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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 b
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Published May 16th 2017 by Self-Published
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
3.5 Hearts

Confession. I did something with this review that I've never done since I began reviewing. I sat on it. I sat on it for SIX DAYS. Yeah, I'm not a procrastinator when it comes to reviewing. Everything else is fair game. My rationale was I wanted to see what I remembered, see if my feels changed at all with time. They didn't. I'm still circling between 3-3.5 Hearts.

I liked this book. I didn't love this book mostly because it felt like a draft. Maybe not a first draft, maybe a second or third, but a draft nonetheles
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DarienMoya
First I’d like to begin by saying there hasn’t been a L.A Witt book that I’ve really liked. Yes, I’ve enjoyed a few and there’s been a few others that have brought out my rage, but with this story I’m in love with almost everything.

The Story: 4.5 Pants Off

When Mikhail “Misha” Budnikov sets his eyes on a young fencer he can already see his arrogance, and he would take great pleasure in downing his ego. Mikhail doesn’t take students on but when Mr arrogance asks to be trained, Mikhail alrea
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Dia
5 stars

Best BDSM MM story I've read so far! AGE GAP - Yumm!
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This is my first book by L.A. Witt and what a discovery it was!

Mikhail Budnikov - Misha - is unexpectedly attracted to a young fencer, Ryan, who tries to win a sparring match with arrogance and force.
Misha wants to give him a lesson, and after winning without much effort, he's surprised and intrigued by Ryan's shyness while asking him to train him and show him how to fence correctly.
I was afraid we'll get too many technical descriptions, bu
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Ariana
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: age-gap, lgbtq, ku, bdsm
*3,5 stars*

This went off to a flying start. I loved the scenario and the bristling ‘animosity’ between Ryan and Misha in the first third of the book.

I was quite excited to see how Misha’s BDSM lessons with Ryan would develop. And it was absolutely great to start with - Ryan’s introduction to submissive behaviour in the bedroom and the way he reacts to what Misha does – was a very enticing read.

But then, the same things happens again and again. As for the BDSM
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Leta Blake
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This delicious May/September, hate-to-love story has all the good stuff. Well-crafted, flawed-but-loveable characters who spark with each other right from the start. The sexual tension that finally explodes into some of the hottest sex scenes I've read in quite some time is fantastic, and even once the sexual tension is resolved, the scenes stay hot and get hotter. The fencing master becomes the BDSM master and whew. Basically, you want this book if you can handle age gap and BDSM stories. So in ...more
Katerina
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Katerina by: Leta Blake
I really liked the audiobook.
Really the best way for a re-read.

Re-read June 2019.

“You taught me how to be loved. No one in my life has ever loved me. They just wanted things from me. But you … You were the first one - the only one - who really did love me for me.”

What a great love story!
This book was so special.
And I loved it.
L O V E D it.
Loved it so much that I can’t put it into useful words.
But I will do my very best to express my feelings at this moment.



This bo2019.
re-read.
Re-read
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Wendy
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I am not a big BDSM reader and I don't know anything about fencing, not did I care much for it, so this book was a big gamble on my part. Good thing I like to gamble ;)

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Ryan (26) and Misha (45) are both fencers, and they meet at  a fence-club. Ryan has been fencing for about 5 years and he is not being a very good sportsman. Misha, who is a master fencer with lot's of e
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Jan
May 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ku, lgbtq, age-gap, bdsm, alpha-male
***3.5 Stars***
Christelle
I give it two stars because I really like this author and because I quite enjoyed the background story about a young man trying to figure out his future and needing to stand up against his family and his fencing coach, twenty years older than him.
But I struggled a lot to finish this book as it’s too focused on the Dom/Sub relationship for me (view spoiler) ...more
Nat ReadingAllNite
Did not want this to end! I'm in book hangover territory y'all! It's so many things I love in a story; alternating POV, age gap, hurt/comfort and BDSM done right! Mikhail, 45, is the kind of Dom I enjoy reading. There's no trendy club, no sir, master, boy or pet names. The only distinction is being Mikhail on the piste (term for the fencing floor) and in Dom mode, and Mischa as friend and lover. It also stays in the bedroom, except for a few specific moments when Mikhail employs only his voice a ...more
Trio
Romantic and passionate and wonderfully erotic, L.A. Witt’s The Master Will Appear has claimed the top spot on my all time favorites list. This story has everything I love: smoking hot BDSM scenes, a bit of angsty drama, and a steamy romance... Oh, and that age gap? Yes please! This book is perfect.

