Two Rogues Make a Right

A person doesn’t need plans to make their life worthwhile.

Cat Sebastian
Two Rogues Make a Right

Format:
Audiobook

Publisher’s Synopsis:
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?

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating between Will & Martin’s perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is book 3 in Cat Sebastian’s Seducing the Sedgwicks. While this fully covers Will & Martin’s relationship – there are facts about both introduced in the previous books that I think help going into this one. They’re definitely best enjoyed in order. Plus, they’re awesome.

I usually save my Content Warnings for last, but since I’m going to mention them in the review (will attempt to keep everything as spoiler-free as possible):
chronic/fatal illness, drug abuse/addiction (past), physical abuse, SA of secondary character, societal homophobia

I love friends to lovers and this one packed a punch on the emotional angle. Will finds one of his oldest friends close to losing his battle with consumption. Martin is so ill that he’s not even aware of who has found him or where he’s been taken to recover. Holed up in a small property that’s part of Martin’s estate, they both work merely to survive. As Martin begins to recover and the two rekindle their friendship, it’s obvious there’s something more between them.

Martin’s family is long gone, but he and Will find support from Will’s family as well as with their servants. As someone with long term chronic illness (numerous times being nearly bedridden), I could relate a LOT to Martin’s desire to both accept help/comfort and despise feeling like a burden to loved ones. They struggle to see a future where Martin needs to avoid the city and that’s where Will’s ability to make a living exists. After a few stumbles, they find their way back to each other and a promising future. A few lovely surprises and a sweet HEA. Nice ending to the series.

Narration:
Joel Leslie does it again. His skill at differentiating these characters and masterfully bringing their personalities to life. Plus, all the emotions. A wonderful listen.

About the author:
Cat Sebastian writes historical romance about LGBTQ+ people. She lives in a swampy part of the South but also on twitter.

You can connect with Cat Sebastian here:

About the narrator:
Joel Leslie is a UK transplant, growing up with American parents in a British commonwealth.  A classically trained actor with an MFA in theatre from USC, he is often cast for his unique ability to deliver native, authentic combinations of American and British sounds.  His great range and ability to bring characters to life with honesty, wit and versatility delights producers and listeners alike. 

You can connect with Joel Leslie here:

My Favorite Quotes

“Martin didn’t know if it was the sound of Will’s voice or the fact that it meant Will was nearby, but listening to him read aloud was soothing in a way no tinctures or balms had ever been.”

“A person doesn’t need plans to make their life worthwhile.”

“Letters had been the medium of their friendship long before their bodies were.”

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