Review: Braxx by Cara Bristol

Posted November 8, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 20 Comments

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Review: Braxx by Cara Bristol
Braxx

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Series: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #6
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on November 7, 2019
Pages: 187
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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The Delight

The fireworks were visible from across the room.  Braxx found his fated mate, but the little spitfire wants nothing to do with him… until he played by a new set of rules.  I met both Braxx and Holly in the last book and knew we were in for some sparks before this pair found their way to love.  Just as good as the house’s best entree.

Review

Braxx is the sixth in the Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides series of standalones that do have a connection to previous stories in the series and the previous Alien Mates series.

Braxx’s brother, Kord, had to work hard to get his mate to accept him and he would do the same.  He has no intentions of giving up on Holly, but after a year of trying to court her and her banning him from the barbecue restaurant where she works, he has to face the fact that he can’t make her like him.  But, then his brother, sister in law, and a cute, squalling little baby niece give him the chance he needs.

Holly has been resisting Braxx for so long- he reminded her of her smarmy, unloyal ex, from the first big smile and show of confidence.  But, her victory in getting him to leave her be feels hollow when he stops coming to the restaurant and now seems content to be just friends right when she discovers that he’s vulnerable, sweet, and generous the way he helps at an elementary school, joins a big brother mentoring program with a foster kid, and works when he doesn’t have to.  Barb tried to get her to give him a chance and now it’s too late, right?

This was another heartwarming story wrapped in a sexy sci-fi romance.  Braxx came to earth wanting simply to find his own mate and maybe have a chance at a family since his chances of that were not good back on his home planet  He’s unpretentious, honest, and prefers simple pleasures.  What was Holly thinking, you ask?  Well, she had a bad experience with her ex and carries a secret sorrow that she thinks would keep any male from wanting her so she resists any show of interest so she can’t be hurt again.  It was a case of her seeing so clearly what was good for Barb and Kord, but unable to see her own great opportunity with Braxx even with Barb’s coaxing.  It was fun to see the antics Braxx went to in winning her over and the adorable way he took up with a foster child and learned to give him care and love rather than just wallow because Holly was giving him a run for his money.

Dare I hope that intriguing Alor might get his story or even that sweethearted Kaylie who appeared briefly.

I love these and do not hesitate to recommend them for those looking for sexy, light sci-fi romance with heart.

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

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New Release #156

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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Angie Elle
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I’m glad to see you enjoyed this installment, Sophia. I love when it’s too little too late for the heroine, and then she has to work for it.

Great review!

Sophia Rose
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Yes, it was fun to see her grumpy when she thought he’d moved on and was going back to the dating agency for another date. 🙂

Debbie Haupt
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Debbie Haupt

What a great looking series, I’m all in for some alien lovemaking he he he 😉

Sophia Rose
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Oh yes, noms on this handsome good-hearted alien. 🙂

Rachel @Waves of Fiction
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This sounds like a sweet alien romance! I’m happy that Braxx didn’t give up on Holly! 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Me, too, though she drove me nuts at first so I was happy to see her squirm a bit when he tried a different way to get her attention. 🙂

Anne - Books of My Heart
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Melanie likes these too. I hope to get to them sometime. I have been a very moody reader this year. Fantastic review!

Sophia Rose
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Oh, yep, I totally get the moody reading part. 🙂

Jenea's Book Obsession
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Oh wow, this sounds so good and a series that I would really like too! Great review!

Sophia Rose
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I think you’d have a good time with it, Jenea. Just light, sexy and fun. 🙂

Carole Rae
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This does sound like fun!

Sophia Rose
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Good times were had by all, Carole. 🙂

Carole Rae
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I am intrigued….mmmm….I need something light

Sophia Rose
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Definitely fits the bill. 🙂

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
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I may read one of these alien books yet. LOL

Sophia Rose
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Oh the fun times in store for you, Kimberly. LOL

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
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This sounds like a fun and neat sci-fi romance series. Braxx sounds like a total sweetheart! I like when family gets involved in helping the male lead win over his love interest! Wonderful Review Sophia 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Oh, it really was, Lindy. They’re light and quick and give you a nice warm fuzzy.

Melanie Simmons
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I can’t wait to start this one. Just need to find the time.

Sophia Rose
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Oh man, some days I need a time turner to get in all the books I want. 🙂