The Englor Affair (Sci-Regency Series, #2)
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The Englor Affair (Sci-Regency #2)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  2,071 ratings  ·  162 reviews
In hiding who he was, Payton found himselfand the man he would grow to love. After his brother is kidnapped, Prince Payton Townsend masquerades as an Admirals assistant in order to track the culprits through the tangled mysteries of the planet Englor. He finds way more than he bargained for in the form of Marine Colonel Simon Hollister.

Simon is no ordinary soldier. He's h...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Samhain Publishing (first published November 2008)
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Mar 24, 2009 Jack rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jack by: My wonderful friends here on Goodreads
Shelves: fantasy, favorites, series
I really like Langley's style of writing. It is so easy to picture the story in my mind as she is telling it. I truly enjoyed every minute of this novel. It had it all humor, suspense,and some very heated moments between the sheets! I loved this book, and I am planning on reading more books by this author ASAP!
Thanks for the recommendation ladies!
I was anexious to grasp and read this book after I finished My Fair Captain from the same author. Admiral Nathaniel Hawkins was in this book just supporting character and his role was from almost paternal supervision to scarring king of Englor to the core. Hawkins went back to Englor to investigate the espionage affair and took with him prince Payton Townsend, who was the second oldest son of royal pair and skilled hacker. Regelen with preference in males had obviously some gaydar and found the...more
This book was amazing!!! I won't even attempt to blurb the plot. I loved My Fair Captain and was so looking forward to today when this book came out. Needless to say, the book totally delivered. The sparks just flew off Simon and Payton from the moment they laid eyes on each other. Great characters, great sex, great emotion and a great plot. This book is an absolute must read for anyone who likes a m/m romance.
This book was mega-tons better than book #1 for me!

I liked My Fair Captain but I wanted a little more...something. I couldn't name it but, I found it.

Ding, ding, ding!

Man I zipped through this! (Oh how I've missed blasting through a novel late into the night, it's been awhile)

I was hooked from the first page especially once I knew a ginger alpha MC was involved: I can help but picture Seth Fornea as Simon (view spoiler)

Plus my favorite time period to read about? Regency. And th...more
n hiding who he was, Payton found himself…and the man he would grow to love.
After his brother is kidnapped, Prince Payton Townsend masquerades as an Admiral’s assistant in order to track the culprits through the tangled mysteries of the planet Englor. He finds way more than he bargained for in the form of Marine Colonel Simon Hollister.
Simon is no ordinary soldier. He’s heir to Englor and his life is mapped out for him: throne, bride, and eventually an heir. He never expected a dalliance with Pa...more
Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways
The Book Report: This is a sci-Regency. That means a Regency romance set in outer space, don't bother asking how it works or this whole review will be wasted on you. It's also a smutty gay-sex romp written by a very nice straight lady.

If you're still here, we'll get to the plot: The Queen of Englor, an Earth colony that's chosen Regency England as its societal model, is a nasty, homophobic gambling addict whose son and heir happens to be a big ol' 'mo with a taste for chicken (men younger than t...more
If you are looking for a book with some sort of substance, then this is not it. This is not better than any $4 romance book you fish out of a large bin at a grocery store. It does not deserve the average four-star rating it carries.

1. The author had a good premise lined up. The two male leads were raised in a similar fashion but have enough differences in their upbringing to make for some great forbidden love story. To top it off there's a big government conspiracy that these two guys have to ov...more
This second story of the sci-regency serie is really amazing!!
I liked the first one a lot and i did not think it could be better, but it really was.
A serie i highly recommend: a must read absolutly.
Can't wait to read the third one: arrgh...still in progress...
Thanks J.L. Langley for these beautiful stories.
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I'm writing this review after my fourth reread of this book and in preparation for the next book in the series coming out soon. To say I love it would be an understatement. It's probably one of my favorite books out there.

I love how it ties in the same aspects and partial conflicts from the previous book, My Fair Captain. The world that is created in this series is exceptional and brings together science fiction and regency times but while one planet is based like Old England with the same prej...more
This second book from the Sci-Regency Serie is amazing!

To be honest the first book was really good, but I lost a lot of my concentration trying to understand the characters. Too many, and I was always preoccupied that a new one would appear from nowhere

Click here for my review of My Fair Captain

I can understand that the first was the begin of a serie, so the writer put a bunch of possible main characters to next books, but I guarantee that was a little too many... after pages of names, nicknames...more
MK (Food actvist)
Mar 18, 2009 MK (Food actvist) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of male male romance>regency period romance>sci-fi
Recommended to MK (Food actvist) by: Heather
Simon is described as having red hair and the sculpted body of a god.He is the future King of Englor but is satisfied serving in the military. Payton has eyes the color of yellow Englorian sapphires and is a prince on the planet of Regelence. Despite Payton's customs he won't deny his attraction to Simon. Not while staying on Englor anyway.

The conspiracy that is laced throughout the Sci-Regency series carries into Payton and Simon's story and is blended smoothly. I love the seamless way the con...more
Brenda (b)
A great continuation to the story line. The society of Englor was so similar to Regelence but so different in attitude. I just wanted to wrap Payton up and tell him everything would turn out right. The ending felt a bit sudden, but it leaves the door open for more from this universe.
Jun 06, 2012 Kernos rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Only obsessive m/m romance fans
Shelves: gay-fiction
I keep looking for gay SF, but keep ending up with m/m Harlequins.

This book had a bit of character dev and a bit of political intrigue separated by one boring, detailed sex scene after another. Nothing about it was SF except for house computer butlers with programmable personalities. Or, the 2 guys were from different planets which could just as well have been from different states—all without a bit of originality. I might was well have spent my time watching a Bel Ami video.

