5 Fun Facts about Convincing the Secretary
by Ava March
- Grayson was originally named Alistair. As I was fleshing out the book’s concept, my very good friend, Cooper Davis, started working on a book with an Alistair. I didn’t want to be a copycat girl, so my Alistair became Grayson.
- I think of this as my ‘alphabet’ book. The heroes’ names are Edward Fenton and Grayson Holloway = EFGH. I didn’t realize this until months after #1 above. Then I wondered – was that unconsciously clever of me, or completely happenstance? I decided on happenstance, because I’m not that clever.
- I gave Edward my ‘wandering mind in meetings’ tendency, then cranked it up and focused it on one person (Grayson). I mean really, who hasn’t allowed their mind to wander to inappropriate areas during boring meetings? Or maybe it’s just me.
- I outlined then did the research for this book, which almost got me into trouble. I’d planned for Edward and Gray to visit the National Gallery…yet the National Gallery didn’t open until 1824 (2 years after the book takes place). An evening of research yielded The Royal Academy as an alternative. A few minor plot tweaks later, and I was back on track with the book.
- Grayson wears spectacles. Silver framed spectacles, to be exact. Why is that a fun fact? Because I think glasses on a guy are hot 🙂
About Convincing the Secretary
Business and pleasure is a mix no gentleman should consider.
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.
Warning: 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.
Don’t forget to check out Heather C’s review of Convincing the Secretary to see what she thought of it!
About Ava March
Ava March is a bestselling author of sexy, emotionally intense M/M historical erotic romances. She loves writing in the Regency time period, where proper decorum is of the utmost importance, but where anything can happen behind closed doors. With over fifteen works to her credit, her books have been finalists in the Rainbow Awards and More Than Magic contest, and deemed ‘must-haves’ for Historical M/M romance by RT Book Reviews readers. Visit her website at www.AvaMarch.com to find out more about her books or to sign-up for her newsletter.