Monday, December 2, 2019

The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole Pre-Release Day Review

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The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole
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Listening Length: 5 hours and 18 minutes

A captivating romantic comedy with a thrilling sci-fi twist by award-winning author Alyssa Cole!

Trinity Jordan leads a quiet, normal life: working from home for the Hive, a multifunctional government research center, and recovering from the incident that sent her into a tailspin. But the life she’s trying to rebuild is plagued by mishaps when Li Wei, her neighbor’s super sexy and super strange nephew, moves in and turns things upside down. Li Wei’s behavior is downright odd—and the attraction building between them is even more so. When an emergency pulls his aunt away from the apartment complex, Trinity decides to keep an eye on him…and slowly discovers that nothing is what it seems. For one thing, Li Wei isn’t just the hot guy next door—he’s the hot A.I. next door. In fact, he’s so advanced that he blurs the line between man and machine. It’s up to Trinity to help him achieve his objective of learning to be human, but danger is mounting as they figure out whether he’s capable of the most illogical human behavior of all…falling in love.

*A special thanks to the author for this copy of this audible original.*

I'll start this review off by saying I don't like audiobooks. I know, I know. Why did I agree to listen to this? Well, for one it's Alyssa Cole, how do you tell her no? But I knew from seeing it around on Twitter that this book had a dynamic cast. I mean, Regina Hall? Yes, please. I was not let down.

Trinity Jordan lives in this high-functioning building that is nothing short of being just like the Jetsons. If you don't know who the Jetsons are, you're too young to be talking to me. Lol. I tease. Anyway, Trinity works for the Hive, or she did? Life is something else, and it gets crazier when her neighbor and friend's nephew, Li Wei, moves in next door.

Not only is he hot, but he's also an A.I.

I wasn't expecting to enjoy this story or to have as much fun with as I did. In a range of the audiobooks, I've listened to, albeit a short time period (I don't think I've given fictional audiobooks more than about 10-20 mins before I shut it off. It's the voices!)—this is upper-tier audio-book quality. Between the cast which is amazing by the way and the sound effects, this was an all-encompassing auditory experience. The production of this audiobook is outstanding. They really took care to make this story as realistic as possible and cheers to them for that. 

The story itself is engaging, funny, sexy and thrilling; particularly the end bit. I thought the sexy times between A.I. and human would be awkward, but it's both sexy and endearing. Cole's attention to detail in this section was anything short of amazing. 

Her voice is solid, and it really transcends the page. Regina did her due diligence to Trinity's character and I have to stan.

I highly recommend this. You will not be sorry. Two thumbs up.