Alien Mischief (Alien Mate, #4)
My name is Madison Altman. Don’t think because I’ve disguised myself as a man and have accepted a job that takes me away from Earth that I’m running away from love. That’s not true. I met the love of my life--but he was killed on our wedding day. Chaperoning crazy women traveling to Dakon to become the mail order brides of aliens is just a way to pay the bills. Unfortunately, on this latest assignment, the ship returned to Earth without me! Luckily, Enoki came to my rescue. He might be hot, and sexy as hell with his gravelly voice and throbbing horns, but he believes I’m a man, and we’re friends, not lovers. That’s how I want it. That’s how it has to be. As soon Enoki can get me a flight to Earth, I’m leaving this frozen planet for good. I’m Enoki, leader of Dakon. For the longest time, whispers in the wind told me my Fated mate was coming. Whispers turned to shouts when the recent shipment of females arrived, but none of them were mine. I must accept the Fates were wrong. I’ll never get a mate. My purpose now is to help the stranded Earth man return to his home planet. Even though Madison is a Terran, we’ve developed a strong bond. I know I’ll miss him, but because we’re friends, I intend to do everything I can to help him leave. Why do the whispers tell me not to let him go?

Alien Mischief (Alien Mate, #4) Details

TitleAlien Mischief (Alien Mate, #4)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 31st, 2019
PublisherCara Bristol
Rating
GenreScience Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Aliens

Alien Mischief (Alien Mate, #4) Review

  • Sophia
    January 1, 1970
    Sometimes you encounter a character early on in a series and wistfully hope that they get their turn at a happily after some day because they are a kind person who puts other's first and are deserving. I felt that way about Enoki a little each time he was right there helping the others sort out their romance troubles. I was thrilled when I realized that this was his story and oh my what an interesting twists he gets for his own story.Alien Mischief is book four in the Alien Mate series. It works Sometimes you encounter a character early on in a series and wistfully hope that they get their turn at a happily after some day because they are a kind person who puts other's first and are deserving. I felt that way about Enoki a little each time he was right there helping the others sort out their romance troubles. I was thrilled when I realized that this was his story and oh my what an interesting twists he gets for his own story.Alien Mischief is book four in the Alien Mate series. It works best when read in order of the series because it takes for granted that the reader is familiar with the earlier stories and builds on them particularly the sense of Enoki watching others getting their chances before him and trying to be patient for his own mate. That said, the author does give enough background that a new reader could start here if they wished.Madison works for the alien mail order bride service and has been shuttling starry-eyed hopeful earth women to Dakon for a while now. She cynical about their desire to be an alien bride and find love and happiness sight unseen and she treats them to her sneers and impatience making herself unpopular. Or rather, himself. Madison dresses up as a man and enjoys railing about gender inequality and pulling one over on the company to one-up her twin brother. This trip things are different. Her best friend is putting herself out there as an alien bride and she has some tough love truths to level at Madison as they say their goodbyes. Stop hiding behind her disguise and wall of cynicism and don't be a coward about loving again. Madison tries to reject these home truths about herself, but getting marooned on Dakon with her alien buddy, Enoki, who thinks she's a guy and graciously takes her in, shows her just how judgmental she was about how serious others take the needed bride service. He shows her something else, too, if she has the courage to accept it.I've enjoyed these light-hearted sci-fi alien romances since the beginning and enjoyed the fun conflicts each alien male/human female pairing brings out. But, Alien Mischief was something different- something more. I thought it reached further down and is the best in the series to me as a result.It had the funny moments especially when Madison is trying to keep Enoki in the dark about her being a female, but it was deeper and tenderer than the others. Enoki is a genuine, giving guy and he earnestly wants what is best for his people, but he yearns for his own turn to find love and start a family. He lays himself out there for Madison and is confused when the voice of fate keeps telling him that his fated mate is close by when all he sees is his good friend. At first, I didn't like Madison because of how much I loved Enoki. The reader knows that he's drawn to her and here she sits in sneering judgment of the other women and lying to him. Of course, her sneer and her judgment is all a big huge act of denial and she's lying to herself even more than Enoki. Her bestie was fantastic and calls her on her crap like a BBF should. I loved the way Enoki fought for them both when Madison was struggling. Enoki describes the world of Dakon in the past and the present, but also what he sees for its future. He was a great leader and I enjoyed how the author drew this aspect out even while developing the main romance element.In the end, it had humor, spice, and a heartwarming alien romance that left me utterly satisfied. This is a fun series and engaging for light sci-fi romance lovers with a pleasant surprise in this one that I can easily recommend.My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Kathy Heare Watts
