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New Release Review and Giveaway! IT TAKES TWO TO TUMBLE by Cat Sebastian (Seducing the Sedgwicks #1)

It Takes Two to Tumble
by Cat Sebastian
Series: Seducing the Sedgwicks
Genre: Adult Historical Romance. LGBTQ Romance
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: December 12, 2017

Some of Ben Sedgwick’s favorite things:
Helping his poor parishioners
Baby animals
Shamelessly flirting with the handsome Captain Phillip Dacre

After an unconventional upbringing, Ben is perfectly content with the quiet, predictable life of a country vicar, free of strife or turmoil. When he’s asked to look after an absent naval captain’s three wild children, he reluctantly agrees, but instantly falls for the hellions. And when their stern but gloriously handsome father arrives, Ben is tempted in ways that make him doubt everything.

Some of Phillip Dacre’s favorite things:
His ship
People doing precisely as they’re told
Touching the irresistible vicar at every opportunity

Phillip can’t wait to leave England’s shores and be back on his ship, away from the grief that haunts him. But his children have driven off a succession of governesses and tutors and he must set things right. The unexpected presence of the cheerful, adorable vicar sets his world on its head and now he can’t seem to live without Ben’s winning smiles or devastating kisses.

In the midst of runaway children, a plot to blackmail Ben’s family, and torturous nights of pleasure, Ben and Phillip must decide if a safe life is worth losing the one thing that makes them come alive.  


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Such a sweet story–with a bit of a The Sound of Music vibe to it (minus the singing…and Nazis, thank goodness), especially the way that the captain first sees his children when he returns, LOL…

I really liked Ben and Phillip’s story. Their antagonism at first, sparked by Phillip’s prickliness and inability to get along with his children (loved those kids!) felt spot-on and made for a delicious enemies-to-lovers-type plot. The ending was brought along by some rather quick and easy machinations, but I really enjoyed the characters and reading their story so much that I barely even noticed. 🙂

Though neither character had any illusions about the risks they were taking in choosing to be together (sacrifices needed to be and were made; there was just the right amount of angst throughout, considering) I’m going to continue in my happy bubble where these two, along with all the rest of Ms. Sebastian’s heroes. live long and happy lives together and are never caught and punished for their “crimes”. (Fictional fingers crossed) Can’t wait for the next in the series!

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.


About Cat Sebastian:

Cat Sebastian lives in a swampy part of the South with her husband, three kids, and two dogs. Before her kids were born, she practiced law and taught high school and college writing. When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s doing crossword puzzles, bird watching, and wondering where she put her coffee cup.

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