A Sci-Regency Novel: sequel to My Regelence Rake Opposites don’t just attract... they sizzle. A lusty special forces soldier who lives by his own set of rules, Dalton Fairfax decided long ago to stop wishing for his father’s love, and he found his calling. Now that he’s back home and between assignments, he finds himself at loose ends. When the opportunity arises to play bodyguard and help out his country, Dalton jumps at the chance. Not only does it keep him busy, but it just so happens that his charge is the man he saw on leave last month and hasn’t been able to get out of his head. Heir to a dukedom and a conservative politician, Blaise Thompson strives to prove himself worthy of carrying on the family legacy as the next IN Councilman. However, his closest competitor keeps getting in the way and taking credit for Blaise’s ideas. Maintaining his stellar reputation isn’t easy to do while keeping his outrageous younger brother in line and foiling his rival’s personal attacks. He has no time for a guard and even less time for romance. When a priceless antique goes missing, Blaise and Dalton discover that Regelance has larger problems than just IN plots. Now the only way to stop a scandal that threatens both of them is to compromise, and they are forced to confront the risk of losing everything… even each other.
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Fans of J.L. Langley’s Sci-Regency novels are going to love Diplomatic Relations! The sons of the Regelence royal family continue to get “‘leg-shackled’” (their words), and the fourth installment of this addictive series picks up right where My Regelence Rake left off. If this saga is new to you, or for those of us who’ve waited so long for this book, an entire read of the series might be in order. At its heart Diplomatic Relations is still the rake-seduces-virgin tale I love, but J.L. Langley makes this one so much fun! She takes her time with Blaise and Dalton, establishing a firm connection, and builds up the tension between them. This story is more about their relationship than advancing the mystery which weaves throughout the series. Despite some painful reminiscences, there’s a wonderful lightness that surrounds this read. Blaise and Dalton are close in age, they’re silly and sassy, and they know how to play together. These boys repeatedly ditch their chaperones, and get away with so much mischief…. as well as finding ways to fit in a whole lot of lovin’. Blaise and Dalton seem like polar opposites when we first meet them, but they end up influencing each other in the best of ways. Dalton’s carefree nature forces Blaise to see the path he’s on isn’t right for him; while Blaise’s steady support helps Dalton refocus and prioritize home and family. These royals have some interesting skeletons in their closets, and seeing Dalton find some peace makes me so happy. It’s great to see all the characters from the previous novels together in Diplomatic Relations, and I’ve relished the time spent on Regelence since we’re told the next episode takes place off planet. An excerpt from the upcoming My Highland Laird is included at the end, and Bannon’s story promises to be something special. Thankfully there’s still a sixth (but hopefully not final) book to look forward to as well, and I can hardly wait for Rexley and Jeremy’s story.