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- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (June 10, 2015)
- Publication Date: June 10, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00XCZ6EVY
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March is divorced. She really never loved her husband and is in search of her one true love. When she cannot find a human man to fill this need she decides to design one herself. She gets an engineered sentient android. Perfect for what she wants. She even goes all the way to London to get him.
I liked her brave spirit, and how she is willing to take her own destiny into her her own hands. She is a brave woman who is willing to try anything once.
Christian is the perfect one for March. He also has an unexpected independent streak that intrigues March. He is more than even she bargained for.
Christian is a little to perfect for me but perfect for March.
I found this love story to be eery and a tad creepy in places I liked the combination of love and action in this book. Love can come in many different guises and March is about to learn just because you buy love it does not mean you get the love you expected.
March Morgan finds the perfect man in Special Editions android Christian whom she purchases from British company Mayfair Electronics. Though he is supposedly programmed to be exactly what she wishes, she soon discovers Christian is much more; he has developed a personality on his own, with personal opinions and wants. Problems ensue, of course, because March tends to view her new purchase from a human perspective...becoming jealous when another woman flirts with Christian, showing her insecurities by accusing him of infidelity when she's aware it's impossible, and not understanding Christian's need to donate something other than his physical presence to their relationship, such as finding a job. She also vacillates between being ashamed of "buying" a man, and being deliriously happy that she's finally found someone who is custom-made-to-order as far as her ideal is concerned.
There are the usual lovers' quarrels and departures and reunions, made even more poignant and touching because of the nature of the mechanical man and the human woman he obviously adores even without programming. The two weather problems a good many human couple face, with Christian showing more concern and humanity than many husbands might under the same circumstances. He also scores well in other areas, such as winning over the two sons of his rival, ex-husband Paul, as well as finding employment, though it isn't in his chosen field. This points up a very salient fact. Having no work history because he's only been "Born" a year, how can a synthetic being survive, unless it's with falsified documents making him acceptable?
Eventually, it's discovered that Mayfair has a nefarious plan for its robots, other than offering love to lonely men and women. Combined threats from March's jealous ex and the company force Christian and his fellow androids, who are also beginning to achieve self-realization and independent thought, to rebel against their makers. When that happens, March and her stainless steel lover must acknowledge these threats and make decisions concerning their future, and their very existences...
Vaguely reminiscent of other stories with similar themes, such as Asimov's I ROBOT, this novel portrays the robot's side of the story as much as the human's, as the creations begin to plumb their potential and not simply the programs encoded into them. Author Nightingale has a definite feel for portraying experience as seen from the android point-of-view. The creations feel, they yearn, they suffer the same as their owners. They want to live, as well as love, freely. The human characters in the drama, from March herself, a romantic abruptly waking to the fact she's approaching middle-age and still hasn't had that grande amour...ex-husband Paul who divorced March but still won't let her go, using his two sons as leverage...neighbor Liz who tempts Christian but not in the way March thinks...are all well-written so readers will identify with or perhaps hate them as needed.
My only complaint is in the climax where, in a scene slightly resembling the play R.U.R., in which the word "robot" was introduced to the world, Christian confronts his maker for whom he is named. Without making a Spoiler, let me say I felt what the real Christian did to his android lookalike was unnecessary. The Makers in R.U.R., certainly did nothing like that to THEIR creations.
Be that as it may, and that's only my own personal opinion, LOVE FOR SALE is a wonderful love story as well as a great bit of Science Fiction, one that is becoming more science and less fiction in the real world day-by-day. Who knows? Some day we may all have our own Christians! And if so, may we all be as happy as March and the fictitious Christian are.
This novel was supplied by the author and no remuneration was involved in the writing of this review.