"Cat Sebastian has a place on my keeper shelf!"--Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author
"Achingly beautiful, heartbreakingly realistic, magnificently written; simply sublime!"--Fresh Fiction
"The novel soars most in the moments where we see Phillip and Ben's love propel them to find understanding with other members of their families... Sebastian's latest checks all the boxes for a delightful winter read."--Entertainment Weekly
"Sebastian's latest elegantly and eloquently written Regency historical... slowly unfolds into an unforgettable love story that manages to be both sweetly romantic and sizzlingly sensual at the same time, demonstrating once again why Sebastian is one of the brightest new stars in the romance genre."--Booklist (starred review)
"Fans of Regency romances and M/M pairings, here is your must-read for the month. The first book in Sebastian's Seducing the Sedgwicks series has everything you want in a page-turning story."--RT Book Reviews (top pick)
..".there is something quicksilver and alive at the heart of this book that refuses to be pinned down to commonplace realism."--The Seattle Review of Books
"Sebastian proves she is a new force to be reckoned with in historical romances.”--Booklist
Some of Ben Sedgwick’s favorite things:
- Helping his poor parishioners
- Baby animals
- 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:
- His ship
- 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.