Cyborg Heat

Burning Metal Book 1

"Cyborg Heat" is an enjoyable read, but it relies on many of the usual cyborg tropes and a rather improbable connection between Amanda and Adam.

I liked Amanda for her courage and principles, but I wasn't quite buying why she was willing to put it all on the line romantically for Adam that fast. She seemed rather fast to accept what was going on and ran with it a bit too easily for my taste.

In a way, it almost made more sense on Adam's end. He'd been watching her, in a way, for a longer time and had slightly more opportunity to see her as a person, but it still felt rushed and improbable.

There's also the usual in cyborg romance tropes - the evil scientists who consider cyborgs machines, an unfeeling government, dirty politicians, and so forth.

"Cyborg Heat" was entertaining and I'm interested in seeing how their rebellion will pan out, but I'm also hoping for more nuance in establishing the romance in the following books.

Book Blurb for Cyborg Heat

They’ll challenge what it means to be human and test the limits of love.

Amanda is a scientist for the military’s cyborg program. Programming and repairing once-human soldiers is a lot easier than trying to date, so she buries herself in her work. She’ll never admit that the cyborgs often seem like more than machines to her - especially the handsome AD-214.

Even though Cyborg Sector has erased his memories and turned him into a killing machine, AD-214 is aware of Amanda and her kind, gentle nature. When he starts to remember his former life, his system malfunctions, and only Amanda can save him. Then things go horribly wrong, and his squad of cyborgs - along with Amanda - become fugitives hunted by the military.

As the rogue cyborgs’ memories come flooding back, their human personalities begin to re-emerge. Amanda's bond with AD-214 intensifies and she discovers that none of the cyborgs is merely a robot.

After she’s captured by the military, AD-214 and his squad risk everything to rescue her. He and Amanda must fight not only for their survival, but the chance to prove that love is possible, even for a machine.

Cyborg Heat is Book 1 in the Burning Metal series and a STAND-ALONE, full-length science fiction romance. There are no cliffhangers, and a happy ending is guaranteed!

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2017 3.25