Title: The Outlaw Cyborg
Author: Honey Phillip
Series: Cyborgs On Mars #5
Sent to Mars by GenCon, Serena is finally in sight of her lifelong goal. The last thing she needs is a cyborg warrior to distract her from that goal. But when GenCon’s experiments go wrong, she and J-100 need to work together to figure out what is going on.
Serena has been a part of this series for a few books now and while she is part of GenCon, she has helped the cyborgs in the past. She has definitely been following her own agenda and we finally find out what that is in this book. She is a very determined woman but it’s caused her to have a narrow vision. She almost ruins the budding relationship she has with J-100, aka John, trying to achieve her goal.
I have mixed feelings about Serena. She is a determined woman and I appreciate her dedication to her goal. What I didn’t love was that she tries to manipulate and control her relationship with John in the beginning. So I didn’t really love or hate her but she isn’t my favorite heroine. John was a protective, smart, and determined man. He was sent to Mars to uncover GenCon’s secrets. I liked that he didn’t follow the rules and did things his own way. He seemed like a great hero but I felt he got overshadowed by Serena, especially in the beginning.
Overall, this was a good cyborg romance. I enjoyed seeing them fight against GenCon and make Mars independent from Earth. I don’t know if this is the last book in the series, but if it is, I think it was a good ending for the cyborgs.
Content Warnings: Serena had a violent miscarriage due to an abusive ex, which caused her to become infertile.
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