Saturday, August 28, 2021

The Outlaw Cyborg by Honey Phillips [Review]

The Outlaw Cyborg (Cyborgs on Mars #5) by Honey Phillips
Format: ebook
Source: borrowed through Kindle Unlimited
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Date read: November 19, 2020

Cyborgs on Mars
0.5. High Plains Cyborg
1. The Good, the Bad, and the Cyborg
2. A Fistful of Cyborg
3. A Few Cyborgs More
4. The Magnificent Cyborg
5. The Outlaw Cyborg - Paperback | Kindle
5.5. The Cyborg with No Name
5.6. Cyborg Rider

Honey Phillips
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Can a cyborg ranger save Mars - and the woman who won’t admit she needs him?

Everything Serena Gatling ever wanted was taken away from her by a single horrific act of betrayal. Determined never to fall victim again, she closes her heart and dedicates her life to a cold-blooded quest to regain the one thing that still matters to her.

Sent to Mars by the ruthless corporation for which she works, Serena is finally within sight of her goal. The last thing she needs is a man distracting her. But the massive cyborg warrior who seems to know all of her hidden secrets awakens feelings she thought had died long ago.

J-100 has never fit in - not as an orphan, not as a soldier, and definitely not as a cyborg. So when he is asked to take on an impossible mission with little chance of success, he has nothing to lose. Until he meets a beautiful woman and recognizes the pain hidden behind her icy exterior - and now the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Evil forces are conspiring against the Martian colonists. Can Serena and J-100 work together to save the colony, even if it costs them everything?
Thoughts on The Outlaw Cyborg: At last, we get to see Serena fall for one of the hunky cyborgs roaming around on Mars. I have to say, Serena's been an interesting character. Working for the corporation that's been behind most of the shenanigans the rangers have had to face down, she's...I don't know. She's not the ice queen everyone thinks she is although she does a VERY good job projecting that. She has standards she lives by and there are some things she won't do (or allow) regardless of where the orders to do those things are coming from.

In other words, she has a few layers.

And John worms his way into those layers and gets to see the softer side of Serena. Which is fortuitous since the two of them work well together. And by that, I mean they're steamy between the sheets.

While these two are jaunting about learning what makes the other tick, THINGS ARE HAPPENING. Actually, they're kind of happening while the two of them are in the middle of it. Which, again, works out because it puts two people who can make things happen in the right place at the right time. Also, Serena gets to put her past to rest and that's a very good thing.

Creepy bad guys, not-so-terrible scientists, hunky cyborgs, long nights, and the liberation of Mars. GOOD STUFF.

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