Monday, January 9, 2017

Sci Fi Romance Review---Claimed By The Cyborg by Cara Bristol

Five curly stars for Claimed By The Cyborg by Cara Bristol

My stars are looking more like starfish. 

I was going to try to flatten them out by wetting them and then putting a weight on them, like a heavy pan or book, until they dry. 

But then I decided they work perfectly for this book because it's toe-curlingly sexy! 

March and Jules met five years ago when Jules was an interstellar exchange student at a university on Earth and March was a teaching assistant. Their relationship was like a movie montage of romance and hot sex. Young and attractive with their whole lives ahead of them. 

Well, until that night when Jules packed up and left without saying good-bye. 

Time went on, March bonked a few more women but none of them replaced Jules. And along the way there was an accident and he was transformed from a sexy academic into a cyborg. 

This brings us to the current story. March has an assignment to deliver a spacecraft to Xenia, Jules' home planet. He'll only have a few hours on the planet, but has decided to spend them attempting to locate the elusive Jules. 

Imagine his surprise when he realizes that Jules is actually Princess Julietta, eldest daughter of the emperor, and that the spacecraft he's delivering is meant to be a gift for her and her soon-to-be-mate. 

At this point, you're probably assuming that the man who is to become Julietta's mate is a big jerk. I know that's what I expected. But he wasn't. Even March liked him. 

Argh. Now what? There's the hero that I know she's supposed to end up with, but the guy she's expected to marry is charming and attractive. Plus, Xenia is a country where monogamy is considered sort of a sentimental weakness. Hmm. Could this turn into some sort of interstellar threesome? 

Nope. March, a possessive and dominant warrior, has no interest in sharing. But how can he and Julietta be together when tradition, the seer and potential political upheaval are against them? And then there's the plot to frame March for murder. 

You'll have to buy your own copy to find out. Trust me, you won't be disappointed. 

I highly recommend this book. It is well written and professionally edited. I know when I pick up a Cara Bristol book I won't be jabbing a knitting needle in my eye over typos, grammar errors or cliches. 

In addition, the descriptions are lush without being over the top and the pacing and plot keep the pages flipping. 

This book includes hot sex, a two hundred year old woman with funky tufts of hair, unusual animals, state sanctioned fighting for women, and several people who are not exactly as they appear. 

Go get your copy!