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Captured by the Cyborg

(Men of Mettle #3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  206 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Sometimes the biggest risk is to one’s heart….

A science fiction romance by USA Today Bestselling Author Cara Bristol

An ex-Cyber Operations field agent, Dale Homme has kissed danger and betrayal more times than he cares to count. Now he runs a clandestine factory beneath the surface of the moon Deceptio, where confidentiality and security matter more than anything. When a b
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Published March 15th 2016 by Cara Bristol
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Marta Cox
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews
Yes it's the turn of Dale Homme to have his story told and what a corker it is! I was so intrigued by him in the previous book Mated with the Cyborg and to see him in his element running his factory really made my day. Dale might be a cyborg but even he at times needs to rely on others and when a crucial project keeps going awry it's time to recruit experienced programmers to run even more diagnostics . A handful of applicants are brought to Deceptico but straight away the small young woman who ...more
After reading the action-packed previous book in the series and encountering the hero in a supporting role, I was thrilled that the next book would be Dale's. But then I started reading and realized that yet again, the author wowed me not only with a likeable hero, but a heroine that intrigued me from the moment she entered her first scene. I devoured this book in one sitting and now can only wait eagerly for more.

The story opens with Dale Homme, a cyborg and owner of a deeply hidden space versi
Boundless Book Reviews
I was provided an ARC of Captured by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance Book 3) in exchange for an honest review. Have I mentioned that Sci-fi romance is one of my FAVORITE genres? Well, it is and Captured encompasses everything I love about this genre!

Illumina is on the run from a very bad man, and an even more horrible situation. She is recovering from her escape from that man, while running for her life. Then, the opportunity comes to work at the top secret factory below the surface of a moon
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This series of cyborg books just keeps getting better! If you liked the first two books, Stranded with the Cyborg and Mated with the Cyborg, you will love this one!

Life on Deceptio was not quite as exciting as Cy-Ops, but Dale Homme enjoyed the challenges he faced running a chop shop hidden beneath the surface of the moon. Dale's had a new spaceship project in the works for a while, and there's a computer glitch that none of the current employees can identify. Time is running out to finish work
Book Snob Sue
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is Dale and Illumina. We read about Dale in the first book of this series, he owns his own private shop, to build and repair ships. Illumina is on the run from a crazed ex-husband/mate that keeps trying to kill her. You know, once your husband tries to kill you then everything is null and void after that, just no. She is a Faria, which has wings and he cuts them So, even though Dale can tell she’s lying during her interview, he still hires her. Which is perfect because she ...more
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Captured by the Cyborg
Authors: Cara Bristol
Score: 4.50 / 5 - Reviewer Top Pick

Illumina Smith is on the run. Danger has followed her every step. She's not able to dodge it for long. If she's caught the consequences could prove to be fatal. Could Dale Homme, an ex-Cyber Operations field agent, be what she needs?

Dale Homme, cyborg, knows that Illumina Smith has lied on her interview at the Moonbeam Chop Shop. He has a feeling that she has secrets. Something about her just doesn't add up. He
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Entertaining read. Read it in one sitting. Cara Bristol knows how to feed information to the reader at just the right pace to keep curiosity piqued. Illumina's background mystery was solved only after Dale Homme, the male main character, had enough time to get in deep, emotionally. Their chemistry worked wonderfully. Bristol's world-building is outstanding, and her creativity shines when it comes to inventing alien races. The heat level was pretty hot--but there wasn't so much that it got in the ...more
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! I don't usually read muc Sci-Fi but I was hooked by the first paragraph. The overview explained what was going on as well as the other wonderful reviews so I'm not going to be redundant and repeat, I will say everything you could want in a romantic adventure was here with page turning suspense and danger, emotions and feelings of the characters was delved into so you could watch the relationship develop and understand how they learned to love and trust. Of course there was a nasty villain, ...more
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Dawn West
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, own, sci-fi

A woman on the run meets a man willing to fight to protect her.

