Anthropomorphic Sentient Individualized Servile uniT
Rogan is a robot. More specifically, he is an Asist – a personalized humanoid servant that provides protection, assistance, and companionship for a lonely young woman living on her own in the city. Chloe is trying to get her big break, singing at bars and clubs all over the city at night while she pays the bills as a substitute teacher during the day. Ever since she activated him many months ago, Rogan has been her beautiful, dependable, obedient, dead-eyed security blanket.
One morning she is shocked when he disobeys a direct command in an attempt to please her and his dull artificial eyes flash a hint of something new. Is this the result of the adaptive Asist servility programming or is Rogan actually thinking? Can a robot think? Can a robot feel?
As Chloe struggles with these thoughts she is blindsided by the singular Niven Adams, a handsome, confident man with the voice of an angel who is everything she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. He’s the perfect guy for her, except for one problem. Niven doesn’t approve of Asists and takes an immediate dislike to Rogan. As Niven charms his way deeper and deeper into Chloe’s heart, Rogan tries to convince her that he is more than a mass-produced disposable servant.
With Rogan doing everything in his power to prove that his thoughts and feelings are real and Niven trying to persuade her to abandon her robot and have a normal human relationship, Chloe is trapped between the two things that mean the most to her. Does she embrace her relationship with the blond newcomer, or face that her Asist’s feelings may be more than features of his programming?
What really makes a person a person?
Is it a ticking muscle inside their chest, or is it something more?
I recived this book in exchange for an honest review and it in no way affects my thoughts.
This author keeps getting better and better with her works! I also love how all of her works are so strange. I know that's a weird way to phase it but it's actually a good thing! I've never seen some of the things she comes up with in books before and in a world where hardly anything is original anymore... this is refeshing! This is a good strange ha ha.
Now to the actual review. Does anyone else love Rogan? Because I thought he was such a well developed character and his romance with Chole is just so cute! I will say that the biggest thing this book had going for it was the sex. This is a new adult book so there is some sex but unlike most other new adult or even adult books, it's not the plot. It actually helps further the plot along which is such a breath of fresh air. Too many books have too much sex and no plot and those books drive me utterly insane. Sex is not a plot!
As for Chole, I really like her as the main character, she's smart and really trying hard to make her dream. She and Rogan are the best characters in this story to me. They really make it shine and the author has done a great job of making them feel real of making this whole world feel real and that can sometimes be hard to do with science fiction but somehow she makes it work.
Overall, if you like science fiction, romance, and new adult with a good plot and great characters, than this is for you. It's my favorite work from C.E. Wilson. If you have read any of her work and enjoyed it than you'll love this too! If you haven't, this would be a great place to start!