Rage, the Humanoid Alliance’s most primitive cyborg, has two goals—kill all of the humans on his battle station and escape to the Homeland. The warrior has seen the darkness in others and in himself. He believes that’s all he’s been programmed to experience.
Until he meets Joan.
Joan, the battle station’s first female engineer, has one goal—survive long enough to help the big sexy cyborg plotting to kill her. Rage might not trust her but he wants her. She sees the passion in his eyes, the caring in his battle-worn hands, the gruff emotion in his voice.
When Joan survives the unthinkable, Rage’s priorities are tested. Is there enough room in this cyborg’s heart for both love and revenge?
Okay, so yes there are a lot of sexy elements in Releasing Rage and right from their first scene together, Rage and Joan share much more than just a handshake! Rage has reasons not to trust the humans and even though he starts to see more in Joan than he expected, his refusal to trust her absolutely has truly dire consequences. Joan believes in the Cyborgs and wants nothing more than to serve and help protect Rage but the prejudice she suffers is off the charts! Her fellow humans behave in a way that leaves me with no words as I hesitate to ruin this book for others but warning the author goes into the darkest place in humanity but fortunately, does not wallow explicitly.
Can I believe that Joan loved Rage? Yes, absolutely because he doesn't abuse or mistreat her in any way and in point of fact, they clearly do bond. As for Rage and his fellow cyborgs I loved their interactions and it allowed Ms Sax to add humorous elements to the story. So a winner for me because I do enjoy a sexy cyborg romance but more importantly, the first of what could truly be an excellent series and I'm definitely on board for more!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.