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 beautiful young woman arrives seeking a job, Dale knows within minutes she’s lying. Everything about her is false: her past, the people she claims to know, her reason for being on Deceptio. Illumina Smith? Even her name is an alias.
Logic says send her packing. His gut says she’s in trouble. She needs him. So he’ll do anything to keep her safe…. even if it means keeping her captive.
Captured by the Cyborg is third in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series but is written to be read as a stand-alone novella.
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 looks uncomfortable has trouble written all over her; so why does Dale ignore his better judgement and offer her the job? There's just something about Illumina that screams out she is hiding and if danger is following her, then Dale is just the cyborg to take charge!
Ms Bristol has written a story I didn't want to put down. I loved that Illumina might be small and seemingly delicate, but she is a lot stronger and wilier than she realises. She is hiding from someone who really wants to see her dead but she isn't prepared to let others suffer for her.
Now Dale is just about everything you want in a romantic hero. Tall, protective, and not afraid to go after what he wants and boy, did I get the feeling it was Illumina he wanted. The poor guy was obsessed but to be fair the chemistry between them is palpable. Yet it's a relationship that never felt rushed and had all the romantic feels I need.
This story builds up with a little twist and dare I say a red herring? Yes, Ms Bristol has delivered a cyborg romance that mixes in aliens that are most definitely out of this world! I sincerely doubt that any lover of Sci-Fi romance would be disappointed with Captured by the Cyborg, I know I wasn’t.
I was gifted a copy if this book in exchange for an honest review.