Tokyo Love (Paperback)
Crimson Books, 9781440599842, 286pp.
Publication Date: September 26, 2016
When Kathleen Schmitt is promoted to project lead at Mashida INTL for the Personal Love Companion (PLC), a life-sized, hyper-realistic dating doll, she must relocate to Tokyo. Trying not to get lost in translation is quite the culture shock for this born-and-bred Midwesterner. She's surprised when her boss asks her to beta test the new dolls--an assignment that requires having her brain scanned so the company can fashion a personalized doll based on her innermost desires. But most surprising of all: her test PLC turns out to be a woman--one who looks and acts remarkably like her neighbor and coworker, Yuriko Vellucci. American-born Yuriko is a former transplant herself and is sympathetic to the difficulties of adjustment--to a point. Kathleen is about the most pathetic foreigner this engineer's ever met. She clearly needs Yuriko's help and expertise if this transition--and the PLC project--is to be a success. With Yuriko to show her the way, Kathleen will learn to socialize at an izakaya, find the best onsen in Nikko, party at a matsuri, buy doujinshii in Akihabara, and fall in love with a country so very different from her own. But can she also learn how to confess her love for the person who showed it to her? Sensuality Level: Sensual