With this shockingly unconventional plot, the author puts a historical steampunk spin on the sex doll. Readers will be surprised and delighted by the deep emotion and stunning sensuality in this story.

Watchmaker Matthew Goddard has never had a relationship with a woman, and he lives alone. This changes when he finds a mannequin head on its way to the trash heap. Matthew imagines that he can converse with the porcelain head, whom he calls Isabel. He builds her an automated body out of metal and gears, and immediately engages in an emotional and physical affair with his creation, forgetting that “she” is an inanimate object. He will do anything to keep her safe, but when angry townspeople come after Matthew, unbelievably, it is Isabel who saves him. (REDSAGE.COM, dl $2.50)

Reviewed by: 
Dawn Crowne