Machines aren’t supposed to feel, but this cyborg can’t help falling in love.My Thoughts: Sexy sci-fi is my crack. I am irrationally obsessed with finding more of it and when I come across the good stuff I end up craving it even worse than I was before. That's the case here. I don't know what sort of magic ore dust Eve Langlais sprinkles on her characters but I like it!
Assigned as a specimen collector for a captured cyborg, Chloe is intrigued by the machine disguised as a man. Kidnapped during his daring escape, he shows her that despite the chip in his brain, his humanity is not completely lost.
Formerly known as unit X109GI, Joe is on a quest to discover his origin. While he doesn’t find the answers he’s looking for, he does discover that affection and lust aren’t just for humans. But when it comes to a battle between logic and love, which side will the cybernetic organism—once a man—choose?
Evaluating his feelings will have to wait though because the military isn’t done with Joe. But their threats against him pale in comparison before the shocking discovery of project C791, the revelation of which stuns the rebel cyborgs—and ignites a fury for vengeance.
Warning: This story contains violence towards the heroine that might offend some readers, but rest assured the hero kicks the offending butts. This is a spicy romance featuring an ultra hot, cyborg male. Reader titillation is advised.
Things I liked so much it's ridiculous: Joe. I'm a sucker for stories that start out with the big, strong hero being held prisoner (not broken by his imprisonment, mind you, but having an awesome physical and mental presence despite being held against his will) before escaping and showing us what he's made of. Joe worked for me. He processes thoughts like a machine but the more he interacts with Chloe the more irrational (but his standards) he becomes. It's endearing. It's cute in a befuddled guy sort of way. Now, as for Chloe, I can't say I'm shocked by how her story unfolded but I loved how she was willing to fall full-tilt into a relationship (even if it was only physical at first) with Joe and she didn't let the "cyborgs can't feel" line dissuade her from her feelings.
I adored the other cyborgs. I liked how Seth was willing to joke around and act human and how he and Chloe hit it off. On the other end of the spectrum, Solus' dislike of human weaknesses and the way he wasn't afraid to voice his opinion of Joe's obsession with Chloe made me want to hug him until he told me to let go. Secondary characters that shine rock my world!
Overall, I was entranced by the world and I read the book in one sitting because I wanted to see how the messy parts got untangled. Chloe's revelation at the end opens up the floodgates for a wealth of stories. Since sexy sci-fi is totally my crack, I'll be there.
Books in this series
1. C791 - Paperback | Kindle
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C791 was a free download from ARE I picked up on 05/03/12.