Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Sophia Rose Reviews - Blown Away by Cara Bristol

Today on the blog Sophia Rose reviews a novel in one of her favorite genres sci-fi/romance, as she put it a bit of light cyborg romancing.

Blown Away by Cara Bristol

#1 Cyborg Force

Sci-Fi Romance

Publisher: Self

Published: 4.18.22

Pages: 172

Rating: 4 stars
Flames: 3

Format: eARC

Source: Author

Sellers: Amazon

ADD TO: GoodReads


GoodReads Blurb:

Trapped in a sandstorm, they’ll battle passion and danger…

Breeze O’Day
Windswept, sandblasted Sajave isn’t every astrogeologist’s dream assignment, but it’s been my safe zone from a dangerous past, and now I’m about to announce a game-changing discovery. But on the way to finalize my research, my hovercraft gets caught in a violent sandstorm and crashes. Unfortunately, my rescuer is Tack Grayson, an ill-mannered, bad-tempered mammoth of a man who’s made it perfectly clear saving me is a huge imposition. Well, no worries. I’ll soon be on my way to finish my top secret project, and our paths need never cross again.

Tack Grayson
If I had wanted company, I wouldn’t be living in a cabin hundreds of miles from nowhere. But I’m a cyborg with C-Force and rescuing people is what I do, even if they are idiots who should know better than to venture out in a sandstorm. Now I’m stuck with Breeze O’Day until this storm blows over.

But as I learn more about Breeze and her research, I begin to worry our association won’t end anytime soon. She’s in danger. Serious danger, and she’s going to need my help.


Sophia Rose's Review:

A mysterious swirling sand covers an alien world and to this harsh environment come a few hardy human colonists, a secretive geologist to study the sands, and a reclusive cyborg needing the solace of isolation to get over a horrendous betrayal and act that followed it.  Cara Bristol launched a new series of Cyborg Romances with Blown Away and I was on high alert until I had the chance to devour it in one sitting.


Tack fought in the military’s special ops cyborg unit until he discovered that an alien enemy had infiltrated his own home and used its shapeshifting ability to look like his human wife Sarah and attack powerful human dignitaries when they went to high profile events together.  His feelings of guilt and that he’s inadequate for not catching on sooner have overwhelmed him so he takes a leave of absence. He isolates himself on a newly opened world with few good points- plenty of water and breathable atmosphere. Sand covers the world and flows everywhere, but is lethal when pushed by the wind into a storm. His isolation is invaded and he finds that she is the very person who can put his broken soul back together.

Breeze is a scientist studying the phenomena of the alien sand and its odd properties. She has a theory and the experiments to back it up that promises to be an amazing and colossal game-changing scientific find. Her dilemma is that by presenting her find she might very well be painting a red target on her back since she came to this isolated world not simply to work, but to hide. Who knew the cranky cyborg who rescues her from a crash during a sandstorm turns out to be the only person she can trust to keep her alive long enough to get the important data to those who need to know.


Once again, Cara Bristol goes above and beyond to deliver a splendid alien setting, intriguing plot, and characters I could root for from the get-go.  They both came with deep, painful past situations and this makes them ideal for helping each other open up and start to heal.  Their chemistry was strong even when they were not happy to be stuck together, but it was fun to see them unsnarl it all.

I had my suspicious about certain events and was happily proved right later. The surprise of Breeze’s findings was so cool.  I can’t wait to see what comes next not just for Breeze and Tack, but for the future couples who will help continue the story.  The introduction of Tack’s cyborg buddy and the new scientist coming to help Breeze with the sand study are already giving off plenty of sparks.


All in all, it was a fab start and did the job of establishing the world of the series and getting me excited for what comes next.  Those who enjoy sci-fi romance with a good amount of sci-fi plot development and spice hot romance should not hesitate to jump in on the ground floor of this new cyborg sci-fi romance series.


Author Bio:

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 TV shows. Cara lives in Missouri with her own alpha hero, her husband.





Sophia’s Bio:

Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.

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  1. Okay this sounds really good. Thanks Sophia Rose

  2. I love her books and this sounds like another good one. I'll definitely have to read this one too.

  3. You are really making me want to read this author soon! Great review!

    1. LOL, yes, she's got a handful of sci-fi romance series out now and they all are tempting. As far as I know, this is the only one in progress. The others are finished.

  4. OH! You and some other bloggers love her stuff... and this is book 1 of a new series. SOLD. (Now... when will I actually read it?!) Thanks Sophia!

    1. LOL, yes, that is the trick- fitting in all the books we want to read. Glad to hook you in, Jen. :)