Book Review: Convincing Leopold by Ava March

Reviewed by Heather C

25071479Title: Convincing Leopold
Author: Ava March
Series: London Legal #2
Heroes: Leopold Thornton and Arthur Barrington
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 111 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: February 9, 2016 (re-release)
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Never get between a reformed rake and his lover.

London Legal, Book 2

Three months ago, Leopold Thornton gave up his old, indulgent lifestyle to follow the man he loves to London. But now that he and Arthur Barrington have settled down, doubts are creeping in.

Arthur is spending more and more time at his law office—with a handsome new secretary. And Arthur’s ex-lover wants him back. Desperate not to lose Arthur, Leopold resorts to the only trick he knows to convince him to stay—pleasure.

Arthur knew that life with Leopold would never be boring. But recently their evenings—and afternoons and mornings—have become decidedly more vigorous. Being with Leopold is amazing, but juggling demanding clients and a demanding lover leaves Arthur exhausted and worried perhaps he and Leopold aren’t suited after all.

As business keeps Arthur later and later at the office, Leopold’s demons begin to haunt him again. To heal their rift, Arthur will have to let go of his own past—and pull his lover back from the brink.

This title has been previously published.

Product Warnings
Includes a reformed bad boy who discovers a jealous streak, a solicitor who isn’t always so conservative, explicit male/male scenes in a variety of locations, a complete lack of inhibitions, and a generous heaping of angst.

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Review:

After reading the first London Legal book, Convincing Arthur, I couldn’t wait to pick up the sequel Convincing Leopold.  I had to know if Arthur and Leopold would last.  I mean, I KNOW they will get a HEA, this is the land of romance after all, but I needed to see it to believe it.

It’s been three months since Leopold Thornton has confessed his love to his good friend and lover Arthur Barrington.  Three months since Leopold has given up his vices of drink, gambling and brothels.  For a while, Leopold and Arthur were doing just fine, but lately, Arthur has been exhausting himself with his work and Leopold is getting more and more restless.

Like the first book, this book has all the same ingredients of sex, angst and no communication.  Leopold still believes that Arthur does not, and could not ever love him because of his past.  And Arthur still thinks that Leopold will grow bored with him and need to go back to drinking and having sex with other men.  When in reality, Leopold just wants to BE with Arthur, and Arthur just wants to sleep!!

I have to say that my heart broke for Leopold.  For me, he is a much more likable character than Arthur.  I could understand Leopold’s insecurities, but Arthur could have prevented the whole “mess” if he would have been truthful with Leopold.  Eventually the two men figure out where they are going wrong…of course.

Am I now convinced of Arthur and Leopold’s HEA?  Yeah, I’m 99% certain they’re gonna make it.  🙂

What’s next?  I’m looking forward to Convincing the Secretary.  Maybe the new lawyer can get Fenton’s focus back on track.  Err…maybe not…

Overall Impression: I Liked It

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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