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-Letter C – Alien Mate #alienromance #scifiromance @AprilAtoZ #atozchallenge #newrelease @CaraBristol

C is for Cara

Alien Mate

Synopsis
Starr Conner was falsely convicted of murder and shipped off to a planet called Dakon to be something akin to a mail order bride. Earth decided to get rid of felonious females in exchange for Dakon’s minerals which are in high demand on earth.

Torg was delayed when the ship of women came in. By the time he gets there, there is only one woman left. It is obvious that she does not meet his expectations, but he decides having a woman is better than nothing.

Opinion
I was gifted this book. I decided to write an unbiased review.

Starr was my kind of girl because she seemed to be rational and tried to make the best of a bad situation. While the story predictably had her withholding pertinent information in the beginning, I understand why she did it. Torg was not the most reasonable male when it came to some things.

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Torg might have not been around a lot of women, but he was a quick learner when it came to relationships. I chuckled at some of his inner thoughts when he decided what NOT to say because he had a sense that it might cause her to be mad with him. He might be an alien, but he had the makings a good husband from the get go. It was endearing.

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I don’t know why, but I loved it when Torg called her StarrConner. I thought that was especially cute.

Starr and Torg had some ups and downs in their relationship from external forces trying to keep them apart. For the most part, they handled it well. Then there was a surprise conflict that I did not see coming. I was stressing because I did not know if the villain would be found out or if it was going to be an issue resolved in a future book. I’ll let you read for yourself to find out more.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY. Alien Mate will be released April 10, 2017. I have loved everything that Cara has done, so I can say this met expectations. I hope this is a series because it will be a BUY for me and I am very excited.

Book details
Series: I hope so
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Publication Date: April 10, 2017

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The Surrogate’s Secret #contemporaryromance

The Surrogate’s Secret

3heart

Synopsis

Miguel is a confirmed bachelor but decides to marry the surrogate of his brother’s children so that he can take them to Chile. His mom is extremely sick and he thinks that she needs grandbabies to give her the will to live.

Sheri was planning to give her twin babies to her best friend since she was the surrogate. When an unfortunate accident claims their lives, Sheri raises the children as her own. No one is going to take them away from her. Not even their wealthy, handsome uncle. She cannot let him find out her secret; otherwise he will have the leverage he needs to potentially win custody.

Opinion

This book is all about misunderstandings. There was one major misunderstanding from the beginning that affects the way that Miguel treats Sheri. She reacts to his treatment in a way that would logically be expected.

Sheri had no illusions of romance in the beginning. In fact, Miguel strong armed her into marriage but then tried to dress up the proposal by saying:

“Just so you know I find you very attractive.
I’ll be the best husband I know how to be if you’ll be upfront with me about your wants and needs.”

All he wanted was honesty. Sheri has a secret. She did not lie per se, but she was feeling guilty for withholding all the facts.

Considering how he was acting, I can understand why she was worried about coming clean. In a similar situation, I probably would have kept the secret too.

Should you buy? This is a cute romance. As the elements of the conflict are revealed, you see how both the hero and heroine draw to some erroneous conclusions.

Book Details
Print Length: 199 pages
Publisher: Sarna Publishing; 1 edition (November 16, 2013)
Publication Date: November 16, 2013
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

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A Slice of Honeybear Pie- #BWWM Paranormal BBW Bear Shifter #swirlromance


A Slice of Honeybear Pie (BWWM Paranormal BBW Bear Shifter Romance) (Bearfield Book 1)

3heart

Synopsis

Mina is running from her ex-boyfriend because she saw him kill a person. In her haste to get as far away as possible, she has a car accident.

Matt is an attorney in Bearfield where Mina has her car accident. He is also a werebear.

Opinion

I liked this book. The chemistry between Mina and Matt is palpable. I think it is funny how Mina underestimated Matt from the beginning. When she finds out he is a bear? She does not even flinch.

Mina had spunk and did what she could to take care of herself. She did not sit back and wait for Matt to save her, even though that was what he wanted her to do.

In true animal shifter fashion, Matt’s inner bear knew Mina was his mate from the first meeting. I do not mind this aspect of shifter stories because even if one party thinks the other person is their mate, they still have to convince the other person of that fact. This is especially true when it is a were-animal and human couple.

 

I was in love with this story until the final showdown with the villain – Mina’s ex. I am sure some might roll their eyes when I say this, but I thought the final showdown was a little unrealistic and corny.

 

I do not want to say too much about it because I will give the story away. Yes, I do realize that bear shifters are not real and the whole story is fantasy. The book was going great and then it got silly in my opinion. I deducted a heart for that.

Should you buy? Yes! Despite the corny faceoff with the villain, the story was very entertaining. I love Mina. There is a special place in my heart for were-bears. I like the strong silent type that likes to cuddle.

Book details
File Size: 5483 KB
Print Length: 126 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Guilty Treasures Press (May 6, 2015)
Publication Date: May 6, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

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