Review: Darak by Cara Bristol

Posted October 5, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 8 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: Darak by Cara Bristol
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Series: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #1
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on October 5, 2018
Pages: 150
Format: eARC
Source: Author

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The Delight

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.

Review

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.

Challenges

Romance Roundabout #298 SFR
New Release #148
Let’s Read Indie #101
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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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Laurie | Bark's Books
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Ooooh, scifi romances used to me favorite sub-genre! I’ll have to add this my wl because I haven’t read one in ages and I miss them.

Sophia Rose
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I’m pretty new to SFRomances. I do enjoy this author’s aliens and cyborgs. Hope you love it, Laurie. 🙂

Lorna
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Ooh they have horns? But everything else is like humans? I read one one by another author and the guy was purple and I really didn’t like picturing him like the genie from Alladin or something. This sounds really fun!

Sophia Rose
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Yes, they have horns and might be different skin tones (lol, I can’t remember), but I don’t think its like the genie color. 😉

I think you’d get a kick out of this one, Lorna.

Northwoman
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Melanie also reviewed this earlier in the week. The two of you are stacking up my TBR! You make it sound great. Great review. Anne – Books of My Heart

Sophia Rose
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Haha! Yes, we all are soooo helpful keeping those TBR piles warm. Definitely try it if you’re in the mood for light and fun SFR. Thanks, Anne!

Lola
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I bought a copy of this one yesterday. It sounds so fun to have the aliens go to Earth now. I am especially curious about seeing Darak adjust to a different culture. And that sounds fun that Lexi is a pastry chef. I only read Alien Mate tough and not the two sequels, but I think this series works as a standalone. Great review! I hope to read this one soon.

Sophia Rose
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Oh fun! You should do alright if you’ve read Alien Mate. This one explains the situation back on Darak’s planet. It was funny when he encountered human customs.