Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Anxious to escape the confines of Regelence society, if only for a little while, Prince Payton Townsend poses as an admiral’s aide to further investigate a dangerous conspiracy. Payton plans only to use his computer skills to help navigate the tangled web of mystery and deceit on planet Englor, then return home, but he finds himself drawn to the charismatic Colonel Simon Hollister.
Simon, however, is no mere soldier—he is heir to the throne of Englor, and his life is meticulously planned to include a bride and heir. Unlike Regelence, the Regency society on Englor disapproves of same-sex relationships, and Payton and Simon’s attraction plays out in a daring secret affair, one Simon never expected would grow into love.
Risking scandal and certain ruin if they are discovered, Payton and Simon uncover more about a common enemy and a deadly plot that imperils both their worlds. But in this game of interplanetary intrigue, love might be the ultimate casualty….
I really love this series. I had read them years ago when they first came out but jumped at the chance to re-read the new releases. I always worry about in doing re-reads that the book may not stand the test of time. That maybe my tastes have changed too much. I’m happy to report this book was just as good the second time around.
I love the world this author has created. It’s still one of the most unique I’ve read. This takes place on Englor rather than Regelence as book one did. The author does very good world building without overwhelming the reader with data dumps. I could picture it all clearly in my mind and it felt very much like historical London.
These two are my favorite couple in the series. They are a great mix and they compliment each other. Simon and Payton have some really tender and sweet scenes with each other. I was rooting for them the entire time. I especially loved how things ended with them.
I’m hoping these new releases and new covers mean that the author is going to write more in this series and we can see what happens to the other Townsend boys.
This cover was done by Tiferet Design and I love it. I think it is gorgeous and it perfectly fits the main character’s descriptions.
ebook, 2nd edition, 254 pages
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press (first published November 2008)
Original TitleThe Englor Affair
ISBN 1640806881 (ISBN13: 9781640806887)
Series Sci-Regency #2
Characters Simon Hollister, Payton Townsend settingEnglor, 4830