tech romance

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The Manolo Matrix

Julie Kenner continues to surprise me with each new book. Last year’s The Givenchy Code was a non-stop breathless sexy scavenger hunt through New York City. Since The Manolo Matrix features the same deadly scavenger hunt, I wondered how Kenner would keep it new and fresh. Not to worr ...

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Sex, Lies, and Online Dating

You've gotta love Gibson’s heroes – they are so realistic that you can reach out and touch them and they are simply such…men! Their combination of attitudes, communication skills, thoughts, and half attempts to see things from a woman’s perspective is very effective. Sex, Lies, and Online Da ...

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Strange Attractions

When it comes to sensuality, Strange Attractions is beyond burning. Unfortunately it's also beyond boring. At one point, I realized that I was almost halfway thorough it and literally nothing had happened. Luckily, at about that point, there's a passage in which B.G. explains particle physics to the ...

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Cupid.com

Cupid.com is supposed to be a wacky paranormal comedy with Cupid himself behind the hijinks. Unfortunately, both Cupid and the plot are out of the picture for most of the book, and the laughs feel incredibly forced. Chloe Phillips is the head of Creative Investments, a business that ma ...

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Virtual Warrior

When it's done well, fantasy and science fiction can be breathtaking, twisting the constraints with which humans see themselves and their world. Amateurish SF/F, however, reads like a high schooler's first attempt at writing after getting stoned and playing Dungeons and Dragons. The first three quar ...

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Body Electric

No one could ever accuse Susan Squires of being in a rut. Danegeld, her first book, was a Dark Ages Medieval about the Saxons and Vikings. Her second, Sacrament, involved a vampire during the Regency. Now she tackles artificial intelligence in the near future. Victoria "Vic" Barnhardt works f ...

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Know by Heart

I'd never read an Arabesque book before but I wasn't disappointed. Angela Winters tells a pretty riveting story in Know by Heart, and while I couldn't relate exactly to the discriminatory problems faced by the lead characters, I did find them to be interesting and involving. Both the hero and her ...

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Jemima J

After I fell in love with Mr. Maybe I was very interested in reading more stuff by Jane Green, so I asked if I could review Jemima J too. Jemima J was actually last year's book. It came out in hardcover in America in 2000, and has been recently released in trade paperback. It contained some of the h ...

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The Phoenix Code

As in The Veiled Web, author Asaro once again delves into a future where artificial intelligence is a reality with all the moral and ethical dilemmas it brings. Dr. Megan O’Flannery is an expert in the field of artificial intelligence, particularly where androids are concerned. When ...

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Midnight Kisses

I'm giving a really good grade to a book about a scientist who decides to make the perfect man out of plastic. I know, I can hardly believe it myself. Josie Farrington is a biochemist for a toy company that makes lifelike dolls. She is the inventor of a substance that looks, feels, and responds t ...