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(Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #1)

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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
Kindle Edition, 150 pages
Published October 5th 2018 by Cara Bristol

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What could be more fun than a mash-up between the mail-order bride and alien romance! I was thrilled to learn that we weren't saying good-bye to Dakon's handsome and sexy horned aliens. Rather, we were welcoming the guys to earth for a bit of loving earth-style.

Darak is the first of the Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides trilogy and also is part of the multi-author Intergalactic Dating Agency world.

Lexi Sutterman is a pastry chef and successful businesswoman, but that isn't enough for her snobby,
Kathy Heare Watts

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, Le
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This is the first book in Cara Bristol’s Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides series, which is a spinoff from her Alien Mate series. You can read this series without having read the Alien Mate series, but I don’t think this series really covers how life is on Dakon, which would make understanding Darak a little bit harder. It is covered, just not to the detail as in the original series.

Alexandra Sutterman is a successful woman if you judged her by her p
Lynne Cuda
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cara Bristol brings us another Intergalactic Dating Agency (IDA) tale as we meet alien Darak from planet Dakon and human Lexi. This book differs from previous ones because it takes place on Earth rather than Dakon. Lexi is a bakery owner whose mother thinks she is an underachiever and that her baking is a hobby and her sister wants a professionally done cake for her wedding! Slap in the face, anyone? For spite or mutiny, Lexi signs up with IDA in order to have an alien date for her sister’s fanc ...more
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was so dang cute and wonderful. It was so hot. I fell in love with Darak and Lexi. I loved the transition to Earth. So intrigued about Toni and Anton’s book! I highly recommend
Oct 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I had read the first book in this author's Alien Mate series and I was curious about this spin-off series where the aliens come to Earth instead. So I decided to buy a copy of Darak. Darak was a fun read, I especially enjoyed the first date scene and seeing how Darak reacted to this new world. Lexi wants revenge on her mother and decides to sign-up for the Intergalactic Dating Agency and get matched with Darak, who signed-up as there aren't many females on his planet.

While I had only read the fi
Emily Pennington
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Lexi Sutterman eyed the hand-addressed, gold-embossed, perfumed envelope on her pile of junk mail, figuring anything that fancy could not contain good news. When she finally opened it, she knew she was right. Her little sister had snagged the founding member of the law firm she worked for, Phillip Edward Markham IV, and they were getting married. Her sister had been made partner, her brother had his plastic surgery residency, and her mother referred to her bakery business as “her little hobby”. ...more
Meghan Lloyd
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A continuation from the Alien Mate series, the Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides series proves to be just as entertaining! This go-around, the aliens come to Earth to find prospective mates, and the learning curve is steep. It was a quick read, so it's a bit of a crash course in alien and human interactions on our home turf. I am excited to see where this series goes!

Lexi Sutterman is an eternal disgrace to her well-to-do family. Working as a pastry chef in her own business, Your Just Desserts, s
Dawn West
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, sci-fi, novella

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

Find an alien date to shock your snooty parents? Check. Fall in love with said alien? Wait, what?

When Lexi came up with a scheme to annoy her up-tight mother, she had no idea what she was really getting into. Because the alien she was matched with isn't like a human man. Darak recognizes her as his mate and he isn't looking for a fun fling. He's playing for keeps. But even if Lexi does decide to take their relationship seriously, their
Boundless Book Reviews
I was provided a copy of Darak for review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is a spin-off to the Alien Mates series, so far it’s got all the heart, humor and sizzle and a bit of action in it that the original series has.

Lexi is the black sheep of her family, and her mother treats her as such. Even though she owns a successful bakery, she isn’t a doctor or lawyer, so it isn’t up to the right standards. She receives an invitation to her little sister’s wedding and has a horrible conversat
Louise Nunn
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You will love this book! AS a spin off from the Dakonian Mates stories, this one differs in that the aliens are coming to Earth for their mates. Lexi is bold and fun, and her character doesn't appreciate how strong she truly is. Most of the characters in her family are likable except for the one. Darak is cute in is quiet simplicity. His innocence is refreshing, and Lexi can't use him as she had planned, who likes to kick puppies after all? There are some amusing observations that Darak makes th ...more
Patricia Hoffstaetter
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
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,
Michael Whitmill
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Darak is a totally enjoyable, really fun read to start this split-off new series. This time, the Dakonians are coming to Earth which means Darak has to learn about heat, but Lexi doesn't (at least initially) need to worry about a frozen world. There's a lot of good story, a few false steps in the romance line like always(but it definitely gets where it's supposed to), and even some alien beating up on the bad guy. It truly has humor (keep your reading eye open for the Sports Agent Bruce), heart, ...more
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This was a switch from the normal mail order brides. It should be called the mail order husbands. Lol. It was fun, sweet, and a good read.
Darak is so honest. I cracked up everytime he didn't get sarcasm. Why is it aliens are always so up front and honest about things in life and us humans have to complicate it so much?!
I love that Lexi, once acknowledged, accepted her feeling for Darak.
It was a quick read, pretty much i
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
An entertaining and creative new spin on the Alien Mate series. I love that the Drakonian's have now come to earth to seek their brides. This puts them at a disadvantage not only with the unknown environment but also the prejudices of human society. I loved Lexi. This strong and independent character is the underdog in her family, never being good enough at anything they deem important she still goes after what she wants making a success of her business and soon her love life. Taking Darak to he ...more
Margaret Corcoran
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this great start to a new series. I am looking forward to the next one.
I loved this wonderful sweet brilliantly written story. Lexi is sweet and kind. Darak is strong and determined. And they need eachother. This is an unexpected family story. It's so sweet and cute. All the characters are well done. There are plenty of hot spicy sexy scenes and lovely interaction between the main characters. I highly recommend it. A great start to a new series. I am looking forward to the nex
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Lexi gets much more than she bargained for when she signs up with the Intergalactic Dating Agency. She just wanted a alien to take to her sister's wedding but what she finds is much more. This is a nice twist on the Dakonian brides series. This time the Darkonian comes to Earth to find a mate. Lexi not only finds a date but she also finds out that her family has given her more support than she thought. Fun story and the next one looks like even more fun.

