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(Alien Castaways #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  362 ratings  ·  106 reviews
When you wish upon a falling star, er, UFO…

Young widow Kevanne Girardi catches sight of a meteorite streaking across the sky and wishes for a good handyman to help make her rundown lavender farm a big success. Instead, she gets a shapeshifting alien who apparently has never seen a leaky faucet before. But his loving and noble spirit make him just the man to fix her wounded
Kindle Edition, 179 pages
Published September 16th 2020
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

Chameleon is book one in the brand new series, Alien Castaways, by Cara Bristol. This is a spin off from her Intergalactic Dating Agency series but you do not need to have read it previously enjoy to this.

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Kevanne Girardi is a thirty six year old widow who is starting out fresh in life fulfilling a dream of owning her own lavender farm. But perhaps the farm in her dreams wasn’t quite as run down and in need of repairs as the one she purchased in the tiny town of Argent, Idaho. She
Jean Stillman
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you have read the book description, you get an idea of what to expect.This is going to be a Fantastic series! Book One, Chameleon, is a super sweet, steamy romance between Cam, an alien castaway from the Xeno Consortium's High Council and Kevanne, a pretty widowed human. Cam feels responsible for the deaths of millions and Kevanne is just recovering confidence and self esteem following the death of an abusive husband. They are adorable together, with lots of secrets and fears to overcome! The ...more
Candy Laine
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can a Xeno High Counselor escape his past and live safely with his genmate? Or will the consortium chase them out of their safe haven? Cam and Kevanne have an interesting story. From destroyed alien planets to down to Earth lavender farms. It's the first of a new series by the author and I can't wait to read the next book. ...more
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love books where the action starts at the beginning! Not only that, the author is able to infuse some humour into a serious situation. It’s amazing the way she develops the two main characters, each having a troubled past making them stronger and perfect for each other. I thought I had things figured out, but the ending was not what I was expecting.
Laz the Sailor
Oct 13, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, smut
The Intergalactic Dating Agency series is huge, with several authors. This new mini-series holds promise, and this first entry is a good (but not great) start. There are some clever bits (the Marlboro man!), but other aspects are overly simplified and problems are solved off-screen. The sex is good, but this author has written hotter scenes. The feisty female goes for what she wants.

This book has the reasonable guy on the team; the next one has the ornery one. It may be worth reading, someday...
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An endangered ship of alien refugees is forced to land on an earth and all are looking for a second chance. None so much as Chameleon who bears so much guilt. Cara Bristol knows how to write an effervescent alien romance full of fascinating aliens and their situations and the engaging humans who fall for them. I couldn't wait to dive into this first in series.

Chameleon starts with a damaged ship attempting escape the powerful Xenos and the devastation that was wrought to their world, Tophia. One
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an interesting and fun story. I enjoyed reading it so much. The premise is unique and creative. The characters really make you care about them. Chameleon’s character is just the most unique character I have read in a long time. Actually all the aliens on the ship are unique. The relationship between Chameleon and Kevanne is sweet and hot. Can’t wait for the rest of the series.
Sue Philips
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Cara Bristol is an author I haven't read before, but will be looking for more of her books.
I loved Kevanne's story. How she met Chameleon. Will they find a life together? Will fate work against them? Well, the story is to be read. I say no more. Loved the characters, loved the plot. Going hunting for more by Cara.
Mar 31, 2021 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

The cover model is misleading since Cameleon is blue, not purple. I wish he looked more like himself.

Nothing too impressive here, lukewarm chemistry, both MCs feeling too much guilt over stuff that was not their fault.

The alien names are a little too "on the nose". I mean, Wingman...come on.
Nikki Brooks
Alien experiments, Alien refugees seeking sanctuary, a possible spy, miscellaneous small town adventures, and a sweet hero with the naivety of being new to Earth and a human female who needs an injection of love into her lonely life. What a great new series!

Chameleon went against his own people to do the right thing. He still feels insurmountable guilt that he wasn't able to do enough. Some of his "shipmates" don't trust him and think he's still a spy for the Xeno Consortium.

On the hunt for a w
Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chameleon and the passengers of the Castaway are on the run from the Xeno Consortium when they crash land on Earth. The plan is to repair the Castaway, then leave Earth for a safe planet where they can all make their home. What happens when Cam meets the beautiful human Kevanne and starts falling for her?

Chameleon is a fun, sweet and steamy story full of quirky but likeable characters. I can't wait to read Wingman's story in Book 2 of the Alien Castaways series.
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
A good start for a new series with a fascinating new group of aliens. We get a new group escaping from a devastated planet to end up of course on earth. Each alien has a different talent. And the Intergalactic Dating Agency gets a mention. Next up Wingman is already looking like another great read, to see how the "Angel" man will fair on earth after saving a little girl. I'm really looking forward to continuing with this series to see what happens with the crew. ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Great introduction a new series. Kevanne and Chameleon are both interesting characters. Kevanne sees a falling star and Chameleon is in the ship that looks like a falling star. There are plenty of mix-ups as the two meet at the local diner as when chameleon applies to be her handyman. In the end both have to trust in what they find in the other. A surprise ending and a set up for the rest of the individuals on the ship to find their HEA.

I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest
Nikki Landis
Fantastic sci-fi romance!

Chameleon is the first in a new series of alien castaways that crash on Earth and find human female mates. The story started off with action and kept a steady pace from start to finish. The romance between Chameleon and Kevanne was sweet, spicy, and altogether perfect! Loved their interactions and slow build. The passion was HOT. The writing was flawless and the characters given plenty of depth as well as emotion.

