needs and like a rose, she truly conveyed the beauty that can bloom from those thorns.

Savannah Gentry no longer exists. The battered little girl who was afraid of the man she called her father, has suffered enough and is gone but not forgotten. Savi Baker rose from the ashes of that little girl and is determined to be the strong woman her daughter Marisol needs for a mother. Years after freeing herself from the torture she knew as a child, she finally felt safe. She wasn't expecting to see the man who gave her the courage to find that freedom ever again, but when he appeared in her clinic that day, the memories came rushing back. Damian Orlando, the amazing man that let her feel beautiful if only for one night, had gifted her with the child that kept her alive all of these years. Of course he wouldn't know about Marisol, her reason for living, but just seeing him brought back a flood of emotions she was not ready to deal with. Weeks later, and suddenly out of a job, Savi is not sure what to do or how to explain what happened.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story!
This saga is very entertaining I wanted to put it down but couldn't ! Love the story line in this saga.
Published 4 days ago by Carol
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series!
Fantastic series. You definitely have to read them in order and it's worth it. Each book fills in the gaps on the previous book. Can't wait for Nobody's Dream!!
Published 6 days ago by Jennifer
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
DO NOT PASS UP THIS SERIES. The only problem you will have is a lack of sleep because you won't be able to put them down. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Cheryl Avery
3.0 out of 5 stars Nobody's Perfect (Rescue Me Saga #3
this one is better that the second one, nobody's hero,.it's best to skip and go right to nobody's perfect, it continues the story of savana and damien
Published 9 days ago by June Elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Her story is one of triumph. She came from something so terrible to something so wonderful. I am happy with how things end here.
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read scary but good
This story was very dark and disturbing. I enjoy the series very much and this book was really no exception but to have to think there are men out there like this just made me ill. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Becki Knopp
5.0 out of 5 stars What a GREAT series! !
What a great series, and I can't wait for the next installment. All the characters are complicated, sexy and so loving all in one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read
This is a must read book, you will not want to put it down. Great book from the start to finish.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
OMGosh I really hope there is a book number five. I am so drawn in by all four of these books!!!!!!! FABULOUS READ
Published 18 days ago by Lisa M. Van Matre
5.0 out of 5 stars another perfect book
I so love the real stories - the real life situations and realities that people face that are built into these books but still allow for happy endings - now Marc and Angelina need... Read more
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More About the Author

All of the books in this series were recently updated to include BONUS MATERIAL (a Playlist for the saga, and a cast of characters and glossary specific to each book. Coming in 2014--audiobooks narrated by the award-winning team of Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross.

The Rescue Me series should be read in order as follows:

MASTERS AT ARMS (available FREE in ebook format and in the 99-cent combined volume)

MASTERS AT ARMS & NOBODY'S ANGEL (Rescue Me Saga #1), $.99 (497 pages in the paperback version--primarily about Marc, Angelina, Luke, Adam, Karla); most recent update April 2014

NOBODY'S HERO (Rescue Me Saga #2), $4.99 (376 pages in paperback--primarily about Adam, Karla, Damian, Savannah/Savi); most recent update April 2014

NOBODY'S PERFECT (Rescue Me Saga #3), $4.99 (472 pages in paperback--primarily about Damian, Savannah/Savi, Marc, Angelina, Adam); most recent update April 2014)

SOMEBODY'S ANGEL (Rescue Me Saga #4), $4.99 (508 pages in paperback--continuation of Marc and Angelina's romance, with character development scenes in the heads of Adam, Karla, Damian, Savannah, Luke, and Cassie, too! Most recent update April 2014.

Coming sometime in 2014: Luke & Cassie's romance, NOBODY'S DREAM (Rescue Me Saga #5).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kallypso Masters writes emotional, realistic Romance novels with dominant males (for the most part) and the strong women who can bring them to their knees. She also has brought many readers to their knees--having them experience the stories right along with her characters in the Rescue Me Saga. Kally knows that Happily Ever After takes maintenance, so her couples don't solve all their problems and disappear at "the end" of their Romance, but will continue to work on real problems in their relationships in later books in the saga.

Kally has been writing full-time since May 2011, having quit her "day job" the month before. She lives in rural Kentucky and has been married for 30 years to the man who provided her own Happily Ever After. They have two adult children, one adorable grandson, and a rescued dog.

Kally enjoys meeting readers at national romance-novel conventions, book signings, and informal gatherings (restaurants, airports, bookstores, wherever!), as well as in online groups (including Facebook's "The Rescue Me Saga Discussion Group"--send a friend request to Karla Montague on Facebook to join if you are 18 or older and don't mind spoilers. Kally also visits the Fetlife "Rescue Me! discussion group" regularly). She hopes to meet you in her future travels whether virtually or in-person! If you meet her face to face, be sure to ask for a Kally's friend button!

To contact or interact with Kally, go to Facebook, her Facebook Author page, or Twitter (@kallypsomasters).

To join the secret Facebook group Rescue Me Saga Discussion Group, please send a friend request to Karla Montague and she will open the door for you. Must be 18 to join.

Keep up with news on her Web site (KallypsoMasters.com) by subscribing to her newsletter.

You can e-mail her at kallypsomasters@gmail.com, or write to her at

Kallypso Masters
PO Box 206122
Louisville, KY 40250


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