Fakin’ It – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
“This is no whim, and I’ll tell you why. It’s because the man I want doesn’t exist out there – or anywhere – except on the pages of my books and in my mind. Now it’s finally feasible to… well, attain this dream I’ve always had of finding Mr. Right. You’re designing the perfect creature, but he’ll need a personality. You can make the prototype in the image of Race.” She knew she was talking too fast, so she slowed down. “Of course he’ll need someone to satisfy his needs, to take care of him, and to love him. I can take that on, help you to perfect him.” He leaned on the windowsill, palms flattened. “Judi, he won’t need emotions. He won’t have the capacity to feel love. He’s only going to resemble a human. He won’t be able to love. He’ll have no feelings.” Spurts of adrenaline rocketed up her limbs and into her brain. She paced around and then halted beside him. “But you could give him emotions if you wanted to.” She gestured toward her heart. “You’re the creator.”
Judi is the author and creator of ten novels featuring her character Race Parsec. Race is her idea of the perfect man. He’s loving, kind, understanding, and completely devoted to his woman. Oh yeah, he is also a space traveling hero that will protect earth no matter what it takes.
Felix is a childhood friend from Judi’s past. They had been best friends from an early age but lost contact several years earlier when Felix and Judi married… other people. Finding each other again after years is the best thing that could happen to either of them. Both are coming from bad marriages and their friendship is exactly what they need to complete their lives, at least that’s what Judi thinks. Felix is a world known scientist and has been commissioned to create the world’s first non-human space traveler. Judi’s idea is that he first create her the perfect mate. Felix’s “friendship” for Judi is so strong that he can’t resist anything she requests from him.
So, what would it be like to design your own mate? He or she would be perfect in looks and manners. They would be 100% devoted to you and any desire you might have. That person could cook, play the piano, sing and be the perfect housekeeper. And when it came to your more personal desires, nothing would be left unattended. When I first started reading Fakin’ It, I, like Judi, thought this would be the perfect companion. I’ve now changed my mind. I think I’ll take the imperfects of having an imperfect human as a mate. Judi realizes this too but how can she tell Felix that she no longer wants the creation he has created for her? And even if she does tell him, what will he ever do with the perfect man they have named “Leo?”
2009The Wild Rose PressISBN# 1-60154-710-2261 pages
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