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
About the author
Diana Jean is a twenty-something-something who spends most of her day writing about people falling in love, reading about people falling in love, or making excessively frilly dresses.
Find Diana Jean at http://dianajeanauthor.blogspot.com/.
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