    January 1, 1970
    SHE’S HERE! SHE’S HERE!Once again, Cara Bristol has spun an amazing Sci-fi tale. Two planets, each needing something, and working out an exchange program. One is trusting, and the other is devious in how they handle their part of the exchange. Earth or Terra needs the illuvian ore to power things on earth, and Dakon needs females to help populate their planet after an asteroid centuries ago wiped out so many of their people. Along with it came a virus that killed out females, leaving them with o SHE’S HERE! SHE’S HERE!Once again, Cara Bristol has spun an amazing Sci-fi tale. Two planets, each needing something, and working out an exchange program. One is trusting, and the other is devious in how they handle their part of the exchange. Earth or Terra needs the illuvian ore to power things on earth, and Dakon needs females to help populate their planet after an asteroid centuries ago wiped out so many of their people. Along with it came a virus that killed out females, leaving them with only a few, and even fewer children being born. The story will grab you from the beginning to the end and keeps you guessing as unexpected details emerge. “Good luck, and may you all get your happily ever after.”What happens when Madison Altman pretends to be a male to help transport mail-order brides to Dakon and this time gets left behind? Rescued during a blizzard by Enoki, head of the Council of Dakon, it will be a challenge to keep her secret. Why are the Fates telling Enoki his fated mate is here? All the women were claimed? Will the secret remain and Madison return to Earth, or will the truth be revealed and challenged? Will Enoki become angry and believe Madison is playing him for a fool? Are the Fates really that cruel?The joining of two cultures, two planets, two species had created community, family, hope.”Madison had love on Earth and lost it when Matt was killed in an accident on the way to their wedding. Because she knows love, she can’t just do what so many other women are doing and become a bride or mate to a stranger. What happens when Enoki tells her they are Fated mates and he is willing to fight and risk everything with his people for her? “I couldn’t fool myself any longer. We belonged together. From two planets far, far away, we should never have met. But we did. No mischief, mine nor anyone else’s should keep us apart.”The story is a journey full of memories, the past, the future with plenty of angst and confusion. Enoki questions the Fates telling him his mate is there—Madison doesn’t believe she will ever find true love again. But the Fates have brought these two together, and it is up to them to fight for their future and happiness. Nothing is more powerful than love and a future of happiness.“My past almost cost me a future.”
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  • Sandy Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    This is book 4 in the Alien Mate series and I would absolutely read the previous books before you read this one although it could be read as a stand alone, it would make more sense as to what is going on and characters mentioned if you read the other ones first. This one is about Enoki, leader of the council on Dakon and Madison who works for the mail order bride service on Earth. Madison is the chaperone (and a female disguised as a man) on the ship going to and from Earth to help the ladies kn This is book 4 in the Alien Mate series and I would absolutely read the previous books before you read this one although it could be read as a stand alone, it would make more sense as to what is going on and characters mentioned if you read the other ones first. This one is about Enoki, leader of the council on Dakon and Madison who works for the mail order bride service on Earth. Madison is the chaperone (and a female disguised as a man) on the ship going to and from Earth to help the ladies know what to expect and to try to keep them in line. On this trip she stays slightly longer on the planet to make sure her friend is happy and fine with her choice to go to Dakon. But when she goes to get back on the ship to go back to Earth, she finds the ship has left without her! And when she tries to make it back to the meeting place, she runs into trouble. Enoki thought for sure this time that he would get his mate. The fates have been whispering to him that she was coming but when he doesn't get a chit, he thinks the fates were wrong and that he has missed his chance for his fated mate. After rescuing Madison and taking him (her) to my village until a ship can come to get him (LOL), the voices have been shouting that she is here and now he doesn't know what to think. What will happen when Enoki realizes she is a woman? And will their friendship be enough for him to forgive the deception?I absolutely loved this one! Madison went through something completely heart breaking and is now hiding from even the chance of love and it happening again. At the expense of maybe losing what could be the greatest thing to happen to her. Enoki has always been someone I was curious about in the other books. He always seems so wise and steady but lonely and he definitely deserves to have a mate and children. And when he finds out about Madison, he goes about getting his mate the best way imaginable! Even when something else happens and he thinks the worst, he still listens to his heart and goes to make sure! I loved him! He was perfect for her and with her, especially knowing her heartbreak from before. And that epilogue? It was perfect! Absolutely perfect! Now I just hope we get more stories because I absolutely love this series of books!!
