Author: Cat Sebastian
Publication Date: December 12, 2017
Page Length: 304 pages
My Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Some of Ben Sedgwick’s favorite things:
Helping his poor parishioners
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:
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.
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 Sebastian has managed to rope me into the genre with this gay Sound of Music-ish story. Maybe without the songs, twirling about a hill, and all the children, but you get the idea.
It Takes Two to Tumble is about a vicar, Ben, and a sea captain returning home while on leave, Phillip. Phillip’s wife has passed and his three children are left to pretty much their own devices. No one wants to work at the Dacre house with the wild children, and it is only out of the goodness of his heart, and as a favor really, that Ben looks after them in the meantime.