C791 (Cyborgs: More Than Machines #1)

"I love you, little one. I might not understand how to romance you, or convince you of this truth, but I feel it. It is the most uncomfortable sensation and, at the same time, the most glorious."

Eve Langlais
Cyborgs: More Than Machines, book one
ebook, 161 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by self published
ISBN 9780986915482

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 isn'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.

Joe, once referred to as X109GI, is in search of answers. As a cyborg broken free of his programming, he and his brethren are out to discover why they were stripped of their humanity and figure out how to keep their kind from dying out. When they conspire to have Joe captured in order to download the latest intel, the quest proves futile. But it's not necessarily a waste.

During his confinement, Joe becomes intrigued by the female his captors send to collect samples from him. The samples are worthless. He knows this. She comes to know it. Still, they continue with their orders. When the time comes for Joe to make his escape, he decides to take Chloe with him.

Lo and behold, our (not so) dear cyborg has claimed himself a sex toy.

Joe did not make the best first impression with me. Solus and Seth, on the other hand, were absolutely great. And even though Joe never did redeem himself, the twist of C791 more than made up for his crass behavior. Although how someone fighting against slavery feels justified in taking women to be nothing more than a means for an enjoyable sexual release is beyond me. To not even consider the act being no better than what was done to him... it's absurd.

3 out of 5 stars.

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