The Master Will Appear by L.A. Witt 5*
BLURB: Dr. Mikhail “Misha” Budnikov takes one look at fellow fencer Ryan O’Connor and instantly knows his type. The undisciplined hothead is all ego with no finesse and even less control. In short, Misha’s pet peeves personified. To put the arrogant kid in check, Misha challenges him to a sparring match, which he predictably wins.
Not so predictably, Ryan asks him to be a mentor and show him how to fence. Startled by the moment of humility, Misha agrees.
What begins as fencing lessons becomes something much hotter, and before they know it, Misha is giving Ryan an entirely different kind of education. Dominance, submission, pain, pleasure—at the hands of an older, experienced man, a whole new world is opening up for Ryan.
As the trust deepens and their bond strengthens, though, Ryan retreats because that sham called love left him jaded long ago. Cynical beyond his years, he’s not letting his guard down, least of all for a thrice-divorced man twice his age.
Now Misha has to find a way to crack through those defenses…or accept defeat and walk away from the submissive who might just be the love of his life.
My Review: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I'll start with saying that the cover is what attracted me first as I've always enjoyed watching fencing done by masters of the art. Then that blurb intrigued me with it's mention of learning at the hands of an older, experienced man. So, did the book live up to what I expected? That would be a resounding YES. I loved it and found it hard to put down to eat/sleep etc. I fell in love with the two main characters and felt all sorts of emotions as they went through the ups and downs of their relationship. I don't want to say too much as I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it yet (it isn't going to be published until 16th May and I'm writing this review 3rd May) but I highly recommend this to anyone who likes characters that are flawed but honest, emotionally hot sex scenes, and a can't put it down story. I will add one thing more though and that is if you don't normally read May/December romances give this one a try anyway because (for me) it truly doesn't read like the typical May/December romances.