Two Rogues Make a Right
Author: Cat Sebastian
Series: Seducing the Sedgwicks, book 3
Publisher: Avon Impulse (June 23, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Romance, Adult Romance, Historical Romance
Will Sedgwick can’t believe that after months of searching for his oldest friend, Martin Easterbrook is found hiding in an attic like a gothic nightmare. Intent on nursing Martin back to health, Will kindly kidnaps him and takes him to the countryside to recover, well away from the world.
Martin doesn’t much care where he is or even how he got there. He’s much more concerned that the man he’s loved his entire life is currently waiting on him hand and foot, feeding him soup and making him tea. Martin knows he’s a lost cause, one he doesn’t want Will to waste his life on.
As a lifetime of love transforms into a tender passion both men always desired but neither expected, can they envision a life free from the restrictions of the past, a life with each other?
This is a great hurt/comfort, grumpy one falls for the sunshine one (though the sunshine one has his cloudy days as well) friends to lovers romance. Cat Sebastian has a tendency to write these kind of sleepy, comfy, pastoral low-angst romances. Will is struggling with PTSD and Martin is dying of consumption and this book STILL manages to be relatively low angst. There’s not a lot of external plot going on, and normally I’d be okay with that (I ADORED It Takes Two to Tumble which is like rolling around in a field of daisies in the sunshine sort of fluff) but it didn’t strike my mood this time and I found myself just wanting to hurry up and finish this one. I did come to love Martin very much, and I already liked Will from previous books, and I got very invested in their relationship. Definitely an oblivious idiots in love trope here, which I love.
This is the third book in the Seducing the Sedgwicks series, and can be read as a stand alone. There are brief appearances by the couples from the previous two books, especially Will’s brother Hartley, and there’s a bit of backstory for Will/Martin in at least one of the previous books. I believe Two Rogues Make a Right would still read just fine as a stand alone, though you really shouldn’t miss out on the first book in the series, It Takes Two to Tumble.
An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.