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

It Takes Two to TumbleThis was a fantastic look at how two people who might otherwise have nothing in common develop a natural and loving relationship. At times, Ben came across as a little too perfect. Luckily, Phillip balanced this out by becoming a sympathetic character without losing any of the thorny character traits that intrigued me. 

As a bonus, the children were also well-developed characters who were allowed to shine in a genre where children are generally shuffled out of the way in the care of background tutors and nannies. At times, they were a little TOO precocious, but a certain link between Phillip and one of his sons ended up being a great turning point for many of the plot threads in this book.

This novel also included an interesting exploration of the many ways a person can be religious, along with where homosexuality might fit in biblical interpretation. This is not an inspirational romance. Ben, the vicar character, reconciles his faith with his future in a way that is never preachy or attempts to beat the reader over the head with discussions of Christianity.

I look forward to reading more about the intriguing Sedgwick family, especially due to the tantalizing hints dropped about Ben’s brothers throughout this book. I hope Ben and Phillip continue to be visible secondary characters because their journey is far from over. I also hope that the publicity department gets their hands off of the book titles of this series, because the ridiculousness of this title does not match the quality of this romance.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

Published by steelvictory

By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (, on Facebook (, and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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