Programmed To Please

Programmed To Please

by Jenna Ives

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BN ID: 2940148992011
Publisher: Jenna Ives
Publication date: 12/20/2013
Series: The Tau Cetus Chronicles , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 262 KB

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Programmed To Please 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
stickerooniDM More than 1 year ago
Rated 2.5 of 5 One of my blog readers recently asked me why I read/review erotica/porn on my blog. First ... I'm trying to understand the genre. Second ... it's incredibly popular, though few ever actually admit to reading it. Read almost any fiction book on the NY Times best-seller list and you're bound to come across some incredibly steamy sex scenes. Some described in vivid detail. But if you get a book like this, Programmed to Please, which has a story and a plot, but a lot of very explicit sex, it's erotica rather than a sci-fi or mystery novel. So what's the difference? In the bestseller books, story and plot come first and the steamy sex is usually incidental to the story. In a book like this one, the sex is integral to the plot and the plot usually is simply a way to get to the next sex scene. And while most people will publicly claim they don't read this sort of fiction, sales on the major book-sellers' sites say otherwise. In Programmed to Please, Jai Turner is an agent with the Tau Cetus police. Tau Cetus? Don't know...doesn't matter. What matters is that she's ordered to go undercover (heh heh) to help the force get the low-down on a major arms dealer. He's the most-wanted criminal around and he doesn't trust anyone or anything. But he's been offered the opportunity to sample a brand new sexual robot - unlike any other sexual device, this one is so life-like he'll be amazed that it's a robot. He places an order for this new robot and except for the hair color and eye color, Jai is exactly what he's described. So...hair dyed, contact lenses in, a crash course in all the best sex techniques, and a thin layer of plastic to coat her entire body to make her look a little less human, and Jai is the master criminal's new sex robot! Of course he can't believe that she's a robot...she's so lifelike in every way, except for the plastic-y feel and the strange eyes. This company really did create the ultimate pleasure robot! And despite the fact that he's a target and possibly the most wanted man alive, it never seems to occur to him that this might be a set-up. Sure...he's got a bodyguard outside the door, and someone checks the room before he enters, and they even wanted to scan Jai to make sure there was nothing harmful inside her (but they were talked out of it), but with every sexual encounter he can't believe how real she seems. What an amazing robot. He's even falling in love with it! I think that what gets me a little furious with these erotica books is not that the story is intended to get from one sex scene to another, but that it seems there's hardly any effort to build a story. The story here all falls together so nicely. So nicely, in fact, that I laughed out loud (yes, a real LOL) on more than one occasion when everything just fell perfectly in place. For instance, while the criminal ordered a blue-eyed blonde, he doesn't really like blue-eyed blondes. He just didn't want to fall in love with his robot so he thought that might help. Of course his true perfect women is EXACTLY Jai, to a 't.' And of COURSE he's really a good guy, also deeply under-cover, so it's okay that Jai has fallen in love with him as well. 'Obvious' is the word I'm looking for, I think. Ives constantly takes the obvious path to get from one sexual encounter to the next and there's no surprise or mystery in what's going to happen next.
green____ More than 1 year ago
Futuristic undercover adventure! I enjoyed this unique tale! I was captivated from the very beginning! A truly interesting storyline with some hot scenes! Definitely curious about the other stories in this series!
MBurton More than 1 year ago
If you can check reality at the door, this story was pretty hot and well written. I liked the main characters as well as Jai's partner, Wyatt. This is a futuristic story where Jai is a police woman who has to go undercover to become a sexbot to get close to an arms dealer. I found it hard to get past the idea that the police captain wanted Jai to pretend to be a sexbot. This would put her at the mercy of a known criminal to appease his sexual appetite for one hour ever day for 5 days just to get Intel, all the while being filmed having sex for police evidence. This was a hang up for me on this story. I thought it would also be a hard sell for Jai to pass as a robot, but I will say the author did a good job of explaining her transformation to make her believable. Overall a good story and I'm very interested in reading Wyatts story. ARC provided by NetGalley.
omgdiepls More than 1 year ago
 I was given an ARC for an honest review.  Let me preface this by saying that futuristic stories are totally not my thing. I, however, ADORED this book. I liked the premise and the character interaction. The sex was sexy. This book really hit on all points. I don't normally find myself empathizing and rooting for the bad guy, but I just couldn't help myself. There's just something about Marque. Fantastic read. I couldn't put it down!
Cara_Bristol More than 1 year ago
Police agent Jai Turner (a human) is sent undercover posing as “sexbot” to bring down arms dealer Marque Callex, who is responsible for the death of a fellow agent. When Marque, a man with some secrets of his own, meets Jai, he can’t believe how lifelike the Beautiful Doll robot is and how she manages to tug at his heartstrings. Nor can Jai understand why she’s drawn to the handsome but notorious criminal. With every encounter, both become more deeply drawn to the other but fear revealing their secrets. This novel is everything a science fiction romance should be: it has just enough sci-fi to keep it interesting while of focusing on the erotic romance of two engaging characters. I read this book in one sitting and couldn’t put it down. Loved. Loved. Loved it. It has wonderful characters, great writing, creative sci-fi details and a solid story. I can’t wait to read the next book!