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.
Sean Michael delivers another wonderful book. Damien and Sawyer were awesome. I thought Damien’s determination when it came to Sawyer was perfect. Sawyer was so stubborn at times it frustrated me. The way Damien slowly but surely insinuated himself into Sawyers life was great to see. For every time Sawyer balked at Damien being in his life, Damien knew just how to handle it. Sawyer has had so much tragedy in his life, his views about himself are terrible. My heart went out to him and everything he had suffered. Hiding himself away to protect everyone else was so sad. Damien finally reaching him and making him understand that it wasn’t him was beautiful. With such a well written story and characters, this was a great addition to this series.
5 pieces of eye candy
This is a great read. It’s part of a series but you don’t have to have read the others, I didn’t.
Day has taken over running the day to day operations of the Iron Eagle Gym. He needs some help, it’s definitely a two person job. Saw offers to help him temporarily until he can find a permanent replacement.
Saw lost his master to a terrible car accident a few years ago and he feels that anything he touches turns to shit. People leave and job opportunities dry up. He has every intention of leaving when Day finds a replacement, the only problem is that Day doesn’t intend to replace him.
Day plans on biding his time until he can talk Saw into the job and into his bed permanently. Day feels like he is getting Saw to lower his barriers when an attempted robbery at the gym leaves Day with a broken arm and Saw running scared.
Now Day has to figure out a way to prove to Saw that he isn’t bad luck and that accidents happen without pushing him further away.
Loved this story. Saw was an amazingly strong character that I fell in love with immediately. He was so caring and thoughtful for someone who had been through so much. Don’t get me started on Day, I get the warm fuzzies over him. Day is such a strong master without being domineering or heavy handed. He is so in tune with Saw’s emotions that their relationship feels effortless, minus the anxiety Saw has.
This was a great story, with strong characters and a great plot line. I can’t wait to go back and read the rest of the series.
4 pieces of eye candy