After barely surviving a horrific accident, then being held captive for years by Earth Government, Venice must escape the planet. She thinks she’s found the answer to her prayers when she contracts to be a deep-space bride—only to find herself facing an even bigger nightmare. Hiding from her con man “husband” aboard his space station, she comes across an intimidating cyborg…one who could just be her last hope.
Deviant is humiliated when his father suggests he visit a pleasure center to make use of a sex bot. True, the defects he was born with have assured female cyborgs will never consider adding him to a family unit. But he still has his pride. The woman who enters the room, however, is incredibly lifelike, and she quickly has Deviant feeling things he’d never dreamed—right until the moment he finds out she’s human. Sort of…
Venice needs Deviant’s help to get off the space station. Deviant is lonely, and in need of someone to teach him how to pleasure a female. They strike a bargain, one that has Venice giving up her freedom. But soon it’s her heart that’s at greater risk. It’s easy loving Deviant…even when others are determined to make it difficult.
Loving Deviant is yet another fabulous story written by the talented Laurann Dohner. I was so happy to get this book because this is one author who never disappoints. As usual, I was captivated and devoured every page without ever putting my Kindle down.
I love this author’s writing style and even more adored by me are the amazing worlds and super alpha characters that she creates. I love the cyborg world and Deviant and Venice were perfect together. I had remembered Deviant from Krell’s book and absolutely fell in love with him in this book. He was so strong and good and totally sweet. Unfortunately, Deviant was different in a world where imperfection was scorned, not a lot different from our own world. So easily Laurann Dohner brought me to tears while reading Deviant’s story with how graceful he was at the way his people, mostly his mother, treated him. His dad, Mavo, was great and Venice was the perfect match for him. She had some differences of her own that convinced me of the sincerity of her feelings for Deviant and especially how she never once considered him flawed and corrected anyone who even suggested it. There was some low suspense and conflict with one particularly nasty character, but mostly this one was simply a very sweet special love story.
As usual, Ms. Dohner brings us a touching story that hits hard and was brilliantly written. The drama was fast paced and definitely put me through a mixed bag of emotions. Another fabulous aspect is that it is a scorcher, but if you’ve read Laurann Dohner then that part comes as no surprise. Lastly, I was so satisfied with this book and ecstatic that Ms. Dohner revisited the Cyborg Seduction world. I now find myself restless just waiting for the next one to come out and hoping that it’s not long because there were two characters in this book that really deserve their own books. Deviant’s father, Mavo, absolutely deserves to find someone good, and Stag, our surly captain needs to find a human mate too.
I am so happy with Loving Deviant that I cannot give it anything less than five flying stars. Fantasy/Sci-Fi readers will surely fall in love with this book/series.