Rating: 4. Intergalactic Navy Captain Nate Hawkins has been sent to the planet Regelence to help discover who is behind the theft of a weapons stash. After years of commanding his own space ship, Nate is surprised at life on Regelence. Their society mirrors Regency England, like his own home planet, Englor. But in this case, births have been engineered to breed mostly gay men, and men are the ones whose virtue must be guarded until they are married. It is so different from Englor, a place Nate had to flee after a scandal partly caused by his own interest in men.
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A storm of political intrigue, murderous mayhem and sexual hungers is brewing on planet Regelence. Swarthy Intergalactic Navy Captain Nathaniel Hawkins ran from a past he had no intention of ever reliving. All Prince Aiden Townsend has ever wanted was to be an artist.
He has no interest in a marriage of political fortune or becoming a societal paragon. Until he lands in the arms of the mysterious Earl of Deverell. After a momentous dance at a season ball, Aiden and Nate find themselves exchanging important information and working closely together.
They have to fight their growing attraction long enough to find out who stole the weapons and keep themselves from a compromising situation and certain scandal. Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, violence, hot nekkid man-love. Upload Sign In Join.
Create a List. Download to App. Length: pages. Description Talk about a compromising situation! Warning: Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, violence, hot nekkid man-love. Start your free 30 days. Page 1 of 1. The world building in this fic was really great. I was surprised how well regency and sci fi could go together. The characters solved the problems they encountered too easily. Normally I don't like to give bad reviews, but I really didn't find much to like in this one.
I didn't like the setting much genetical altering to produce only male and homosexual offspring - that was too much for me.
And I didn't like the love story, because it was love based on physical beauty and not much more. I couldn't see any development of character or any progress in the relationship. And the whole "virginal" thing bothered me also: why should in any sane society be there a rule that young, gay men need to stay untouched until they marry??? One of the MCs asked exactly this question, because on his homeworld it is the young ladies Regency-Style , which makes some sense in regards to making sure that the child born afterwards is really the biological child of the husband.
The answer he is given is: Tradition. It has always been like this. And that is only one of the totally unlogical things. I did expect some inconsistency it is a sci-fi regency after all ;- , but it was just not a good story. And the HEA ended with a rather hard core sex scene. All in all it was disappointing. I really wanted to give this book 5 stars.
It was hysterically funny to see a bunch of young men running around like flittering young women you see in traditional historical romances. Some desperate to escape from matrimony and others hellbent on flirting with everything in pants. Regelence is a planet that has modelled itself on Regency England. However it is so patrialistic that all the ruling aristocracy are homosexual. Their children are artificially created from both males DNA and genetically altered to be homosexually inclined.
The sheer absurbity of the whole setting, a regency historical romance in space with two men was cracktastic. This is the book that introduced me to the wonder of J. She has created a world that captures your undivided attention, so much so, that you cannot put the book down. The planet Regelence is just like London in the 's, where girls used to have chaparones to be with unwed males. But on Regelence?
There are no women! Men marry men, and have children by way of cloning. The sexual tension between Captain Nate and Prince Aiden builds and builds. And when they finally get together? An explosion happens. The good kind. The mystery surronding Regelence's stolen weapons causes Nate to go undercover as a Lord of Regelence.
But when Prince Aiden literally falls into his arms, how can he not mix business with pleasure? All of J. Langley's books are guilty pleasures, but this one is one of her best.
It's a mystery and at the heart of the story is a romance and in between the pages, she fills them with some of the hottest sex scenes Ms langley is a straight lady, but I don't know how she does it, but she gets the gay sex scenes so right YIKES is there a lot of sex in this book. And it's all steamy as hell.
NOT recommended for straight men or the squeamish about anal interactions. Let slip the dawgs of war as our fair Captain meets, woos, and marries the lad of his dreams. Langley, a straight lady, seems to know a good deal about the world of man-on-man sex and has a pretty damn good grasp pun optional of what's likely to excite and titillate her male audience.
