Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Release Day Review: Two Rogues Make A Right by Cat Sebastian

Two Rogues Make a Right
by Cat Sebastian

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The eagerly anticipated third novel in the Seducing The Sedgwicks series is a delight. It's enjoyable as standalone, however, I strongly recommend reading the series in numerical order to fully appreciate the connection between the Sedgwick and Easterbrook families.

Martin Easterbrook and Will Sedgwick are life-long friends although in recent times they've spent little time together. When Will learns of Martin's ill health, he whisks his dear friend away to Sussex, to care for him. During their time together as Martin struggles with consumption and Will battles his own addiction and PTSD. As time progresses, the pair become close, sharing a tenderness neither can avoid. However, their time together has to come to an end, as both men have obligations to fulfil until fate brings them back together.

As romances go, this is an exceedingly slow-burn but equally satisfying friends to lovers story. These two men, both dealing with their personal problems share tenderness and respect, at a time of mutual need. Both are acutely aware of their attraction to each other, but also wary of destroying the close link they've shared since they were small boys. Thankfully, they maintain a small network of family and acquaintances, sympathetic to their plight as the pair take tentative steps to take their relationship to a level neither thought possible.

Unlike the previous two novels in this series, I appreciated the simplicity of Will and Martin's story, which matches their personalities perfectly. Additionally, I liked catching-up with Ben and Hartley Sedgwick along with other likeable secondary characters. As someone who's read many of the author's other novels, I've huge respect for Ms Sebastian's writing and this novel is another fine example of a well-paced and written M/M historical romance.

***arc generously received courtesy of Avon Impulse via Edelweiss+***

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New Release Spotlight: A Wish For Jinnie by Audrey Davis

A Wish For Jinnie by Audrey Davis

What if wishes really could come true? 
When Jinnie Cooper is dumped by her fiancĂ©, and exiled to a job in an antiques shop in a sleepy Scottish village, little does she know a battered old lamp is about to shake up her life. 
Genie Dhassim grants wishes. But he also wants a few of his own to come true. Letting him explore the outside world proves nerve-wracking as Dhassim has an uncanny knack of putting his pointy-slippered foot in it. 
As Jinnie grows closer to her employer Sam, Dhassim discovers his time on earth is running out. 
Can both Jinnie and Dhassim find true happiness? Or are those wishes that cannot be granted?

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Audrey Davis is a Scottish-born former journalist, now resident in Switzerland. Her newspaper career saw her cover events in Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands, as well as working for a London-based movie magazine writing reviews and carrying out interviews.
She self-published her debut romantic comedy novel A Clean Sweep in June 2017, following an online Open University course in Writing Fiction.
Audrey followed up with a short, darker prequel A Clean Break before beginning work on a rom-com novella trilogy with a ghostly twist – The Haunting of Hattie Hastings. Again, reviews across the board were excellent, and it was combined into a standalone novel in November 2018.
A Wish For Jinnie is her third standalone novel.
Apart from writing, Audrey enjoys travel and spends a lot of time in Edinburgh. She is an avid cook, watcher of scary movies and reluctant gym-goer.