Title: Convincing the Secretary
Author: Ava March
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Characters: Lord Grayson Holloway, Edward Fenton
Sub-Genre: Historical Romance
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.
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.
Convincing the Secretary by Ava March is an entertaining and sultry historical romance. I’ve read a couple of Ms. March’s books and I’ve enjoyed all of them. She has a true knack of writing interesting and sexy heroes that live and breathe off of the written page.
It first glance, we aren’t sure if the two heroes even like one another. Edward has been handed off to become Lord Grayson’s secretary and he isn’t quite sure how he feels about it. Although Edward is knowledgeable about the law, he has been forced into this position by his father instead of pursuing his artistic talents. To make matters worse, Edward believes that Lord Grayson doesn’t like him because his employer is often surly and doesn’t seem to have much patience with him. Despite his negative view of Lord Grayson, Edward can’t help the fascination he feels for his boss and one day when his attraction becomes painfully obvious, Edward is surprised to get his boss’s attention in more ways than one.
I really liked Edward. Although he’s a little bit of a lost soul, he truly has a heart of gold. Because he is forced to do a job he doesn’t like, he is often restless and unhappy. I really enjoyed watching Edward really come into his own man as the story progressed. He learns to trust in himself and to follow his heart. Because of this, Edward becomes his own man and is determined to live his life as he sees fit.
Lord Grayson was a harder sell for me. He’s got a lot of sex appeal and it’s easy to see why Edward becomes so drawn to him, but in some ways Grayson can be cold and somewhat critical to Edward. There were times when I wanted Edward to stay away from Gray, but in the end I thought these two men belonged together. What I particularly enjoyed was watching Grayson learn from his own behaviors and strive to be a man worthy of Edward’s love.
I love a well-written historical romance and Convincing the Secretary is definitely a good one. Between the chemistry the two heroes shared and the fast-paced story, this was a quick and satisfying read for me. It is very obvious that Ms. March knows her history and I quickly found myself enjoying the descriptive story she wrote about these two men.
Reviewed By: Gabbi
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