We've met Dale in a previous book and I was curious to see how his tale would go. The first two installments of this series had fairly unique plots and while this one has a more traditional theme, I enjoyed it just as much. It's a woman on the run from an abusive ex but there are some fun twists added to it.

This book has a fairly strong level of tension, probably even more than the first two of the series. From the very first few pag
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
3.5 stars.

Another smart and gutsy heroine, I really enjoyed this one too.
Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dale Homme made a life skirting the law with Cyber Operations, but now that he is retired, he runs a chop shop on the moon Deceptio. He still skirts the law but life is a lot less dangerous and a bit more mundane. Sure life still has it's treacherous encounters, however something is missing and he can't pinpoint what it is exactly.

Illumina Smith is running from her past and her running had led her to Deceptio. She hopes to hide out for awhile until it is time to move on. Life on the run isn't wh
Book Gannet
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed my second taste of the Cy-Ops series, this time with the action centering on the mysterious moon, Deceptio, and the secret operations beneath. Dale was a fun minor character in the last book, but this stands alone well enough that you don’t need to have read the rest of the series to enjoy it. The best thing about it all for me, though, was how well matched Dale and Illumina became throughout this book. I love a balanced couple and this book delivers nicely.

Dale is a protector.
Kathy Heare Watts

A Sci-fi story is only a good as the author who pens it, and Ms. Bristol has spun a tale that grabs the reader and holds them captive from the beginning to the end. When you are finished, you know you have been on an amazing journey, and can’t wait to pick up and read the next book. The storyline, the background of the characters, the descriptions of the sights, sounds, smells, are all part of this tale, making the reader feel like a voyeur alo
Thoroughly engaging and a breeze to read, ‘Captured by the Cyborg’ catapulted me deep into the familiar, beloved vocabulary I’ve come to associate with syfy-romance: it’s geek-speak recontextualised into a narrative, woven around a pairing that didn’t seem plausible in the beginning but left me wanting by the end.

The story brings us straight into the mysterious operations a kilometre beneath an isolated, barren moon and into a secret operations factory run by former special operative Dale Homme
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cyborgs! YESSSS! Okay. We met Dale and his secret, err, space chop shop? Yeah, that works, I guess. His secret base of operations hidden on a distant moon in the middle of nowhere where he modifies and tinkers with ships people waaaaant. Wait. I lost my train of thought.

Oh, right. Dale popped up in the last book and he had that mysterious vibe going. You know, the broody, possibly paranoid ex-Cy-Ops agent who drops everything to help a fellow cyborg when he asks. As it turns out, he's not really
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I loved this third instalment of the Cy-Ops Sci-Fi Romance series. It was fast-paced, exciting, romantic, sexy, and fascinating.

The dual strength and vulnerability of the beautiful fairy-like Faria, Illumina Smith, hiding from her murderous abuser, captured my interest immediately. When she seeks employment from the serious and secretive ex-military spaceship builder, Dale Homme, his compassion for the fragile little sprite is triggered as well. As the mystery behind her fugitive status is
Susan Morgan
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in this series!

Each new book in this series seems to get better and better. The story, the characters just pull you in so you just don't stop reading until your done with the book.

If you have not read this author before try her books I'm sure you will like them. I know I sure do!
Sue Philips
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Men of Mettle book 3 is the story of Dale and Illumina. Dale runs the chop shop on Deceptio and Illumina is running from a very violent lifemate. Their story is so delicate, loving, full of hope and promise but with the dark and dangerous Alonia's threat hovering in the background they have to keep their wits about them. Add to the mix a close friend of Dale's putting himself in a precarious position allowing Alonia access to the hidden and cloaked Deceptio and you have a story that is so intrig ...more
Kay Darius
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alien-romance
A Fetching Odd Couple

What a fantastic story! I really enjoy the worlds that Ms. Bristol creates. In this segment of the series, the Love Story was quite unique. In effort not to spoil the fun, I’ll not say why. Just trust me!! Lots of twists and turns. Lots of suspense as Dale and Illumina handle an attack by her ex. The "mares eat oats, does eat oats" reference had me chuckling. Although you can read this novel as a stand-alone, reading the preceding novels will help with some of the back stor
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, 2018
Illumina and Dale

The author gives us a strong female heroine that can take care of herself. This time though she got truly creative for a villian! A villian so bad that (nevermind - Spoilers)!