I have no idea what might be in it for the straight women who would read the book, but then I'm not a straight woman. I was astounded at how good a writer Langley is beyond the romance. Her world-building is intricate and detailed, and the cast of characters full and diverting.
The story is set in the distant future when humans have colonized many worlds and travel between them on starships. Langley has chosen a convention that I have seen before in scifi that works well here — individual worlds based on old-Earth societies set among high technology.
Two worlds are at the forefront of this story — Englor and Regelence. Both societies are based on Regency England. So you have dukes, earls, swords, waistcoats and cravats intermingling with spaceships and faser-like weapons. The main difference between the two is that Regelence has become a truly patriarchal society.
The aristocracy is male and have been genetically engineered to prefer same-sex unions whereas on Englor homosexuality is taboo.
This was a wonderful twist from Langley, as old conventions are uniquely and humorously applied. Young men are considered minors until they reach majority at age 25, and are expected to remain pure until they are married. They are also expected to attend balls in search of a suitable consorts. Later at a formal ball, they come up with clever ideas for disposing of their electronic dance cards. The story is full of little details like this that add humor and make this world seem real to the reader.
At the heart of the story is Nate Hawkins, captain of a ship in the IN fleet. He is the son of an Earl from Englor, but was disowned after killing someone in a duel. But it is because of his familiarity with the customs of regency society that he is selected to go to Regelence to investigate a stolen weapons stash.
He takes his adopted son with him to act as his valet and an additional spy. The weapons were stolen from the royal castle, so someone inside must have been in on it. Could it be one of the princes? This causes Nate a problem when he finds himself falling in love with one of them — Aiden. In fact, he comes to like and befriend the entire royal family.
The main characters are completely three-dimensional, but Langley also expands upon minor characters. The king and his consort are loving parents to the princes and theirs is a happy family that I quickly came to like.
Langley gets readers invested in more than just the main couple. I was quite surprised that nearly a third of the book passed before there was any sex! But, there is plenty of other action and angst to keep a reader turning the pages until Nate and Aiden finally get together. After that, the sex scenes are explosive. Just added a little spice to the romance. The overarching plot is well developed, with several twists and turns.
The romance is strong, but does not eclipse the plot. Unfortunately, the story ends with a cliffhanger, but not the kind that has you screaming in frustration.
The stolen weapons are part of a greater conspiracy that reaches to other worlds, specifically Englor. Highly recommended, and I can hardly wait for the sequel.
My Fair Captain
Publisher : Dreamspinner Press. The -verse is functional, but it could have been so much more. Blurb : When Intergalactic Navy Captain Nathaniel Hawkins goes undercover to investigate the theft of an IN weapons stash, the mission raises painful memories from his past. Using a title he fled nearly two decades earlier, Nate once again becomes the Earl of Deverell, heir to the Duke of Hawthorne, in order to navigate the ins and outs of a Regency world.
Review: My Fair Captain by J.L. Langley
When Intergalactic Navy Captain Nathaniel Hawkins goes undercover to investigate the theft of an IN weapons stash, the mission raises painful memories from his past. Using a title he fled nearly two decades earlier, Nate once again becomes the Earl of Deverell, heir to the Duke of Hawthorne, in order to navigate the ins and outs of a Regency world. But planet Regelence—where young lords are supposed to remain pure until marriage—has a few surprises for Nate, not least of which is his attraction to Prince Aiden. Aiden wants the freedom to pursue his art and determine his own future. As Nate uncovers a conspiracy reaching far beyond the stolen weapons, his future is irrevocably altered by the temptations of a life he never thought he could have.
My Fair Captain by J.L. Langley
Nate hit the ground, landing flat on his stomach. What the…? He picked up the ball, got to his feet, and crossed to the broken window. Nate shook his head. Nate tossed the ball out. Nice to make your acquaintance…?