After Rex's victory in The Perfect Telescope, he begins the daunting task of winning others over to his cause. Amidst his crusade he finds love, grows up, and sheds the final lie of his childhood.
Nightmares and wet dreams; a beguiling phantom visits a young couple, but for what purpose? In their dream home, with their newborn child, Bradford and Lisa struggle to keep love alive in a relationship where passion died. And where passion dies among the living, poisoned passion feeds the dead.
How do you learn to love? Unfamiliar with human interaction, Rex asks himself the same question. How will he compete for Sara's heart when she already has her perfect companion? Built to her specifications, designed with one purpose in mind, Rex finds himself outgunned but undaunted by the challenge. To reach his goal, he turns to his technical prowess. His solution will violate laws and pervert machine-kind's methods. To win her from a perfect roommate, he'll embrace his imperfections and offer the human trump card...spontaneity, humor, and the awe of true love.