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I, Bionic: A Science Fiction Romance

(Ignisar #2)

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  58 reviews
“Once again, Jess K. Hardy delivers the space romance I didn't know I needed."

- Ruby Barrett, author of Hot Copy and The Romance Recipe


After half-human bionic Elanie installs her LunaCorp hormone upgrade, tumultuous emotions and her changing body complicate her life aboard the deep space pleasure cruise, the Ignisar. Seeking answe
Published April 7th 2022 by City Owl Press
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Anita Kelly
Mar 15, 2022 rated it it was amazing
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Just as fun as the first in the series! I love both Elanie and Sem so muuuuuch
Alexis Menard
Apr 04, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Jess Hardy has managed to make me laugh, cry, and fan myself with my kindle. I don't even read sci fi, but Jess Hardy is an insta buy, no questions asked. The characters come alive on the page and it's just a great story. Highly suggest picking up the Ignisar series!!! ...more
Katie Golding
Apr 07, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Move over, IPB! There's a new blue alien in town!

I absolutely lost it over this delicious, funny, steamy SFF Romcom. And when I say romcom, I MEAN ROMCOM! Hardy is HILARIOUS, and there were so many times I cried laughing. The romance was delicious, from the meet-cute, to OH GOD WHAT ARE FEELINGS, steamy stirrings in the underpants region, flirting via karaoke, the trope of all tropes in the form of Only One Cave, and falling in sweet, sweet love, annoying pets and all. But Hardy doesn't just sk
Oops, she did it again! (read the book before you impart judgment) Jess K. Hardy has come out with another absolute BANGER of a book, and I would like to officially pledge my undying love and devotion to all things Ignisar.

Seriously, I can't believe what a blast this book was. The instant that I found out the second book in the Ignisar series would be following Elanie's story, I literally squealed with joy. A gorgeous, blunt, won't-take-your-shit bionic who just got a hormone upgrade and starts
Lizzy Gayle
Apr 23, 2022 rated it it was amazing
sooo good

I didn’t think anything could be as good as the first book in this series but I was wrong. Jess Hardy has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I look forward to more!
Book Lover
Apr 26, 2022 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People that like Sci-fi and romance with some steamyness
Shelves: sci-fi
Sci-fi? Check. Romance? Check. Scenes that make you just want to burst out laughing? Check!

The conversations that occur between Sem and Elainie were hilarious to read. Elainie's first doctor appointment with Sem was the highlight of the book for me, I could read that scene over and over. I kind of like the fact that Sem was interested in her from the start but he didn't try to force anything and that he put Elainie first. Some books' endings are so predictable but Bionic's ending was not, and
Mar 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This book is out of this world! Seriously though, I loved it. It has everything you want from a romance novel: love, heartache, and a delicious amount of spice and at the heart of the story are the two main characters, Elanie and Sem. Oh, my Saints! I adore both of them.

Elanie is very much an AI with a direct manner and approach to everything, including sex, whereas Sem is warm, friendly and approachable. Fantastic quality to have as he is the ship, Dr Lol
This dynamic makes for some of the best
Apr 16, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Thanks to NetGalley and City Owl Press for allowing me access to this eARC in exchange for an honest review.

I, Bionic begins just after the end of Love in the Time of Wormholes, the first Ignisar book, but it can be read as a standalone as most of the key players are introduced or reintroduced at the start of the book. I would recommend reading the first book either way because Jess K Hardy's blend of drama and humor is truly thoroughly enjoyable.

That said this story picks up where the last le
Erin Fulmer
Apr 09, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic sci fi romance from Jess Hardy. I loved this book more than the first in the series, which was also a delight. But this one, featuring feelings-adverse bionic Elanie catching feelings big time for empathetic, blue-skinned ship’s doctor Sem, really stole my heart.

The dynamic between these two is just delicious, with Elanie exploring her sexuality for the first time and Sem trying desperately to hold onto his professional cool. Along with Hardy’s characteristic humor and heart,
Apr 08, 2022 rated it it was amazing
♥️💜🤗 Exceptional !

Elanie looked down at her chest, weighing it, for she had just settled into LunaCorp’s new hormonal program.

Her crewmate Sunny called to invite her to taste some new pastries found on deck 30 of the spacecraft.

Elanie couldn’t take any more of all these sweets, she had gained 6kgs in two months...


