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Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on October 27, 2020
Alien Castaways showcases a series of charming alien heroes and their quest to find their special someone. I love how they get the chance to be heroes and feel utter love and respect for their match. Some spice, some excitement, and lots of adorable alien-human encounter leaves me eager for each new story.
Psy is the third book in the Alien Castaways series of standalone, but inter-related romances. The first book, Chameleon introduces their situation and all the aliens so I think they are best read in order.
Psy is a Verital alien which gives him the gift to speak mind to mind, control minds, and alter thoughts. He is honorable through and through and will not use his abilities other than with consent or in the direst need. He and his friends are finally starting to feel safe enough to think of earth as home, but he is lonely and wonders if he’ll ever find his genmate. With these thoughts, he wanders into town to look around and spots a human woman working inside a shop window. She broadcasts her emotions so strongly that even without trying he picks up on the fact that she is frustrated and lonely, too. Can it be?
Cassie Stewart has been mute all her life and under the care of an overprotective mother who only recently consented to her taking the job at the antique shop. Her life has been a series of moves, isolation from others because she can’t speak out loud, and few opportunities. At twenty-three, she finally has a job and is considering getting emancipated from her mom so she can move out on her own. She is frustrated to not be able to have one casual conversation because she has to write down all her words. Then she meets an alien telepath who gives her the gift of mind to mind conversation and it is with Psy that she learns to feel love and acceptance for the first time, but what to do about her overbearing mother and her own dreams…
Like the previous stories, the author puts a little mystery into the sci-fi romancing. Cassie’s situation is not simply a disability and Psy perceives this. She has snippets of memory and her situation with her mom doesn’t add up. I enjoyed seeing Cassie go from downtrodden to confident because of Psy. He is so sweet about finding his mate, but letting her make the calls for what she wants even when she strikes out in anger because she gets the wrong end of the stick. I enjoyed the exciting twist at the end. Psy and Cassie were a great couple and of course, I’m greedy so I want the other three and even their buddy in Seattle to get their stories next.
In summary, Psy was a quick and fun spicy alien romance with an exciting suspense thread tucked in for good measure. I recommend these to lovers of lighter sci-fi romance.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Book
Psy by Cara Bristol
Cassie Steward has not spoken a word. Ever. A congenital birth defect robbed her of the ability to speak. Craving independence from her overprotective, well-meaning mother, she gets a job at the antique store in their small town. Yet, the fact remains she’ll always need to write notes to communicate.
Then she meets Psy, an alien with telepathic abilities. From the moment his mind touches hers, the universe seems within her grasp, and she envisions fulfilling all her dreams with Psy at her side.
Soon after encountering the beautiful, shy Cassie, Psy realizes she’s his genmate. It doesn’t matter she can’t talk—he loves her as she is. But as their telepathic connection deepens, he begins to suspect her inability to speak is more than a congenital happenstance. Something far more sinister appears to be keeping her a virtual prisoner.
He’s certain his psychic powers can unlock the secrets in Cassie’s mind. But will revealing the truth liberate her…or destroy their bond?
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