Title: Doc’s Orders
Author: Cynthia Sax
Series: Cyborg Space Exploration #2
Trigger Warning: epidemic.
Doc isn’t fully functional but he hides it well. While investigating an unknown planet he finds his mate. Allinen is one of the only beings in her settlement that is without a mate. She doesn’t belong and is determined to leave if she gets the chance, especially if it’s with a sexy cyborg who is a little damaged.
I am really enjoying this new cyborg series. The cyborgs are investigating new planets and interacting with other alien beings, which is always one of my favorite parts of SciFi books. Doc has been a minor background character up to this point but his story was still very good. Doc has little control between his machine side and his organic side, which made for some interesting interactions between him and Allinen. I think that the cyborgs in this series are not 100% perfect makes them so much more interesting characters, especially the ones who can hide their problems.
My favorite part of this story was Allinen though. She is the first mate that isn’t a human. She is an extremely unique, humanoid alien that is also bioluminescent. She also had a very interesting culture that caused some problems in the beginning of their relationship. She was also a very strong willed and smart heroine. Her interaction with her family and town was very heartbreaking and made me appreciate my loved ones even more.
Overall, this was a great sequel for a new series. I can’t wait to learn more about the rest of the crew of the Reckless, especially since they have all been very unique cyborgs so far.
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