Machines aren’t supposed to feel, but this cyborg can’t help falling in love.
Assigned as a specimen collector for a captured cyborg, Chloe is intrigued by the machine disguised as a man. Kidnapped during his daring escape, he shows her that despite the chip in his brain, his humanity is not completely lost.
Formerly known as unit X109GI, Joe is on a quest to discover his origin. While he doesn’t find the answers he’s looking for, he does discover that affection and lust aren’t just for humans. But when it comes to a battle between logic and love, which side will the cybernetic organism—once a man—choose?
Evaluating his feelings will have to wait though because the military isn’t done with Joe. But their threats against him pale in comparison before the shocking discovery of project C791, the revelation of which stuns the rebel cyborgs—and ignites a fury for vengeance.
(Contains Adult Content)
The sight of Chloe and Seth so at ease with each other, and worse, touching each other set something off inside Joe, a combination of irrational anger sprinkled with a covetousness he’d not experienced but had heard of. Jealousy.
Whatever the name for the emotion, he found himself unable to halt it as he ripped Seth away from Chloe’s side and sent his fist into the grinning face. He maintained enough control to not beat his friend to a pulp — barely — but he couldn’t stop himself from slinging Chloe over his shoulder and stomping off to their room.
“What the heck was that about?” she exclaimed as she dangled down his back.
“You seem to have forgotten who you belong to.”
She didn’t say anything for a moment. “Are you jealous?”
“It’s normal to feel that way. It just never occurred to me you would.”
“I don’t. Jealousy is a human emotion. I am a cyborg. We are above such petty wastes of our time.”
“Really. Well then, someone should probably explain that to Seth’s face,” she drawled.
“This is not entertaining. You were practically inviting him to take ownership of your body.”
“I was not,” she exclaimed, and a small rational part of him knew she spoke truly, but he’d lost the ability to decipher logic from madness where she was concerned.
Arriving at their room, he tossed her onto the bed and quickly tore at his clothes.
“What are you doing?” she asked, her eyes wide, but not with trepidation if the protruding nipples through her shirt were any indication.
“Showing you who owns your body.”
“Wrong answer,” he growled. “I do. And it seems I must show you.”
He fell on her, and despite her previous defiant answer, she welcomed him with open arms and a fierce kiss. Her legs spread wide to accommodate his body, but while he’d denuded his frame, she remained dressed. Their hands met at the closing to her pants, their impatient battle to remove them more of a fumbling parody. When he finally managed to strip them from her, he was ready to sink himself into her. He retained enough wits though to realize she required preparation for his penetration. With sex bots, that never proved a concern as they arrived to service pre-lubed. Human females however, according to his studies, required stimulation to achieve the same state. He slid a hand between her thighs and, to his relief, found her already soaking wet. It pleased him, on a level he did not understand, that Chloe achieved this state around him without means of manipulation.
He wasted no more time. He propped himself above her and thrust into her sex. Oh, the exquisite, unexplainable feel of her channel clamping tightly around his cock. He would never tire of it. Never tire of her. But did she feel the same about him? He had to know.
“Tell me who you belong to.”
Her eyes opened part way, her lids heavy with arousal. “Why do you care?”
He rammed into her hard. She gasped.
A growl left him. “Do not toy with me. You are my female. Not Seth’s. Not anyone else’s. Say you belong to me.” He almost roared the words, desperate to hear her say it.
For a moment defiance flashed in her gaze. “And if I don’t?”
Confessions From Romaholics
I loved the interaction between Chloe and Joe, it's full of humor, intensity, and passion. I already added too many secrets from the book so I will let you discover the funny, full of humor, and hot scenes Ms. Eve Langlais has created.
Space really isn’t the final frontier. It is humans and what we do now, will do and create in the future all in the name of science or war or saving lives. Dealing with the results of our creations, that perhaps started out being for the greater good, but that were turned into something less than that. Beings that are then used and abused because they are not considered to be of any value. What then happens to them when they are deemed to be of little or no value or too dangerous to keep?
In C791 book one in the Cyborgs: More Than Machines series by Eve Langlais, this is the question posed. What do you do with beings that have been created and all of a sudden are not considered worth keeping anymore?
Chloe is a specimen collector and she is required to collect specimens from a captured cyborg who is very dangerous and who has the ability to escape whatever bonds he happens to be put in. She becomes intrigued by the cyborg and as she has to repeatedly get specimens from him, she slowly overcomes her fear of the unknown, the large, rather dangerous-looking cyborg, and becomes intrigued and almost eager to see him again.
Joe, formerly known as X109GI is on a mission to discover as much as possible about his origins, where he and the others came from. Some of the cyborgs have some memories, and he let himself be captured to try to find out more. He doesn’t find the answers to what he is looking for, but he does find Chloe and she has this effect on him that he really cannot fathom or explain.
Joe has to examine his feelings and work out what they mean, and until he is able to do that, he does the caveman thing and just takes Chloe with him when he escapes. Scared at first, Chloe seems to adapt rather quickly to being with Joe and he does feel things for her that he hasn’t ever felt before. These poor cyborgs are to be pitied; created and then ordered destroyed, they are searching for their way and their own meaning in a life that they didn’t really ask for.
The attraction between Chloe and Joe is hot and heavy and they cannot seem to get enough of each other. There is, however, something coming toward them that may end up tearing them apart forever. Who is the traitor who gave away their position? What will happen when they find out who it was? Can Chloe and Joe survive as the traitor’s actions affect both of them?
I really liked this story because it wasn’t just about a sexual encounter with another being. It is a story that examines human actions and their consequences and really gets you thinking about what could happen if something like Joe were ever to be created. Do we have the right? What rights then would these creations have? Joe is a cyborg, but he is also human. He is kind and it is cute seeing him try to work out how to deal with Chloe and how to have more than just great mind blowing sex with her.
Chloe is a multi-faceted character who is deeply attracted to Joe and doesn’t really understand why. Despite all of the horror stories she has heard about the cyborgs, she takes to being with Joe like a duck to water and the fantastic sex isn’t the only thing that attracts her. There is much more to this tale of the cyborg and his human, but I cannot reveal anymore as that would really be giving away some quite shocking and definitely unexpected twists and turns that really made this into a fantastic tale.
Ms. Langlais writes great characters, hot and mind blowing sex scenes and each tale has a freshness and individuality to it that is really refreshing in a world of stories that seem to be similar or based on similar themes. This is definitely a story worth reading and I cannot wait for the next installment. Seeing these cyborgs, the implacable almost emotionless males fall for their females is such fun! Do yourself a favor and get a copy. You won’t regret it!
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