The Englor Affair

The Englor Affair

by J.L. Langley

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ISBN-13: 9781640806887
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Series: The Sci-Regency Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 204,766
File size: 2 MB

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The Englor Affair 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 88 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Englor Affair is yet another solid book by J.L. Langley. The book is very well written and extremely unique. I love science fiction books but wasn't too big of a fan of Regency novels, however, this book (as well as it's predecessor, My Fair Captain) did a great job of blending the two genres together so she didn't alienate her fan base. My only complaint about this book is that there wasn't a conclusion. The ending seemed abrupt and while I'm going to assume Langley left it that way in order to tie it into another book, it still left me feeling as if Simon and Payton's story wasn't over. Still worth reading.
jshillingford on LibraryThing 23 days ago
I absolutely loved My Fair Captain, so I was excited for this sequel. Langley has a created a unique world with all the trappings and mood of Regency England paired with the freedom of a futuristic science fiction world. In MFC, readers were introduced to planet Regelence, where the aristocracy is genetically bred to be gay males, and young Lords are treated and protected like young Ladies of the Old World (e.g., chaperons, arranged marriage, etc). The main advantage to these dukes, earls and the like being in the future, other than cool SciFi gizmos and spaceships, is the acceptance of homosexuality. In this sequel, readers are taken to planet Englor, also a regency society, but where homosexuality is not viewed so favorably. Admiral Hawkins has brought Prince Payton along in disguise as a fleet lieutenant in order to use his computer skills to expose the conspiracy discovered in MFC. However, Payton takes advantage of not being under watch by a chaperon to try his hand at spying. Instead, he falls in love with Englor's heir to the throne, Simon Hollister.While each novel features a different couple for the romance, there is an underlying storyline that began in MFC and continues here. The downside to this is that, apparently, the mystery will span multiple books. The mystery is further developed, but readers are left with a distinct cliffhanger. This is especially disappointing since there is no expected date for the next book. However, the romance is very satisfying - at least for those that like the alpha male/small bottom dynamic, and frequent explicit sex (which I do). I do hope that the next book does not continue the trend wherein the couple ends up being married because the prince was "compromised." It would be nice to see a planned wedding and all the accompanying drama of such that is also often found in traditional regency romances. Overall, an enjoyable sequel.
phaidra-jade on LibraryThing 23 days ago
Ah, what can I say about this new addition to the sci-regency series but thank god it has arrived. JL Langley is by far my favorite writer in the gay romance field. Her books are original and face paced and The Englor Affair is no exception. Poor Payton had no clue what he was getting into when he decided to help his brother-in-law on his mission but aren't we thankful that he accompanied Nate. The scenes between Simon and Payton just leaped off the page. The next book better hurry up and get here.
Trio 9 months ago
I’m loving J.L. Langley’s Sci-Regency universe and The Englor Affair is every bit as wonderful as the first book in the series. The endearing Townsend princes continue their quest to find love, making mischief and losing their virginity along the way. It’s not all scorching hot sex in these books, Langley also writes a wonderful story and an intriguing mystery. Everything builds upon events which begin with My Fair Captain so you’ll need to read these books in order. Under the guise of a computer expert, Prince Payton accompanies his brother-in-law, Admiral Nate Hawkins, to the planet Englor. Coming from an extremely sheltered upbringing and unchaperoned for the first time in his life, I love the way Payton approaches everything in this new world. He’s never seen such a buffet of manhood displayed out in the open and the scene when he’s checking out the naked men in the locker room is hysterical. His reactions are adorable and I’m completely smitten. One of the hotties who approach him is Simon, a Colonel in the marines, and the immediate attraction between them is compelling. The virgin and the confident bit-older guy is one of my all-time favorite tropes, and the encounter between these two men is incomparable. Simon is a total Alpha, all commanding and confident, while Payton is sweet and so responsive…. Easily one of the best, most detailed deflowering scenes I’ve ever read, J.L. Langley writes this genre to perfection. When Nate interrupts the two men in flagrante, he blows his top. Since Prince Payton has been “‘compromised’”, he insists the two men marry immediately. Of course Simon turns out to be the Crown Prince of Englor, so their union would ensure a treaty between their two planets. The way Payton processes his uncertainty over whether Simon truly wants him, or is just marrying him to get the treaty reminds me of those old fashioned historical romances, and I love it. Sweet and uncertain, Payton stoically assumes his position as Simon’s consort, and the missed cues between the two men make for some delightful (and steamy) moments. This is such a fun and interesting spin, blending science fiction and Regency period romance. The characters and the pairings just keep getting better, and the mystery that’s evolving is extremely well done. I’m impressed with J.L. Langley’s writing and I swear the only thing I’m not enjoying about this series, is waiting for the release of the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"The Englor Affair" continues J.L. Langley's excellent Sci-Regency series. In this sequel, the author takes us "off-world," providing a more military setting full of exciting political intrigue. The non genre novel (see my review of Sci-Regency #1) is a story of star-crossed lovers, bound by obligation and responsibility. A fan of Langley's rich and imaginative series, the book did not disappoint!
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Well written the englor affair was my fav also but love them all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I adore J.L.'s books (especially this series), Englor Affair is by far my favorite of three currently out. I can relate so much to Payton in this particular book and I do hope we see much more of Payton and Simon in future books, I was a little disappointed we didn't see much of them in book 3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series. I hope book 4th will be next year, not 4 years in making.
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shirley_frances More than 1 year ago
Argh! I tried, I really did, but I just couldn't get into it. I had a hard time getting into the first one, but in the end I enjoyed the characters and the world that was created so I decided to finish it despite my desire to stop. I think two factors played into my rating: 1. I could not connect AT ALL with Payton or Simon. I found them to be completely uninteresting characters. Well, I liked Simon a bit. I'll admit to that. And even Payton I liked at first. He was a kick-ass hacker and I liked that. But as soon as he married Simon, he was nothing more than a 'wife'. And don't even get me started in how they accepted their marriage! First it was impossible then there they were, getting married and voila, the people accepted them. 2. The time frame within the story. Really? They fell in love, solved the big conspiracy behind the kidnapping and changed the planet's view on homosexuality in that small amount of time. Nope. Too much, too fast. I enjoyed the world on planet Englor, I had no problem with that. I like how the author went about describing all the aspects of the world - from the physical setting to the political aspects of it. Actually I think that the fact that homosexuality was not easily accepted there added to my enjoyment of the story since it differed from the previous book and added a sense of tension to being discovered. But really, did they have to go at it publicly so much? It was like they wanted to get caught even knowing what the Queen had planned for anyone who engaged in such relationships. By the end I was disappointed in how it all turned out. There were still things unresolved which I'm guessing are addressed on later books. I am sad to say that I am not looking forward to reading more of the series. I truly like J.L. Langley's writing but this book left me flat.
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Wonderful book!!!!! Well written. Perfect pace. Love this series! New favorite!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read set in a beautiful world of Gentlemen and Ladies. It is quite diverting.
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