Saturday, September 8, 2012

My Regelence Rake

Author: J.L. Langley
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-60928-952-2
Genre: {M/M} Science-Fiction Regency
Rating: Golden Blush
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Release Date: 10-02-2012

Since he was a teenager, Prince Colton Townsend’s yearned for Captain of the Guard, Lord Sebastian Hastings. He’s done everything possible to gain the man’s attention but nothing’s worked. When he catches Sebastian in a compromising position with a young lord, he realizes his unrequited love is hopeless. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, Colton focuses his attention on horseracing and building a top-notch stable facility.

Because of his age and station, Colton requires a bodyguard and he gets Sebastian. When they attend a horse auction and come across an abused stallion, his thoughts turn to getting the injured animal away from the owner. Their altercation starts rumors flying and they only get more hateful until the only answer is for Sebastian and Colton to announce their engagement. Marrying Sebastian is Colton’s dream but can he find happiness with a man who refuses to share the secrets of his past? What about the danger swirling around them? Who’s responsible and can they be stopped before it’s too late?

My Regelence Rake is J.L. Langley’s latest release in her Sci-Regency series. Because the characters from the previous releases play important roles and there’s an underlying ongoing storyline, the books should be read in order.

The long awaited third book in this unique M/M series is finally here and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Ms. Langley has done it again—and she exceeded my expectations.  The personalities of Colton and Sebastian are fully developed, the plot’s exciting with several twists and turns that integrate new and old plotlines and the flow is smooth. But that not’s all. We also get more of the wonderful world building, vivid descriptions and bantering dialogue I’ve come to expect from this talented author. Even Colton’s horse is a cute and welcome addition with her humorous antics. Who would have imagined a filly playing fetch? It certainly made me chuckle and I think it will you too.

As the story setting is the royal residence, we get to see most of the characters from the previous books. They’re woven into the story with great skill, adding balance and a sense of love and family. Its here we meet some new men; Dalton, Rourke and Robert, who I expect to see in future books. There are a number of unanswered questions and dangling threads, but that’s not unexpected since certain components of the story deal with ongoing political problems. I look forward to see what happens in the future and can’t wait to see which book comes next. Please don’t make us wait too long.

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