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Convincing Arthur

Convincing Arthur A holiday in the country to indulge his wildest fantasies London Legal Book Arthur Barrington knows exactly what he wants A practical man Someone who values discretion Commitment In other words som

  • Title: Convincing Arthur
  • Author: Ava March
  • ISBN: 9781619222502
  • Page: 105
  • Format: ebook
  • A holiday in the country to indulge his wildest fantasies London Legal, Book 1Arthur Barrington knows exactly what he wants A practical man Someone who values discretion Commitment In other words, someone like himself His old friend, Leopold Thornton, an overindulged son of a wealthy viscount with a reputation for vice and debauchery, couldn t be less of a good candA holiday in the country to indulge his wildest fantasies London Legal, Book 1Arthur Barrington knows exactly what he wants A practical man Someone who values discretion Commitment In other words, someone like himself His old friend, Leopold Thornton, an overindulged son of a wealthy viscount with a reputation for vice and debauchery, couldn t be less of a good candidate Yet when Leopold extends an invitation to his country estate, Arthur agrees Perhaps a holiday with the sinfully beautiful man will help him get over a recent breakup Then he can return to his thriving London law practice and resume his quiet life.Ten years ago, Leopold learned the hard way that patience doesn t always have its rewards Now that he has Arthur all to himself, he isn t going to let a second opportunity pass him by And he certainly isn t above using pleasure to tempt Arthur into his bed.Leopold has only a few days to open Arthur s eyes to the possibility that he s the man Arthur is looking for That his love is genuine and he s worthy of Arthur s heart.Warning Includes a gorgeous bad boy who s been in love with a conservative solicitor for a decade Indecent acts in a forest between two hot men Angst More explicit sex And expectations turned upside down This is a previously published work This second edition has been edited with minor changes For readers who purchased the original edition, this second edition is not substantially different.

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    1. Ava March

      Ava March is a bestselling author of sexy, emotionally intense M M historical erotic romances She loves writing in the Regency time period, where proper decorum is of the utmost importance, but where anything can happen behind closed doors With over fifteen works to her credit, her books have been finalists in the Rainbow Awards and More Than Magic contest, and deemed must haves for Historical M M romance by RT Book Reviews readers Visit her website at AvaMarch to find out about her books or to sign up for her newsletter.Blog avamarch Facebook facebook avamarchbooks Twitter twitter ava_march Pinterest pinterest avamarch

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    1. I’ve decided that I am going to join in Shayne’s “Let’s chain Ava March to her computer so she can write faster” bandwagon. I just read her latest book, Convincing Arthur, and I really liked it! As usual, her sexy heroes and the interesting story they told, made me lose all track of time. Before I knew it I had the book read in one sitting, and it was time for supper! When Leopold Thornton (Thorn) and Arthur Barrington first met at the age of nineteen, both men wanted something more ou [...]


    2. 2.5When you assume you make an ass out of you and me.Not me! These two knuckleheads. They are woefully lacking in the communication skills department, but they make up for it in the sex department!I'm not going to mince words I think this novella is confused about what it's supposed to be. How am I to rate a historical novella that's mostly sex with an outlandish HEA? The sex is hot and bountiful with rimming, felching, buttsex, in the woods well, you get it. It happens often and it's pretty spi [...]


    3. ~3.5~I read the first editions of Convincing Arthur and Convincing Leopold a couple years back. Most recently, I read Convincing the Secretary (the third book in this series to be published March 2016), and I liked it so much, I reread the second editions of the first two books, which, as far as I can tell, don’t contain any significant content changes (although the new covers are hella sexy!).Leopold has been in love with Arthur for a decade, but Arthur, ever loyal and steady, was with anothe [...]


    4. 4.25StarsLeopold Thornton has waited ten years for this moment, ten years for the man of his dreams, ten years to simmer and wait for his time – now that it was upon him he knew he cannot waste time on niceties.The man of the moment, of this deep and long standing yearning is solicitor Mr. Arthur Barrington and he has arrived at Leopold’s country estate with alot of trepidation. From every thing rumoured and known about Leopold he was as easy as they come and he is certainly not the soul of [...]


