Heart of Steel by Elizabeth Einspanier​ (Review by Stephanie – #NerdgirlLuna)

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Title: Heart of Steel

Author: Elizabeth Einspanier​

Published Date: February 17th 2015

Genre: SciFi Romance


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When reclusive cyborg Alistair Mechanus meets his latest captive, ER doctor Julia Parker, it is love at first sight–for him. While he eagerly drops his preparations for World Conquest to woo her, ten years of solitude have left his social skills badly rusted. When his misguided act of kindness spirals out of control, Julia is forced to trust the mad genius with her life. She has the skills he needs to unlock his forgotten past, but learning who he used to be may come at the cost of his remaining sanity


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Stephanie – #NerdGirlLuna’s  Review***
Julia is a Doctor of medicine who only wants to enjoy her Hawaii trip, break up with her crazy boyfriend (in my opinion) and escape her own issues back home. She ends up with more of an adventure then she bargained for when she wakes up in a strange place being courted by a half human half cyborg. The one who steals the show though is the loveable, sarcastic, and sometimes scary Arthur, the floating football. He is a rather amazing constant through the story that adds some much needed humor is the storm of emotions Julia goes through.
Alistair is a mad scientist (her words not his) who has forgotten what it is like to feel human, what with no companionship other than his creations for 10 years, and cannot remember who he was before the half cyborg he is now. He finds himself fascinated when Julia appears on his island and is determined to win her over with his rusty charms and his frank world domination.
I really LOVED this book. It was like reading Beauty and The Beast if Dr. Frankenstein was a romance story; though I should warn you now that the romance is light and clean, though they do share some pretty good kisses. As an avid reader of romance novels this has been by far the best concept I have come across. You don’t find very many cyborg/human romances that just seem to work. The clichéd mad scientist lair (in a volcano no less) the strange creatures that wonder the halls, and a man rusty in his human interaction and romancing skills make for a fantastic tale. I couldn’t put the book down and before I knew it I had reached the climax of the story and it was approaching the end. I didn’t want it to end because I wanted to stay in Alistair and Julia’s world just a little bit longer. Both characters develop and grow so well throughout the story that you can’t help but fall in love with them and even cry with them. For me, when an author can tug at my heart strings enough to make me cry, has done a great job because not everyone can get you to connect enough with said characters.
The only thing that I couldn’t stop thinking about, and thought about for nearly 20 minutes after finishing the book, is about Alistair’s anatomy and his relationship with Julia. At one point in the book there is a confrontation with the antagonist and he kicks Alistair between the legs. He then basically goes to say that it is a good thing that he has no external genitalia. So if you have no genitals how exactly will Alistair and Julia have an intimate relationship? How does that work? How?!? As you can tell it is something that still bothers me now. Still I recommend you read Heart of Steel if you are ready for something different.


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