Monday, February 15, 2016

ARC Review: Convincing Leopold (London Legal 2) by Ava March

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.

Dani's rating:

This book is a follow-up to Convincing Arthur and gives us a HEA for Arthur and Leopold.

The first book ends with a HFN after Arthur finally decides to give Leopold a chance to prove that he can be a faithful partner. But once Arthur and Leopold return to London from the country, Arthur gets caught up in his work as a solicitor and starts pulling away from Leopold.

Noticing that Arthur has become distant, Leopold uses sex as a way to bring them closer. Arthur gets to the point where he dreads seeing Leopold because sometimes he just wants to relax, not be seduced. Which, what?

Arthur seriously irritated me in this book. He wouldn't talk to Leopold and kept pushing him away. I felt so bad for Leopold, who's desperate to hold on to the man he loves and suffers from what we now know is depression.

The angst here stems from a complete lack of communication. Neither man is willing to talk about his wants and feelings. Only at the end, when Leopold leaves, does Arthur realize he was being a total douche, and only then does he try to convince Leopold that he won't take him for granted again.

Leopold should have made Arthur beg more, but the book does end on a happy note. Steamy action included.

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