Every time I read Cat Sebastian, I wonder why it is I haven’t devoured her entire back catalog? She’s a brilliant writer. Her stories make me feel like I’ve been snuggled on the world’s most comfortable couch.
Two Rogues Make a Right is the third book in a series. You can read it as a stand alone. In the previous book, A Gentleman Never Keeps Score, Martin Easterbrook is an antagonist to Will Sedgwick’s brother. However, I didn’t remember much about that part of the plot (much more focused on Hartley and Sam), and I think you will get enough from the book to not be lost.
Will and Martin have been friends since childhood. Martin was a sickly child and Will had a ramshackle upbringing. Martin has always loved him, but assumes that Will only sees him as a friend and that eventually he will either die of tuberculosis or marry to repair his fortunes. He is gruff and grumpy and has no idea how to interact with other people. Will is sunshine, despite the trauma he experienced while in the navy and is recovering from an opium addiction. Together, they create a small safe place for each of them to heal.
This isn’t a plot heavy book. Will and Martin bicker and read to each other and talk. When they do get around to the sexy times, the way Will continually asks for consent is lovely. And by the time they get to the sex, you understand why Will needs to ask before touching (Not sexual assault).
I received Two Rogues Make a Right from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It’s out next week.