Blurb: 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?
Review: Wow. The Sedgwick series has been an absolutely amazing ride thus far and I expected Two Rogues Make a Right to uphold the same standards of greatness. And it did...but it hit me in a different way than the previous novels in the series did.
Where the other books may have had more oomph (or in less technical terms: more conflict, more drama, more tension), Two Rogues Make a Right was a delicately woven tale of friendship and childhood love turned something more. Sebastian has always done a wonderful job of basing her stories in true history and bringing forth diverse characters with a wide range of representation.
In Two Rogues Make a Right alone we have a demisexual character (demisexuality means that sexual attraction to an individual only occurs if you have a strong emotional connection with someone), a bisexual character, a gay character, and a male virgin featured. In addition, we also have Martin who is suffering from the debilitating chronic disease of consumption, which upon further research appears to be TB (thanks, Google!) and Will who is a recovering drug addict and survivor of physical torture at the hands of his former Naval captain. So, really, we have a lot of boxes checked here and they all fit together in perfect harmony.
This novel was a bit on the slower side, but I didn't feel that the speed detracted from the reading experience. It actually enhanced it. The sweetness of Martin and Will's relationship was maintained through a slow burn romance--no need to rush perfection--with the support of a small cast of secondary characters. I loved that the book focused mostly on bringing them back into each other's lives and helping them understand each other's needs than it did on external drama meant to stir shit up unnecessarily.
Just an overall excellent read for fans of the series, fans of LGBTQIA+ reads, and those who want dynamic characters and emotional reads that go beyond your average romances.