My Fair Captain

My Fair Captain

by J.L. Langley

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BN ID: 2940161525562
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Series: The Sci-Regency Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 188,850
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

J.L. Langley said her first words at six months of age. By the time she was a year old, she was talking in complete sentences and, as most of her family and friends will tell you, she hasn’t shut up since. After becoming an accomplished motormouth, J.L. set out to master other avenues of self-expression, including art, and dance.

She attended the University of Texas, where she majored in art and worked as a dance instructor on the side. Her love of artistic expression in dance landed her a career in which she taught and performed for over twenty-five years. After marriage to her junior high school sweetheart and the birth of their children, J.L. decided to try her hand at writing. To date, she has several successful novels and a handful of novellas to her credit.

She lives in Texas, where she was born and raised, with her real-life hero, their rowdy two boys, two even rowdier German Shepherds, and ten goldfish, one of which is named Jaws. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book appreciating the communication skills of other writers.

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My Fair Captain 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 95 reviews.
KAYOUNG More than 1 year ago
I never read books more than once, but J.L. Langley is awesome. I could not put it down. I had to find out what happened to Nate and Adrian. A touching love story, with super hotsex scences.And men in uniforams. I'm hooked.
Skylabx on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the book that introduced me to the wonder of J.L. Langley! 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 1800'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. If you're looking for a male/male romance novel, that doesn't have every single page with raunchy sex, then this is for you. 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? A must read for any m/m fan!
silversurfer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
All of J.L.Langley's books are guilty pleasures, but this one is one of her best. It has it all, a society based on 18th century England, yet set in the future--3000 yrs in the future--where the "Norm" is Male/Male marriages....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...the pages are on on fire....it's a fun read, and hope she writes a sequel...her characters are very warm, human and likable. Ms langley is a straight lady, but I don't know how she does it, but she gets the gay sex scenes so right...an enjoyable read.
jshillingford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have eagerly purchased all of Langley¿s published work, and enjoyed every one. Her M/M romance leans heavily toward erotica, but she always creates well-drawn, likeable characters that make the stories special beyond the hot sex. However, in ¿My Fair Captain¿ she has created a rich science fiction novel full of mystery and adventure with a beautiful romance at the heart of it. 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. This made for a wonderful opening to the novel as the king¿s sons outsmart the house computer system in order to sneak out without their chaperones! 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. The romance is very slowly built compared to Langley¿s previous works. 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. Langley has added BDSM to the couple¿s relationship, but it¿s not extreme by any means. 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. Aiden and Nate¿s romance gets closure, but a greater adventure is still to come. Highly recommended, and I can hardly wait for the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the first edition of these stories but these polished, fleshed out version are excellent! I can't wait to read the other books in this series.
Trio More than 1 year ago
While I hadn’t read the first edition, I can assure you that J.L. Langley’s My Fair Captain is polished, provocative, and perfectly paced. With an exciting mystery, a unique and creative story, and a smokin’ hot romance, what more could you want? Well, whatever you’re looking for, My Fair Captain delivers. This is the first J.L. Langley book I’ve read and I’m so impressed! She sets the stage perfectly, presenting both characters’ current state of contentment so thoroughly that their spark of attraction made me a bit giddy. I was also happy to discover that Langley writes a mighty enticing sex scene. Not wanting to miss anything I went back and read a few of them again… in the interest of writing a comprehensive review, of course. Estranged from his family on his home planet Englor, Intergalactic Navy captain Nathaniel Hawkins has made his ship his home and its crew his family. While he has a few lingering regrets over the way he left, he’s basically a happy man. Likewise, Prince Aiden Townsend is thoroughly wrapped up in his art and participating in his brothers’ mischievous deeds. Stories of the young princes’ playful misbehavior, sneaking out of the castle and creatively ditching their dance cards, are sweet and funny. It’s a good way to demonstrate Prince Aiden’s youth and naiveté, not to mention his innocent and beguiling nature. When the prince literally falls into Nate’s arms, their powerful connection takes them both by surprise. Nate knows he can’t pursue Aiden. Debauching the virginal young prince is out of the question. Aiden also recognizes that any liaison with the handsome Captain will leave him ruined. But he’s intrigued by the feelings his attraction brings to light. As the men continue to cross paths the sexual tension increases to spectacular proportions. Langley builds it up beautifully, and I don’t want to spoil anything for you, but this is one I’ll remember *wink*. Still, My Fair Captain isn’t all sex and romance. There’s also an intriguing mystery. In fact, it’s the reason Captain Hawkins is bound for the planet of Regelence to begin with. While I wouldn’t technically call it a cliff-hanger, since we get our happy ever after with Nate and Aiden, the mystery isn’t resolved at the end of the book. I have my fingers crossed that we will be treated to what promises to be a darn good mystery. There are so many clever and creative ways both the Sci-Fi and Regency romance aspects are woven into this story. As a fan of both genres, I’ve just discovered my new favorite series. Although publication dates aren’t available yet, on her website J.L. Langley states that reissues for the two previously published Sci-Regency books are on the way. She also promises several new novels in this addictive series. So while I’m late to the party with My Fair Captain, my timing turns out to be excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"My Fair Captain" was my first gay romance novel. A fan of many genres, I did an unsuspecting (albeit whimsical) Google search for 'gay military science fiction' and was introduced the world of MM Romance. As is with most readers, the novel that introduces you to the genre is special. I'm glad this was mine. "My Fair Captain" is a non-genre novel that could be described as gay fiction meets Horatio Hornblower in space meets Jane Austen. The author sets her story in a "Regency" world whose culture intentionally retains a simpler way of life in the past, yet are still connected to other worlds through technology. The result are images of 18th century loading docks, where huge space freighters float over masted sailing ships, and where military officers run through spaceship corridors with swords and scabbards. The reader finds themselves in an intoxicating "gay-utopia," where the noble-ruling class are genetically engineered to be homosexual. Whereas, other worlds in a planetary alliance are sadly similar to our own. This is where Langley finds the story's tension: a romance between a dashing captain and a come-of-age member of the Regency's nobility. As I was new to the genre, I was expecting more gay fiction than gay erotica. (After many reads, I like both approaches to MM Romance.) As I began reading the first sex scene, my heart began beating faster, and I had to laugh at myself, thinking "This is what it must be like for a chick reading "Love's Savage Secret!" ;) The point is that this book is certainly a hot read. After many MM novels, Langley's sex scenes are some of the most memorable. NOTE: Don't let not liking one of the genres prevent you from reading this book. Langley's world is so expansively creative that you only need to be a fan of one of the genres, or even none, to enjoy this exceptional read, so richly written are her characters.
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I absolutely love J.L.s style! Its difficult for me to find good M/M romance that is more than just sex based (you get just the right amount alongside the action side of the story). Remember though, this is a series not a single title, the story is far from over!
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Lynz_in_Love More than 1 year ago
Never having read an m/m before I absolutely loved this book. If you enjoy sci-fi, historical m/m romance then this would be the book for you. I've re-read it atleast 3 times since reading it the first time. And the second book is even better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book and just enjoy yourself. Read them all and just sit back and smile and laugh.
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I wish the story would have gone on a little longer, seems to have ended to soon.
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Great but not spectacular. But that could be because it took me a while to figure out what was going on.
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