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  • Meghan Lloyd
    January 1, 1970
    Once again Cara Bristol has made me wish this alien world actually existed! Each book is so unique in creating different personalities of each alien man and human woman, and I never feel like an idea is repeated or overdone. This series is a companion to her newest series, which takes place on Earth, and I have to say that my heart still lies with this original group of books. Not sure what it is, but if I had to tell you where to start with the Dakon alien men, this series would definitely be i Once again Cara Bristol has made me wish this alien world actually existed! Each book is so unique in creating different personalities of each alien man and human woman, and I never feel like an idea is repeated or overdone. This series is a companion to her newest series, which takes place on Earth, and I have to say that my heart still lies with this original group of books. Not sure what it is, but if I had to tell you where to start with the Dakon alien men, this series would definitely be it. Madison Altman is in a bind of her own making. Disguised as a man in order to obtain the job of chaperone to the women brought to Dakon through the exchange program, she has convinced everyone around her, including the hunky alien Enoki, that she is not an eligible woman. But when she is stranded on Dakon after the ship leaves her behind, she is forced to bunk with Enoki, and sparks fly on her end as she tries to keep her libido from revealing her true identity. Enoki is confused by the whispers he keeps hearing that convince him his mate is nearby. The only human nearby is Madison, and just when Enoki is giving up on ever finding a mate, he is in for a big surprise.Madison was a woman I could definitely support and understand, which made her predicament so emotionally wrenching for me. Having lost her fiance right before their wedding, her heart is wounded, and her only escape is as a man where her heart isn't at risk of more trauma. She is definitely into Enoki, but she is convinced that she would only hurt him in the end. Enoki was another character that I felt a definite connection to as well, simply because of his caring, generous nature towards everyone he came in contact with. He puts others before himself almost every time, and although he desperately wants a mate, he refuses to use his leadership status to force his way into the lottery. I respected him as a character greatly, and I felt Madison was an awesome partner for him. They complimented each other well.I am eager to see what comes next! Hopefully more stories on Dakon are coming soon.**I received a free copy from the author and this is my honest review.**
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  • Kay Darius
    January 1, 1970
    Friend Zone or BUST!Another fantastic Sci-Fi Rom-Com by Ms Cara Bristol! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of the books in the “Alien Mate” Series. This novel is a great addition! Although a reader will enjoy this as a stand-alone (we really don’t see many of the characters from the first 3 novels), a reader will better appreciate it after reading the whole series. What an interesting twist we get to experience in this story! I can remember not liking Madison in the first novels and wondering if Enoki Friend Zone or BUST!Another fantastic Sci-Fi Rom-Com by Ms Cara Bristol! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of the books in the “Alien Mate” Series. This novel is a great addition! Although a reader will enjoy this as a stand-alone (we really don’t see many of the characters from the first 3 novels), a reader will better appreciate it after reading the whole series. What an interesting twist we get to experience in this story! I can remember not liking Madison in the first novels and wondering if Enoki would get a chance in the Earther Female Lottery. This novel had me laughing out loud, holding my breath, and rooting for that elusive HEA. All I’ll say is “PHEW”!! What a great skimmer ride. I look forward to more in this series. I’m sure there are more Dakonian Men stepping forward in Ms Bristol’s subconscious telling her it’s time for their story to be told. *wink*wink*nudge*nudge!!I received and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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  • Boundless Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    I think out of this series this one is my favorite, so far.  I loved Madison!  She had some serious reservations about the woman who willingly “sell” themselves as brides to the Darkonian males.  She thinks one woman is as good as the next to these men she doesn’t understand that the men feel a pull to the one that is meant for them.  I loved her realness and her skepticism.  Enoki who has been with us since the beginning of the series FINALLY gets his HEA.  I loved that for him.  As soon as I t I think out of this series this one is my favorite, so far.  I loved Madison!  She had some serious reservations about the woman who willingly “sell” themselves as brides to the Darkonian males.  She thinks one woman is as good as the next to these men she doesn’t understand that the men feel a pull to the one that is meant for them.  I loved her realness and her skepticism.  Enoki who has been with us since the beginning of the series FINALLY gets his HEA.  I loved that for him.  As soon as I thought I knew which direction the story was going to take Bristol would surprise me and go a completely different direction.  I loved it.  Alien Mischief was so much fun to read, and I absolutely love this series and these aliens.  I have asked it once, but I will ask it again, where is mine?
