It Takes Two to Tumble (Seducing the Sedgwicks, #1) by Cat Sebastian

It Takes Two to Tumble (Seducing the Sedgwicks, #1)

Some of Ben Sedgwick’s favorite things:Helping his poor parishionersBaby animalsShamelessly flirting with the handsome Captain Phillip DacreAfter 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 ...

Details It Takes Two to Tumble (Seducing the Sedgwicks, #1)

TitleIt Takes Two to Tumble (Seducing the Sedgwicks, #1)
Release DateDec 12th, 2017
PublisherAvon Impulse
GenreRomance, Historical, M M Romance, Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Lgbt

Reviews It Takes Two to Tumble (Seducing the Sedgwicks, #1)

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    ~4.5~It Takes Two to Tumble is a delightful historical romance, not particularly angsty (which is a plus for me) but terribly romantic, brimming with Ben's good nature and easy smiles and Phillip's grumpy ways that mask a lonely heart. The story ends with a HEA (realistic for the time and place, but no less sweet because of it). "Benedict. God. I don't want to let you down. You deserve so much better-"Ben silenced [Phillip] with a lazy kiss. "D...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    "This is all very interesting," Alton Sedgwick said, stroking his beard. "Very interesting indeed.""No it isn't, Father," Ben said firmly. "Commonplace domestic drama, absolutely not something I'm going to find in one of your poems next year.""Do you read my poetry?" the older man asked. "Of course I do, if only to see what slander you've commited. And I will not find anything titled 'The Reluctant Sailor' or something to that effect."Alton Sedgw...
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    3.5 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Phillip has spent most of his life at sea, as the Captain, he knows his place and is effective in managing his people. When his ship finally berths after two years, his shore leave allows him to go home for awhile, a home where letters have informed him that his wife has died and his three children are r...
  • Kaje Harper
    This was sweet and engaging. Ben is a clergyman whose flock includes the orphaned children of sea captain Phillip Dacre at the local manor. The children are running wild after their mother's death, having successfully driven off several tutors. Ben is cajoled by the locals into moving into the manor to exert some kind of control over them, until their father returns. Because Ben is intelligent, calm, unconventional, and imaginative, he's able to ...
  • Chris
    Ohhhh swoon ! Loved this book and I have decided I’m a Cat fan - I have enjoyed all of her books so far and have found a new joy for historical romance. This was sweet, beautifully written and had me totally hooked. Ben, the local vicar, found himself the guardian of three unruly children. By using unique strategies, he won the love and respect of the children and began to make a positive change in their lives. Phillip, their father arrives hom...
  • Buubu
    I'll make this short and sweet, since my last two reviews were a little long-winded. Well, Ill try.It Takes Two to Tumble is the story of sea captain, Philip Dacre, and the vicar, Benedict Sedgwick, who grudgingly agree to work together to stop Philip's three children from running roughshod, which they have been doing ever since their mother's death.It's a character driven story that flows easily and which I found engrossing. Philip is in a seemi...
  • Caz
    I've given this a B+ at AAR, so that's 4.5 starsIt Takes Two to Tumble is the first book in a new series from Cat Sebastian entitled  Seducing the Sedgwicks , which features a group of siblings who had a most unconventional, bohemian upbringing in a household comprising their father, his wife, his mistress and various itinerant hangers-on.  This first instalment features the eldest son, Benedict, the vicar of the parish of St. Aelred’s in Cu...
  • Hollis
    He was used to commanding dozens of men in clockwork precision. Surely he could make a couple of children -- his own children, at that -- fall in line.You know it was a great read when it takes you almost ten swipes to get to the top of your list of notes in order to compile quotes for a review.If Sedgwick was determined to stay, then Phillip had no choice but to let him stay. Having the vicar thrown bodily from the house would set a ludicrous ex...
  • Eugenia
    Fun read with a sexy vicar!I liked it. I enjoyed it. There was some nice UST. Great writing by Cat Sebastian. It made me want to eat gooseberry pie.But it wasn’t my favorite work of hers. She’s still a pre-order author for me. And I think she’s a great stepping stone into MM land for MF romance readers.I’m looking forward to the next book in the series, which I’m assuming will be about foppish Hartley Sedgwick. He seems like fun!
  • Erica Chilson
    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 5 Stars It Takes Two to Tumble is the first installment in the Seducing the Sedgwicks series. The novel was a wonderfully paced, forbidden, historical romance on several levels, between a ship captain and a vicar. Ben Sedgwick has the perfect personality to be a vicar. Calm. Compassionate. Charitable. The only issue is that his sexual nature is not only a crime, but also against ...
  • Christelle
