Mr. Masters by T.L. Swan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Pretty woman/Sexy Man!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: ☹️😳🥺☺️🥰
The Hero: Mr. Julian Masters – He is a judge and lost his wife and mother to his two children five years ago. He is desolate and barely surviving and feels like he is dying inside. He goes to his “therapist” and checks in under the name Mr. Smith and asks for two girls (Hannah and Belinda) before going to the exclusive penthouse where he has them help him relax.
The heroine: Brielle – She gets a job as a nanny for a judge and arrives in London on the day she is to start her job. She is running from a destructive past which involved her being in love with a cheater. She and her friend Emerson are both on a year long working vacation. She thinks she is working for a female judge with two well behaved children.
The Story: Brielle is surprised that Julian Masters turns out to be a man and a very wealthy one at that. His home is a mansion with the feel of a castle. She feels that she is in over her head, as she not only can’t live up to her resume as a nanny, but she doesn’t know how to behave in polite society.
Brielle’s first few days don’t go well at all. From spying Mr. Masters being anything but boss like, to forgetting to wake the children and running late from the start. She also gets caught in her nightgown sniffing his after shave in his personal bathroom when he returns home after leaving for work to grab a forgotten cell phone.
This book is told in dual points of view in dual narration. The narration is done by Sofia Lette and Shane East. They both do a great job. Shane has a cultured British accent which is perfect for the wealthy judge and Sofia Lette has a terrific Australian accent which matches Brielle perfectly. I love the fact that Brielle is a strong character, funny and gets in to the craziest situations. She is an extremely likable character.
I usually don’t like age-gap romances but these two had a ton of chemistry from the start and though early on it seemed that Brielle was just out of high school and taking a gap year or something like that, we find later on that she is actually an Engineer in Australia, and is 25 years old. There is still more than a 10 year gap, but it isn’t quite as bad as I originally thought.
The story was very good, extremely steamy and the romance was very good. I love how T.L. Swan is so good at writing great romance, her stories are about relationships, and you really get invested in the characters and the romance between them.
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