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- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (June 10, 2015)
- Publication Date: June 10, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00XCZ6EVY
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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.
The ad was for Mayfair Electronics Ltd. based in London and advertised "Love for Sale". They offered engineered sentient androids. They are special editions and can pass for human in every way. They can be customized in any way the buyer wants. When she first sets eyes on Christian it is love at first sight and by the look he is giving her he feels the same way. In spite of the exhorbitant fee she knows she will never leave without him. He is the man of her dreams, well not exactly a man, but in every way but being flesh and blood he is everything she could have ever wanted.
Back home in Houston Christian and March set up house and they both talk about marriage. There are only two problems, her ex-husband and Christian's inability to find a job. Paul uses his sons as a way to keep March close. She lives in the same apartment complex but the boys are not allowed to visit her, she has to go to them. Paul is determined to have control over March in spite of their divorce. When he sees Christian, Paul becomes possessive and belligerent, he is determined to see Christian gone and has no problem using his sons once again to get what he wants.
It doesn't take long before March and Christian fall totally in love. March has finally found the man of her dreams and Christian wants to do everything he can to help March and care for her. Although he is an android he possess all manner of emotions. He loves, he hates and he little by little becomes more and more independent. His independence at times scares March but it is also a reason she loves him.
Just when life seems to be going well the big "C" rears it's ugly head. March has ovarian cancer and it will become an all out fight. She is not only afraid for herself but what will happen to Christian if she dies.
The story has sex, androids, love, secrets,lies and betrayals. The relationship between Christian and March is beautiful and I fell in love with both of them. Linda Nightingale is an author I am always happy to read and I have read many and will read many more.
Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
March Morgan is a divorced woman who just turned forty. She responds to an add in a women's journal for love.
Upon arriving Mayfair Electronics Ltd. based in London, March finds Christian and it is love at first sight.
Christian is an android that possess all emotions from hate to love. But Christian's and March's time together is not without turmoil due to March's ex-husband.
Once I picked up Love for Sale, I could not put it down. I laughed and cried along with the charterers. I highly recommend this beautifully written romance.
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Weird but kind of a good story. Not your typical romance story.
The narrator did a good job.
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