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My Fair Captain

(Sci-Regency #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  4,847 ratings  ·  473 reviews
Talk about a compromising situation!
A storm of political intrigue, murderous mayhem and sexual hungers is brewing on planet Regelence.

Swarthy Intergalactic Navy Captain Nathaniel Hawkins ran from a past he had no intention of ever reliving. But when his Admiral asks him to use his peerage, as an earl and the heir to a dukedom, to investigate a missing weapons stash, he’s f
Paperback, 1st edition, 316 pages
Published April 29th 2008 by Samhain Publishing (first published June 2007)
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Julio Genao
Jul 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
So. Um.


I really need this to be an incisive black satire.

I'm not sure that it is.

Because if one reads this straightforwardly, one must needs feel compelled to set about immediately dismantling the hegemonic patriarchy of Western civilization.

Everything except the heated lube dispensers in the headboard; those may stay.
Shin Mon Thway
I was really loving this book until like 75%. This book really ticks every single list of my kink. 😁 Major age difference and huge size difference, plus a regency romance, and body piercing in intimate areas, and insolent, rebellious, pretty, virginal prince and a stern, domineering space captain bear! Seriously, what more can you ask for? 😂 A regency romance and sci-fi at that with male pregnancies? OMG! My wet dream come true! 😱 That being said, the ending let me down a bit. Now, let’s get ont ...more
Mar 22, 2011 rated it did not like it
The high ratings for this book puzzle me. What we have here is one boy raised as a 70s Regency romance heroine, young, innocent, and a blushing virgin bride, fawning over the big burly (hairy) older alpha male. They meet and marry within a week, professing their undying love to each other. This is a bodice ripper with cravats instead of bodices. Bodice rippers are boring in het romance and guess what, they are boring in gay romance too. What is even the point if you're just changing pronouns?

* A Reader Obsessed *
4 Hearts!

Well if that wasn’t a tasty morsel, I don’t know what is!

I’m not sure if I would’ve necessarily immediately picked this up to read but given the opportunity to listen to the audio of the newly released revised edition, this was quite the best way to get my feet wet because I ended up really really liking this futuristic sci-fi novel with quasi-historic undertones. Confused yet? Don't be. This world is in a galaxy far far away and branches of societies have deemed over many generations a
Wart Hill
Cross posted to My Blog

'Tangled' is on ABC Family so I'm watching that while I write this review. Because I need something happy to distract me when I start to get extra ranty. Because this review? It's gonna be really freaking ranty.

I wanted to give this book two stars for two reasons: Jeremy and Rexley. Rexley doesn't get to do anything until like...the second to last chapter, but his interaction with Jeremy is beautiful and I love them and I want a book about them because it's bound to be bet
mark monday
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
#3 in my Read One Romance per Month Challenge. cutting it kinda close this month.
The admiral laughed. "Did I forget to mention that Regelence is a very patriarchal society? So much so, in fact, that the aristocracy makes certain their offspring, especially their heirs, are male and genetically altered to have a preference for the same sex."
well that's definitely not disturbing at all. oh the lengths some authors will go to make sure no troublesome women appear in their gay fantasias. appa
Audio August 2019

The Narration: 2.5 Pants Off

It’s not the worst I’ve ever heard but I found the narrator a bad choice for this series, and also he has no range in distinguishing characters. I love this series so much and I’m disappointed it won’t live up to its full potential in audio. That said, I listened to it all because it helped pass the time while I was busy doing stuff.


For all that is sweet and h
Mar 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Gay Romance Readers
Recommended to Jack by: Matimate and Daisiemae
This book is one of the reasons why I am so glad I joined Goodreads! I was tired of reading mediocre gay romances, but thanks to the friends I have here online, I tried out this wonderful book. I want to thank everyone who recommended it to me!

What is there to say that hasn't been said about this book so far? Not much actually. So many of you have written wonderful reviews on it, so I would just be repeating everything you have stated before me. One thing that I loved about this book, was the c
Sep 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: glbt-gay, erotica, sci-fi
HELP! I'm really confused!

Ok, first a critic, then I talk about the book...

