Review: Studenstein by Daisy Harris

Studenstein by Daisy Harris
Series: Love-Bots (# 2)
Release Date: September 16, 2011
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 82
Source:  Publisher

A man built for sex… A woman who wants more…

Free­dom fighter Shani Brown is deter­mined to drag the ungrate­ful Royce back to her team in Seat­tle. Despite his denial of mis­treat­ment, she wants to give him a chance at a bet­ter life. Due to her hor­rific past as an unli­censed love-bot, Shani never plans to have sex again. But Royce’s mak­ers pun­ish him remotely with crip­pling pain. His only escape is to orgasm. Never one to turn her back on a job, Shani soon finds her­self ser­vic­ing him—and soon after, car­ing for him.

Love-bot Royce Harden wasn’t look­ing to be res­cued, espe­cially not from the San Fran­cisco BDSM club where he was hav­ing a per­fectly good time. But res­cued he was—by a hell­cat bent on deliv­er­ing him to her peo­ple. As Royce starts to trust Shani, he begins to dream of free­dom. But free­dom comes with a price. Royce must face his van­ity, his mak­ers, and even the loss of his sex­ual upgrades if he’s going to be the man Shani deserves.


Review:  So, where do I begin? I can’t say that this is my favorite erotic story. No, not at all. In fact, it’s far from it. I like paranormal romance, and I like erotic, but I don’t always like the futuristic sci-fi types. I just can’t get completely into the story. While this story wasn’t completely off for me, it was a bit not to my liking. That being said, I will say that Ms. Harris’ characters are interestingly created. If you like the futuristic style of writing, then this will be a wonderful addition for you!

Shani’s character is complex and head-strong. She knows what she wants despite being a stein. She’s sent out by Q-Ter to help “rescue” Royce, a Love-Bot. She heads into the BDSM club where he’s at, but what she wasn’t counting on the attraction she felt for him. Now it’s up to her to keep him safe from his current creators, and have him fixed by her own.

Royce is quite happy with his life as a Love-Bot and visiting the BDSM club. Until he faces Shani. But, he has a problem after Shani “rescues”….he’s getting zapped in the…well….um, yea…..there and needs to seek release. Knowing the attraction is strong, he seeks his release in Shani. He’s used to a certain life style and he’s utterly dependent on Shani to help him in that aspect before he goes completely insane with the pain he’s enduring. But, can he convince her to let go and embrace more than just helping him seek his release?

With everything being said above, I have to give praise to Ms. Harris for her unique writing style. She does blend humor into her story and did have me laughing in a few spots throughout. The uniqueness of her writing will definitely bring me back for more in other books, but this one, just didn’t grip me like I was hoping.