Illumina applies to work at Dale's super secret maufacturing site in hopes that she will be safe there and her Ex can't get to her. Saying she's good with computers is an understatement. Even though Dale knows her CV is false he goes with his gut feelings and hires her.
Kiri Murupaenga
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dale & Illumina's Story. 👍

Another Cy-Ops well written,action filled sci-fi romance story from the mind of Cara Bristol.
For me personally all the 4-5 star's this book has received are true & all that's left for me to say is that each book in the series just keep's getting better & that I can't wait to read "Trapped with the Cyborg" Bk4
Highly recommended.
Rita C
Oct 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Likeable characters. I was frustrated when she went running off without notifying her bodyguard. I didn't find it believable when she was in so much danger. It was a too stupid to live moment. ...more
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love number 3, Homme is so Alpha and loves Illumia and this book is so different from one and two, Cara Bristol is so great, her story line is always different from each other's, I will be getting number four
I love series, but i don't like series that copies each other's and Cara Bristol don't do this and I am so glad, I have a thing for cyborg
Keep up the great work Cara Bristol, I am one of you favorite fan
Roxie Klinksiek
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A fun quick read that combines romance, space opera and suspense. A dashing hero and a desperate heroine fight for peace and each other.
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
The excitement and romance amongst the stars pulls readers once again into the world of the Cy-Ops, a secret organization of individuals enhanced with cybernetics turned into unstoppable warriors. From the first page to the last readers are taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions as the sweet and gentle Illumina tries to stay one step ahead of her crazed ex. Her unwitting savior comes in the form of retired Cy-Ops agent Dale, who now runs an intergalactic chop shop. Against their better judgm ...more
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I like the story of Dale and Illumina, she reminded me a fairy, but she was also very strong. Lots of action and tender monent and a HEA.
Apr 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
Captured by the Cyborg was my introduction to Cara Bristol’s Cy-Ops series. Third in the series, this standalone short novel is a fun read and hits all the right buttons for the SciFi Romance reader. There is a sexy hero, beautiful heroine, powerful attraction and for the icing on the cake, an insane ex-husband.

Running from her ex, Illumina Smith is lucky to land a job working at a super-secret factory, below the surface of the moon Deceptio. She is hired to find the bug in the current pet proje
Kimber Hellmers
I am officially a fan of Sci-Fi Romance, and it is all because of Cara Bristol. Oh, and those amazing Cy-Ops guys! I first found CB through a reading challenge on GR and started her Breeder series. I still look forward to continuing with that, but the Cy-Ops series has me all in at this point! This installment was the best yet! Like a runner hitting her stride, CB has moved into the sweet spot of this series in that the reader is completely comfortable in the big picture by this installment and ...more
Jun 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: x-botb-2016
I'd read the previous books in the series, and figured I'd like to read Dale's story as well.

There's just something....... about Illumina Smith. Former cy-operative Dale Homme knows that she's hiding something, but is willing to look the other way. He's desperate for a skilled coder to work out the bugs on his newest space fighter's flight systems, and so he offers her the job. Illumina's desperate as well, she's on the run from an abusive husband, and hopes that she'll find the escape she needs
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USA Today Bestselling 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. 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 ...more

Other books in the series

Men of Mettle (6 books)
  • Stranded with the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance, #1)
  • Mated with the Cyborg (Cy-Ops #2)
  • Trapped with the Cyborg (Cy-Ops #4)
  • Claimed by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops #5)
  • Hunted by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops #6)

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