Darak: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #1 (Intergalactic Dating Agency)

Darak: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #1 (Intergalactic Dating Agency)

by Cara Bristol

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Revenge is best served sweet with a hot, horned alien

Free-spirited pastry chef Lexi Sutterman has discovered that true love is pie in the sky. The only thing more difficult than finding an Earth man willing to commit is pleasing her wealthy, hypercritical family who view her as a failure. So she's given up on both, focusing her energy on her new bakery. Now that her uber-successful little sister manages to nab a well-heeled fiancé, Lexi fights back by joining the Intergalactic Dating Agency. She plans to bring a huge, purple, tentacled alien as her plus-one to the wedding.

Darak of planet Dakon isn't purple or tentacled--he's just seven feet of horned alien hotness. To get a woman on his world, a guy has to literally win the lottery. Tired of waiting for the Fates to send him a female, he joins the dating service to meet a nice Earth girl to call his own. He recognizes Lexi as his true mate, but realizes convincing her they're meant to be together forever and not just a weekend will be no cake walk.

When a sweet-tart pastry chef and a horned alien hottie fall in love, everyone might get their just desserts...

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Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides is a new science fiction romance series and a spin-off from the Alien Mate series. In the Alien Mate books, Earth women travel to planet Dakon to become the mail order brides of aliens. In this new series, the Dakonians come to Earth through the Intergalactic Dating Agency to find their human mates.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161669020
Publisher: Cara Bristol
Publication date: 10/05/2018
Series: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 22,675
File size: 481 KB

About the Author

Cara Bristol writes character driven science fiction romance with humor, heart, and heat. She loves introducing new readers to science fiction romance and likes to say she writes sci-fi for readers who don’t like sci-fi. She’s been a number one best seller in multiple book categories and has hit the USA Today bestseller list twice! When she’s not writing (ha ha ha – she’s almost always writing) she enjoys traveling to exotic destinations and chillaxin’ with her favorite reality TV shows. Cara lives in Missouri with her own alpha hero, her husband.

