Review: Alien in Disguise by Cara Bristol

Posted July 11, 2024 by Sophia Rose in Rating A, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction Tags: , , ,

book cover of Alien in Disguise by Cara BristolAlien in Disguise
Author:
Cara Bristol
Reviewer:
Sophia Rose
Rating: A-

What I’m Talking About:

Returning home brings not safety and peace, but hints at conspiracy and another round of alien abduction for this final Forbidden Bonds series tale. Cara Bristol creates an entertaining balance between light and exciting in the tone of her sexy alien-human romances.

Alien in Disguise is the fifth and final book in the Forbidden Bonds series about five human women who thought they’d scored a free space cruise and ended up being trafficked to aliens for slaves, only to be rescued, find love out there in the stars, and team up with a league of alien races to stop the trafficking for good.

Jessie is the last of the human women to be returned to her homeworld. She’s supposed to be mindwiped to forget her experience and she most certainly wasn’t supposed to have the alien data device carrying evidence of her recent harrowing experiences. Jessie’s on a campaign to bring the slave trafficking to the attention of her government boss and even the president herself. Only, someone on New Terran wants to cover up and keep her proof from getting out. Is it the secret League of Planets agent who broke into her place and then rescued her or is the conspiracy to traffick humans not just aliens offworld, but someone closer to home?

There’s some good intrigue and excitement in this one and I enjoyed how Jessie and Maxx, the LOP agent, were wary of each other, but had to figure out how to trust if his mission is to succeed. Neither wanted the attraction they felt and, then there were the laws that meant they would have to separate and never see each other again after the mission threatening to make a romance between them a non-starter.

Alien in Disguise read quick and easy just like all the previous books. I loved that this was set on the New Terran world and had a couple really great surprising twists. Nice level of tension at the end just like a grand finale story should have. Maxx’s heritage was a nice surprise, too. Maxx and Jessie got some good, get-to-know-you moments that established their romance. As usual, I’m glad to have read it, but sad its the series ender, too. Fans of light and spicy sci-fi romance should give this series a look-see.

My Rating: A-
Sophia Rose

About the Book:

Hell hath no fury like a woman abducted by aliens…twice.

The space cruise is supposed to be the vacation of a lifetime. Instead, Jessie Sayles gets abducted by aliens. After the rescue, she’s determined to sound the alarm that humans have been targeted by a galactic slave cartel. But upon returning home, she discovers her apartment has been burglarized, her cat is freaked out, her boss doubts everything she says, and she gets kidnapped again by a horned, amber-eyed alien who claims he’s with the galactic government.

She doesn’t know what to believe, but she’s sure of one thing—she won’t allow anyone to interfere with her crusade to warn her fellow New Terrans of the threat, no matter how persuasive—or sexy—he is.

Maxx, an agent with the League of Planets, has three years invested in a mission to crush the slave cartel, and he’s about to close in on the mastermind behind it all—until Jessie barrels into middle of his operation. He has to stop her before she unwittingly ruins everything, so he takes her into protective custody.

With Jessie in lockdown, the sparks that fly soon ignite a heated desire, followed by a grudging, mutual respect as they come to realize they’re on the same side.

But just as Maxx is about to capture the cartel mastermind, unresolved trust issues threaten to destroy everything he and Jessie are fighting for. And they soon discover the stakes are greater than either of them imagined. 

Release Date: May 20, 2024
Publisher:
Cara Bristol
Series:
Forbidden Bonds #5
Genre:
Sci-Fi Romance
Format(s):
paperback (280 pages), e-book
Book Source: Author

Purchase Info:
Amazon (affiliate link)

Reviews in the Series:
Alien With Benefits by Cara Bristol (Forbidden Bonds #1)
Alien Incognito by Cara Bristol (Forbidden Bonds #2)
Alien Undone by Cara Bristol (Forbidden Bonds #3)
Alien Disgraced by Cara Bristol (Forbidden Bonds #4)