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DORA WANTS TO MAKE LOVE

Specifically, Dora wants to make love with the handsome Rystani warrior-pilot Zical. But since Dora is a computer-albeit a sentient computer-she cannot experience touch, taste and true desire. Dora's logic functions refuse to accept this, so she uses the advanced technology of the 24th century to build herself a body specifically crafted to appeal to Zical, and downloads her computer brain into it.

But Dora's sassy attitude makes her too different from the women of Zical's culture. He's attracted to Dora, but he won't make love to her. And while it would be easy for Dora to adapt to his desires, she likes being smart and funny; she's becoming good at being human.

When Zical accidentally summons the ancient machines that protect the galaxy from invasion, Dora's mission is to intercept them and bring them back to the galaxy's rim. Fortunately for Dora, this puts her and Zical into very close quarters for a very long time. But much has changed, and as Dora learns more about human emotions and what they mean, she realizes that she doesn't just want to make love with Zical--she wants to love him. And be loved in return.

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Dora, the sentient computer from the "USA Today" bestselling "The Challenge," wants a human body in order to experience touch, taste, and true desire. So she uses the advanced technology of the 24th century to build herself a body specifically crafted to appeal to Rystani warrior-pilot Zical. Original.

About the Author

Susan Kearney used to set herself on fire four times a day, but now that she's a USA Today bestselling author, she does something really hot--she writes romance. She is an All-American and professional diver, expert in martial arts, sailor, real estate broker, and owner of women's fitness centers and three hair salons. She resides in a suburb of Tampa with her husband, two children, and their dogs.

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Nicole Gustas, April 25, 2009 (view all comments by Nicole Gustas)
Susan Kearney's The Dare contains two potentially great novels fighting to the death to see if one can win. Unfortunately, the two plots merely injure each other, leaving each storyline licking its wounds and the entire novel in need of medical attention.

Kearney does interesting world-building in her books, and is beginning in this novel to create supporting characters that are on the verge of becoming three-dimensional. Unfortunately, the world-building never fully happens. She shortchanges some of her plot, and, especially, short-hands the description and development of many bad guys, making them generically eeeeeevil rather than providing true motivation for their bad deeds.

The same issue exists with the love story. There is a certain amount of hand-waving done in order to progress the characters' relationship, which feels forced. The love story in general feels shoehorned in, as if she were really interested in a third character's secondary plot but was contractually required to deliver a romance with a happily-ever-after (HEA) ending.

Will I keep reading this series? Probably. The sci-fi plot of this book was more engaging than the last, and I'm curious about the world she's evolving. The books in this series have great potential to be better than they are, and like a viewer watching a mediocre first season of a television series, I'm hoping it finds its legs with the next episode.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765351920
Author:
Kearney, Susan
Publisher:
Tor Paranormal Romance
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Computers
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Romance - Fantasy
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.30x6.34x1.01 in. .41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Dora, the sentient computer from the "USA Today" bestselling "The Challenge," wants a human body in order to experience touch, taste, and true desire. So she uses the advanced technology of the 24th century to build herself a body specifically crafted to appeal to Rystani warrior-pilot Zical. Original.
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