Title: Fire Up My Heart
Author: Asta Idonea
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: May 25, 2016
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi
Page Count: 75
Rating: 3.5 Stars
London bartender Fane thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he finds a rare and expensive service Bot discarded in a dumpster, and he takes it home to get it working again. The Jo-E brings some much-needed companionship to Fane’s lonely life, but there’s something different about this Bot, as indicated by its odd behavior. Fane’s developing feelings toward Jo-E trouble him, and things go from bad to worse when a robotics engineer arrives on Fane’s doorstep, demanding the return of his property. Fane is forced to choose between a hefty reward and following his heart. Giving in to his forbidden desires might get him killed—or change his life forever.
♦ Personal Thought ♦
Copy of this book is kindly given by the author in exchange for an honest review.
The year was 2045 in future London where Bots were common objects to help human in daily life with whatever speciality. Fane Maddox, bartender, found discarded service Bot Jo-E on his way home and unexpectedly started a unique and never-heard-before human/Bot connection and relationship.
Fire Up My Heart is an entertaining tale of futuristic human/robot romance, with two likeable characters. I enjoy the author’s writing and even pace of the story. The attraction between Fane and Jo-E was instant though they held back from acting upon it. At first. When they finally succumbed, the emotion expressed on the pages was quite real, even considering the amount of days they knew each other.
Then came the interesting development with the ambitious wicked scientist. Though unfortunately – and probably due to the length of the story – this part of of the plot wasn’t explored much. In fact, to me it felt pretty much only serve as trigger to push Fane and Jo-E together sooner. The problem solving too were too sudden and rushed to my liking.
All things aside, for an intro to Asta Idonea‘s works, for me this novella offered an easy and sweet sci-fi-ish romance with promising HEA. I like her writing style, too that it’s safe to say I’ll look up her other titles out there. Plus, I really like the book cover!