    *3.5 stars** What a lovely historical love romance between Philipp, a naval captain spending most of his time at sea and Ben, a young and unusual but enthusiastic vicar. Cat’s writing style and the characters she brings to life work very well for me : I cannot help but feel for them and love their inner thoughts and dialogs and how they deal with life and their growing love feelings. And the angst is never OTT, just a realistic level due to the...
  • Anne Boleyn's Ghost
    Many reviews have noted The Sound of Music parallels in It Takes Two to Tumble. For me, that was a very good thing.Because I realize now (as opposed to when I first saw the movie as a six-year old) that Captain Von Trapp could GET it. And while I ordinarily wouldn’t associate "sexy" and "vicar", I have seen Grantchester. And...well...Cat Sebastian gifted us with a light and bright romance in It Takes Two to Tumble. And again, that is a very goo...
  • Sofia
    Sebastian's Jack book The Soldier's Scoundrel remains the measuring stick by which I judge Sebastian. So this one is compared to that. We see again her ability to pick up ordinary situations, common tropes and giving them her people feel. Because Sebastian is able to write people, to uncover layer by layer and I love that. It is not like Jack's book but a good comforting read all the same.Read with Ira
  • Joyfully Jay
    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.75 starsIt Takes Two to Tumble is the first book in Cat Sebastian’s new Seducing the Sedgewicks series and I absolutely loved it. I fell in love with Sebastian’s writing from her first book, The Soldier’s Scoundrel, and adored that whole series. I am thrilled to say I think Sebastian has done it again, and this book is really fabulous. What impresses me most about Sebastian’s work is her incredible writing. There ...
  • Andrea
    "This is all new to me. I'm in a new world without a map or a chart, but you're my compass, Ben, and I know we'll find a way."After a desperate letter from his sister, informing him that his children have become unmanageable and are pretty much terrorizing the village, Cpt. Philip Dacre decides to spend his leave at home to get them back under control. Which turns out to be so much easier said than done. Ben Sedgwick, the vicar in Philip's home, ...
  • Ashley
    I am basically trash for this author now. I have pre-ordered her m/f Regency romance that is out in April, so hopefully she's just as good on that as she is with m/m. Fair warning, the next book in this series isn't out until July and that is 1,000 years away. Also, this cover isn't that bad (characters are way overdressed, and one should def be dressed like a vicar because come on, but it's not ugly), and neither are the last two in her first se...
  • haletostilinski
    I enjoyed this. Ben and Philip were both really enjoyable characters, as well as the secondary characters - honestly, no character pissed me off in this, even the guy who was supposed to be the asshole, I ended up feeling sympathy for him too - and I loved Philip's children, they were adorable but also clever and funny and witty. I loved Ned, the oldest, he was so calm and strong and mature for his age. The twins were cute too - I aww'ed at the p...
  • Kate
    This book features:- plotmoppets - the plotmoppets' father, a grizzled, Captain von Trapp-esque sea captain - the plotmoppets' nanny, a badly suited novice nun badly suited country vicar*This book does not feature:- goat marionettes- gr8 songs- the Alps- much depth of characterisation or plausibility of plot- badass nuns helping trick NazisThe hills are alive with the sound of honestly just watch The Sound of Music instead.* the vicar serving as ...
  • Tess
    4.5 starsAnother lovely historical from Ms. Sebastian. I particularly loved Ben.
  • Alisa
    4.5 starsThis just became my favorite book by this author. So flipping good. Full review to come.
  • Leanne
    I was utterly beguiled and charmed by this romance. Cat Sebastian can write, people! :DHands down one of the best I've read all year.
  • Paula
    I loved this one so much!
  • Anna Kļaviņa
    3,5Good but not great. I'm sure a less nitpicky reader will enjoy this book more than I did.
  • Shira Glassman
    "He was handsome, Ben supposed, if you liked angry men, which Ben wouldn't have thought he did." This is Regency Age-of-Sail romance that takes place in a village instead of on board a ship. I read it on the plane the day after touring a replica of Captain Cook's ship at the maritime museum in Sydney, so, perfect timing!POSITIVES-Took a cute premise (Sound of Music meets Regency m/m) and built on it with an entirely original plot that isn't just ...
  • Carol (bookish_notes)
    This review is also posted on my blog.I've been putting this book FOREVER because I've been waiting for an audiobook release. I absolutely loved The Turner series in audiobook, and was expecting for these to be released in audio too; but alas, it seems like they will be released in audio for quite some time (if ever). I'm still new to historical romance, seeing as how I've only read the three books in The Turner series thus far. But luckily, Cat ...
  • Summer
    Cat Sebastian at her fluffiest and it still tackles issues like class, religion, gender, and LBGTQ+ rights. Also that desk scene *swoon*