This is a pretty intense sci-fi novella. Â Vyn (short for Vynessa), is a genius at illegally manipulating high-tech glamour, techie “suits” that allow you to plug in and become anyone you want. Â If you have the skill, that is. Â When Vyn gets swept up in a quest with Paul Cross, a Corporation agent, to find and free his brother from Corporate domination, she finds herself struggling to keep it together. Â Things get even trickier when they both realize she holds the key to bringing down the most corrupt players in the Corporations hierarchy.
This was a fun read, if at times hard to follow. Â It’s Matrix-meets-Tron feel is pretty cool, but can be tricky to follow if you aren’t paying attention. Â Synthetic DreamsÂ is a novella, so it’s short, sweet, and fairly to the point. Â The attraction between Paul and Vyn simmers effectively amid a plot that immerses the reader in a world built on virtual reality and technology.
A perky blend of action and suspense, Synthetic Dreams is a fantastic example of science-fiction romance. Â I’d be curious for a longer, more fleshed-out *ahemFULLLENGTHcoughcough*story. Â Overall, I enjoyed Ms. Knox’s sci-fi adventure.
Romance: 1/5 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Raunch: 3/5