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Darak: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #1 (Intergalactic Dating Agency) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Redrabbitt More than 1 year ago
YOUR JUST DESSERTS—HAVING YOUR CAKE AND EATING IT TOO Once again, Ms. Cara Bristol has spun an amazing sci-fi romance with humor. The new series is a spin-off from her Alien Mate series where human women were sent to Dakon to be paired up with Dakonian men. In this new series, the Intergalactic Dating Agency has evolved, allowing alien men and human women to use a computer match-making program to help match them up and the aliens will come to Earth. Pastry chef and owner of Your Just Desserts, Lexi Sutterman, just received the invitation to her sister, Toni’s, upcoming wedding and needs to RSVP. She dreads going, and needs a date, and uses the Intergalactic Dating Agency to find her match. The only problem is, she only wants a temporary date, and the agency is for permanent placement of couples. Darak travels three months from Dakon to Earth to be matched with a mate. The computer program matched him to Lexi Sutterman. From the moment he sees her in person, he knows the Fates have picked the perfect mate for him. Now getting her to believe it is the rest of the story. The plot will have Lexi needing a date for her sister’s wedding and using the Intergalactic Dating Agency to bring shock and awe to her mother. She knows filling out the form she must make it sound believable—but what about the alien she will be matched with? She doesn’t want permanent, and he is expecting it—his time on Earth is counting on it too. “I’m looking for true love, and I’m willing to search the galaxy to find it. The heart does not see differences; it sees only similarities.” The story will have Darak and Lexi meeting, and there is chemistry, but she feels guilty when she realizes how she is using him. When he protects her, as a true mate should do, he is confused by her rejection. Does she know the implications of canceling her contract with the agency, and what will become of Darak? Maybe they can go ahead to the wedding, shock her mother, but have fun being with her sister. What happens when the more time Darak and Lexi spend together, the closer they become? She is already the black-sheep of the family, and he doesn’t care how they feel about him, can they make each other happy? Maybe Lexi being a free-spirit will be an eye-opener for others, and maybe she will realize that her happiness isn’t contingent on making others happy, but what happens between her and her mate. “I joined the Intergalactic Dating Agency for all the wrong reasons, but I got the best results.” The story is entertaining with the cultural differences between Darak and Lexi. His ease of handling people, social graces, and doing what comes naturally gives her the push to step out of her straight-laced box determined by her mother and enjoy life and finding pleasure in simple things. During the visit she also learns with the exception of her mother, the rest of her family finds her bakery a success. Sometimes crazy plans result with happily ever after endings. The story is the first of three in the Intergalactic Dating Agency series and will segue into the next story of Toni and Aton. I guess what worked out great for one Sutterman daughter, may work out for the other one. There are some sex scenes in the story, but they are not overly explicit.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could this actually come to be
LolaReviews More than 1 year ago
Darak was a fun read. There are some fun scenes as Darak doesn't fully understand Earth customs yet. He knows Lexi is his mate from the moment they meet, which has a bit of a fated mates feel. Lexi isn't sure yet, but quickly falls for the alien. I liked the chapters surrounding their first date the best. After that I wasn't pulled as strongly in the story and I cared less about the scenes surrounding Lexi's sisters wedding, but there were some nice parts there too. The book was a bit on the short side and I would've liked a bit more build-up for the romance and seeing more of the characters. I did like the characters and the romance, just would've liked a bit more. If you're looking for a fun romantic read with a bit of sci-fi, you might enjoy this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the flow of the words as they ran together, creating a light hearted, entertaining story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would have liked to have seen it be double in length to flesh out characters better though .
Rainn2978 More than 1 year ago
This is book 1 in this new off shoot series from Alien Mate. You don't need to read those books first but I would recommend it just so you understand the motivation for these men to go to another world to find a mate. That and because they are really great reads! This one is about Darak and Lexi Sutterman. Lexi has signed up for the Intergalactic Dating Agency in order to find a date to her sister's wedding and to get her own back with the way her family treats her. When she is matched to Darak she just thinks it is for a few dates and that will be that. Darak has traveled from Dakon after being matched to Lexi, he believes her to be his mate. And after he meeting her, he truly thinks the fates have matched them and they are meant to be. But after learning about the reason for Lexi to sign up, he must show her that they are meant to be and how much he is truly coming to care for her. But will her family find a way to force them apart? Or will Lexi realize exactly how compatible they truly are. I truly loved this book! It's a great beginning to a new series set (basically) in the same world that I fell in love with this author for. Lexi is down to earth and just a generally likable person. She will do anything she can to help someone and truly doesn't like to see people hurt. Even with everything her mother does, she still doesn't want to push things and ruin anything for other people. Darak is the type of alien male you love. He doesn't just want a mate in order to have a female, he wants someone to love and spend his life with. Someone who he can put first and have that beautiful companionship that most people are genuinely looking for. I absolutely loved him! Especially towards the end when he is willing to step aside if needed in order to make Lexi happy no matter what. I loved them together!! And I love the teaser for Aton! I can't wait to see how that one ends up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Aliens of My Dreams are Back to Play! This is the first novella in a spin-off series from the Alien Mate Series. I was so happy to see more opportunities to “meet” more Dakonian Men. YUMMY! They are the “aliens” of my dreams. Darak was just as luscious. In this series, the Dakonians come to Earth to find their Brides. Lexi is a wonderful young lady who is the “Black Sheep” of her Uber successful family. She and Darak quickly discover that they are a wonderful match for each other, confirming match the Intergalactic Dating Agency has made. Trouble is on the horizon as they meet with Lexi’s family who frown upon the addition of an alien to the family. But, love prevails, and a heart-warming happy ending is found. I’m ready for Book 2!! I received and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
PatriciaHoffstaetter More than 1 year ago
This is a well-written, enjoyable & entertaining alien romance. It is about: a young woman (Lexi) who decides to shock her family by bringing an alien male (Darak) as her plus one to her sister’s (Toni) wedding, but she really did not realize what the repercussions would be in her life. What you will find in this book is: twists & turns, humor, a judgmental mother, vengeful plans, doubts, laughter, misunderstandings, law enforcement, attractions, sisters bonding, rehearsals, attempted blackmail, threats, an unexpected announcement, shock, disbelief, conflict, interventions, contentment, happiness, love and some steamy scenes. The story-line is interesting and keeps the reader’s attention. The characters are quite well developed and engaging with distinctive, individual personalities. I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it.