Title: The Exchange
Author: N. Isabelle Blanco
Series: Project Sapphire #1
Genre: sci-fi, adult, romance, suspense, cliffhanger
Heat Level: 2 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
See Mindy’s Goodreads Review Here
Project Sapphire: The World’s first AI. A top-secret project exposed to a select group of scientists. Lei Heaton, a man desperate to save his daughter, is at the top of the bionics empire. He not only hired the team to repair his daughter’s damaged body, he plans to reanimate her dead mind using the Sapphire AI.
A dangerous man—a killer that is no regular human…
Maxwell Landon—codename: Deimos—is the Adelphi Organization’s top agent. His M.O is simple: Never fail. He’s used to annihilating anyone that gets in his way. But this time, he’s being called to protect and deliver. Deimos is aware that this mission won’t be like any other. Then he lays eyes on the resurrected Ms. Heaton, and instantly he knows:
That is not Magdalena Heaton.
And he will never be the same again.
Control, his most prized possession, is ripped from him with a single glance…
The violent attraction he feels for the girl complicates matters immediately. But what Deimos doesn’t know is that things are about to get much worse. Sapphire isn’t just a completely different person than the dead Ms. Heaton—she’s the AI miracle of the century. An advancement that many would kill to own.
Including himself, no matter how hard he fights against it.
A girl determined to protect her creator. A man determined to protect her…
Despite the fact that she is not Magdalena, Sapphire is bent on taking her place as Mr. Heaton’s daughter in order to keep her creator safe. Deimos knows that he has to honor her wish. But the thing inside him is demanding more. More than a touch. A lot more than a taste. It responds to everything about her…every stuttered breath that lets him know she wants him as much as he wants her.
How does he walk away when he knows that no matter how far he is from her, she’ll always be in danger and he’ll always hunger for her?
Great start to a series and I’m looking forward to the next one. This did end with a cliffy, so if you’re a cliffhanger hater then you may want to wait for the entire series to come out.
This little novella was exactly what I needed right now. I feel like I’ve been in a book funk and I
needed craved something different! I craved action, attraction and angst. I craved a kick ass sci-fi to pull me from my funk. I craved a hero and heroine that can handle their own shit in a very Chuck Norris way then wrap it all up in a hot sexy bow. The Exchange delivered exactly what I was craving.
There was some situational humor in here and it worked really well. You have your hulking hero, Deimos and your young, tiny and petite Sapphire who can take Deimos down with just a look. Seriously, she has some major voodoo poonanny going on and Deimos hasn’t even touched her yet. Deimos is ready to hand her the world and she has done absolutely nothing but exist.
“Protect her, sooth her, take care of her. Fuck her, wreck her, make her mine.”
“I’m tempted to try running another scan on her body. Ha. Yeah right. She’d block it, and she’d be inside me again. I shift at the thought, my cock stirring in my pants. Shit. Am I turned on by the thought of having her inside my systems?”
Deimos is a little older than Sapphire and he is struggling with that fact at first, but quickly gets over it when he smells competition near. It’s like a pissing contest and Deimos is the only one who’s playing. His “inner conqueror-slash-protector is fully activated.” Deimos’ systems are failing because all the blood in his body is rushing to his dick!
Now, for the couple of things that I didn’t care for. First let me just point out that I’m not and never will be an English major and I never critique on grammar or misspelled words or anything like that in my reviews. I’m practically an idiot when it comes to that stuff. So what I am about to say is my personal opinion and how I felt when I was reading. Ok, here it goes… I think there are too many incomplete sentences. There I said it. A lot of the sentences felt short and choppy to me. Again, I’m no writer but this is how it sounded in my head. Okay, moving on. The amount of internal dialogue can get a little annoying and the story is too short and I need more now. There, that’s all.
“I’ve fought alongside, and worked with, many dangerous, trained-to-kill females, but Sapphire just took my fucking breath away.”
I completely agree with that quote. Sapphire and Deimos took my breath away. Their chemistry is smoking hot. It was almost like their attraction to each other was more of a destiny rather than chance. I won’t say anymore about that and you’ll just have to read the book for yourself.
N. Isabelle Blanco is an amazing writer and I’m looking forward to see what she does next. Hopefully I won’t have to wait long for the next Project Sapphire.
I received a copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.
N. Isabelle Blanco was born in Queens, NY (USA). At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life.
An avid reader in her teens, her fascination with Japanese anime eventually led her to the universe of fan fiction, which became her on-again, off-again hobby for the next ten years. During that time she amassed a following of fans that, by her own admission, she would never be able to live without. It was those fans who encouraged her to step beyond the fan fiction realm and try her talent in the publishing world.
N. Isabelle Blanco spends her days working as an author, web programmer, marketer, and graphic designer. That is when she isn’t handling her “spawn”, as she calls her son, and brainstorming with him about his future career as a comic book illustrator.
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