The main characters of this book are:
Duke Nathaniel Hawkins also called Hawk or Nate (yeah, 2 nicknames)
Jeremy also called Trouble
King Steven
King Consort Raleigh also called Cony
Rexley or Lord Responsible
Payton or Lord Plague
Tarren or Lord Terror
Colton or Lord Calamity
Muffin (the sweet little girl adopted by the King family, that her nickname, the name is never spoken)

Do you get the problem of this book? Names a
While I hadn’t read the first edition, I can assure you that J.L. Langley’s My Fair Captain is polished, provocative, and perfectly paced. With an exciting mystery, a unique and creative story, and a smokin’ hot romance, what more could you want? Well, whatever you’re looking for, My Fair Captain delivers.

This is the first J.L. Langley book I’ve read and I’m so impressed! She sets the stage perfectly, presenting both characters’ current state of contentment so thoroughly that their spark of attr
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
3.5 stars

Regency in outer space in the far future, you all!

The political intrigue and mystery were so convoluted, my brain malfunctioned, but the romance between Nate, a military captain, and Aiden, one of five royal princes, was scorching hot.

I'm not going to get into the troubling patriarchal aspects of aristocratic life on Aiden's plant (where are all the women?) or the lack of vivid detail about day-to-day life. This is a FANTASY after all, and it worked well as such.

There may have been to
Richard Derus
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: quiltbag
Rating: 3.75* of five

Not what I'd describe as a cohesive world-building job...and more fun than is strictly speaking allowed. Isn't all entertainment, written or spoken or performed, supposed to adhere to {rules selected by internet consumer of said medium}?

I mean, a Regency romance follows some quite strict rules and uses a deeply familiar, verifiable-by-research backdrop. This book, not so much. We're on a human-colonized planet in a galaxy-spanning civilization. The planets Regelence and Engl
Oct 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: M/M Romantic/Erotic fans...Fans of J.L.Langley
Recommended to Daisiemae by: Love the Author
When it comes to writing hot romantic, erotic romances J.L. Langley certainly knows what she is doing. She definately writes great chemistry between the Hero/Hero and her books usually get me hooked from page one. My Fair Captain was no exception.
Aiden Townsend is one of the few princes of Regelence. A planet where the customs and dress is much like the the Ton in England in the 1800's. In Regelence men are cherished and homosexuality between men are not only normal, but embraced.
Aiden does not
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
I gotta be honest, this started off pretty got dang good. I mean, what's not to like about a space opera?

Regency in space? SIGN ME UP!

Nate's a big un that's been sent on a secret mission to Relegence. What's not to like about a secret mission? Or a big un? The big un is protective too. So I was virtually puddle-like at one point.

He gets stationed with the royal family and quickly develops a shine towards the artistic prince, Aiden.

Both have the requisite reservations but those are blown throug
Jan 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
3 stars

This couple is cute together. I've some problems with the narrative and the story. I don't quite understand much about what's going on. Nate is a captain, he's assigned to investigate about the weapons that have been stolen. Then he meets Aiden, an artist, he's a naughty boy and always does something mischeivous without considering his rank. His Father and sire try to make him a good man but he's what he is. The chemistry between Nate and Aiden is intense at the beginning. When they're to
Richard Derus
Real Rating: 3.5* of five

Having thought about it, and having read the second edition, this read delighted and irked me approximately equally. More thoughts anon.


Welp. My long-ago first read of this book was in the early, early days of the MM romance genre, and came not long after I first encountered the idea of slash fiction via's Blue Sun Room. Shipping was, at least to me, what I didn't have to pay Amazon for; Slash was a guitarist.

How quaint!

Then I, in my Georgette He
DNF @ 65% due to me losing any and all interest.

Before I had to ultimately throw in the towel, this book left me stuffed with cheese...
drowning in OTT drama...
and scratching my head from all the WTF-ness.

This book takes place 2,000+ years into the future on a planet by the name of Regelence, which as can be seen from the title, chose the Regency period of Earth, of all the possible periods, to emulate. The reason that I found this so utterly annoying is because these people who were ultra-from-t
I was expecting My Fair Captain to be a pretty average example of your typical scifi-themed m/m romp - something light and silly to pass the time. (Read: ridiculous plot with lots of sex.) Under the right circumstances, with the right mood, this kind of book definitely can be enjoyable. Unfortunately, this novel didn't even live up my somewhat lackluster expectations.

I have enjoyed J.L. Langley's work in the past, and obviously many people have enjoyed this novel as well. So what was my problem
Written December 15, 2013

3 1/2 Stars - quite okay, but no big shot - sweet and entertaining in any case

In the beginning, perhaps at least one third into the story, I felt most confused and hesitant. But then it evolved into a rather pleasant and romantic story. It was both quite exciting and interesting and my interest was piqued for the characters and the surrounding story.

