Single alien dad needs a mate with some moxie.
Software developer Moxie Maguire has a BIG dream—save enough money to start her own video game company. That’s why she logs fourteen hours days working for an obnoxious boss. But when life seems to be passing her by, she sets another goal—meet Mr. Right, a man who can support her dream. She joins the Intergalactic Dating Agency and is matched with a hot and horned alien named…Sixx. Sexy as heck, a good listener, family-oriented—he’s the perfect man to share a life with.
If only that life was on Earth.
Sixx has a dream, too. Find a mate, settle down, and raise kits. With females in short supply on his planet, this single dad heads for Earth to get a female and get back to Dakon and his young son. The instant he meets Moxie, he recognizes she’s his Fated Mate. They’re meant to be together.
But he won’t abandon his child. And, unfortunately, his planet has even fewer computers than females. One for the entire planet, to be exact.
Will two Fated Mates have to part? Or can they find a way to work it out?
An excerpt from Sixx
“If she is concerned about this Miles person, then I am concerned.” There was an odd note in his voice.
Was he jealous? Normally I couldn’t stand possessiveness, but warmth kindled inside. “You don’t need to worry about Miles. He’s ancient history.”
“He’s in your present—you work for him.”
“He’s my boss. I’m not interested in him in a romantic way,” I tried to reassure him. Once I had liked Miles, but now? Ugh. Banish the thought. Why would I pick a weasel over a hot, hunky alien? Sixx was forthright, courageous, hot as all get-out, and a heck of a kisser. Although his directness put me on the spot, I appreciated his honesty. He’d told me up front he intended to return to Dakon.
Forewarned is forearmed, as they said. Now I knew what I needed to do—convince him to stay.
In a flash, I made a decision. I would let nature takes its course and pursue our mutual attraction. Sixx drew me like no one ever had. I loved his exotic, alien scent. While not classically handsome, he was over-the-top hot—tall, muscular, horned. I didn’t need a man. I could take care of myself. Showy acts of machismo didn’t impress me, yet the way he’d taken after my mugger did. He’d risked his life for me.
I admired his courage in taking a leap of faith by coming all the way to Earth to meet a woman. I’d joined the IDA, but I got to remain on my comfortable, familiar world, which brought matters around to the negative that could spoil everything.
What if I couldn’t convince him to stay? What if he went back to Dakon? I could end up heartbroken.
Don’t let fear make your decisions read aplaque over my computer station at home. I hadn’t played it safe with my career—why should I play it safe with love? I’d joined the Intergalactic Dating Agency, for goodness’ sake! Wasn’t that a risk?
As Barb had pointed out, my job consumed my life, and that was no way to live. I hoped to marry and have children someday. The biological clock had started ticking, and kids weren’t going to spontaneously generate. If I spent every second barricaded in the game lab, I’d never have a family.
Sixx assumed he’d go back to Dakon with a woman—but he’d formed his intention before meeting me. He already liked me and was attracted to me. He was jealous of Miles. If we fell in love, wouldn’t he desire to stay?
“Hot stuff coming up!” Carrying a large tray on her shoulder, Becky landed in front of our table and proceeded to set out the food: a platter piled high with beef, pork, chicken, and ribs, four bowls with the sides, and a basket of Texas toast. She placed plates in front of us. “Can I get you anything else?”
“Uh…I don’t think so. Thank you.”
“I’ll come by and check on you. If you need more sooner, wave me down.” She pointed to the small Texas flag on the table I’d assumed was there for decoration.
I couldn’t imagine eating more. Becky collected her tray and headed back to the kitchen. I lifted my gaze from the mountain of barbecue to find Sixx focused on me. Passion and hope, an irresistible combination, glinted in his eyes. He was bold but not brash. He liked me. And I liked him. My pulse raced, and my stomach fluttered. Food was the last thing on my mind.
“I would like to have relations with you,” he said.
Note: The Intergalactic Dating Agency is a multi-author series featuring hot, sexy aliens coming to Earth to meet their mates. Each participating author writes her own series under the IDA umbrella and releases the books in sets of three every fall. Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides is Cara Bristol’s IDA series. Although Sixx is technically book 4 of the Dakonian series, it’s the FIRST book of the 2019 set.