Review: It Takes Two To Tumble

tumbleIt Takes Two To Tumble by Cat Sebastian
Series: Seducing The Sedgwicks #1
Published by: 
Avon Impulse
Pub Date: 
December 12, 2017
Pages: 
384
Format: 
ebook | Source: purchased
Genres: 
adult, historical fiction, romance
Rating: 5_Star_Rating_System_3_and_a_half_stars

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.

It Takes Two To Tumble was incredibly charming- both leads were presented as foils of one another and fit together like a glove. I loved Ben immediately while Philip took some warming up to but I really enjoyed seeing his character evolve over the course of the story. I also really loved the children! They were very entertaining and helped bring out different aspects of both Ben and Philip’s personalities.

While the m/m romance was sincerely swoony and delightful, my interest in the story waned a bit in the middle before picking up again towards the end. I wasn’t that interested in the interfering neighbors and such. I’ve also come to the unfortunate realization that as a whole, I don’t think historical romance is for me. Which is weird because I absolutely adore historical fiction and romantic plots! I suspect it has something to do with the general writing style, though I can’t put my finger on it. Of course just as I was feeling super invested again, my kindle edition ended at 92%- I thought I had more story left but it was an excerpt! Sadddd.

If you’re looking for a great historical romance, I’d recommend this in a heartbeat; my issues with it are a personal taste thing. It’s a fast, summery sweet read with winsome characters, and I always love when opposites attract!


Are you a fan of historical romance? Is this book on your TBR? Let’s discuss!

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