Stranded with the Cyborg by Cara Bristol #Review #AfternoonDelight

Stranded with the Cyborg by Cara Bristol #Review #AfternoonDelightStranded with the Cyborg by Cara Bristol

Series: #1 Cy Ops
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published on September 22, 2015
Format: eARC
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I was asked by the author to review this and normally while I might not like the subject matter, I like her writing. Stranded with the Cyborg left me feeling kind of bored and let down in the end. I just couldn’t get into the sexual tension, nor really like either of the characters.

Brock Mann was accused of sexually coming onto the one person he was supposed to protect: the daughter of the president of Terran. His job is to protect her, not be her teenage crush. So he treats her professional, but also calls her Pia, not for Penelope Isabella Aaron, but for Pain In the Ass. Well, the young Pia fell in love with him and when he spurs her affection, she gets him thrown off the job.

Brock goes on to another job where something goes wrong and to save his life, they have to turn him into a Cyborg. He can rebuild bone and skin and also hack into systems with just his brain. He isn’t assigned to hard assignments, he’s assigned to impossible assignments. Forced to come back from his first vacation, he isn’t happy he has been assigned to play Pia’s husband while on a diplomatic mission.

Penelope has grown up and can realize her actions while young were wrong. She never stopped loving Brock, but she has learned to live without thinking of him too much. Working hard to make a career on her own credit and not her mom’s, she refuses a bodyguard. Chagrined to find out a bodyguard has been assigned to her, she isn’t too pleasant to Brock.

Penelope and Brock enter a shuttle headed to the world where Penelope hopes to add them to her federation. Everything doesn’t go smoothly and they end up stranded on a plant that cannot really support inhabitation. Now the two must work out their issues to survive not only an assassin but also nature.

I really wanted to like these two, but they just felt like strangers for the most part. Brock keeps the secret he is cyborg now and while he is attracted to her, you don’t really get a feeling he likes her much. Penelope tries to be nicer and even start to feel the ris of the feeling she once had when she was young. It just felt forced and not very believable.

By the end, I was just happy to be done. Sad really since I generally love this author’s work. This one just didn’t do it for me.

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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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • Sounds like the romance doesn’t fully work. Not sure if I would like that plot with him getting punished because she fell in love with him. And why would be keep the fact that he’s a cyborg a secret. It’s sad when a book by an author who’s books you normally like doesn’t work for you.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Can’t love all of them, but yeah…it was kind of a blah story.

  • I’m not a fan of bratty or spoilt behavior in characters and I really need to get a clear apology and see changed behavior to buy it. Still I do love survivor-type stories and cyborg characters. 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      She was mostly bratty when she was a teen, which they just elude too without actually seeing what happened.
      You might actually like this one than I. There’s even up in a tree sex.