Afternoon Delight Review: Kord by Cara Bristol

Posted October 19, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 12 Comments

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I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
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Afternoon Delight Review: Kord by Cara Bristol

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Series: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #5
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on October 17, 2019
Pages: 150
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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The Delight

After meeting the sassy Barb owner of a Texas-style BBQ restaurant in Sixx’s story, I was tickled to discover that Barb was the heroine of this latest in the Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides stories.


Kord is the six book in a series of standalone stories about aliens coming to earth to hopefully find their fated mates through the help of the Intergalactic Dating Agency.

Kord and his brother Braxx have been on several agency related dates and can’t seem to figure out why the matches are far from being compatible like when he tries to take his latest date to a BBQ restaurant that other Dakonians swear by.  His date stomps off and he meets Barb the owner on a crazy night when her place is busy and she’s understaffed.  Kord knows right away that Barb is his and decides to take it slow when he realizes that human females don’t feel a fated mate pull.  He takes a job as busboy and courts his lady slowly.

Barb comes across as big and brassy in attitude and her hair to match her fake Texas twang, but she knows herself to be a fraud.  Growing up the child of two alcoholics, she is convinced that the deck is stacked against her for having a good relationship and family so she throws all her energy and her time into her restaurant and pretends her past doesn’t exist.  But, then kind, hardworking and sexy Kord comes along and he steadily wears down her shields and gets her to show her real self.  But then her fears get the best of her.

As I have come to anticipate, this was a fast and fun, heartwarming and sexy sci-fi romance.  Kord is sweet, honest, and uncomplicated while the author gave Barb a past that made me cheer hard that she could get peace and find her way to love.

Braxx’s story is next and his heroine, Holly, was a side character in this one, too.  It should prove to be a corker the way sparks flew between the pair already.

Those who need a quick read, but want some good development, fun, and spicy romance with a sci-fi element should give this spin off to the Alien Mate series.

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

Challenges Met

New Release #142
Romance-opoly #60 Alien Avenue


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,, email her at carabristol50 (at) yahoo (dot) com, or friend her on Facebook,

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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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Rachel @Waves of Fiction

Oh, I like the sound of this one. I’ve liked the Ice Planet Barbarians so far so maybe this would work for me too with aliens and a spicy romance. I’ll check this one out. 🙂

Sophia Rose

These are fun. If you do go to read them, make sure you start with the earlier Alien Mate series which introduces this spinoff. 🙂

Carole Rae

Kord sounds like the one for me 😉

Sophia Rose

That guy was such a sweetie and very patient with Barb as she worked out her troubles.

Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures

This sounds great. I just added book 1 to my TBR. I’ve been in a Sci-Fi Romance mood lately. Thank’s for the review.

Sophia Rose

Oh cool, Angela! If you can, start with the Alien Mate’s series first and then these b/c it explains a lot more about the Dakonian world. 🙂

Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures

Thank’s for the information on what series to start first. ^_^

Sophia Rose

You betcha! 🙂


I don’t remember reading about this series even though I probably have. It really actually sounds good and I have read this author before. I may just have to look into this series.

Sophia Rose

LOL, you definitely have. I’m a huge fan.

But, start with the Alien Mates series if you do, Lorna. Its the original and explains more about the worldbuilding. 🙂


Have you read Carly Fall’s alien series? They are on earth and have to find people from their planet that are pretty much serial killers. Each finds their mate too. I really liked them. The first one is called The Light Within Me. The first 6 are bundled on KU for free if you have it.

Sophia Rose

I haven’t read them, but I do have the first one. 🙂 I really should read it. Sounds good!