Title: My Regelence Rake
Author: JL Langley
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Characters: Sebastian Hastings, Colton Townsend
Sub-Genre: Gay Alternate Worlds, Romance, Series
Before you find your prince, you have to kiss your share of rakes.
With his days occupied with duties as Captain of the Guard, and nights consumed with upholding his reputation as a rake, Lord Sebastian Hastings’s schedule is filled. There’s no extra time to be anyone’s bodyguard, but the royal family’s safety is a task he sees to personally.
Prince Colton Townsend has loved Sebastian for as long as he can remember, but he’s done pining for a man who has vowed never to remarry. So he consoles himself with the second love of his life—horses. Stable building and horse racing consume his every thought, at least until he’s stuck with Sebastian dogging his every step.
While looking over the prospects at an auction, Colton is trying to ignore his sexy, pesky bodyguard when he feels compelled to take on a bully to protect an abused horse. Sebastian is dragged into the fray, and their good deed sparks a string of nasty rumors.
There’s only one way to quell the political storm: marry. But instead of solving everything, Colton realizes his new husband is a bundle of secrets, none of which he’ll give up easily. Unless Colton makes one, last-ditch effort that could break his heart for good.
Contains an obnoxious filly, a love-struck prince, a meddling king, a matchmaking duke, vicious rumors and hunky ex Special Forces soldiers.
I’m a huge fan of JL Langley’s books. I’m one of those readers who anxiously await her next release and once I get it, immediately read it cover to cover with as little interruption as possible. I love the way Ms. Langley gets to the heart and soul of her characters. Between her descriptive writing and addictive storytelling ability, I’m always hooked by her novels and eagerly wait for the next book in the series to be released. In My Regelence Rake, Ms. Langley gave me many hours of sheer enjoyment as I was swept up into the lives of her characters. The romance between Colton and Sebastian was truly a beautiful thing to see unfold within the pages of her story. I loved every minute I spent reading this book and it’s one of my favorite books in the Sci-Regency series.
Prince Colton has been in love with Lord Sebastian Hastings since the moment he laid eyes on him. No matter what Colton does, Sebastian doesn’t take him seriously, much less return his love, and when Colton catches Sebastian in the arms of another man, he decides to give up on his hope of being together with the rake and pursue his own dream…working with champion horses.
As soon as Colton starts ignoring Sebastian, the Lord starts to really take notice of him. When Sebastian is assigned to be Colton’s bodyguard, things start to really heat up between them and soon both men are swept up into a whirlwind of romance and mystery. Someone is determined to destroy everything Colton has worked for, and suddenly Colton and Sebastian are caught up in a scandal and are practically forced to be married. Together they must find out who is behind the ongoing danger to Colton’s family and horses and learn to trust in each other.
I LOVED this book! I enjoyed every minute I spent reading it and thoroughly loved seeing almost all of the past characters in the other books in the series play an important role in this book. I thought the friendship and sizzling chemistry between Colton and Sebastian was really the driving force behind the story itself. I loved watching their relationship grow and develop between them and thought they were truly meant to be together. Both Colton and Sebastian go through a lot of self-growth throughout the novel and each becomes a better man and a true partner for each other.
Honestly, I can’t rave about this series enough and if you haven’t read this book or the other two books in the series, I highly recommend it. Each book is phenomenal within their own right, and all three of them have a permanent spot on my keeper shelf. My Regelence Rake could probably be read as a stand-alone book, but to fully understand the dynamics of this amazing family, I HIGHLY recommend reading the books in series order. Believe me, once you start reading them, you won’t regret it!
Here are the Sci-Regency books in series order:
My Fair Captain
The Englor Affair
My Regelence Rake
Reviewed By: Gabbi