Review: Hunted by the Cyborg by Cara Bristol

Posted July 10, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 14 Comments

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Review: Hunted by the Cyborg by Cara Bristol
Hunted by the Cyborg

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Series: Cy Ops #6
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on January 9, 2018
Pages: 330
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Cyborgs on secret missions, political intrigue with a tyrannical nation planet, and romance come together in this exciting sci-fi series that I have been jazzed about since I picked the first one up.  Part Bruce Wayne and part Captain America, I’ve been waiting for Carter Aymes’ story since he was introduced in book one as the leader of the cyborg operations and wondered who would be the lucky female to win his heart.

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Hunted by the Cyborg is book six in the Cy-Ops series.  There is a series arc that flows through the series, but it is also flexible and not too difficult to jump in out of order (so says the gal who started with book two and didn’t get to book one until after book five).

Carter has seen many of his cyborg operatives and closest friends find their special someone and feels wistful to have the lonely feeling go away.  But, as the head of a vast business empire, a secret operations and security firm, and a goal to keep the galaxy safe from the Lamis Odg terrorists, there isn’t a lot of time for romance let alone finding someone he could trust with his secrets and not push when he had to be away on secret missions.  Then a chance encounter followed by a flagged security screening on a potential new employee has him getting very unprofessional thoughts about a certain female who may or may not be who she says she is.

Beth O’Shea is getting her chance at life away from the stifling world of the O’Shea space station with this job planetside for Aym-Sec a prestigious security firm.  But, then she gets flag and brought in for questioning as a potential security threat.  She can’t tell them the truth even though her secret is not dangerous at all.  Not like the danger she’s in whenever the boss man, Carter Aymes both terrifies and intrigues her from their first encounter.

I’ve come to appreciate the futuristic world, the unique alien races, the exciting, adventure-filled plots as the cyborgs battle the terrorists, and the spicy romances these cyborgs find, usually during perilous situations.  Carter’s story is a little different because it seems (I don’t know for sure) to be the culminating story in the series story arc.  Because of that, I don’t want to give away too much because there are some great surprise reveals and twists in this one.

He and the cyborgs know that Lamani the head of the Lamis-Odg, who has been directing affairs and has been in hiding for over ten years, must be found and his new secret weapon traced and eliminated even while the races of the galaxy send reps to the big summit to discuss what to do about the terrorists and will they vote for peace or all-out war.

Carter and Beth start up a tenuous romance against this back-drop.  Carter has to keep the Cyborg Operations side of the business and that he is one a secret for security reasons and he has to figure out what to do with his fear when Beth wants a bigger part of the action as she settles into her job.  Beth is really living for the first time and the learning curve is a big one including the fact that she’s in a relationship with the wealthy and powerful man who also happens to be her boss.  She stumbles into danger, but it only makes her want to get training so she can be less of a liability and feel more worthy of Carter.

I loved this pair together and the ups and downs of their swift-moving, spicy romance.  Beth might be new to many things, but she had no trouble being assertive about what she wanted and needed when Carter struggled not to keep her out of things because he needed her safe.  She was smart and  was realistic about what she pushed for and what she knew she had to simply accept when it came to her work and to Carter’s responsibilities.  Like I said, a great pair and she was perfect for Carter.

I had my suspicions about Lamani and I was right and I had an inkling about another big surprise, but wow, I didn’t see that big exciting stunner.  There wasn’t much fighting like in past books, but there was plenty of intense excitement when the big scenes came.  This felt like the end of the series, but there was room for more if the author wants to add another story or two.  I’m always up for more of this series so I’d not say no.

All in all, it was fab from cover to cover.  I was jazzed that Carter’s book and his heroine more than met my expectations.  This cyborg series is perfect for sci-fi romance lovers who like black ops action in space, intriguing twists, and some sexy romances.

Challenges Met

COYER #20 set 20 yrs or more into the future

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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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Mary Kirkland
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I love her books. Her stories are always so much fun. Glad to hear this is a good one.

Sophia Rose
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Me, too, Mary! I think this cyborg series has been my favorite… or the aliens… Can’t decide. LOL

Melliane
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I keep hearing about this series and I should try it one day mainly as I have book 1

Sophia Rose
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LOL! Yes, you’ll have to give it a try, Melliane. No risk since its already on the shelf. 🙂

Carole rae
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Not usually my genre…but I am super curious….cyborgs scare me though…

Sophia Rose
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These are like superhero cyborgs where they are all human on the outside and just have nanos and computers in their brains. 🙂

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
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I don’t think that I have read anything about cyborgs yet. This series does sound like a lot of fun!

Sophia Rose
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It’s a neat political intrigue/space adventure one.

Di @ Book Reviews by Di
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I do always love seeing Indie books around and people really enjoying them. I also love that this is a series that doesn’t necessarily have to be read in order!

Sophia Rose
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Yes! There are some really good indie series out there and its fun to discover them, Di! 🙂

Lola
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I still plan to get to this series eventually. I think I even have book 1 already. That sounds nice how this one has some great twists and reveals. The characters sound like they make for a great couple!

Sophia Rose
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I’ve enjoyed how there is adventure, but some good intrigue in each of these books. The first one is the so-so one of the bunch in my opinion, but still pretty good. 🙂

Melanie Simmons
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I haven’t tried this series by Bristol, but sounds like something I would enjoy. I’m loving her stories. Great review.

Sophia Rose
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Oh yes, these are some more good ones, Melanie. I think book one is free or maybe free through her newsletter maybe…