Published: December 3, 2019
Romance, Sci-Fiction, Suspense
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I’m starting to believe that certain authors have a way of making you fall in love with their stories… and their characters. For me, Alissa Cole is one of those authors.
In the A.I. Who Loved Me, she gives us all the elements of a futuristic love story. There is action, suspense, a bit of espionage and a romance that is so damn hot. I mean robot sex? I look forward to it in the future, lols. I’m kidding around but…maybe not….
One of our main protagonists, Trinity Jordan seems to live a quiet existence in her state-of-the-art apartment building. She works from home (something I dream heavily of doing) and she has awesome friends who visit her. Trinity has her issues...life is good but it ain’t all perfect and the Government is exactly what we fear it will become (a raggedy controlling mess), but she is maintaining; and all is going good until her next-door neighbor nephew moves in across the hall. Li Wei is strange… and hot af. Trinity is intrigued, maybe too intrigued and she doesn’t understand why. And the same for Le Wei holds true. He is a A.I, he was built to protect humans but with Trinity, something is different in wanting to protect her. He is learning all he can about humans, but he WANTS to learn more about his aunts neighbor across the hall.
I enjoyed this Audible so much. It was just a fun listen too. There has been a conversation on the Twitters about black/brown people and trauma and how those stories seem to be more of a draw for people than just happy-fun-silly stories. I think Ms. Cole did an beautiful job in The A.I. Who Loved Me of displaying said happiness-funny-silliness. Sure, both Trinity and Li Wei had their traumas but this author built happy themes around their traumas and she did a damn good job of it.
I’ve come across many black women authors who do this so well and IMO, Hollywood should start looking into black romance (indie and main…) in these here publishing streets. They are all the bomb damn dot com.
Again, the A.I. Who Loved Me is a fun listen too. Also, the narrators did a good job of keeping listeners invested in the story…Hello Regina King! Also, you’re not just getting voices. You are getting a full-blown production with this audio so be prepared for a few bells and whistles.
If you’re a fan of audio-books and a fan of Alyssa Cole, you should add this to your library. And if you’re not…why are you still sitting here? Go!