Review: Psy by Cara Bristol

Posted October 28, 2020 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 10 Comments

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Review: Psy by Cara Bristol
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Series: Alien Castaways #3
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on October 27, 2020
Pages: 175
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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The Delight

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.

Review

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 BristolPsy 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?

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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Anne - Books of My Heart

I always am interested in paranormal stories where the character has mind skills.

Sophia Rose
27 days ago

I thought it was pretty neat, too. I liked how he was so ethical about the use of his skills.

Melliane
27 days ago

Her books look all good!

Sophia Rose
27 days ago
Reply to  Melliane

Yes, some day you must try them. 🙂

Cara Bristol
27 days ago

Thanks so much for the nice review (and all the reviews you’ve done). Psy seems to be the reader favorite of all the Alien Castaways books.

Sophia Rose
26 days ago
Reply to  Cara Bristol

You gave him such a beautiful personality, Cara, that I know why he gets the most love. 🙂

Ah, so kind that you stopped by to read my reviews. Always a pleasure to pick up one of your books.

Carole Rae
26 days ago

I love when there is a good mystery on top of the romance. Makes it even better…if done right that is 😉

Sophia Rose
26 days ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

I feel the same way. Romance is always better with a good mystery. 🙂

Lola
24 days ago

I’ve enjoyed the books that i read by this author, I haven’t tried this series yet, but it sounds like a good one. What an unique combination to have a telepathic alien and a mute human and that he can speak with her through their minds. Great review!

Sophia Rose
24 days ago
Reply to  Lola

I love this castaway group. They are all different in appearance and what they can do, but all so sweet. The situations with each of their romance partners is exciting and different like the mystery around her muteness.