Title: Break and Enter
Author: Rachel Haimowitz and Aleksandr Voinov
My Rating: B-
Genre: SciFi Romance (m/m)
Series: Red Cell #1
Main Characters: Cyke and Bear
Release Date: December 2011
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Man on machine on man.
Red Cell, Book 1
Ex-Green Beret Victor “Cyke” Kellermann is on the run for a crime he didn’t—well, okay, did commit, but he didn’t realize it at the time. He’s a good guy, a “white hat” hacker for hire. He’s also more teched out than the Bionic Man, though his ailing ’ware creates as many problems as it solves.
His latest series of break-ins are proving…difficult. Sentinel Tech’s security is cutting-edge, and the cops are hounding his ass. He sees only one reason why his employer hasn’t called off the dogs: someone inside is stealing data for real and setting him up to take the fall.
Paramedic-cum-tech-phreak Bear keeps scooping an increasingly battered Cyke off the sidewalk, and each time, his fascination for the fugitive and his mysterious ’ware grows. So does the attraction that makes him reluctant to turn Cyke in. Every time they touch, barriers fall. Before long, they're both laid bare.
Cyke can handle losing blood, even losing consciousness. What he can’t afford is to lose his heart. Distractions like that get people killed—and if he succeeds in unlocking Sentinel Tech’s ugly secrets, he won’t be the only one in the line of fire.
Warning: This book contains mechanical eyeballs, multimillion-dollar hand warmers, pushy mind probes, a man too stubborn to quit when he’s bleeding, an underpaid paramedic whose services are needed entirely too often, and circuit-scorching cybersex…without a computer.
3.5 stars. This was a quick read last night and while I definitely enjoyed it, I wish there had been a bit more of the character development vs. all the technology development that went into this fictional world.
I enjoyed the sci-fi story line and the characters were fabulous. I just needed more about how they got to this place. I loved Cyke and his determination, but didn't quite get what exactly he was doing and why he was hired to do it (all those techno details that I kept finding myself skimming over, so my own fault that I didn't quite get that side of the storyline). I liked Bear too and that he automatically protected Cyke even before he knew him or what was going on.
It was definitely not a waste of time reading this one and I would revisit the world if the authors ever chose to write anything else along this series....