A human, an almost-human, and a more-than-human walk into a palace… The DMA Files, Book 2 After her husband threw her out, Paisley Compton drew her sexuality around her like a shield. She finds solid ground as a palace maid until, during a formal dinner service, she trips onto the lap of a man who takes her breath away. Ben has always known Jon is far more than property, and he jumps at the chance to get the android his certificate of humanity. Paisley-whose abilities far exceed her job title-is a welcome distraction from the bureaucracy. Used and abused by his former owners, Jon trusts no one-particularly the smartass woman who’s caught Ben’s eye. He might not be certified human yet, but he has all the right parts to get to the bottom of this sexy mystery wrapped in a maid’s uniform. Their attraction sparks unexpected new conduits among them, but when they realize Jon’s certificate comes with a terrible price, they must risk everything to foil an Anti-Mech plot-and hope they survive to lose themselves in each other’s arms. Warning: Overheating is likely. The mechanics in these pages require ample lubrication to perform at optimum levels. When possible, multiple system operators are recommended.