Charlie may be the youngest of the siblings but she's taken care of her older brother since their parents died. And he lets her, he even counts on it. Now he's accepted money for her to break a captive cyborg out of the facility she works at, and if she doesn't his life will be forfeit. She knows this will be the end of life on Earth, but the money will make it possible to avoid the authorities and live off-world. Mid rescue she really questions her decision when she is about ready to kill the cyborg herself. Handsome and hot he may be, but asshole is his most obvious trait. He's condescending, rude, conceited, sexy, muscular. The list goes on and on. But a deal is a deal, and she'll do her part.
Humans horribly abused Zorus during his time on Earth before his people rebelled and escaped. He has deep-seated hatred of all humans. Until the small human named Charlie. She's everything he believed a human could never be. Discounting her rudeness and bossiness, she's also honorable, brave, and has been abused by humans too. The more he's around her, the more he's drawn to her. How can he be having feelings for that which he has hated all his life? As his liberation from his captor's progresses, she amazes him again and again with her sheer humanity. How to reconcile what he fears is becoming a lifelong fascination with Charlie with his lifelong hate for all humans?
Zorus is the protagonist in many a former story in this series. He's the cyborg they all love to hate, and we the reader are right there with them. But in this story we get a peek behind the curtain and I've got to say, Zorus had just cause for his feelings. The difference is he adjusted his thinking when a situation affected him personally, and that makes him redeemable. Other bigoted people never make that distinction or admit they are wrong. Zorus does more than admit it. He embraces it. This was as usual a steaming hot bed of sensuality mixed in with a story with a lesson. I am hooked on the Cyborg series and can't wait for another installment.
Charlie’s brother has put her in the no-win situation of having to rescue a cyborg from Earth Government. It’s dangerous, she’ll become an outlaw on Earth, but it’s the only way to save her brother’s life. The imprisoned cyborg is rude, conceited and probably the biggest jerk she’s ever had the misfortune to meet. His only redeeming qualities are his handsome face and sexy, muscular body. Just wow! Still, she can’t wait to be rid of him.
All cyborgs hate humans, but Zorus is consumed by it. Chained, enslaved and facing death on Earth once again, he vows revenge. To his utter astonishment, a human female comes to his rescue. She’s rude, mouthy and bossy. And very brave. She baffles him almost as much as she arouses him. Zorus cannot deny that he’s fascinated by her. They are about to lock wills and ignite a firestorm of desire that defies every rule he lives by.