Love for Sale
March Morgan still believes in true love, but her faith in finding her soul mate is slowly vanishing.She’s been married but never in love. So, it is a miracle to find that fantasy exists on the last page of a glossy women’s journal. Mayfair Electronics, Ltd., in black and white, offers Love for Sale. The London firm has engineered sentient androids indistinguishable from humans. She flies to England and meets the man she has been searching for her entire life. Christian requires no programming to love March at first sight. He’s handsome, cultured…absolutely perfect…and a little different from the other androids. He has an unexpected independent streak. March signs on the dotted line, buying her dream man. They return to Houston, but soon her past and his future threaten their Happily Ever After—indeed their lives.
Hugging her excitement, March waltzed around the living/dining room. The tabby cat cocked her head, staring at her owner’s antics, and meowed. She flung her arms wide, laughed aloud and stopped whirling to dance in place.
“Mail-order groom, Mugs.” She pictured a big cardboard box from FedEx on the stoop at the top of the spiral staircase and imagined sitting cross-legged on the floor, trying to assemble a techno-wonder of legs and arms. Click Part A into Part B. The model will activate when you tighten Screw N.
“I couldn’t even assemble the kids’ bicycles. He’d probably end up looking like one of those macabre toys in Toy Story!”
Still smiling, she flopped on the sofa beside the cat and scratched the tabby’s ears. What should she do until nine o’clock when the talk show aired? If she thought too much about the appointment, she’d lose her nerve. She shot to her feet, wandered to the kitchen but was too wired to eat. In the fridge, she found an open bottle of red wine. She poured half a goblet and strolled to her office. Her desk faced the sliding glass doors, giving her a beautiful view of the ancient oaks that lined the stone paths. She logged into the network and tried to work from home, but her thoughts drifted to a tall, handsome young man with a computer for a brain. Affix his head to his neck and his package between his legs. If she made a mistake, would his thingy buzz and lights flash?
Her giggles startled Mugs from a nap. “This is getting me nowhere. A walk is what I need.”
Abandoning the wine on her desk, March pranced down the spiral staircase, strolled around the apartment complex, letting the wind whip her hair and caress her face. Wild fantasies spun through her mind. One minute in her thoughts, she was dirty dancing with her dream man; the next they were tumbling in bed, but her favorite fantasy was being wrapped in his arms and seeing the light of love in blue eyes. She smiled at her neighbors’ closed doors. Everyone was at work, but she was free.
5-Star Review from the Paranormal Romance Guild!
Reviews – Linda Nighting – PARANORMAL ROMANCE GUILD
The story has sex, androids, love, secrets, lies, and betrayals. The relationship between Christian and March is beautiful, and I fell in love with both of them. Linda Nightingale is an author I am always happy to read. I have read many and will read many more.