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Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on October 5, 2018
What could be more fun than a mash-up between the mail-order bride and alien romance! I was thrilled to learn that we weren’t saying good-bye to Dakon’s handsome and sexy horned aliens. Rather, we were welcoming the guys to earth for a bit of loving earth-style.
Darak is the first of the Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides trilogy and also is part of the multi-author Intergalactic Dating Agency world.
Lexi Sutterman is a pastry chef and successful businesswoman, but that isn’t enough for her snobby, demanding wealthy mother. She’s the disappointing child with a sister making partner at a young age and a brother who is a surgeon. Now, the perfect, beautiful sister is getting married and Lexi decides she wants to shock them all. She enters the Intergalactic Dating Agency. Lexi is in for an overwhelming surprise when hot and adorable, sincere and determined Darak ends up as her match. For Darak, it takes only that first date to know what the vulnerable Lexi needs time to find out. But, will she wait too long and lose her change at love?
This was a fast moving, light and a blend of the heartwarming and sensual sci-fi romance. The dating service element brought them together paired with a fake date and fated mate thrown in to make for a good time. Both Lexi and Darak were engaging characters from the first moment. I was cheering for them both to find their way.
Darak’s struggles were getting there, adjustment to a new culture, and being patient with Lexi. Lexi’s issues were more complicated involving a demanding, ambitious parent and Lexi’s own perceptions because her mother always tries to make her feel inadequate because she goes her own way. She has to fight for everything including love. Later, the rest of the family is introduced and I enjoyed the wedding surprises and the exciting moments.
All in all, it was an enjoyable and light book that had me smiling and and swooning. I look forward to our next mail order Dakonian romance and can recommend these for those who enjoy light sci-fi alien romance with a strong pinch of spice.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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