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  • Jo (Mixed Book Bag)
    January 1, 1970
    You really need to listen to the voices in your head. Madison is hiding and Enoki keeps hearing that his mate is near. When Enoki rescues Madison he thinks that Madison is male but guess what? He is a she. That leads to many many misunderstandings. Both almost miss out. This is a cute story with two great characters who finally get it together and have their HEA. I am enjoying this series and meeting the women and aliens who are finding their mates.I received a free copy of the book in return fo You really need to listen to the voices in your head. Madison is hiding and Enoki keeps hearing that his mate is near. When Enoki rescues Madison he thinks that Madison is male but guess what? He is a she. That leads to many many misunderstandings. Both almost miss out. This is a cute story with two great characters who finally get it together and have their HEA. I am enjoying this series and meeting the women and aliens who are finding their mates.I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.
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  • Louise Nunn
    January 1, 1970
    A great addition to the Alien Mates series, Madison and Enoki's story if full of misunderstanding, misdirection and missed communications. I thought that both characters were in denial of what they really felt, but Enoki's was understandable at least, since Madison was a dude and all. It's a well written story with lots of emotional growth and inner feelings being resolved. I enjoyed reading this one because it was emotionally deep and still fun to go through.
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  • Tweetatweet
    January 1, 1970
    This was my favorite one so far. I always wondered about Enoki. Madison and her shenanigans were too funny. I wish the cover was more inventive or descriptive. There just blah. I did notice better love scenes! Big applause!!!
  • Nikki Brooks
    January 1, 1970
    Madison is trying to prove a point to her brother that misogyny is alive and well. What better way than by going undercover on a ship taking mail order brides to Dakon. She may have perfected her supercilious, lip curling, male alter ego a bit too well though. Cos the females on board truly can't abide "him", she let her opinions on their choice to travel and marry men they'd never met just a bit too well known.But when she injures herself and is left stranded on Dakon, she will have to either c Madison is trying to prove a point to her brother that misogyny is alive and well. What better way than by going undercover on a ship taking mail order brides to Dakon. She may have perfected her supercilious, lip curling, male alter ego a bit too well though. Cos the females on board truly can't abide "him", she let her opinions on their choice to travel and marry men they'd never met just a bit too well known.But when she injures herself and is left stranded on Dakon, she will have to either come clean to her friend Enoki before his healer friend does it for her or declare herself a female and allow herself to be put into a lottery for the unmated males in Enoki's tribe. I really enjoyed Madison and Enoki's friendship which turns to more. Madison is a bit full on competitive with her brother though. I get using the money to pay off bills etc, but how can she just deride others decisions to become brides, for whatever reason. I really did find her a tad judgemental, after all, she likes Enoki so why hate the very females who could be his HEA?Poor Enoki fears for his mental health when the winds keep telling him his mate is near, he just doesn't see through Madison's disguise. But when he realises who she is to him, his HEA may just get scuppered by Madison herself. With the able assistance of Huey, Dewey and Louis - my names for his odious tribesmen!Good dose of humour manages to make what could have been Madison's preachiness palatable. And who can resist a large, hunky alien?????
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  • Patricia Hoffstaetter
    January 1, 1970
    This author has written a splendid, highly entertaining alien romance that captures a reader’s attention & keeps it until the last page has been turned. The story-line & plot is well-thought out & written. The characters are well-developed with distinctive personalities & react with varying emotions and /or emotional turmoil to the situations they find themselves in.There is: aliens, humans, mail order brides, a emotionally wounded human female in disguise (Madison), a caring but This author has written a splendid, highly entertaining alien romance that captures a reader’s attention & keeps it until the last page has been turned. The story-line & plot is well-thought out & written. The characters are well-developed with distinctive personalities & react with varying emotions and /or emotional turmoil to the situations they find themselves in.There is: aliens, humans, mail order brides, a emotionally wounded human female in disguise (Madison), a caring but lonely alien leader of Dakon (Enoki), twists & turns, intrigue, drama, humor, memories, misconception, misunderstandings, confusion, cynicism, judgmental, emotional turmoil, anguish, deceit, injuries, doubts, premonitions, disclosure, anger, friendly advice, verbal conflict, challenges, physical conflict, flirting, desire, mates, happiness, some steam & a wonderful, satisfying epilogue.I thoroughly enjoyed reading this alien romance & would recommend it.
