In the very near future, androids of all sorts become common in most well-to-do households. Androids to clean, androids to do yard work, and yes, even androids for sex.
After curvy girl Kelly Morgan orders the latest "stress relief" robot on the market, she discovers she has received an experimental model that thinks and acts on his own, then disappears from her apartment.
When she teams up with geeky engineer Andy McCrae, they discover a more sinister purpose behind the pleasure bots - spying on their owners.
Can the curvy girl and the geeky engineer find the missing pleasure bot and avoid the corporate security forces that want to kill them for knowing the secret, or can they find happiness with this strange robot?
“Oh, my god. I need one of those.”
I jerked my head around at the sound of the voice.
My best friend, Rita had entered the office cubicle and now stood leaning forward to stare at the computer on my desk. An image of muscled masculinity filled the screen. “Are you gonna buy a boy toy sexbot?”
I frowned at her. “It’s not a sexbot. It’s a stress relief android and it’s programmed to give massages.”
Rita smirked. “Yeah, right. How much is he?”
“It, Rita. It’s a robot.”
“Well it sure looks male to me. Probably expensive, too.”
“They have a bunch of different financing options.”
Rita shook her head. “I can’t believe you’re serious.”
I shrugged and felt the sadness again. “Sometimes you have to face the truth. It’s not like I’m going to find someone special, a real man, someone just for me. Nobody wants a plain faced, fat girl, especially a red head with freckles.”
“Stop saying that. You’re pretty and you aren’t fat. You’re curvy.” Rita stuck her tongue out at Kelly, then grinned. “And your freckles are cute, so there.”
“I’ve been out of college and working for four years. All the guys I’ve met…” I paused and took a breath. “I told you about Gary last month and what a loser creep he was. They’re all the same and I’m tired of all the BS.” A tear threatened to run from my eye. “I’m tired of being alone.”
Rita blinked, then reached out and gave me a hug. “It’s okay. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have teased you. If you want to get him, it, then go ahead and have fun.”
“I haven’t decided yet.”
Rita made a leering face at her and said, “Well if you do get him, maybe you could share sometime?”
“Oh, get out.”
“Okay, okay.” She left to return to her own drab cubicle.
I looked back at the screen and read the description again. Life like. Fully functional. Modeled after the gorgeously handsome adult film star, Peter South. Special options included. No assembly required. Latest interactive programming. Financing terms available direct from Android-R-Us.
The handsome face on the screen looked out at me. What the hell. You can’t be any worse than my vibrator. I clicked the Order Now button and began filling out forms.