Previous Book: Convincing Arthur
Mr. Leopold Thornton finally has the man he's loved for a decade, yet he can't believe his good fortune. A reformed rake and a conservative solicitor? Can it possibly last? To add to Leopold's worries, Arthur's spending more time at the office...with a handsome new secretary. Desperate not to lose Arthur, Leopold does t...more
Review for the second edition.
Convincing Arthur ended with a rather satisfying HFN. Arthur and Leopold admitted they had feelings for each other, and decided to give their "relationship" a chance. I was hoping, though, that we would find them in a better place in Convincing Leopold. It didn't happen.
Actually, the two of them seem to be facing some serious problems.
Lack of communication. Arthur and Leopold don't communicate at all. They never discuss their problems, thoughts, or at least, the thi ...more
This book is a follow-up to
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 ...more
Arthur and Leopold have been together ever since Leopold managed to convince Arthur to take him serious as a potential lover and that he has been in love with him for years.
Now, after a couple of months, Leopold has turned his life around. He stopped drinking, whoring, gambling, and generally being everything Arthur has always disliked about him. But now that he has nothing to do all day, he is growing restless, desperately clinging ...more
The very first book I ever read by Ava March was Convincing Arthur, and I really enjoyed it. However I thought it had a very abrupt ending. So I was very happy when I heard that she was going to write a sequel, Convincing Leopold.
Convincing Arthur leaves off with Arthur Barrington and Leopold Thornton, or “Thorn” happy. They found each other after ten years of missed opportunities, and are in love. Now about thre ...more
Arthur couldn’t be happier with his lover, Leopold. Without the threat of coming home to an empty and cold apartment, Arthur is refreshed and working even harder than usual. Except that Leopold seems to be restless of late and just won’t let Arthur rest at all during the night… And not in a pleasant way.
Leopold couldn’t be happier with his lover, Arthur. Without the threat of losing him again to some other more resp ...more
Three months into their relationship -- after the ending in Convincing Arthur -- and we found Arthur and Leopold trying to find balance and working their relationship. Unfortunately, this was also the case of two men who couldn't actually speak what they actually thought or felt and ended up causing problems.
For Arthur Barrington, who still bears the scars after his break-up of a decade relationship, he wonders if Leopold is eager to return to his freedom, that he wi ...more
Even better than the first one!
I loved this because it focuses on the established relationship...the growing pains, the adjustments, the expectations and even the failures. Yes, it has that oft-overused lack of communication driving the drama...but I think that - given the time period this is set and the typical way men (especially well-t0-do gentlemen) of this era aren't really reared to be in touch with their feelings (stiff upper-lip and all that) - it's an appropriate plot device c ...more
This novella took place three months after Convincing Arthur ended in which Arthur and Leopold - or Thorn, as Arthur was fond of calling him - had settled into a relationship. Or so it was supposed to be. When they were no longer secluded in the country and Arthur being busy with work, Thorn's old anxiety raised its ugly head again. The reflected behavior disrupted the fragile bond these two had.
The story was told alternately from Arthur and Thorn's POVs in th ...more
Arthur has come far in the three months since he and Leopold began their relationship. Work is as taxing as ever, and his new secretary, Fenton, isn't helping to alleviate the load as much as Arthur had hoped. The bright point is the time he spends with Leopold, whether at his bachelor's apartment or Leopold's townhouse. He's ruffled by Leopold's constant pressure for sex, but can't find it in himself to turn Leopold down outright, leaving him exhausted and tetchy, wondering if h ...more
Convincing Leopold picks up a few months after the Happy For Now ending of Convincing Arthur. These books focus on Arthur Barrington, working Lawyer, and Leopold Thornton, spoiled younger son of a wealthy family. When we last saw them, Leopold had convinced Arthur that he had been in love with him for years, waiting until Arthur ended his relationship w ...more
Life has a way of getting in the way of love. At least it seems that way to Arthur. His soliciting business is booming and he’s busier than ever, which means he has less time to devote to his lover, Thorn. Since Thorn stopped all his vices at Arthur’s request, he’s been craving more and more time with Arthur. Yet Arthur’s business seems to constantly be in their way despite Arthur’s promise not to let it. When small misunderstandings ...more
It’s been three months since Leopold Thornton has confessed his love to his good friend and lover Arthur Barrington. Three months since Leopold has given up his vices of drink, gambling and brothels. For a while, Leopol ...more
It’s no secret I love Ava March;s work…. all of her work…. but for some strange reason I’d never read these before?! Bad stalker fan….
Back story, Arthur and Leopold met very briefly ten yrs prior, had a drink, Arthur leaves, Leopold gets up the courage to approach Arthur but finds it’s too late. Arthur has fell in with someone. Ten yrs later, Arthur and said someone are ...more
Arthur Barrington knew that dating Leopold was a bad idea. He’s getting more and more demanding and reckless in his affections. Arthur has to ...more
Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.
- I liked that we got to see more of society in this installment than the earlier. I didn’t feel claustrophobic with the first story, but essentially the entire thing is set in Leopold’s country house, whereas this one includes a variety of settings in and around London.
- In addition to the broadening of settings, this story contains more secondary characters than ...more
This one carries on from "Convincing Arthur" most splendidly and sticks pretty much to the outline blurb. What is not mentioned, however, is how stubborn each man is when it comes time to communicating what's really on his mind--exactly the same fault they displayed in the previous book. Only this time it gets almost out of hand.
There are some wonderful scenes here in which Leopold (Thorn) manages to turn polite society into his feeding ground, and some exceptionally hot sex--well, ...more
March deals with their jealousies and insecurities as they try to build a strong bond in a society that punishes ...more