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?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Cat Sebastian offers up the perfect comfort read for trying times. Two Rogues Make a Right transports us to a cozy, pastoral landscape, where childhood friends Will and Martin reunite after Will learns that Martin is battling consumption all alone and brings him to a rustic cottage where he will try to nurse him back to health. Close proximity brings the two men to the realization that there’s more to their bond than friendship—but in order to save his estate, Martin knows he’ll have to marry an heiress. We felt like guests in these lovers’ charming retreat. This is a wonderfully intimate romance that tackles the subject of realizing one’s sexuality with the care it deserves.
Sebastian sends out her Seducing the Sedgwicks series in style with this intimate Regency romance (following A Gentleman Never Keeps Score). Mr. William Sedgwick and Sir Martin Easterbrook have been best friends since childhood, despite the class disparity between their families. Now Martin who was raised by a despotic and lecherous father and hides his fragile emotions under a prickly exterior is wasting away of consumption. And the fanciful but staunchly moral Will who's recovering from an opium addiction and traumatic experiences in the Royal Navy spirits him away to convalesce in a country cottage. The close quarters initially present a challenge, as repressed Martin has been in love with Will for ages, while more experienced Will suddenly awakens to his own attraction to Martin. But as Martin regains his health, the men acknowledge their desire relatively quickly, entering into a loving, comfortable relationship that sees idiot and sweetheart used as almost interchangeable terms of endearment until their scarred psyches get in the way of their tender domesticity and Martin returns to London without Will. But Will refuses to be left behind. Sensual sex scenes and fully realized supporting characters enhance the tale, and though the conflict is minimal, Sebastian succeeds in making it feel momentous. This is a delight.
Makes me happy….
These two, living in an age when their truth was a crime, drew me into their lives, with all the complications of love complicated by a point in time when a silly religion threatened their existence almost as much as Martin’s illness. Their dedication to each other warmed my heart and made me worry about them to the end of the story. I’m out of order, but I will finish this addictive series.
This book was sweet, funny, and a little sad but with a happy resolution. An excellent addition to this series.