4 Stars

Abigail has landed her dream job. She’s a designer at Sphinx, a famous architectural design company. At Sphinx, everyone designs in pairs, but her creativity is so extreme that her selected counterpart is an android, Rory. At first, everything is wonderful. Abigail sketches dazzling designs, and Rory brings them to life…but then things take a darker turn. Is Rory really an android? If he isn’t, why is he now the property of the PRISM company? And if he is, Abigail might be developing feelings for a robot…

At first I wasn’t sure what to think of this book. Was it sci fi, or romance? It turned out to be sci fi romantic suspense, light on the romance and with a fast-paced plot.

Abigail is quirky and exactly what I would imagine a creative person to be like. Rory is strong and brilliant, but also endearing. He reminded me a lot of Commander Data from Star Trek. There are also some interesting side characters and more than one twist that I didn’t see coming. It doesn’t have any overt references to religion other than the occasional “Thank God”, but God is never disrespected and the perspective will likely feel comfortable to someone with a Christian worldview.

There were a few things that I didn’t like as much. There were a couple of times the plot slowed down too much for me, but those were also the sections that focused on romance, which is not my favorite genre. There were a couple of places where I wondered why a certain plot item had not been thought of before. If you are a reader who really likes romantic suspense, I think you will love this book!


Heat: Two kisses, but they are brief. A fair amount of clean romantic thoughts.

Profanity: None

Violence: Mild, which is quite an accomplishment for a suspense book.

Age Recommendation: 16+ due to the romantic content.

This book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells.com and several other locations as well.

Author’s website: https://maryschlegelauthor.com/

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay


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