Book: The Luckiest Master
Series: Iron Eagle Gym # 3
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: August 22, 2016
Length: 220 pages
Reviewed by Morningstar
When Master Damien Richardson (Day to his friends) takes over the front desk manager job at the Iron Eagle Gym, he knows he’s going to need an assistant. But finding the right person for the job is harder than he thought it would be. When he meets Saw, he thinks he’s found the solution to all his problems, and maybe something more.
Sawyer Whitehead lost his master to a tragic car accident some years ago, and since then one opportunity after another has gone sour on him. Thoroughly convinced he’s cursed and a jinx to everything and everyone he touches, he refuses to officially become Day’s assistant because he knows that as soon as he does, something terrible will happen. He’s even more determined not to get involved with Day, despite his attraction, because it would kill him to be responsible for tragedy befalling the lovely man.
Day must convince Saw that he’s not cursed and that together, they can face any challenge that comes their way—in both their professional and personal partnerships.
I cannot imagine going through the loss Saw has gone through in his life and not come out scared from it. He so truly believes that anything he touches dies whether it be a job, a company, or a boyfriend that he refuses to have any of those things in his life. He doesn't even acknowledge that he needs those things in his life. But he is the type of guy that thrives on being a caretaker for someone. It gives him purpose in life and makes him feel good. Even if he is in denial about it.
Day takes over as the front desk manager job at the Iron Eagle Gym after Bran had to quit and realizes the previous person was doing the job of two people so he knows he needs to hire someone for the job just as soon as he gets this next thing done. When he runs into Saw he immediately offers him the job but of course Saw refuses but agrees to volunteer since that’s not him actually working there...silly boy!
These two had some immediate chemistry going into this story but what they also had was… it was like they were in sync with each other. They could move around each other and the longer they “worked” together the more Saw anticipated Day needs and the more Day realized he needed more from their relationship. But Day knows that as cautious as Saw feels he needs to take it slow with him so he tries to build trust between while at the same time getting to know Saw better. Before you know it they are a couple in all but words (and sex).
The author was able to create a story with loads of emotions, tons of sweet mushy love stuff, and hot to trot sexy scenes! Of course it’s BDSM so the hot sex is expected but for me the surprise was in how full of LOVE and romance even those scenes were right from the start. There was almost a soft and gentle feel to the whole style of the book and for a Master/slave type relationship I was floored! Day wanted to take care of Saw as much as Saw had a need to take care of Day. They needed to find their balance since Saw was so used to being a caretaker to his last Dom. Day’s other job...to convince this sweet loving man that he is not bad luck. Which thankfully was not an easy feat for Day since his Saw was very stubborn.
These characters are well written and fully developed along with a storyline that flows from one point to the next with no confusion or plot holes. Sean was able to connect us to Saw and the everything of his life to give us a greater understanding and that belief we needed in why he is the way he is without overloading the story with an information dump. We do get a connection with Day but since he is such a straightforward character the depth of his development is not as great but this in no way hurts the story.
This is the third book in the Iron Eagle Gym series, and even though the previous characters do play a part in this book it in no way impacts the story that much that this cannot be read as a standalone. I have not read the first two books but after reading and enjoying this one I will definitely be making it a goal!
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