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THE ENGLOR AFFAIR
J.L. LANGLEY
ISBN#: 1605042366
October 2008
Samhain Publishing
www.samhainpublishing.com
E-book
$5.50
295 Pages
Gay-Lesbian Romance, Red Hots
Rating: 5 cups

Prince Payton Townsend is masquerading as the assistant to his IN admiral brother-in-law Nate to help him discover what the IN is up to, and what it has to do with Nate’s home planet of Englor. Brought along for his computer skills, Payton has no idea that he is about to meet his match in more ways than one.

Simon Hollister is a colonel and heir to the throne of Englor. Unlike Regelence, where male same sex relationships are the norm among the aristocracy, Simon must hide his preference for men.

When Payton gets his first look at a nearly naked Simon in the locker room of the military gym, he has a very hard time controlling his body’s reaction. Little does he know the attraction is mutual and Simon has him in his sights. When Simon corners him in the shower area later, Payton, a virgin, cannot decide whether to stammer, or cover himself up with his hands, but it is not long before Simon convinces him he has nothing to hide. However, there is a problem because Payton is hiding something. He is third in line to the throne of Regelence. In spite of this they strike up a relationship, and it becomes apparent to Payton in a very short time that Simon is looking for the same answers that he and Nate are. Hoping to get more information himself, he begins giving Simon bits and pieces of what he knows. However, he still leaves out who he really is. As they become closer, and the idea that soon they will lose each other becomes less and less palatable to both men, they continue to fall deeper and deeper under each other’s spell. With Simon expected to marry a woman and produce an heir eventually, and Nate shipping Payton back home to Regelence in a matter of days, will they find a way to be together forever, or will duty, responsibility and circumstances keep them apart?

I’m thrilled to say that The Englor Affair is every bit as fantastic as My Fair Captain, the first book in this groundbreaking series! I absolutely loved it! It lived up to all of my expectations in every respect. The world building is beyond extraordinary and makes this series a true delight to read. The secondary characters are given just as much personality as the primary characters, and as a reader I felt as though I really knew them because of this. I also really really enjoyed how suspenseful it was, because you just never knew what was going to happen from page to page even. As a fan of the romance genre, being able to read a book that combines three of my favorite sub-genres, regency, science fiction, and gay romance was really fun. All I can say is J.L. Langley has done it again, and I, for one, cannot wait for the next book to come out! You absolutely do not want to miss a single book by this author. She is one of the best in the business, and I highly recommend The Englor Affair.

Regina
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