Thursday, May 17, 2018

Review: Alien Attraction by Cara Bristol

Title: Alien Attraction
Author: Cara Bristol
Genre/Age: Sci-Fi Romance/Adult
Series: Alien Mate (Book Two)
Publisher: Self-published
Format: ebook via Author
Rating: ✺✺✺
SynopsisHow insane is it to marry an alien as a publicity stunt?

I’m Sunny Weathers. You probably recognize me from my reality show, Sunny Weathers Excellent Adventures. I’ve had to perform a lot of crazy stunts in my career but this one takes the cake! The producers are sending me to another planet to become an alien’s mail order bride. I’m not allowed to tell anybody it’s a put-on, and as soon my contract is up, I’ll be leaving planet Dakon. Unfortunately, I hadn’t counted on my attraction to Mr. Tall, “Darq” and Handsome… 

I’m Darq. The moment I laid eyes on the female with pretty mud-colored hair and sunny smile, I knew she was mine. Competition for females is fierce, and I was determined to claim a mate from the latest shipment from Earth so I broke the rules. If anyone finds out, my own brother would banish me to the icy wilderness, and I’d lose my mate. I will do anything to keep her…

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

Tall, Darq, and carrying a naughty secret!

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When Sunny's job requires her to move to another planet and marry an alien, she has no choice but to comply. Worse, the entire scam will be recorded and projected all over her home planet as pure entertainment. And her new alien husband has no idea that she is a reality star, planning to leave the planet as soon as her contract is over. Yet, after getting to know her new mate, Sunny begins to wonder if maybe she is meant to stay with Darq, after all. That is, if he could ever forgive her after he learns of her betrayal.

I've been looking forward to the sequel to Alien Mate and this book did not disappoint. This time around, we have another woman who isn't necessarily participating in the alien bride program of her own free will. She isn't a prisoner, like the one before, but she is being coerced into finding an alien husband by the production company she works for. I felt terrible for her in the beginning, being forced to lie and trick everyone she met.

But the hero in this book has a dirty secret too. He didn't get his human mate fair and square. He cheated and even though he's delighted to have a mate, he's terrified that his secret will come out and they will be separated. Of course, the truth always comes to light and then the pair have to really fight for their right to be together. I was rooting for them the entire time.

The romance is slow burning here, with mostly just mouth-meshing (cute name for kissing, by the way) until the last third of the book. This gave us a chance to really get to know the couple and I was definitely glad to see the sparks fly between them. Darq was all male, yet also had an adorable innocence to him. I love how these heroes are so eager to please their women. And Sunny was a woman stuck in a hard place, but still held out hope that she might find love in the end. There was a nice dose of suspense thrown in there too. It was a well-balanced and enjoyable read.

In closing...
Sunny's sister seems to be getting a mate next and I'm curious to see who it will be! Five suns!

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