My Fair Captain is a maze of genres and styles. It is both Regency Historical, a Sci-fi (on another planet), a Fantacy and
This book is a delicious blend of my favorites - good old Regency time and Sci-Fi! I so enjoyed it! Yeah, it was full of humor, mystery, romance and hot studly men in britches! Yeah, love them men in britches!

Nate is a IN captain of the Lady Anna ship. He is loyal, hot and intimidating. He is that kind of guy you are scared to talk to but secretly have fantasies about at night. He is tasked to become a spy in the royal household and it's all fun and intriguing but Nate didn't expect to fall head
1.5 Stars

I always try to start with something positive, so here goes. I liked Rexley and Jeremy. They were promising and I hope they get their own book eventually. I also liked Muffin and wished there was more of her; however, I worried because she's female but ... more on that below.

Okay, so here's what pissed me off about this book:
1. Regelence was one fucked up, misogynistic planet:
"Did I forget to mention that Regelence is a very patriarchal society? So much so, in fact, that the aristocrac
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-romance, sci-fi
Loved the first two thirds/three quarters of this book. That’s where this should have ended. Instead we start up on another plot point and it feels like I’m reading the second book in the series. It was really weird. I didn’t get it.

I mean, I’ve been waiting to read this book for AGES since it went out of print after Samhain closed its doors. Here it is and I’m, I hate to say it, a bit underwhelmed. Maybe it’s all the hype or the high expectations I had going into it. I think my friend Shin got
Jan 21, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
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4.1 Stars

Yeah, I have no idea why I previously rated this 2 Stars; I'm gonna chalk it up to a bad day or an accidental click on the wrong rating.

Yes, it definitely read like a Regency Bodice Ripper (in SPAAAAAAAAAACE), but inverting the typical patriarchal rules to apply to the young men in this society was kind of refreshing. Still irritatingly prudish and given there's no definitive "proof" of virtue or fear of illegitimate children I'm not sure of the necessity. (Although, that role reversal
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have a great fondness for this book in so much as it was the one of the first books that made me want to take the plunge into m/m romance. At the time I was really into regency romances and this came to my notice but because it was gay romance I kept on dithering ... should I,shouldn't I because OMG what would people think - its GAY literature, not only that its EROTIC gay lit, I'm a straight female so shouldn't I stay in my comfort zone... yada yada etc etc. Then one day I said to myself " wh ...more
The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
Author J.L. Langley is to be commended for attempting to blend several disparate elements--the Regency period set in the distant reaches of space, historical science-fiction, spy versus spy, male/male romance and no-holds-barred erotica--into one rip-roaring novel of adventure and unlikely love. It's a brilliant concept. Both Englor and Regelence were deftly woven and richly imagined. The author skillfully blended the vagaries of Regelence culture into the narrative and into the character's dial ...more

Oh my Galaxy.I really liked this book! It was different, fun, and hell sexy.

The book was well written. I can really say now that Langley is a good writer. It was easy to understand and easy to follow. However, the prologue and first chapter were a lot to take in. After that though, you will be immersed in the world she has painted. It's like Star Trek and Star Wars, the gay version. Her writing though (like what I've read from the With or Without series) is Romance and Erot
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have noticed a trend in that the books I put off longest seem to be the ones I enjoy most. This was certainly no exception. I've had this so long but for some reason I kept putting it back in the pile, and now I'm kicking myself.

I loved this story.

The Romance was wonderful. Aiden and Nate won me over immediately. Watching them dance around each other while falling in love was delightful.

Trouble is brilliant and I really can't wait for him to grow a little more so I can read his story.

Kaje Harper
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, scifi

This book is a fun, light romp that is very similar in tone to standard regency romance, with an added hit of hot sex and a little very mild BDSM. The experienced man of the world meets up with the beautiful, virginal and spirited young man, and fun, romance and adventure ensue, ending in a HEA.

I thoroughly enjoyed this, and immediately bought the sequel. It's not a deep, heart-felt story that will stay with me, but it is warm, entertaining, with hot sex, and a nice fast read. I had a few issue
Really liked the world building, quite a different mix of Regency era m/m society and sci-fi tech. And it certainly had plenty of heat between Nate and Aiden but the interaction between all the characters was often funny and playful. The plot was pretty decent and definitely kept my attention (obviously, since I inhaled it). If the series continues like this, I’m going to very much enjoy it!
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