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  • Vickie
    January 1, 1970
    What do you do when what you see and hear do not match what you feel inside. Enoki is conflicted by this exact dilemma. His gut says one thing and his eyes tell him another. I liked this story of Madison's deception turning into a complicated mess. A lie of convenience turns into complex and humorous misunderstandings as Enoki and Madison navigate their attraction. Great addition to the series.
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  • Margaret Corcoran
    January 1, 1970
    This is a very well written and enjoyable story. The relationship between Madison and Enoki is endearing and lovely. They are a couple who deserve their happy ending. Both of them are lonley. There are some hot spicy sexy scenes and lots of fun. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book and I highly recommend it. A great series that can easily be read as a standalone. Another winner from a great author.
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  • Renee
    January 1, 1970
    I can’t get enough of these stories. Enoki doesn’t get a chit but he continues to hear the Fates say his mate is there. Madison is so intent on her disguise that she can’t see Enoki as more than a friend. There is so much joy, love, humor and romance in this story, you won’t want to put it down. Great job Ms. Bristol.
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    This book is about Madison, she's been impersonating a man to prove a point. She's the chaperone for the women who are going to Dakon to be mail order brides to the Dakonian males. Unfortunately when she gets left behind she might not be able to keep up her ruse for long. This book was such a fun read! I had no idea that Madison was a woman! Never would have guessed that in a million years. I loved Enoki he's such a sweetheart but it was just so funny that he couldn't figure out that Madison was This book is about Madison, she's been impersonating a man to prove a point. She's the chaperone for the women who are going to Dakon to be mail order brides to the Dakonian males. Unfortunately when she gets left behind she might not be able to keep up her ruse for long. This book was such a fun read! I had no idea that Madison was a woman! Never would have guessed that in a million years. I loved Enoki he's such a sweetheart but it was just so funny that he couldn't figure out that Madison was a woman even though the fates kept telling him. The relationship between them was so sweet and I just loved all the hijinks in this book. Another great read.
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  • Sandra Singleton
    January 1, 1970
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  • Dsmalleck
    January 1, 1970
    Female pretending to be male meets her fated mateWill female give up male role? Complicated beginnings are never solved quickly. The fates whisper,but all He sees is a friend.
  • Jannie Cv
    January 1, 1970
    Another fine Dakonian adventure!Disguised as a man on a bet, Madison fields a lucrative position escorting new brides to Dakon. Hiding from life in plain sight. Soon, life hits her with the force of a Dakonian blizzard. Enoki and Madison are both rather confused about what’s going on, and what the attraction between them means. Madison seems full of hanky-panky in this book; some of it could get her in big trouble. Fortunately for her, Enoki is tuned in and comes to her rescue. Again. I adore En Another fine Dakonian adventure!Disguised as a man on a bet, Madison fields a lucrative position escorting new brides to Dakon. Hiding from life in plain sight. Soon, life hits her with the force of a Dakonian blizzard. Enoki and Madison are both rather confused about what’s going on, and what the attraction between them means. Madison seems full of hanky-panky in this book; some of it could get her in big trouble. Fortunately for her, Enoki is tuned in and comes to her rescue. Again. I adore Enoki! He a great leader, makes good decisions, bests his opposition, and follows where the fates guide him. He and Madison make a splendid match once she makes up her mind. The ending is seriously satisfying. I love it!
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  • Sheri Bishop
    January 1, 1970
    What a cute read! Madison and Enoki make such a sweet couple. Cara Bristol really brought the characters to life for us, letting us see into their heads and understand their feelings and actions. I enjoyed this book immensely and will recommend it to anyone.
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  • Tammy Boyd
    January 1, 1970
    Madison really isn't a man doing a man jobs but to prove her brother wrong as a woman, she's doing just that. Working as a chaperone to Dakon as all the women meet there mates. Who in the right mind would actually do that? Oh yeah all these 100 crazy women including my best friend! Well lets just say my plan didn't go according to my plans and I'm falling in love also. WOW, I cant believe what a train ride I had with Enoki.I voluntarily read and reviewed this as ARC.
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