Title: Haunting Blackie
Eve’s mission is to rescue cyborgs from termination centers on Earth. In exchange, she and her sisters will go with them when they flee the planet. She is blindsided by the overwhelming attraction that draws her to one of them. He’s handsome, sexy, and she wants him, craves his touch as she has no other. She must send him to freedom but she makes him promise to wait for her.
Blackie cannot forget the courageous woman who saved him. He never learned whether she died during the rebellion or just changed her mind about leaving with him but he holds her within his lonely heart. He exists to serve the Cyborg Council and to protect the new world cyborgs have created. But that all changes when he discovers the woman who haunts his dreams is alive and the cyborg leaders left her behind to die. He’ll never lose her again and he’ll fight his own kind to avenge her and keep her by his side.
Author: Laurann Dohner
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Moon, Lacey and Lethal, True, Smiley
Series: Cyborg Seduction
Published: 4 Febuary 2014
Genres: Erotic Sci Fi Romance
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This is the eighth book in the Cyborg Seduction series. While it does work as a stand alone many characters from previous books are mentioned or have scenes in this book. The series is best read in order.
Blackie has been working for the council for many years. When the shuttle he is on boards a freighter after it battles pirates he sees a woman that he thought was dead. Eve helped Blackie and other cyborgs escape Earth when they had been slated for termination but she and her unit were left behind. When she sees Blackie again all her feelings for him emerge and she stakes her claim.
I loved this book! It is so different from all the other books in the series. I can’t say too much or I will be giving away an awesome new twist but I love how each book is unique and all the characters are different and have their own issues to deal with. With Blackie and Eve they didn’t have too many personal issues, in fact they got together really fast and stayed that way. However, they dealt with a lot of outside issues that put strain on their relationship and their lives. Eve’s sister also has a pretty large role in this book as well as Blackie’s friend Gene. We also see several characters from previous books come into play towards the end and it was nice to see them again.
Blackie was a jerk in several books so it was nice to see him humbled and fall in love. When he and Eve are together the chemistry is great. I loved how he never changed himself but did make some concessions for Eve that worked out to both of their benefits. Eve is a fighter and doesn’t let life’s disappointments get her down. She has had to overcome a lot of things to get where she is and Blackie respects her and allows her to be herself as long as she isn’t putting herself in danger.
I am always interested to see how Dohner is going to work around the rules she set up for the society she created. The cyborgs have few women so they usually share the women. So far none of the Cyborg series couples have wanted to do that and there is always an interesting twist that Dohner uses so that the couples all stay monogamous. I have to say that I love that about the books. I am also enjoying the way the cyborg society is changing. I expected more change after the last book but since Blackie’s book takes place mainly off planet, maybe we just haven’t seen it yet.
We are left with a teaser for the next book and it will most likely take place primarily off planet as well. I love this series and I can’t wait for the next book to come out. Each new book is exciting and I can’t wait to read it.