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
- ISBN: 9781440599859 |
- Publisher: F+W Media |
- Publication date: Jul 25, 2016 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook