Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ARC Review: Convincing the Secretary (London Legal 3) by Ava March

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.

Dani's rating:

Edward has wicked thoughts. He wants to be spanked, domineered, humiliated. He wants to get down on his knees and be forced to perform dirty, illicit acts.

An artist, Edward is more interested in brushstrokes than paperwork. He only works as a legal secretary to please his father, who's indifferent toward his youngest son. Edward is scattered and doesn't have a passion for law, not like the solicitor he serves: the demanding, intense Lord Grayson.

When Gray sees Edward staring at his partner, Arthur Barrington (one of the MCs in the first two London Legal books), he's annoyed, jealous ... and intrigued.

This book has everything I love about Ava March historicals: romance, passion, steamy sex (with D/s overtones), and a period-appropriate (but still sparkly!) HEA.

Edward and Gray are all kinds of hot together. I loved that Gray allows himself to be open and vulnerable with Edward, and that both men are willing to apologize and communicate.

Humiliation is not usually my cuppa, but it works very well here. Edward is so eager to please, so wanton in his desires. The roughness is edged with tenderness. Paddles, butt plugs, one grumpy Lord, and one very willing virgin included.

Ava March remains my all-time, hands-down favorite writer of historical M/M romance!

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