In a future world—when sex is the cheapest and easiest form of escapism—Operative GMMA 0327197, or Gemma, is a recreation intercourse operative who tests and polices sex robots. While in the field, she picks out a Passion Model robot for testing. To her surprise, during her exam the model is able to sexually fulfill her in ways she never expected. Even more surprising, he turns out not to be a robot at all but a man.

Hart has a strong, enjoyable voice and her characters are vividly developed. There's lots of hot sex but also adventure and excitement, as Gemma's world changes around her. Passion Model is about wounded souls helping each other not only to survive but also to emotionally heal. (Sep. '03, 157 pp., $13.50)
Reviewed by: 
Page Traynor