Even if you’ve read this one before, you’ve got to experience the audio edition of The Master Will Appear. Michael Ferraiuolo’s Russian accent is absolutely the sexiest thing I have ever heard. Sensual
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Sheri
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought I was past anymore 'book firsts' but it appears I was wrong. This was my first 'gangbang' and I can confidently tell you it's not something I would have actively sought out, not really my cuppa to be honest, but I'm so glad that my first time was with L.A. She has a unique and skillful touch...and delicately handles things while simultaneously easing any concerns until I'm comfortable pushing previous limits. I can't think of many authors that grant me such a level of trustworthiness and I'mmy ...more
Denise H.
**** Feelings run deep, long standing beliefs are deeper, and impenetrable.
Mikhail and Ryan meet at fencing practice,

where Ryan asks for lessons.

Their time together begins with fencing, and grows into sex, but it is so much more.

Poor, jaded Ryan,26, a student, is a lonely soul, who needs to figure out that every relationship isn't a battle, a maneuver, or a bargain. Ryan's experience with "love" his whole life is ingrained, and his family is to blame; they perpetuated it. They are soulless, uncaring, and have no
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Susan
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: hurt-comfort, bdsm, mm
3.5 stars

While I enjoyed most of this, I also had a few issues with it.

Misha is a 45 year old professor and fencer. He challenges cocky 26 year old Ryan, when Misha sees Ryan needs to be brought down a peg or two.

Of course Misha beats Ryan spectacularly, but what he doesn’t expect is for Ryan to accept his defeat and ask for fencing lessons.

And so they meet every week, to fence. Ryan isn’t sure Misha is gay, but he can’t help but drool over the older man.

But Ryan is no meek student, and when he pushes Misha one time too often, Misha tel
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Karen
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
‘The Master Will Appear’ is L.A. Witt’s newest release. It’s BDSM with an age gap and a sub who has no idea what he wants or who he really is and some scorching hot sex.

Ryan appears in Mikhail’s life as an arrogant young fencer who in Mikhail’s eyes needs to be taught a lesson in humility. It’s only after delivering that humility in the form of a sparring match that Ryan approaches Mikhail and with his new-found humility ask the older, more experienced fencer to mentor him that Mikhail truly lo
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Debra
Review originally posted at Sinfully.

4.5 Stars


This is an opposites attract romance that starts off with a rocky first meeting on the fencing piste, and quickly morphs into a relationship based on lessons in discipline, submission and just possibly love.

Although Misha was driven to take the cocky, young fencer down a peg when he first showed up at the club, Misha doesn’t need to put on a show. He is a man and a Dom that oozes control. He never expected the aggressive, somewhat clueless young fencer to get so far under his skin. R
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Melissa
*9-15-17* This is currently FREE on Amazon (US - not sure about other locations). I highly recommend.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XSQCTS1

I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

L.A. Witt's writing is hit or miss for me and this one here was a complete HIT!!! After seeing this book show up on my GR feed soooo many times, and after hearing how much people liked it (for the most part), I grabbed the chance to read this one asap! I enj
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Phee
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
En garde, pret, allez!

This was so so good. Now, first of all I'm not someone who's into reading bdsm. I mean I can appreciate it, and if it's your thing then you'll probably go nuts for this book. It features an m/m couple and its main feature is their Dom-Sub relationship. There a little sadism and masochism thrown in too but nothing brutal or violent. There is also the fencing element which I adored! The Dom in this story is also the Sub's fencing coach, and also roughly 20 years his senior.
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Karen
I loved this book the first time I read it but after listening to the audio this one of those rare occasions where I've been left dumbfounded by how much I feel that I missed the first time around. I just feel like I picked up on some much more of what was between Mikhail and Ryan and the dynamics of Ryan's family and how it affected him. I am going to be rolling this one around in my brain for a while to come and I'm fairly positive that's also going to include listening to the audio book one m ...more
~Volha~
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steamy, contemporary, bdsm
Another fantastic story by Ms Witt. Told from dual POV, it describes an incredible journey of two men, who are complete opposites, falling in love. First-rate Age gap BDSM romance. The characters are wonderfully written, even the fencing between them is enthralling. I loved them both.