Loved this book! Can't wait to read about the rest of the
Kathy Heare Watts

The story is a spin-off of Ms. Cara Bristol’s Intergalactic Dating Agency series, with a fun new twist. The mention of IDA will play a role in the story, but not be directly involved. From a twisted tale of control, an escape from a planet being destroyed, and a spacecraft named Castaway with a menagerie of inhabitants and landing on Earth—this tale will have the unique characteristics that Ms. Bristol is talented for spinning in her adventures.

Patricia Hoffstaetter
This is a fantastic start to a wonderful new Sci-Fi series “Alien Castaways” (which is loosely connected to the very popular “Intergalactic Dating Agency” series) & I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The well-developed plot is very intriguing & has excellent world building with well-described scenes & the action virtually starts within the first few pages which had me frantically turning pages to find out what was happening next. The characters are all individually unique with realistic flaws & th ...more
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aliens on earth. Oh, yeah. That's one of the scenarios I like in my sci-fi romance and so Chameleon and Kevanne hit the spot.

So. Even though the IDA is active on earth, aliens are still sort of in the closet. Chameleon and the rest of the crew who crash land wisely decide to play it safe and keep a low profile. Sure, sure, Chameleon sort of lets it slip to Kevanne that's he's not human, but OTHER THAN THAT they lay low. Admittedly, Kevanne didn't react all that well to Chameleon's big reveal. Bu
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book. It’s a fated mates, happy ever after with some steamy scenes. Kevanne is a widow, starting over in a new place, she’s trying but the house she’s in needs some repairs that she can’t do. She wishes for a handyman, and one falls into her life, he’s gorgeous but slightly weird and has random paint splotches appear on his body randomly. Chameleon is trying to save the inhabitants of a planet that was destroyed by his species. In order to do that he needs to get the ship ...more
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Chameleon was a prisoner. Well he was captured but the crew of the Castaway believing him to be. But he he was part of the consortium. He was helping all the Topia flee before their world was no more. He had to convince the crew but there was something more pressing. Their ship needed repairs and the only place to do that was Earth. They needed to act fast to find all those that were launched to save Shadow, a Vaporian. He never expected to find someone that was prefect for him. Kevanne had a ho ...more
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cam aka Chameleon is a shifter of sorts. He and five other members of the crew landed on earth. Needing money to attempt to repair certain parts of the ship called the Castaway. Kavann (Kevin) needed a handyman to help with her newly purchased lavender farm. She gired him knowing that he knew about the trade of being handy. Thankful the internet and videos helped these two. Complete the list of things to fix. Attempting to maintain his human form when around her especially when his coloration ch ...more
Jannie Cv
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who do you want to be today?
I love the idea of a chameleon: able to change into another being if you’ve seen it before, or just to blend in with your surroundings. This is just one of the fascinating crew in the first book of the “Alien Castaways” series. I love this story! Cam is a hero who doesn’t consider himself to be one. Kevanne is a woman on her own, getting her life back in order. She’s strong, resilient, and has come a long way in a short time, after having her confidence whittled away
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked Cam and Kevanne, and am glad they were able to quickly work out their differences. The plot was interesting, and I loved the idea that a certain wealthy man frequently in the news might not be from Earth at all. Acceptance, trust, forgiveness, guilt, self-compassion, domestic violence, friendship, teamwork, destiny, new beginnings, hope, and love were some of the underlying themes in this sweet and steamy romance.

I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my revi
Sassy Angel
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great story! I love reading anything by Cara Bristol. I enjoyed the interactions between Kevanne and Chameleon.

Chameleon is a Xeno who chose to go against his people. He tried to save as many 'Topia citizens before the Xenos destroy the planet. He is part of a group of castaways who have made their way to Earth. Kevanne is determined to make a go at a Lavender Farm. She hasn't had a great life but she is working through it. She meets Chameleon when he disguised himself as a human. He n
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
More fun aliens!

Broken hearts and a broken escape ship leads aliens to earth. Cam feels responsible for not being able to save a planet from destruction by his species. Kevanne is rebuilding her self esteem after being battered by her late husband. They are attracted to each other but Cam must leave when the ship is repaired. Can they heal each other in the short time they have together?
I really liked this book and can’t wait for the next one!
Sydney M Neblett
You’re your own biggest critic
Blending into his environment is what this alien is good at, well until he meets his mate. The author started this new series off with a bang. I love how the characters are developing and the way they seem so real with their personalities and emotions. Both of these characters didn’t get what they expected from the past, but once they get past the pain they might just find the HEA they are destined for. I love the action and danger, the intensity of emotion, and th
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was interesting. It is a alien romance adventure with action adventure and romance. You have a crashed alien and widow and sparks that light up the night sky. Kevanne is a good character she is strong and sweet. This was a good interesting adventure. Great addition to the series.
These stories are a fun read, sometimes predictable, but just when you think you have it all figured out there is an unexpected twist that leaves you saying WOW

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 15, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This wasn’t very deep or engaging, limited world building, but the MCs were very sweet.
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chameleon was trying to save as many he could from Topian before the destruction of it. Learning they pushed the date earlier he was getting as many as he could. As his ship was the last they got boarded and left the galaxy ending up on Earth. Chameleon got a side job working for Kevanne. Once he learned he was good to be left alone. Now the group had help from Mysk that had several Vaporians so he new Tigre, Psy, Wingman and Inferno would be staying on Earth and Shadow might be able to find a m ...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

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