    5. Review for the second edition.**3.25 stars**Convincing Arthur was about.well, Convincing Arthur. It's short, light and very very steamy.Leopold has been in love with Arthur for the past decade, but he never managed to make his feelings known. Unable to find love in any other man, he develops a rather bad reputation. He frequents brothels, he drinks too much and is totally indiscreet about his affairs. But now he gets a second chance. All he has to do is Convince Arthur.Arthur just got out of a s [...]


    6. Read a bit more, but still couldn't finish.Should be called "(Thinking About Things and Fucking) Arthur."I am sad.



    7. This sums it all:Straight to the point, let's not waste time.Just the thing I was looking for at the moment, so I enjoyed it a lot.The MC were VERY cute in the end.It's short, cute and hot.


    8. If Leopold was a woman, it would have been the classical heroine who no romance author chooses as main character. Usually a widow, or a fallen woman, in the Regency romance they are friends, mistress (usually abandoned at the beginning of the story), housekeeper. Some daring romance authors made them the main heroine, but seldom, and usually with no much success. And so that Ava March decided to write the story of a corresponding male version it's quite original, and daring as well. In the few M [...]


    9. Not bad. Unfortunately, though, for me it has several flaws.A few examples:1. We are never given any reasons why Leopold fell in love with Arthur in the first place.2. Although there is no insta-love on Leopold's part (as explained in the story, he's been in love with Arthur for 10 years), Arthur is swearing life-long fealty after just two days together in the country. Uh-huh.3. The story is too short to develop anything adequately, much less give enough time to a developing love and trust.4. Oh [...]


    10. Leopold Thornton has been in love with Arthur Barrington ever since he met him ten years ago. But when he finally had the courage to tell him how he felt, he saw Arthur with another guy. So he decided to devote his life to every form of debauchery, all in a desperate effort to forget the one guy he cared about. Ten years later, Arthur has just broken up with his lover. Leopold decides to take his chance and invites him to his country house for a getaway to help him forget. This was very short, b [...]


    11. Review for the 2nd Edition3.5 starsTen years ago, Leopold Thornton missed his chance to tell his friend Arthur Barrington how he felt. Trying to forget Arthur, Leopold practically drowns his sorrow by building up his reputation as notorious rake, whose dalliances are not limited to the female gender. Now, after Arthur and his lover separated, Leopold plans to convince Arthur to finally give him a chance, and invites the solicitor to come to his house at YorkshireI haven't read the original editi [...]


    12. Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)The StoryArthur Barrington knew exactly what awaited for him when he accepted Leopold’s invitation for a short holiday at his friend’s country house in Yorkshire: pleasure beyond anything he knew and total chances of forgetting about his shattered heart. Recently out of a 10-years-long relationship, Arthur just needs to have a good time before search for another discreet gentleman, one willing to be committed, loyal and [...]


    13. Review for the 2nd edition3.5 starsPlease, let him find something, anything, worthy in me.I don't know why I waited long to read this story. It was the sort of heart-tugged one, the end left me in a sniffling mess. In a good way of course. Told in alternate third person POVs, Convincing Arthur was about two estranged friends reunited. Ten years ago, a turn of event forced Leopold to walk different path, lamenting over his tardiness by imbibing in carnal pleasures and spirits. Now he had a chance [...]


    14. Oh my heavens! This story had me so emotionally involved that I was in tears throughout most of the last half. Ava March has created a story that I would happily, very happily, read again and again and again. The manner in which she introduced us to the shared past between Arthur and Leopold was smoothly done and detailed enough but not so much that we would lose focus on the here and now. The cast of characters was small, but all the more telling for that. Leopold Thornton is so much more than [...]


