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Cyborgs: More Than Machines, #5

Ah the snark continues! I adore this author's writing style because it provides entertainment, laugh out loud moments and always an intriguing story. In the world of cyborgs it's the class clown's turn to find love. Or is that get his love back? We found out at the end of the previous book that Seth had a wife and now we get to find out all of the details that drove them apart as well as more pieces of the cyborg puzzle. Seth has been a thorn (on purpose) to most of the other cyborgs due to his lack of erasure in the personality department, part of his spy status. And he's had a ball needling his comrades who have fallen in love with humans. Now it's Seth's turn to suffer and a few cyborgs really enjoy that.

Of the two main characters Seth was it for me. I understand what happened (can't reveal spoilers) but I still didn't connect with Anastasia. Her mannerisms and personality as a human rubbed me the wrong way let alone as a cyborg. Seth is just "that guy" that can have a party with himself in an empty room. His personality is that big and so is his heart. All he did, all he ever thought of, went back to Anastasia. Oh to be in her shoes! This story overlaps with the previous book and if you haven't read the entire series get busy doing so. The snark and sex were exceptional as always, as well as the overall continuing story of the creation of cyborgs and their now burning need to have the answer to the questions of how and why. I so look forward to more stories in this universe.

Book Blurb for Seth

Cybernetic spy models are different from other humans turned machine. For one thing, they never completely lost touch with their humanity, or their memories. But retaining their identity doesn’t mean the military didn’t mess with their lives. Seth lost the woman he loved because of their web of lies. When the chance arises to make things right, he relies on his superior intellect—and irresistible charm—to prove his innocence, and make Anastasia his again.

Anastasia might possess upgraded parts and programming, but the scientists never could cure her of her biggest weakness, jealousy. The volatile emotion made her walk away from love once. Can she overcome it and recognize the truth? Or will she continue to let the military manipulate her emotional strings?

The Cyborgs: More Than Machines books can be read as stand alone stories, however, for total reader enjoyment it is recommended you read them in order.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2014 4.50