Far too Human by Anitra Lynn McLeod is a fun, sexy erotic read from start to finish. I enjoyed the interesting world that Ms. McLeod created in this fast paced, steampunk homoerotic story. This is the first book I've read by Ms. McLeod and I definitely won't be my last!
Jonathan Quiverbottom is a very lonely man. Because of his eccentricities, he correctly realizes that he's a difficult man to be around. Jonathan likes to live in a very orderly world and because of this and his attitude, Jonathan does not have any friends. Once, Jonathan was deceived by a handsome con man, and since then, Jonathan has been determined to make his own man-o-bot companion. This way, he will never be lonely again. Knowing that he can rent one from the local man-o-bot factory, Jonathan does this in hopes that he can study the man-o-bot and hopefully build one for himself. But, when the man-o-bot arrives, Jonathan is horrified to see that he looks exactly like the handsome con man that humiliated him not that long ago.
Marcus doesn't know how he came to be a man-o-bot. All he remembers is waking up in the factory with his memory practically wiped clean. One thing Marcus does remember is the interestingly prissy man, Jonathan, whom he once tried to con. When Marcus is sent to Jonathan's house, he is overjoyed and determined to make amends and connect with Jonathan in more ways than one.
I really liked this story. I thought it was very unique and interesting and I liked the quirky Jonathan and the very mysterious Marcus. I admit I wasn't too sure I was going to like Jonathan at first, but watching the protective walls he had built around his heart crumble down once he falls for Marcus made him a very likeable man in the end. There are more too both characters than meets the eye and I enjoyed watching them build an emotional bond together.
I do wish the book had been longer. I was left with some unanswered questions when the book ended. I also realize that because of Marcus's changed condition, he himself hardly knew about his past.other than Jonathan, so I understand why so much about him remained a mystery. I still would have really enjoyed learning more about him and more about what got him to become the con man he was before his memory was erased. I did appreciate the fact that Ms. McLeod did concentrate on the romance between Marcus and Jonathan, and that is the main reason why I really liked this book as much as I did.
If you're looking for a couple of hours of sheer fun with some sexy and interesting characters, Far too human is definitely the book for you. Ms. McLeod has a very informative and interesting website. Here is the link to check it out: http://www.anitramcleod.com/
If you build it, love will come.
Jonathan P. Quiverbotton freely admits he is fussy, punctual…and terribly lonely. All his attempts to build a companion have failed miserably. Desperate, he rents a man-of-all-work bot from a local factory, intent on uncovering its secrets.
When the manbot arrives, though, it bears a stunningly familiar face. The face of a notorious con man—with whom Jonathan once had a fleeting assignation.
Marcus isn’t quite certain why this doorstep seems so familiar, but once he lays eyes on Jonathan, memories flood back so strong only one thing matters. To convince Jonathan that he’s a changed man.
Raw sexual passion quickly forges a deep emotional bond, fueled by the knowledge that Marcus must soon return to the factory. Before their time ticks down, another man emerges from Marcus’s murky past, reminding him of his unfulfilled part in a blackmail scheme.
Marcus wants no part of his old life, but refusal not only exposes Jonathan to danger, it puts him at the mercy of those who would use his illegal enhancements at the cost of his humanity.
Warning: Contains one very fussy inventor, a decidedly wicked man-of-all-work bot, clockwork homecare creatures, and blazing hot sex between a man and his mechanical manservant.