    15. 01/18/13: Revised rating after a couple of years of reading m/m: from 5 to 4.What love can do to you! The love you were denied can lead you to a life of vice that can make you lose the same and only love you've ever wanted. This is what happens to the wealthy and handsome Leopold. On the night he decided to declare his love to his friend Arthur, he found out that Arthur had committed himself to another man. Not being able to forget Arthur, Leopold spends his life in endless and meaningless encou [...]


    16. There was unrequited love requited, super hot sexy times, and two men grappling intelligently with the realities of the Regency era - all A+ material as far as I am concerned - but the story ends with a HFN rather than a HEA and that felt like a ploy. Bear with me for a sec I don't mind reading subsequent books about established couples if there is a compelling plot arc running alongside the relationship arc (like in Abi Roux's Cut & Run or Charlie Cochet's THIRDS series), but when the sum t [...]


    17. I was recently read a review of Convincing Arthur at Erotic Horizon. The idea of a m/m in a historical setting really appealed to me. I immediately purchased it and when I added it to my list, I noticed Barbara had also given it high marks so I told myself I would read just the first chapter to get a feel for the book. A few hours later I was done ;)Leopold Thornton, or "Thorn" is a known playboy. He has a new male lover every other day but as the reader you learn he really only has one true lo [...]


    18. Did I mention I love Ava March? Regency and hot men, the perfect combination. I can't wait to finish Arthur and Leopold's story in Convincing Leopold


    19. Ava March knows how to write hot erotica, which is good since that is the main focus of her latest offering. Fans of the author will likely enjoy this new story, which plays on familiar themes and characters the author portrays well. The high level of angst and drama may not sit well with all readers, but the hot sex overcomes a lot of those problems. Well written with emotion and lack of much setting, this story focuses more on the sex and the men than the historical aspect. Mostly this tale is [...]


    20. Leopold thinks he’s been stood up, and he drinks and paces in his study.This book starts promisingly Leopold is quickly introduced and we get a measure of the kind of man he is, one that will sleep with anyone, male or female. He blew his chances with the man he’s been obsessed with, Arthur Barrington, ten years ago and now Arthur has broken his his lover of ten years, he’s hoping to get him at last.Leopold then goes on to mentally castigate his rival, Amherst: the man who has been with Ar [...]


    21. Pretty bland. There isn't much to the background: no in depth image of the characters' lifestyle, other friends they interacted with, what attracted them to one another. Just a private interlude that brings our MCs together in the right ambient.(view spoiler)[There is plenty of sexual tension. Pretty scandalous, if you consider the times, otherwise, it amounts to a few sexual trysts by means of which Leopold hopes to convince Arthur to enter a relationship with him. Arthur was a bit wishy washy [...]


    22. I'm a fan of fanfiction, especially the slash variety and a lover of regency romance, so I thought this little tale of a M/M regency romance might just be up my alley. And it was and it wasn't First I wouldn't call this a pure romance, it's more erotica (which is perfectly fine, great even) but the story was so flat that is was almost boring. Perhaps this story is part of a series (I wasn't sure) because I felt like I should know more about these characters and just jumped into a story a couple [...]


    23. 3.5 stars. Another good m/m Regency romance! It turns out that I don't mind (and actually enjoy) historicals if they aren't overburdened with historical details. I know that some love reading elaborate details of the clothes, the furnishings, the food but that's what turned me off of historicals in the past. Anyway! Leopold's been waiting for Arthur to be free from a long-term and unfaithful lover. Now that Arthur's free, will Leopold's own debauched reputation keep Arthur away?


    24. I thought this story was wonderful! I loved Leopold. He was vulnerable to his feelings about Arthur and he was scared of losing the chance to change things between them.


    25. Leopold was such a great character & the chemistry between Arthur and he worked brilliantly. What's not to love about a guy dramatically chasing down his lovers carriage in the pouring rain?




    26. The despair I could almost feel from Thornton made me feel sad, but the overall premise just didn't seem to work for me.


    27. The story premise seemed promising when I read the blurb but I found myself not liking either of the MCs and the conflict seemed contrived. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it either.


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