I received a free copy fo the book in retu
Kay Darius
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alien-romance
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
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
A book that takes place in the mail order bride universe, but the Aliens are from Cara Bristol - Alien Mate series

Instead of female bride going to alien planets in this book an Aline male comes to Earth to claim his mate.

I really enjoyed Lexi as a character. I loved how she made a life for herself and choose something that she enjoyed and made her happy.

Darak was actually really cute in trying to figure out Earth, but I loved his faith and encouragement to and how strong his believe in her was.
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was really fun to read. Loved both Darak and Lexi. They showed both their harder and softer sides worked through the ups and downs with family had a good laugh at some parts and felt like crying for them on others. fast reading plenty of action really worth reading.
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a most enjoyable book and I loved the interplay between all the characters! Lexi and Darak made an interesting couple and the scenarios were believable! I found the writing to be pretty good and the characters had depth.
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Shirley Linn
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it.
Lexi owned her own business but, her mother would never see her as a success. When she receives an invitation to her successful sisters wedding, she decides to take an alien with her to shock her mother. Darak knew that Lexi was his mate. Now he just had to convince...
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it

Quick sweet alien romance read. We all have various reasons why we chose to go out with a new guy. Seeking an alien to have a wedding date is a unique reason but makes for a cute read. Nice way to spend a little of you reading time.
Maria Wagner
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

This book was absolutely assume. It was entertaining and captivating. It was sweet and heartwarming. It was an unconventional love story with a little steam and a lot of love. It was a great read.
Jannie Cv
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this story!
Lexi is strong, independent, honorable, creative, and a successful entrepreneur. Even though she has mother ‘issues,’ she doesn’t let it keep her from her personal goals. Darak has no need to wait to know when he’s found the right mate. The knowing is immediate and distinctive, and he’s very persistent when barriers keep him apart from Lexi. I see a great deal of potential in this new series, and can hardly wait for the next book!
Sandy Kelly
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Darak is the first book in the Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides Series, part of the Intergalactic Dating Agency. When Lexi receives a wedding invitation from her sister, she knows she’s going to have to face her judgmental family. To play a prank on her mother, she decides to pick a date from the Intergalactic Dating Agency and when she meets Darak, she immediately feels a connection that she doesn’t want to exploit. She wants to push him away, but can’t stop thinking about him. Inviting Darak t ...more
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I found this book to be quite enjoyable to read. The main characters Lexi and Darak had realistic emotions from page one till the end. Lexi is a fun character. She is a full figure woman who is a successful baker and has her own bakery. She is a woman who lives life on her terms not her mother or father’s way. She has two siblings a younger sister and a brother. Both her sister and brother are successful professionals in their fields. Lexi only went to a community college and there she honed her ...more
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lexi had a great business but her mother saw failure in it. Then to find out that her sister was getting married and she needed a plus one. Oddly, her mother is the one that tells her about Interstellar Dating Agency. Why not bring an alien to the wedding? Darak was tired of waiting to win a chit to get a mate. Thank goodness for the IDA. He applied and OBAH found a mate. Lexi is everything he wants but will it work on Earth.

I thought this was so cute. OK, if you read the Alien Mate series you
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was my first alien read. I gobbled it up. This is a fated mate book. Lexi is disappointed by the dismissal she gets from her family and intends to cause a stir at her little sister's wedding by getting an alien date from the Intergalactic Dating Agency. Little does she know that Darak believes her to be his mate. Darak was very adorable throughout the book. I liked how he treated Lexi and her family. Lexi was very open to the whole dating idea once she got over her initial concern and regre ...more
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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

Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides (3 books)
  • Aton (Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #2 / Intergalactic Dating Agency)
  • Caid (Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #3 / Intergalactic Dating Agency)