Afternoon Delight: Caid by Cara Bristol

Posted November 8, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 10 Comments

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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.

Afternoon Delight: Caid by Cara Bristol

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Series: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #3
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on November 8, 2018
Pages: 122
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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The Delight

The third and final book of the Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides series was one I thought would be hilarious after encountering this romance pair in the earlier book.  Fraternization rules were never flaunted so reluctantly but thoroughly.  Fun end to the series.


Caid is the last in a spin-off trilogy and is part of a larger group of loosely tied books in the Intergalactic Dating Agency.  It is better in order with the other Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides books, but could be read standalone in a pinch.

Jessie is one of the matchmakers working for the Intergalactic Dating Agency.  She lives for her job and experiences romance vicariously with each match she makes.  Told all her life that she’s not that pretty and that she’s boring, she believes it so her job is all she’s got.  And that’s why the arrogant Dakonian who has turned aside from all her matches to flirt with her and tell her false things about how he wants to be with her and she is pretty really gets her steamed.  Caid’s unmatched status is a blot on her otherwise perfect record and the regional boss has noticed.  An ultimatum ensues and Jessie gets desperate.  Too bad she’s fallen for the big jerk and can’t stand the idea that she will have her satisfying job, but at the cost of her heart.

Caid was a quick enjoyable read.  Its short and jumps right into the heart of the romance conflict.  Caid knows Jessie is his mate.  He’s delighted with her and even enjoys her irritation at his attempts to woo her with the things he’s learned from the dating guide he found in an antique store.  Jessie can’t see past her own ugly thoughts about herself or believe in Caid’s sincerity.  It was so sad.  People can be so cruel with their words and they do so much damage.  Caid never gives up on her no matter how many women she throws at him and he honorably won’t take advantage of her in a drunk moment.

That surprise twist in the end was great.  Right when I was thinking there wasn’t enough conflict in the story; there it was.

So, the series ends leaving me with some more chuckles and smiles for the latest sexy hot Dakonian to find his mate and a woman to learn she’s beautiful and attractive to the guy meant to be hers.  Those who enjoy light and spicy sci-fi romance should give this book/series a try.

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


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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,, 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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Carole rae
3 years ago

I want to be a matchmaker! LOL Sounds like a fun job. 😀

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  Carole rae

Especially with the cool matchmaking computer that makes it easier. 🙂

3 years ago

love matcmaker stories and this one sounds steamy and cute

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  Lily

Yes, you hit it right on the nose, Lily! 🙂

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

This series really sounds like a lot of fun. Glad this one was enjoyable for you!

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

Yes, it was light and fun and a great diversion for a gloomy afternoon. 🙂

3 years ago

What a riot 😉 I will have to read this for the chuckles!

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  vvb

They are fast and fun pick me ups, Velvet. 🙂

3 years ago

Sounds fun how this one follows a matchmaker at the dating agency. It sounds sad how Jessi thinks she’s ugly and only has her job,but Caid sounds like the perfect male to show her that she isn’t ugly. Caid sounds great and I like how you say he doens’t take advantage of her when she’s drunk. Glad to hear this was a fun read :).

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  Lola

He was very good to her and it was sad that she couldn’t believe him because of her low self-esteem. It really was a light and fun one, Lola.