Title: My Regelence Rake (Sci-Regency #3)
Author: J.L. Langley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 23, 2018
Genre(s): science fiction, regency
Page Count: 300
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
A Sci-Regency Novel: sequel to The Englor Affair
Sebastian Hastings, Viscount Wentworth, is captain of the Royal Guard by day and scandalous rake by night. To protect the royal family of Regelence from the plots of the Intergalactic Navy, Sebastian makes it his priority to personally oversee their safety.
Prince Colton Townsend is done pining after the roguish viscount and focuses his attention on his second love—horses. Following his dream of owning a racehorse breeding farm distracts Colton from his heartache… until Sebastian begins shadowing him.
When a good deed at a horse auction sparks public rumors, Colton just might get the man and the marriage he’s longed for. But Sebastian’s duties and secrets keep him walled off from those who would get close.
To reach Sebastian, Colton takes one last risk that might break his heart….
First Edition published by Samhain Publishing Ltd., October 2012.
This is another interesting addition to what is a very unique series. I’m not sure how much someone who isn’t a fan of regency romances would like it since it does heavily depend on tropes found only in that specific genre but I do believe it is good story and can stand on its own. It’s my favorite of the series, mostly because I adored Sebastian. His past left him jaded and skeptical of love so one is more surprised than he at his attraction to Colton. Colton on the other hand led a charming life up until that point. The only thing he didn’t get that he wanted was Sebastian so his world-view is pretty rosy and unspoiled.
Convinced he doesn’t have chance with older man Colton tries to move on with his life. It doesn’t work out as he planned but the road to true love isn’t smooth.
The plot from previous books advances in this one, but the focus is on romantic one. It’s very smooth and even read. I do think this version is more polished than the last but it has been some time since I read that one. It remains my favorite of the series, at least until the new one comes out.
I’m going to love reading about Dalton, but hope to see Roarke’s story too!