Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: My Fair Captain
Author: J.L. Langley
Series: Sci-Regency #1
Heroes: Nate & Aiden
Genre: M/M Sci-fi
Length: 244 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: When Intergalactic Navy Captain Nathaniel Hawkins goes undercover to investigate the theft of an IN weapons stash, the mission raises painful memories from his past. Using a title he fled nearly two decades earlier, Nate once again becomes the Earl of Deverell, heir to the Duke of Hawthorne, in order to navigate the ins and outs of a Regency world. But planet Regelence—where young lords are supposed to remain pure until marriage—has a few surprises for Nate, not least of which is his attraction to Prince Aiden.
A talented artist, Prince Aiden Townsend isn’t interested in politics and the machinations of society gentlemen, and he adamantly rejects the idea of marriage and a consort. Aiden wants the freedom to pursue his art and determine his own future. But the arrival of the dashing and mysterious Deverell awakens feelings of passion and longing the young prince can’t deny.
As Nate uncovers a conspiracy reaching far beyond the stolen weapons, his future is irrevocably altered by the temptations of a life he never thought he could have. Drawn into the web of intrigue, Aiden is in danger of losing his life… and his heart.
I loved this book as much this time as I did when I read it years ago! Thankfully, what I didn’t like about the previous edition was edited out in this one (specifically the fisting and Nate calling Aiden ‘boy’ all the time) and there was a few new scenes in this one so it made it well worth re-reading, in my opinion.
With that said, I am so excited to get back to this series! I loved it when I first read it and it’s one of my favorite series ever. Reading it again years later and still loving it made me so giddy to get into this series again and see where things go. For this story, I absolutely adored Nate and Aiden as characters and as a couple. I loved the chemistry between them and how enamored they were with each other. They are completely different but when they meet, their ideas of the future seem to aligned, albeit grudgingly. Aiden is a bit absentminded while Nate is a strong and determined man. Neither of them want to be married but they can’t seem to help the attraction between them. I couldn’t get enough of them and loved how innocent Aiden was and how much Nate wanted to corrupt Aiden. They were just so charming together!
My only problem with this one was there were times I wanted to explore the scene a bit more. I don’t really want to go into details about them because I don’t want to spoiler anyone but there were a few scenes (specifically with just Aiden) that I wanted to see more elaborated on and more expanded on, instead it felt really brief to the point that I was like, ummm what just happened. Add to that, the villain was a bit different (I think) so it made me wonder how they were able to do certain things without anyone noticing. Plus, there was just way too much sex for my tastes.
In the end, I adored this re-release more the second time around. I loved getting back to this world as it’s one of my favorites and I liked Nate and Aiden better this time around. I loved their chemistry and how noble and honorable Nate was. I can’t wait to see more of the series and how things have changed. I also can’t wait to get all of Aiden’s brothers books! Definitely give this a go if you’re looking for a sci-fi romance that’s a bit different than the usual sci-fi out there!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*