Review & Giveaway: Stranded With the Cyborg by Cara Bristol
Stranded with the Cyborg
(A Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance)
by Cara Bristol
Ten years ago Penelope Isabella Aaron had been a pain in Brock Mann’s you-know-what. Much has changed in a decade: “PIA” as he code-named her, has grown up and is about to attend her first Alliance of Planets summit conference, and Brock was transformed into a cyborg after a near-fatal attack. Now a secret agent with Cyber Operations, a covert paramilitary organization, Brock gets called in, not when the going gets tough, but when the going gets impossible. So when he’s unexpectedly assigned to escort Penelope to the summit meeting, he balks at babysitting a prissy ambassador. But after a terrorist bombing, a crash landing on a hostile planet, and a growing attraction to his protectee, Operation: PIA may become his most impossible assignment yet.
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“Ten years have passed. Penelope is different now,” Carter said.
Brock doubted that. “Does she know about me?”
“That you’re a cyborg? Of course not. She hasn’t been told anything about the program or even that you’re the one who’s been assigned to her.”
“Yeah, spring it on her. That will go over well.” He could envision the tantrum, and, after she calmed down, the scheme she would devise to circumvent the decision. The last time he’d seen her, she’d been emerging from his quarters half-dressed, a triumphant smile tilting her lips. Shortly thereafter, two fellow agents had come to arrest him.
President Aaron had exonerated him, the transcripts from the investigation had been sealed, and he’d been offered reassignment. Instead, he’d taken a position with an anti-terrorist investigative organization. His unit got attacked; his fellow operatives had died. Carter, who’d been working with Cy-Ops all along, had swooped in and saved his ass.
“I’m not saying I’ll do it, but, hypothetically, if I had a computer meltdown and agreed, what would be my cover story? I couldn’t tag along as her bodyguard because that would unsettle the Xenians.”
Carter poured another shot of Cerinian brandy and downed it. He met Brock’s gaze dead-on. “You’d accompany Ambassador Aaron as her husband.”
“Oh, hell no!”
About the Author
Multi-published, Cara Bristol is the author of more than 20 erotic romance titles. She writes science fiction romance, contemporary romance, paranormal, and spanking romance. No matter what the subgenre, 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 lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.
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I will admit that I just love a good cyborg book. I don't know what it's about them that draws me, but it does. So when Stranded With the Cyborg came up for review I couldn't wait to read it.
I would say for the first few lines of the book I had trouble getting into it, then bam I was hooked! I couldn't even tell you why I was having a issue that's how small and how few lines it took me to start to get into it.
I really liked both the hero and heroine. Because of their past you understand the guilt that Penelope felt from what she did to Brock when she was a kid. Of course he understood, if not forgave her.
I also enjoyed the slight mystery that runs through out it too.
I found Stranded with the Cyborg to be very well-written which is a plus for me. I've never read Cara Bristol but would now read something else from her after reading this. She created a world that I really enjoyed.
Stranded with a Cyborg has everything you want in a futuristic story. The only real problem I had with it is that it left you wanting more of this world. For the author that's a plus!
If you've read Stranded with a Cyborg, or anything else by Cara Bristol I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!
Thank you for hosting me and for the review! Book 2 of the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series--Mated with the Cyborg--will be published January 5, 2016. More Cyborg goodness to come!ReplyDelete
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The daughter of the Terran president, Penelope Aaron resented the restrictions imposed upon her, but that was no reason to take it out on the man assigned to protect her.ReplyDelete
She regrets how she got Agent Brock Mann booted from the security force.But now that she’s an interplanetary ambassador about to embark on her first diplomatic mission, she still doesn’t want him tagging along.
Especially since he seems to be stronger, faster, more muscled, and sexier than she remembers. And pretending to be her husband? This mission couldn’t get more impossible!
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