A big crush for this exceptional read !

I was a little taken aback by the beginning of the novel, but I very quickly loved everything : the plot, the sci-fi/romance univer
Kristen Lewendon
Apr 09, 2022 rated it it was amazing
At this point, I don’t think the author can take a wrong step with anything she writes about the Ignisar or it’s crew. I am utterly and hopelessly in love now. Elanie was the perfect straight-man in Sunny’s book. And that deadpan delivery serves her well throughout her own story as she deals with puberty, first love, and a plot to take over the known universe. I spent so much of this book laughing because Elanie is unflinchingly honest about the changes she’s going through. I felt a bit like an ...more
Viragos Reading Odyssey
Apr 14, 2022 rated it really liked it
I, Bionic
Ignisar, Book 2
by Jess K. Hardy

I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was released 4/7/22 and is available on kindle unlimited. This is the second book in a series and I have not read the first which explains why I felt some gaps in the world building but not so much that I was lost.

Our heroine is a bionic humanoid AI who can have hormonal biological functions but also be wiped clean and rebooted like a computer. Our hero is a b
Heather McCorkle
Apr 07, 2022 rated it it was amazing
The fun and mayhem on board the Ignisar, an interstellar pleasure cruiser, continues in this second installment of the amazing romcom scifi by Jess K. Hardy. This author has a talent for making me laugh so suddenly I spit my coffee out and then get all the warm and fuzzy feels at the same time. Elanie and Sim's are the epitome of opposites, her being an unreadable half-human bionic, and him an empath from an ocean planet. The way they come together is nothing short of organic, hillarious, and ut ...more
Lori Ann
May 05, 2022 rated it really liked it
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2022
I didn't even realize this was book two in the series until I came over to write this review. So I definitely don't think you NEED to read the first one. I will probably go back and read it though. Anyhoo, Elanie is half human bionic who recently installed a hormone upgrade and is basically going through puberty emotionally/hormonally. Sem is the ships doctor but he comes from a race of empaths and not being able to read Elanie kind of throws him for a
J.E. McDonald
Apr 07, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I, Bionic delivers everything a sci-fi romance lover needs: laugh out loud humor, great relationship growth and sexual tension, steamy love scenes, aliens, adventure, and more! Elanie and Sem have fantastic chemistry, and their dynamic kept me reading from the get-go. The Ignisar cruise ship is a debauched wonder all on its own. Each colorful (sometimes literally!) character made me want to read more stories set in this world, and the satisfying is sure to please. Five stars!
Kat Turner
Apr 18, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Jess Hardy has such a talent for fun, steamy sci-fi and it shows in this fast-paced tale of cosmic sexual awakening. As heartwarming as it is hot, I, Bionic is perfect for anyone seeking a sweet escape.
Wren Michaels
Mar 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I loved Book 1 in this series, and when I saw Elanie was getting her own book, I am here for it! I loved Elanie's quirky character. Hardy weaves a world where we get to explore all the firsts with Elanie and it's fun, adventurous and utterly romantic. Loved the relationship between Shem and Elanie, heart warming and hits all the feels. Can't wait for book 3. ...more
InD'tale Magazine
“I, Bionic” is a delightfully humorous science fiction romance!

Read full review in the 2022 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Angela Wren
Mar 13, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I, Bionic meets up seamlessly with the events in Love in the Time of Wormholes. Again, we’re on the space pleasure cruise ship, The Ignisar, but this time Jess K. Hardy introduces us to Elanie, the loveable but uptight bionic who is Sunny’s assistant and friend. There’s a new mystery afoot on the The Ignisar, tied to larger unrest in the Wormholes world, and complicating matters, Elanie has upgraded her hormones package, and is unsure how to navigate her strange, but wonderful new body. Enter em ...more
Aksita Sarangi
May 04, 2022 rated it it was amazing
A good plot line and intresting characters. A alien romance with perfect balance between romance,heat and other dramas.
I received a free arc from booksiren and I'm leaving an honest review.
Sarah Tarver-wahlquist
Mar 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I adored Love in the Time of Wormholes, the first book in this series,so naturally I was really excited for I, Bionic -- and it far exceeded my expectations! I loved it so much!

