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.
An Iron Eagle Gym Novel
Review by Claire Potterton
I have read a number of books by this author, and I usually find myself either really liking the book or really not liking the book…this one has kind of thrown me a bit because neither of those things apply in this case.
The storyline for this book really appealed to me, with Saw finding a second chance at the kind of relationship he craved, but fighting against it for fear that his ‘bad luck’ would ruin Master Day’s life. The build up to the beginning of their relationship was incredibly sweet, with a beautiful friendship developing between them, and as a result allowing me to feel connected to them too. The chapters spent as the couple got to know one another were lovely; humorous at times, occasionally quite emotional, and they showed both men as very likable characters. Once the physical relationship began, it seemed to take over to a degree and the closeness and emotional intimacy that we had seen earlier on was no longer there. The personality and character that Saw had shown from the beginning was swallowed up, and he just wasn’t the same person that I had been so taken with at the start of the book.
Perhaps this type of ‘service’ relationship just doesn’t sit well with me.
However, The Luckiest Master is a really well-written book; wonderfully descriptive, endearing characters, a little drama and some very steamy scenes. Whilst it is obviously not my cup of tea, I know that this book will appeal to many others.
Meet Sean Michael
A prolific author, Sean Michael takes notes dictated by the men who live in his head and shares their stories. Often referred to as “Space Cowboy” and “Gangsta of Love” while still striving for the moniker of “Maurice,” Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organizing his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs. While collecting vast amounts of vintage gay pulp novels and mood rings, Sean whiles away the hours between dropping the f-bomb and pursuing the Kama Sutra by channeling the long-lost spirit of John Wayne and singing along with the soundtrack to Chicago. A long-time writer of complicated haiku, Sean is currently attempting to learn the advanced arts of plate-spinning and soap-carving sex toys. Barring any of that? He’ll stick with writing his stories, thanks, and rubbing pretty bodies together to see if they spark. To learn more about Sean, please visit www.seanmichaelwrites.com