Cyborgs don’t show emotion. Death learned that lesson early in his long lifespan. To survive, he hides his fierce passions behind a stoic wall. He calls no warrior friend. He never admits to caring for any being.
Even the human female he’s destined to love.
Tifara is Death’s obsession, his sole opportunity for happiness, to express the all-consuming passion burning brightly inside him. He’ll do anything to obtain the curvaceous medic: defy a direct order, abduct Tifara from her battle station, and wage war on his fellow cyborgs.
To earn her love, he’ll have to risk much, much more.
that Ms Sax's name will not have gone unnoticed. This is the fourth full
length book in the Cyborg Sizzle series (there is a novella too) that follows these escaped cyborgs struggling to find their home and hopefully along the way mates/ females too. I won't lie, there are a lot of scenes that are of a sexual nature but what's surprising is the stories wrapping around the sex. This isn't just an excuse
for naughty shenanigans but a series that tackles issues and has depth. I'm
frequently horrified, then luckily I get distracted by the romance and these
guys when they set their enhanced sights on their prize, just won't stop until
they get it or her as the case may be!
This time it's the turn of Death, the grimmest cyborg you can ever imagine
and yet he has realised the friend of Chaos's woman is meant for him and in
his opinion, him alone! Ho hum, is Death in trouble but he doesn't stop to care
because Tifara is not going anywhere with anyone except him. Yet when they meet, Tifara has no idea just what Death plans no matter how honest he is and you've guessed it, wires are crossed. Tifara has fought to learn all she can about
viruses and now she believes she is infected by one and her only hope is
sticking close to Death but that's no hardship because when a sexy cyborg comes
looking why would she want to run?
Okay, I will address a huge niggle; if Tifara said she was a medic once she must
have said it a dozen times or at least that's how it felt! I understand the
trauma she experienced in her past and maybe it's her way of reassuring herself,
like a mantra but I did get a tad irritated by it. She's clearly an intelligent
woman to do the work she does but so blinkered that at times I wanted to shake
her. Now Death on the other hand was just so forceful; not in a bullying kind
of way but just I guess the strong silent type who you know you can always
I perhaps didn't enjoy Defying Death as much as the previous book, Crash and Burn, as it took a while for any real action to happen. What I will say is Ms Sax doesn't mess around or pull her punches. I'm sure some readers think oh, just another story full of sex but there's more than that here. I mentioned earlier that I'm sometimes horrified by what happens to her characters and the emotional depths that tug on me. Previously much loved characters have fallen foul of her pen/keyboard, well this time somehow she did it again. I can't say too much but I yet again felt a lump in my throat and it wasn't even a truly four dimensional character.
This is not simply a quick read and an excuse to indulge in an erotic story but it is a series that captures my imagination. I'm still not sure I like all the cyborgs
and at times they are well, frankly unfeeling, but when I look at those covers I
like to dream of a cyborg of my own!
I was gifted a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.