The first in her cyborg series, this was a great read. Dalia wakes up during a “tune-up” (she’s a cyborg) and finds her technician is trying to inject her with something deadly. She injects him instead and gets him to reveal why she was to be terminated. She’s gestating. Huh? She’s not human!
Now on the run, Dalia’s only recourse is to leave the planet and run. Formerly a hunter, a specialized cyborg for hunting and destroying rogue cyborgs, she knows she’s not going to be too popular. While trying to steal a transport off-planet, she encounters Reuel, the original rogue. And things just get interesting from there.
Ms. O’Connor does a great job conveying the confusion and cluelessness of these emotionally immature, if not barren, beings. They are evolving, and as such, it’s painful. The story of Dalia and Reuel coming to terms with each other is not to be missed, and sets the stage for the following series.
Reuel CO469 is tall, dark, and infinitely dangerous. His is the face that launched a million flyers. He is the first of his kind, the first cyborg to go rogue, the leader of all who’d come after him, and the only rogue nobody has ever come close to catching. From the moment Dalia first sets eyes on him, she knows she is lost. She can no more resist his dark allure than she can cease to breathe.
Rating: Graphic violence, graphic sex, explicit language, profanity, menage a trois, bondage, self sex, and exhibitionism. This is the story of a woman’s love for two very different men.