Hotwired by Anita Philmar

cover55047-mediumTitle:    Hotwired

Series:  n/a

Author:  Anita Philmar

Genre:  Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Blurb:   Hotwired for each other…
When Ross Dixon is kidnapped from his office, along with the sexy lawyer who’d been busting his balls over a deal that should have been a walk in the park, he wakes to find a devotion chip surgically implanted in his brain. If that isn’t bad enough, the chip, designed to trigger emotional reactions between him and the woman lying next to him, is working overtime on his libido.
Mistaken for Ross’s flavor of the month, Kayla Michaels, a 22nd century lawyer, doesn’t have a problem spending time in Ross’s bed–or over his desk–but she wants no part in the romantic feelings the chip is provoking. She’s been down that road before and ended up burned.
Kayla and Ross struggle to find answers while coming to terms with the constant lust sizzling between them, but along the way each wonders if the emotions are real or just a side effect of being hotwired.

Thoughts:  For a romance with a little bit of s sci-fi/fantasy premise to it, I thought this was a really interesting and enjoyable read.  At approximately 167 pages or so, it is a short read, and the author doesn’t hesitate to dive right in to the good stuff.  Before we know it, our main characters are thrown right into the thick of things.  The idea behind a ‘devotion chip’ to keep people faithful to one another was a great idea and enjoyed the path it took our characters down, but it also left a lot of questions that were unanswered.  I know I would have liked to have learned a lot more and delved more into this world where technology can keep partners faithful to one another.  The characters were interesting as well.  As with most other short stories, I was left wanting more.

The book reminded me a bit of Laurann Doehner’s New Species series, mixed with a bit of Jocelyn Han’s Stardust series.

Rate:  B


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