Evolved (Lili’s Review)


Title: Evolved
Author: N.R. Walker
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: April 23, 2018
Genre(s): M/M Science Fiction, Romance
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5

Blurb:

In 2068, androids are an integrated part of human life. Big Brother no longer just watches from the shadows. It’s in every household.

Lloyd Salter has OCD issues with noise, mess, and he’s uncomfortable with human interaction. When his ex claimed the only thing perfect enough to live up to his standards was an android, Lloyd dismissed it. But two years later, after much self-assessment, Lloyd thinks he may have been right.

SATinc is the largest manufacturer of androids in Australia, including the Fully Compatible Units known as an A-Class 10. Their latest design is the Synthetic Human Android UNit, otherwise known as SHAUN.

Shaun is compatible with Lloyd’s every need; the perfect fit on an intellectual and physical basis. But Lloyd soon realises Shaun’s not like other A-Class androids. He learns. He adapts. Sure that SATinc is aware Shaun functions outside of his programmed parameters, Lloyd must find a way to keep Shaun safe.

No one can know how special Shaun is. No one can know he’s evolved.

What can I say besides “READ IT” about Evolved by NR Walker? That it was beautiful, endearing, funny, quirky, sexy, amazing, different, and emotional. In case you can’t tell- I loved it. Going in I didn’t know what to expect, I mean I knew I would read it because it’s NR, but I’ll admit the whole “robot doll thing” had me cautious. While I was reading it, though, the story threw ALLLL my reservations out the window.

Some highlights:

-The plot was different. I’ve never read anything like it, mind you I don’t read sci-fi often at all, so reading about a human and an android falling in love was entirely different for me.

-Humor. Subtle humor will always be a big win in my book. I often found myself smiling and giggling in certain parts.

-Relationship development- it just clicked for me. I was buying what NR was selling! Is it insta-lovish? I guess, but it made sense for these characters.

-SEX. SCORCHING. HOT. SEX.

-The emotional connection between Shaun and Lloyd was palpable; I had butterflies in my stomach.

-The end was pluperfect. Loving and full of hope.

In conclusion, I have zero negatives to report; I loved everything about Evolved. 5+ Stars! Going on my Top 10 for 2018.

REEEEEAD IIIIITTTTTTT!


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Galley copy of Evolved/a> provided by N.R. Walker in exchange of an honest review.

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I’m a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness.

A few of my favorite tropes:

-Friends to lovers
-Hurt/comfort/healing
-Age gap

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