Book Review: Convincing the Secretary by Ava March

Reviewed by Heather C

27402675Title: Convincing the Secretary
Author: Ava March
Series: London Legal #3
Heroes: Lord Grayson Holloway & Edward Fenton
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 138 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Business and pleasure is a mix no gentleman should consider.

London Legal, Book 3

Lord Grayson Holloway goes after what he wants—be it in the law office on his clients’ behalf or in the bedchamber. His new position as partner puts him closer to achieving his goal of becoming the most successful solicitor in London. There’s just one problem—his new secretary. Broad of shoulder yet mild of manner, Edward tempts Gray like no other. Yet the young man barely notices him.

Edward Fenton tries to be a good secretary, but being in Lord Grayson’s hard, commanding presence rouses Edward’s most forbidden desires. Wicked, naughty desires no gentleman should consider giving in to, let alone with his new employer. Gray is more than willing to mix business with pleasure. But convincing Edward to take a chance on a future with him? That might be the most challenging case Gray has ever taken on.

Product Warnings

Includes buttoned-up gentlemen who become undone, improper use of a desk, spankings, and a big bad lord who has a soft spot for his virgin secretary.

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Review:

Woohoo!  Edward Fenton is a dirty, DIRTY boy!!

Convincing the Secretary is easily my favorite book in the London Legal series thus far.  We met Edward in Convincing Leopold, distracted and mooning all over Arthur.  Now, there’s a new solicitor in the office and his name is Lord Grayson Holloway…and Edward is now his secretary.  Gray arouses new hungers in Edward…kinky and depraved and humiliating fantasies that has Edward shying away from Gray.  Once Gray recognizes that Edward isn’t really terrified of him and is actually attracted to him, Gray implements his plan to get Edward naked and submitting to his desires.

Oh man, I loved everything about this book.  Silly me started reading it after midnight, on a work night, and didn’t stop until I was finished.  It was THAT good I could NOT put it down or even stop reading for a second.  The sexual tension between Gray and Edward started on page one and just ramped up from there…to kinky, dirty things!!  On the desk, standing up, in the carriage, on the floor…   Then there were toys!   Gah!!  This is exactly what I love about Ava March’s books!

Also, Gray and Edward were both likable characters with believable insecurities.  Of course those insecurities come between them, but only briefly and all misunderstandings are quickly cleaned up.

Okay, there WAS more than just sex happening, too.  There was a little side story with one of Gray’s clients and I was a tiny bit disappointed that it didn’t take up a larger role in the story than it did.  The resolution was completely anticlimactic.

I’m not sure if the author has plans for anymore books in this series, but I wouldn’t mind getting more of Gray and Edward…even though the ending here feels like a HEA to me.

Overall Impression: I Loved It

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

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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