She never wanted a body. Until she met her human.
One of the most advanced AI's in the empire, Keris is used to being so much more than any biological could dream of. She never expected that saving a lone human would lead to her taking physical form…
But a new form comes with a whole host of new problems. She's gone from being able to run a ship single-handed to struggling to co-ordinate her own two legs. And when Jay is around, her new brain quits functioning. All she can think about is the handsome human, and what his lips would feel like on hers…
He's the lone human male in a sea of lethal alien warriors. He's either gifted, or suicidal...
Kidnapped by aliens, rescued and now on a secret base in a system he can't even pronounce, Major Jay Stephens has given up on a wing and a prayer... he's now on kicking butt and taking names. Especially when it comes to the alien AI who's risked everything, even her 'life' to protect him.
The only problem... she's gone and gotten herself a body. Beautiful and delicate, she evokes reactions in him that should be illegal. The REAL problem? An AI in physical form is totally illegal and against just about every law in Latharian society. Which means lots of lethal aliens want to kill it, and by extension, his AI.
And that's going to be a problem. Because Jay thinks… no, he KNOWS he's in love with her, and no little (large) green (totally not green) men are going to draanth up the best thing he ever had...
Impossible true love in a sci-fi world
Human Jay shows the Lathar a thing or two and AI Keris proves where there is a will there is a way. I love this series. Each story is so different, the characters fresh and relatable, the “world” brought to vivid life. Humans are thought of as the Lathar’s lesser cousins, but don’t let it get them down. Even though Jay and the girls are well trained soldiers they are lighthearted, bringing tongue in cheek humor that totally goes over the Lathar’s heads. I laughed out loud several times. But in the end the unusual romance between a human man and an artificial intelligence and the lengths they go to to be together drive this fast paced thrilling tale.
Definitely was not what I expected. I liked the characters. Even Berr and Risyn. Something was missing for me. Can’t really pinpoint it. Keris was very different. My expectations were different for her. I really didn’t connect with the story. Will continue to read because I love the series, but this was not a favorite.