The A.I. Who Loved Me
Author: Alyssa Cole
Publisher: Audible Studios (December 3, 2019)
Audiobook, 5 hours and 18 minutes
Romance, Contemporary Adult Romance, Sci-Fi, Novella
Trinity Jordan leads a quiet, normal life: working from home for the Hive, a multifunctional government research center, and recovering from the incident that sent her into a tailspin. But the life she’s trying to rebuild is plagued by mishaps when Li Wei, her neighbor’s super sexy and super strange nephew, moves in and turns things upside down. Li Wei’s behavior is downright odd—and the attraction building between them is even more so. When an emergency pulls his aunt away from the apartment complex, Trinity decides to keep an eye on him…and slowly discovers that nothing is what it seems. For one thing, Li Wei isn’t just the hot guy next door—he’s the hot A.I. next door. In fact, he’s so advanced that he blurs the line between man and machine. It’s up to Trinity to help him achieve his objective of learning to be human, but danger is mounting as they figure out whether he’s capable of the most illogical human behavior of all…falling in love.
I’m not exactly sure what I expected from this book, but gosh I sure loved what I got! I listened to the audiobook and the chapters that are conversations between Li Wei and the AI in control of the building, Penny. They were downright HILARIOUS, and Mindy Kaling did an amazing job voicing Penny. I didn’t love the narration by Regina Hall – something about the tension in her voice just put me a bit on edge, but she did put a lot of emotion in to her narration which is always great.
The story itself is so fun. Trinity doesn’t realize at first that her neighbor’s “nephew” isn’t quite what he seems… And then the last third or so of the books just takes off like a rocket ship into crazy town, and I LOVE IT. Suddenly there’s this thriller, spy, action movie element that was super fun to experience when I was expecting just a fluffy rom-com novella. This should definitely be a movie, it would be so fun!