Title: My Fair Captain 2nd edition
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Tiferet Designs
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
Length: 244 pages
Reviewed by Morningstar
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.
A talented artist, Prince Aiden Townsend isn’t interested in politics and the machinations of society gentlemen, and he adamantly rejects the idea of marriage and a consort. Aiden wants the freedom to pursue his art and determine his own future. But the arrival of the dashing and mysterious Deverell awakens feelings of passion and longing the young prince can’t deny.
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. Drawn into the web of intrigue, Aiden is in danger of losing his life… and his heart.
Not your simple tale of aristocracy and love.
The layers in this story were woven so perfect that it was a complicated story that was easy to follow and easy to love. From Nate and his fall from the title to his son Trouble, to the theft at the castle, to Aiden with his multitude of siblings that each have a varied set of personalities, to the all-important world-building from the environment to the culture. And last but not least the attraction and relationship between Nate and Aiden.
There isn’t much I want to say regarding the details of the story, which part sci-fi mystery, part Regency romance, but the beauty of this story comes from the way J.L. Langley weaved every detail so that they didn’t get lost in the greater part of the story. The author was able to give the reader a lot of information without weighing it down, keeping the romance just as relevant as the mystery that brought these two men together in the first place. They were able to show us each character fully fleshed, at least those that needed that, and not just the two main characters.
Trouble and Muffin were probably my favorite secondary characters with their humor and personality just lighting up a scene when they were there. I loved the twist!! Which we see coming but it is a big one all the same. I don’t think there was a part I got bored or disliked, there were no gaps in any piece that was handed to use, and the marriage contract that was discovered at the end wasn’t a shock, but oh boy, I can’t wait to see how that plays out in future books.
If you love Sci-Regency Romance, get this book because it is indeed one of the best ones I’ve read in quite some time. And that GORGEOUS cover is the icing on the cake too!
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