Review: Alien Intention by Cara Bristol

Posted August 1, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 26 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Alien Intention by Cara Bristol
Alien Intention

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Series: Alien Mate #3
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on August 1, 2018
Pages: 212
Format: eARC
Source: Author

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Stormy always falls for the bad boys on earth, but falling for a handsome, brooding alien will be different, right?  I have such a good time with this series.  Light and amusing, sexy and exciting sci-fi romance at its best.

Review

Alien Intention is the third book in the Alien Mates series.  It is directly tied to the book that came before it and probably wouldn’t work well out of order.

Alien Intention involves the sister to Sunny, the heroine of book two, and the villain from that book.  Oh yes, you read that one right.  Stormy falls for the bad guy.  But, Romando had his reasons and now he’s ready to prove that he’s changed when he gets a second opportunity to choose a mate.  Only, a couple people don’t want Stormy to find a handsome alien and be happy or for Romando to get a second chance.  And, Romando, himself, isn’t sure he wants the sister of his enemy no matter how attracted he is to her.

I enjoyed Stormy as the plucky heroine who has had a few bad breaks, but doesn’t let it get her down.  She’s sweet, but she has inner strength.  She loves her sister, but they don’t see eye to eye and Stormy’s track record with men go against her.

Romando was great.  I felt so sorry for him.  He just couldn’t seem to catch a break and no one deserves the situation he was originally stuck in at the beginning of the story when he got saddled with a harpy mate.  He let his anger make him do something stupid in the last book.  He really isn’t a bad guy, but now he’s got a reputation and others are willing to use it to their advantage.

The romance was love at first sight, but there were complications so it felt just right the way it all developed.  And, whew boy did this pair make up for lost time when they finally did come together.
Seeing them have to fight to be together and seeing how their personalities compliment each other was great.

Devon, Stormy’s little boy was a cutie and I loved the scenes when Romando treated him like he was really his father and he wanted Devon as his son as much as he wanted Stormy as his mate.

The conflict in this plot was great.  Just when I think things would work out, boom, there was a twist.  And, then more trouble.  The hero and heroine really have to work and fight for what they wanted and a few nasty persons that needed a Kel to run them over.

I’m not sure if there are more from this series, but I saw that there is a spin-off series of Alien Mail-Order Brides that has me excited to keep reading in the Alien Mates world.  I can’t recommend this series enough for those who are in the mood for light and quick sci-fi romance reads with a touch of humor and sultry alien loving in a nicely developed plot.

My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Romance Roundabout #242 SFR
New Release #117
Let’s Read Indie #75

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About Cara Bristol

Cara Bristol continues to evolve, adding new subgenres of erotic romance to her repertoire. She has written spanking romance, contemporary romance, paranormal, and science fiction romance. No matter what the genre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently calls Missouri home. She has a husband and two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling the world.
Cara loves to hear from readers. You may post a comment on her Web site/blog, http://carabristol.com, email her at carabristol50 (at) yahoo (dot) com, or friend her on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/cara.bristol.3.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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This does sound like a fun series. I do enjoy it when the villian from a previous book becomes the Hero in a later installment. Glad you enjoyed this one, Sophia Rose!

Sophia Rose
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I’m always curious how the author will swing that situation, too. I adored Romando and was cheering him on.

Crystal @ Lost in Storyland
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This sounds like a fun series. I love how the stories are interconnected and the author gives the chance for a former villain to be redeemed.

Sophia Rose
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Yes! It’s a light connection, Crystal, so the previous story doesn’t invade too much. Then again, its the kind of connection that is more fun when the previous stories are already read and the situation makes better sense. Yes, a converted villain is a fun choice.

Debbie Haupt
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Debbie Haupt

Wow sounds good Sophia Rose

Sophia Rose
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Always a good time with these, Debbie. 🙂

Bookworm Brandee
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Bookworm Brandee

Sophia, I’m so happy I read your review because this is not a book (or series) I would have picked up because…well, I’d have been judging a book by its title. 😉 But I like the sound of this one. I love second chance romances, plucky heroines, and heroes who are redeemable…or who just get the chance to prove they aren’t as bad as they seem. That Stormy has a son who seems to have been incorporated into the story well is gravy. 😉 So, in case you can’t tell, I’m going to check out this series. 😀

Sophia Rose
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Splendid, Brandee! Each one of these had been somewhat hot, but also very sweet and fun. Hope you like them. 🙂

Melliane
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Alien is a tricky topic for me

Sophia Rose
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That’s right, I remember. I know you found a few you liked. That’s a good start. 🙂

Kimberly Caffeinated Reviewer
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I like when a story had twists that keep you guessing. Sounds like a fun one!

Sophia Rose
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For sure! Twist away, authors! 🙂

Cara Bristol
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Cara Bristol

Thanks so much for reviewing. I’m glad you liked Alien Intention. The spinoff series, Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides, will be a lot fun, too!

Sophia Rose
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My pleasure! And, you know I’ll be all over those, Cara. 😉

Northwomn
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Northwomn

This sounds good. I’ll have to keep it on my radar / TBR. I like sci-fi romance and aliens. Anne – Books of My Heart

Sophia Rose
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You really must, Anne. It’s great for the light and fun style needs. 🙂

Carole Rae
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A good conflict makes the book addictive!

Sophia Rose
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You said it, Carole. It was light, but the conflict really grounded it.

Mary Kirkland
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I’ve read a couple of her books and I’ve really liked them. This sounds like another one that I would like.

Sophia Rose
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I love her writing style, too, Mary. I think you’d get a kick out of this one and the whole series.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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Oooo it’s always so interesting when the bad guy gets a romance. I really do need to try these out. They sound good 🙂

Sophia Rose
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I agree! I am always curious to see how things will be turned around to make me love them. In this case, I actually felt sorry for Romando in the last one and was glad he got a new chance. I think you’d get a kick out of these for something light.

Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!
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I just picked up a few alien romances. I will have to get this one too. It sounds hot. Great review Sophia!

Sophia Rose
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Oh cool! What ones did you get, Mary?

If you go for this series, make sure you start with book one. 🙂

Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!
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Joran: Star-Crossed Alien Mail Order Brides by Susan Hayes &
Alien Warrior (Zerconian Warriors Book 1) by Sadie Carter.

I will start with the first. I like to read them in order. =)

Sophia Rose
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Oh great, Mary! I’m always looking for good ones to try, too. I’ll be checking these out.