There are some goo...more
I LOVED this book so much more than the first. Simon & Payton are a good match. Payton is a trip (He's my favorie Townsend far). The mystery continued, there were laughs even more characters to get to know and fall in lurve with, plus my Nate & the in-laws made appearances. I need Dunston in my life, lol! Can't wait for book three.
♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme
Are there only two books to this? Why only two? I enjoyed Englor Affair a LOT. The play on Regency romances is delightful. I liked this book even better than the first. Payton is a hoot. He's a hacker and I have to love a hacker; I'm such a geek. Simon - love him. The two of them together are so hot. The only thing hotter is if they had some BDSM mixed in. I would have probably grabbed for a toy immediately or jumped my DH. Because seriously, the sexual tension between the two guys are amazing....more
Kaje Harper
I enjoyed this book as much as the first and maybe more. The plot was plausible and the characters were great. The relationship between Payton and Simon did go physical fast, given who Payton was, and his responsibilities as someone high in the succession. But expecting young men to be celibate to age 25 does seem like you'd end up with sex just waiting to happen so I was able to buy it. I liked both MCs a lot and they were very hot together. In the style of a Regency, some plot elements seemed...more
I really enjoyed the first book in this series - fast-paced action with a romance. However, this book focused a lot more on the romantic scenes and less about the action aspect of the novel. A new relationship has been added to the series but the intrigue aspect of the novel was extremely weak, which was a big disappointment for me.

Also, the writer switches from one character's first person to another character's first person perspective from paragraph to paragraph. I found this very disconcerti...more
I love this series.

I love the world its set in, the mix of Regency and Sci fi works extremely well for me.

I love the cast. The main leads are interesting and have me eager to see them get to their HEA but the side characters also entertain and leave me wanting to read more of them.

The plot is intriguing even if I do get a little lost in the politics lol. But it is solid and leaves just enough mystery to go into the next book without leaving me feeling the book I read was incomplete.

So why not...more
Vivian Archer
Another good read with the second in the series, but I did prefer the upside-down world of Regelence just a wee bit more than Englor, which was very much like Regency England and didn't have the same oomph.

Sexy, hot, slightly dirty and often aggressive loving. Go boys!
Alvin John

Because overall, this is as great (if not better) as the rest of the series.
I liked this one. Especially in the beginning were Payton & Simon had their first encounter. But towards the end part, I didn't liked it that much. (That's why I gave it 3 stars before) Hence my rating of only 3 stars.

As usual, I really liked J.L. Langley's writing again. This one is also easy to read and easy to follow. And if you already read My Fair Captain, you w...more
Before I start my review I need to make it clear that this book is part of a series and would be difficult to read as a stand-a-lone. You have to read the previous book in the series, My Fair Captain or, trust me, you won't have a clue as to what is going on!

I's been difficult trying to work out a way of describing this book in a few lines in a way that a) makes sense and b) doesn't give away any major plot spoilers. It's been tough, but here goes...

The book begins with our Hero, Payton Townsend...more
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
I picked this book for my Bingo read this week/Alt Universe.

Just like My Fair Captain this book needed a Who's Who index! I wanted to give up every time a new person was introduced or a different way to address 'said person' came out & all the different title...argh! BUT since this was for bingo I needed to tough it out and like My Fair Captain....I really go into it and really enjoyed it!

I really liked that we got to see Payton go out and do his own thing (while he was helping Nate) with o...more
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
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Jo * Smut-Dickted *
I liked this one slightly less than the first but it was still a rousing good read. There was enough time to develop the characters - although I think Simon got the shorter shrift here. I do love the world - unique concept and so fun to read - and the sexual tension between Pay and Si was exceptionally well done. I loved all parts of their love life :)

There are times when it feels as if the way the boys are trained on Regelence is more suited only to a "wife" type role - yet I continue to wonder...more
Having been disappointed in Langley's previous sci-fi "regency", I was a little hesitant about giving her another chance. In spite of the fact that I loved the idea of blending these two disparate genres, I just didn't want to read yet another male/male romance in which one of the males was overly (and even stereotypically) feminized.

Thankfully, The Englor Affair was a lot better than I'd hoped, but still not as good as it could have been.

I actually liked Payton and Simon and found them to be...more
This is in fact a delayed review that I never got round to writing when I first read it, but as the 3rd one of the series is finally coming out in a few days I am just rereading both 1 and 2 to refresh my memories.

I really love these stories, as I stated in my review of ' My fair captain ' they have a bit of a special place in my heart for being part of my introduction to m/m romance. Don't even try to take them seriously because they are obviously not ' classics ' but they are exactly what anyb...more
Jun 25, 2013 julio marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to julio by: Emanuela
Emanuela says Trouble's Uppance at long last Comes, in this one.
Because there was a break between reading My Fair Captain & this one, at the start of the book I had to play catch up a little bit. Payton, Adrien's brother & a prince in the story, is working undercover as an officer with his brother in law Nate, to try to investigate who was really behind the kidnapping & espionage that occurred in the prior book. Nate felt that Payton's skills as a computer hacker would be of value & they both travel to the planet Englor to find out what's goi...more
This book takes over where My Fair Captain left off. Nate is now an admiral and he has taken Payton, Aiden's older brother and Nate's brother-in-law, with him on a mission to determine if the plot discovered in My Fair Captain was hatched by the people of Englor. Payton has hacking and computer skills that are critical to breaking the code on some messages they discovered. Also in the previous book, Benson, Aiden's valet, was found to be an Englor spy and sending messages back to Colonel Hollist...more
Becky Black
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“I swore I'd never become some lord's brainless arm ornament and political host, but I've become far worse. I'm a glorified housekeeper and sperm donor.
-from the journal of Payton Marcus Townsend.”
“Not only did I manage to accidentally meet the man I’m investigating, I managed to accidentally have sex with him.” 25 likes
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