Publication Date: December 22, 2013
When Marc d’Alessio first rescued the curvaceous and spirited Italian Angelina Giardano at the Masters at Arms Club, he never expected her to turn his safe, controlled life upside down and pull at his long-broken heartstrings. Months later, the intense fire of their attraction still rages, but something holds him back from committing to her completely. Worse, secrets and memories from his past join forces to further complicate his relationships with family, friends, and his beautiful angel.Angelina cannot give all of herself to someone who hides himself from her. She loves Marc, the BDSM world he brought her into, and the way their bodies respond to one another, but she needs more. Though she destroyed the wolf mask he once wore, only he can remove the mask he dons daily to hide his emotions. In a desperate attempt to break through his defenses and reclaim her connection to the man she loves, she attempts a full frontal assault that sends him into a fast retreat, leaving her nobody’s angel once again.Marc finds that running to the mountains no longer gives him solace but instead leaves him empty and alone. Angelina is the one woman worth the risk of opening his heart. Will he risk everything to become the man she deserves and the man he wants to be?
This installment of the Rescue Me Saga was very very intense and emotional, especially the last third of the book.
I hadn’t realized in Book One that Marc had so many hangups and dark places that he was hiding and they all came out in this story. Sometimes I just wanted to take him by the shoulders and give him a good shake, but that wouldn’t have worked either because he had trust issues when it came to women and he is a Dom so he wouldn’t let himself be topped. His ex-Marine Master Sargeant, Adam and a couple of other ex-Marine buddies agreed to do a RACK scene with him(Marc video taped his consent) that had no hard limits or safewords to help him break through the things he couldn’t remember or didn’t want to. It was awful. Just the reading of it made me shudder.
I won’t go into the outcome but know that by the end he’s in a much better place.