Mikhail Budnikov is a romantic at heart. Despite three divorces he still believes in love and devotion. He loves his job and his fencing lessons. In fact, he is considered one of the best in the area. When he decid
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Stephanie   GooglyEyes
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5* for the story
4* for the audio

Michael did a good job narrating this story.
While he gave Misha an accent, he didn't actually fully narrate Misha's POV in said accent, which I was thankful for, just when Misha was actually talking did he have the "Russian" accent. I put that in quoted because he actually sounded exactly like one of my customers, who is NOT Russian lol
Was it bad? No, it just wasn't very Russian to me (because of the above statement). I'm sure others will fee
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Cadiva
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous exercise in how to write a submission romance

LA Witt is one of my favourite writers no matter which section of the MM genre she's focussing on and this book is a stunning example of her BDSM work.

The BDSM in this book is light, it's a Dom/sub pairing with some pain play but mostly it's an exercise in how one man, taught his whole life that he's worthless, can come to discover he's the most precious thing in the world.

The fencing setting was also fabulous, as I
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Chris
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, lgbtq, favorites
4.5 stars -I really liked this book a lot. There was something about Ryan's vulnerability and Mikhails ability to read his emotions and body language that connected with me. While I do love a good BDSM book, this was secondary for me and was more about unpacking an emotionally messed up young man. This book wasn't perfect but I really wanted to keep reading, I was clearly hooked !
Tolk
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book! I loved the way the relationship between Ryan and Misha developed. I loved them both, from the first to the last page of the book and had fun joining them on their journey.
And Misha making Ryan's fantasy come true? That was H.O.T!
Elsbeth

*4.5 stars*

Now I don't always enjoy BDSM themed stories. But I felt and understood Mikhail and Ryan's relationship.

It's too hard to explain why this story and me clicked that much so I'll just leave some pictures and quotes here;

Mikhail (Misha) is a sweetheart.

Though I’d been frustrated with the loneliness and my inability to make relationships work, and I’d been somehow certain I was doomed to die alone, the timing seemed perfect. It was a good thing we’d found each other now and not sooner. Not just because he’d have been too young, but because Isweetheart.
Though
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♣️ Lynda ♣️
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Written so perfectly that you feel the sexual tension, release, love and heartache.

Ryan was raised by terrible people that cared for nothing except for money and opportunity. Ryan is a true cynic and at the young age of 26 and feels that no one could ever love him. He doesn't even know what love should feel like.

Misha has loved many times. Married and divorced three times but still has the heart of a true romantic. There is always hope for true love. Me
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Lisa
This book took quite a bit to get into. The first half of the book dealt alot with the sport of fencing, something I dont know alot about. Once they got together , it did get better.
However, we then got to 80% and the book went down hill for me. It hit my hard limit. After the incident, Ryan turned into an asshole and Mikhail took him back to easily.
Shame because until that point I was enjoying it.
Denise
2 Stars

I struggled to finish this, to the point I sat at 90% for two days and could barely muster up the desire to see how it ended. It started off great and had a slow-burn vibe before there was a sudden switch to sex and BDSM. Misha as a Dom was too soft and I didn't find Ryan being a submissive believable. The build-up to the sex scenes was always the hottest part, with the actual sex feeling flowery, clinical, and repetitive. Ryan enjoys pain and quite literally the only thing they ever
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Maria
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Pretty straightforward really.

I like a good story where the focus stays on the main characters throughout. No sidewinding into territory that takes you away from their building relationship.

It's a really, really well written tale of finding your center. The fact that these two men manage to do that together is an added bonus. What they learn along the way involves some of the hottest lovin I've ever had the pleasure to read, no joke.

Very c
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Tj
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
The Master Will Appear isn't a bad book. The main problem for me was the emotional disconnect.

Ryan's family gives a whole new meaning to disfunctional family. He is only 26 and jaded to the point that he doesn't think love can exist in any relationship. Everyone has an angle. From his experiences even a parent's love has strings attached.

Ryan doesn't emotionally connect until Misha says I love you. It does not go well. This around the 90% mark. The book is almost 75% done before Misha admits h
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