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Review: The A.I Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole

Review: The A.I Who Loved Me by Alyssa ColeThe A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole, Regina Hall, Mindy Kaling
Length: 5 hours and 18 minutes
on 3rd December 2019
Genres: Science Fiction
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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.

Alyssa Cole brings us an A.I and human romance in the A.I Who Loved Me!

I really liked the narration, it was done superbly. It made for a super easy listen.

I didn’t realise when I started that this is more of a novella than a full book, just fyi for anyone wanting to start this. Also I think a good way to get a feel of Alyssa Cole’s writing if you’re not familiar with her.

Trinity Jordan is a data analyst who works for the government. She is now working from her home after her accident, and is currently in therapy for this. Li Wei is the new guy in their apartment complex, Trinity’s neighbour and friend’s nephew. He is also recovering from his own injuries, so Trinity and Li Wei have that in common. He is odd, but Trinity can’t help but be attracted towards him. What she doesn’t know is that he’s biosynthetic humanoid (an A.I.)

I found the world of Trinity and Li Wei to be extremely fascinating, while their story is mostly just around the apartment complex they live in we get bits and pieces of the world beyond that. Its pretty obvious that the accident and things currently happening to and around Trinity are more than they seem. Even though it’s short, we get a really fully developed plot and romance. Thrown in with some banter, friendships and some overload government action to make it an engrossing listen from start to finish. I also really liked Trinity and Li Wei. I have read some robot/human books before so I am not new to the genre. I really liked their relationship we get to see them connect, develop feelings and their interactions were pretty fun.

All in all, pretty satisfied with this listen! It was sweet, funny and adorable. Also there’s a pet cat, so what’s not to love!

About Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of historical, contemporary, and sci-fi romance. Her Civil War-set espionage romance An Extraordinary Union was the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award’s Best Book of 2017 and the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018, and A Princess in Theory was one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2018. She’s contributed to publications including Bustle, Shondaland, The Toast, Vulture, RT Book Reviews, and Heroes and Heartbreakers, and her books have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime or wrangling her pets.