My Regelence Rake by J.L. Langley
Before you find your prince, you have to kiss your share of rakes.
Sci-Regency, Book 3
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.
Warning: Contains an obnoxious filly, a love-struck prince, a meddling king, a matchmaking duke, vicious rumors and hunky ex Special Forces soldiers.
Colton has had a crush on Sebastian since he was a young teen. Sebastian has ignored Colton following him around and his puppy dog crush. Sebastian is determined to never become attached again since his first marriage was a disaster. Colton has finally got it through his head than Sebastian and him will never be together and begins to ignore Sebastian. When saving a horse together they create an enemy that begins spreading rumors about the two of them. Sebastian decides to marry Colton to save his reputation. By now Sebastian has realized that he care so much more for Colton than he thought he did, but will Colton stay with him when Sebastian’s secrete is revealed.
I really didn’t enjoy this book near as much as the last book in the series. I expected a lot more drama to the story than there was. The troubles with the IN don’t advance really at all. It is just a small side piece in the story overall. It seems that the threads from previous stories are still left all there. The story itself is cute but just not all that interesting. I like Colton. He seems like an interesting character that more could have been done with when paired with Sebastian. I am disappointed by this.
The writing itself is good. The story makes sense and flows smoothly. I think the plot was a bit on the weak side. Looking back on the whole read there just wasn’t much to it. Yes, there is the romance, the two characters getting together and the mystery of Sebastian’s background. The trouble is that the one element that seemed to be a key to the story isn’t addressed until the very end and then it isn’t even given much time to resolve or for anything much to occur after. It really becomes a non-issue. The characters are interesting but not much building is done on them. I like that there are some new characters added but not much is revealed about them.
This book seems to fall into the category of “must read for the series”. I am sure that in the series overall plot line that this story contains details that are needed or shown. I think everyone that reads the series is much more interested in Trouble and Rexley’s story.
Posted on Friday, November 29th, 2013, in Book Review, Fantasy, M/M Romance, Novel: 150 pages and above, Three Roses, TJ and tagged J.L. Langley, M/M Romance, Novel, Samhain Publishing, Three Roses. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.