Title: Aftermarket Lover
Series: SDS Robots, 01
Author: Jan Suzukawa
Genre: Science Fiction, Erotica
Length: Short (33 pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (22nd July 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Ashton Cheng mines for gold on a lonely planet at the edge of the Milky Way. His boring routine is interrupted by the last thing he expects: a free one-week trial with a sex robot.
Lin is a sex and domestic services robot with human emotions—a hybrid. Ash is drawn to Lin, but Lin’s hybrid status isn’t the only thing that’s different about him…
Reviewer: Napoleon A. Chase
Review: This is way higher brow than I was expecting for robot sex. I’m impressed. This book is polished, the prose flows well, and the story is told in a straightforward manner.
Surprisingly realistic world.
Sex scenes are refreshingly realistic, especially regarding stamina after, ahem, long in-betweens.
There are clever turns in this, as well as some uncomfortable levels of soul-searching. Bring it.
I was disappointed by the “tidiness,” so to say, of medical procedures and how they were evaluated, but I think that says a lot about how much Suzukawa has already built my expectations up for realism in a genre notorious for bumrushing things.
Hyperfocusing on genitalia as a metaphor for humanity fell flat, again, because Suzukawa has already shown off a knack for finer details and subtlety.
All in all, a decent read for cis gays.