Series: Alien Mate #2
Published by Self-Published on May 15, 2018
Genres: Science Fiction
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How insane is it to marry an alien as a publicity stunt?
I’m Sunny Weathers. You probably recognize me from my reality show, Sunny Weathers Excellent Adventures. I’ve had to perform a lot of crazy stunts in my career but this one takes the cake! The producers are sending me to another planet to become an alien’s mail order bride. I’m not allowed to tell anybody it’s a put-on, and as soon my contract is up, I’ll be leaving planet Dakon. Unfortunately, I hadn’t counted on my attraction to Mr. Tall, “Darq” and Handsome…
I’m Darq. The moment I laid eyes on the female with pretty mud-colored hair and sunny smile, I knew she was mine. Competition for females is fierce, and I was determined to claim a mate from the latest shipment from Earth so I broke the rules. If anyone finds out, my own brother would banish me to the icy wilderness, and I’d lose my mate. I will do anything to keep her…
This is the second book in Cara Bristol’s Alien Mate series. This series takes place on a remote planet of Dakon. Dakon was hit by an asteroid that changed everything. Now the planet is a frozen wasteland. There is also a severe lack of women on the planet. They believe there was a virus on the asteroid that affected women more than men. What Dakon does have a lot of, illuvian minerals which are used for power on Terra (which is basically Earth). So Darkon and Terra created an exchange program. In the first book, they sent women who were criminals to Dakon, unbeknownst to the Dakonians.
So the Dakonian males, which are large, have horns which are mostly hidden by their hair. They selected a few men who could then pick the amongst the women. The women were given the right to refuse, but once you say yes, it is kinda a done deal. The men are so excited to have a mate, they do tend to do whatever they can to keep the woman happy. There hasn’t been anything mentioned so far about a divorce, but people are just starting to get together. I don’t know if there is a way for women to leave the men if they are happy (or vice versa for that matter). In the first book, Alien Mate, they do resolve the whole, sending women who didn’t volunteer. Now there are women lining up to go to this new-to-them planet.
So, in Alien Attraction, we have Sunny. She is a reality TV star. She’s done pretty much whatever the producers can find to throw her into. She’s trudged through swamps and worked on a pig farm. Now they want her to go to Dakon and pair up with a guy for a year. She really isn’t given much of a choice. They hold her contract over head. Not to mention they offered a large bonus, which she really needs to help her nephew who needs a new heart (he will get a mechanical heart, which pretty much makes him a cyborg, which he is really excited about).
Darq is the brother of the hero of the first book. He is really excited about finally getting to meet his mate. Imagine his surprise when he isn’t one of the people chosen to get a bride in this second batch of women. He is devastated, but things start to look up when he finds someone else’s “chit” which is the numbered disc which tells him where he is in the line to pick a female. He should turn it in, but he wants a mate so badly, he picks in place of the guy who lost his.
So you can imagine the issues since both of these two have secrets. Both do wrong things, but it is a sweet story of how they come together. It is also interesting to see how these two react to different issues because of their cultures.
I really like this world Cara Bristol has created. It is pretty primitive, but is slowly getting more technology as more people from Terra arrive. It is also interesting to see how the cultures are merging. My favorite thing about this series are the characters. You really do fall in love with the characters. I keep rooting for them, no matter how flawed they might be. You really want to see them find happiness.
This is a science fiction romance, but has that kind of paranormal romance feel. The biggest thing that makes it science fiction is that it takes place on a different planet and there are aliens. There isn’t a huge amount of techiness like you see in most sci-fi stories. This planet it very primitive, because they lost almost everything when the asteroid hit. Even computers and snow machines are new to Dakon. Now on Terra, things are a little more sci-fi, like Devon, the nephew’s mechanical heart, and these bug sized flying cameras that Sunny’s producers use to film her.
You can read this book without having read the first book in the series. However, I’m a person who prefers to start with the first book in a series (it is just a thing for me). I feel like I get more about the world and even the people. I will also say, I loved Alien Mate, so it is worth a read, so you might as well start there anyway. 🙂 I’m excited for the next book, which I believe comes out soon. I can’t wait to see where this series goes from here.