Everybody knows CenSecs are the galaxy’s deadliest killers. So enhanced that their emotions are dampened to nothing. But Xenia’s been keeping a secret her entire life—her systems don’t work and she feels. Working with Axton to find the Codex Da Vinci, he makes every emotion in her flare to brilliant life, but to be the perfect CenSec, she must not succumb.
As they follow a trail of clues and booby traps, Axton vows to do everything he can to show his beautiful cyborg the pleasure she’s never experienced. Even if she fights him every step of the way. But as the hunt takes a deadly turn, their desire might be the only thing that can save Xenia from annihilation.
Axton is the Prime on Centax and until recently he was held prisoner by the Rahl. Abused and tortured, he never gave up but his rescue was nearly too late. The soldier who initially found him is Xenia, second in command of Centax security, but she's a woman with a secret. Xenia is not the dead unfeeling cyborg everyone believes, no, she has emotions and right now they are all over the place! Axton is desperate to recover an old Earth artifact that the Rahl stole and Xenia is on the case but thrown together and in danger, things start to really heat up.
Okay, so yes, I've come to this series a little late and I'm guessing the world building has already been done, but I easily followed the storyline. There are not many characters but that works due to the brevity of this tale. I'm not sure that it felt right to read about the cyborgs sexual education and if honest, I thought it truly repugnant but at least Axton is a forward thinking guy. Axton has realised that his brother is a much happier and more fulfilled male now that he shares his life with a female. Cyborgs are not expected to feel emotion but sometimes it's a driving force that we all need. Axton is determined to explore this thing between himself and Xenia but first there's the tricky problem of actually surviving!
So forbidden love that luckily finds a way. We have a down to earth hero and a heroine in denial. On a Cyborg Planet was well written with a simple plot but lots going on. Not many authors seem to feature female cyborgs so this was a rare treat for me. I enjoyed reading about Xenia's enhancements and thought Ms Hackett showed great imagination and I would read more by her. Perhaps a hopefully longer book next time in order to give me a more satisfying look at this world the author has created.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.