This romping space romance encompasses everything I love about Jess K. Hardy’s work: it’s funny, creative, and sexy, while encased in a wonderful, sweet, gooey tenderness that makes my heart flutter.

Sem and Elanie are everything!!! Also always, Jess’s characters--in this case, a dreamy blue-skinned doctor and sassy and
Apr 17, 2022 rated it really liked it
Elanie is a half-human bionic and has installed a hormone upgrade which then gives her tumultuous emotions and changing emotions as if she were going through puberty. It is also a little difficult for her as she works in housekeeping on the deep space pleasure cruise, the Ignisar. Seeking help she goes to the ship's handsome doctor Sem who is an empath from the ocean planet Portis. Sem is worried he can't treat her effectively as he can't read her emotions but instead finds himself drawn to her ...more
May 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I love Elaine! I really enjoyed her as a background character in the last book so I as really excited to read her story in this book, especially as it’s her exploring who she is and discovering sex. I admit I was a little concerned as patient/caregiver is my least favorite pairing, but Hardy handles this deftly. Sem and Elaine do meet when Elaine goes to him for help with the different way her body is feeling after her hormone upgrade and Sem is quickly enamored with her and struggling to stay p ...more
Dearbhla She-Her
Apr 28, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: booksirens, 2022-rc
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Jess K Hardy is a new-to-me author that I only discovered because of this book being offered as an ARC on BookSirens (for which, thanks, BTW!) but I loved it so much I went straight out an bought the 1st book in the Ignisar series "Love in the Time of Wormholes".

"I, Bionic", the 2nd book in the Ignisar series kicks off with such confidence and tongue-in-cheek aplomb - this author knows exactly what she's doing a
Meg (thyme.for.books)
Mar 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Jess K. Hardy for providing me with the ARC for review.

Feelings are confusing, especially if you are a half-huma. Bionic Elanie is more confused than ever receiving her newest upgrade. A mix of emotions and body changes has her seeking out the advice of the ship’s grumpy physician Sem. Empath Sem doesn’t know how he’ll be able to help Elanie between her unreadable feelings and his d
Marcia Deans
Mar 28, 2022 rated it really liked it
Thank you to the author Jess K Hardy for the eARC of I Bionic in exchange for an honest review.

I, Bionic follows Elanie, a Bionic who is going through puberty since she installed the upgrade program.
First 10 chapters of the story is about Elanie's sexuality awareness and lack there of. Dr Semson battles with the issues he faces whilst being Elanie's doctor and the fact that he's fallen for her.
The story then develops into a mission to get Doctor Semson back when he gets taken. We find that som
Apr 28, 2022 rated it liked it
I gotta be honest with you - this was cute af. I don’t typically read spicy romance novels, or sci-fi. So this was a bit out of my range. But I received it as an ARC and was like why the heck not? I needed something to rest my brain. I just finished Tender is the Flesh and let’s be real, that book is a lot. I needed something lighthearted and cute and fun.

I, Bionic very much delivered! Apparently this is the second book, but since they’re standalone it can be read alone. And for fans of Ice Pla
May 09, 2022 rated it it was amazing
*I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.*

Hello Fellow Readers,

This is the second book in the series, but can be read as a standalone which is what I did, but now I am going to have to read the first book in the series because I loved this. I was really looking for a fun, smutty romance that could jump start my reading habit as I have been slacking off lately and I, Bionic did exactly that.

The Chemistry between Sem and Elaine was good and I enjoyed b
Mindi Briar
Mar 29, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review...but if I'm being entirely honest, I was already planning on buying this book and will probably get a print copy for my shelf now, because I LOVED IT.

"Love in the Time of Wormholes" was legit one of my favorite sci-fi reads of last year - and Hardy has followed up with an awesome sequel! This was an absolute joy to read from start to finish. I loved Elanie and Sem's characters so much. They literally had me rooting for them from
Emily Pennington
Apr 10, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Elanie and Sem . . .

The Ignisar is an interstellar pleasure cruiser. As a half-human bionic, Elanie is “unreadable” to physician Sem, who is an empath. When she installs her LunaCorp hormone upgrade, the explosive emotions and the changes in her body cause her some problems. Somehow, Sem is actually drawn to her, confused by the crush he is developing!

When Elanie’s programming gets hacked and she steals an escape pod, Sem follows after her. The two end up stranded on an uncharted planet. Can the
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