Review: Coral-600 by Roxy Mews

February 23, 2015 Review 0

Review:  Coral-600 by Roxy Mews

Pleasure is not a malfunction.

The DMA Files, Book 1.

Coral-600 is the first and only one of her kind. An artificial intelligence prototype with realistic skin over her metal frame, she was deemed too expensive for mass production and gifted to the royal family.

She cannot legally have a relationship with a human, and it never entered her electronic brain to want more—to break the law. Until she meets Quinn, and her DNA-enhanced skin tingles with a completely new sensation. Desire.

His body damaged beyond repair in the war, Quinn survived—barely—by agreeing to have much of it rebuilt. His royal relatives have taken him in, but it’s tough adjusting to a body that doesn’t come with instructions.

As Coral helps Quinn cope with his new body, the connection between them reaches the melt-down point. But unless she can convince the authorities that humanity runs deeper than flesh and bone, she’ll have her CPU wiped clean—permanently.

Warning: This book contains artificial and natural flavors, lubricant (lots and lots of lubricant), and fun with oh-so-hard drives.

Title: Coral-600
Author: Roxy Mews
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Three's a Clan, Coral-600, Interlocking Hearts, Love Shack
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: February 24, 2015
Genres: Erotic Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 98
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Stars: one-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

I came so close to screaming UNCLE on this one.  When I wasn’t falling asleep, checking my email and what was happening on Facebook, keeping my dishes washed up, doing laundry, and reading other books, I was rolling my eyes at this.  I was so disappointed in it.  I have read Roxy Mews and liked her books so was rather excited to see what she would do with a sci-fi genre.  *shakes head*  This did not work for me.

It is mentioned several times that this android/robot/cyborg/mechanic is 90 years old.  She was gifted to the queen because of her uniqueness and the expense of reproducing.  It is my humble opinion that after 90 years this “mechanic” would have picked up a thing or two.  For instance, when someone invites one in and tells them to “make yourself comfortable” one would expect the guest to sit down and relax, not take off their clothes and lay down on the bed.  In all that time, didn’t she pick up on the fact that humanity was uncomfortable with nudity?  *eyeroll*

Then there is the whole social ineptitude.  After 90 years in service to the queen as a maid, she should have picked up something.  Maids are pretty much deemed invisible – especially a mechanic one.  Please don’t try and make me believe she has never walked in on some type of indiscretion or been privy to some, um, interesting conversation.  I have a hard time buying it.  *eyeroll*

When I finally got to the rather predictable ending – can you say Pinocchio? – it was, really?  I thought she was supposed to be unique.  How can this be?  Nope that didn’t quite work for me either.  *eyeroll*

Just about the only thing that made any sense to me was the relationship between Coral and Quinn.  The little bit of action with Quinn’s attempt to save Coral was the only think that kept me reading until the end.  I was glad for their happy ever after.  But to take a week to slog my way through a 98 page book, well let’s just say it didn’t grab me and hold my attention.

You, dear reader, may like it, but it didn’t blow my skirt up.

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