Convincing the Secretary (London Legal #3) by Ava March #mm #review @Ava_March

Convincing the Secretary

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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.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Double TimeTAGA-nony-mouseTAG

Let me start by saying I had no idea this was a historical book. The cover doesn’t look historical AT ALL and nothing in the description led me to believe it wasn’t contemporary. I’m not the biggest fan of historical books. However, I did enjoy Convincing the Secretary.

It had a strong dominant lawyer and his more submissive secretary – and let me just say I loved the strength in Edward. It was very nice to have a strong sub. The kink was fun and the story went quickly.

The only problem I saw was that Gray expected a lot from less than 48 hours of friendly dating of which Edward couldn’t possibly know that was it. It was like he expected Edward to be ready to fall for him after only that short of time. Not only that, but he was suddenly wanting to fall after such a short affair. They knew each other for a month previous but that had only been on a demanding boss/terrified secretary level. I needed more of a relationship behind them to buy that emotional twist.

That aside, I did enjoy the book and now look forward to reading the first two.

4 stars


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I’m probably Ava march biggest fan, and love this series. So been wanting Edward to figure out his place.

I don’t remember Gray in the previous books but his strong presents dominating Edward but not having any interacting w/the other characters makes me think I didn’t miss anything?

I loved Gray, so self assured one minute, with his brother, with his cases, but when it comes to his parentage, Edward so confused and unsure.

The miscommunication between these two, for me was spot on, men didn’t talk about feeling especially, man feelings. Gray was never sure because of his bastard birth. Edward making goo-goo eyes at   Barrington all led to a confusing time.

Edward, never having been with a man, never having been accepted at home. Always doing what people wanted, needed. Church on Sunday, going to the right college, taking the job his father found him. He’s finally starting to crack under it all.

So when Gray finally so Edward what he truly needs, is it too much to ask that this is it?


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