Saturday, April 4, 2020

Barbarian Alien, Barbarian Lover, Barbarian Mine by Ruby Dixon (Ice Planet Barbarian's #2-4) ~ Review

Hi, friends! I've been working on the Ice Planet Barbarians series since December, as I'm certain I've mentioned once or twice or twenty times. Since I've been binge reading them for a while, I'm kind of far into the series. I actually just finished book 14. So instead of trying to wrack my memory to write a long, full-length review for each book, I'm going to write little mini reviews instead. Just a paragraph, maybe two if I'm feeling wordy. But it'll give my overall opinion of the book.

I may consider doing this for other books/series when I get too far ahead to feel comfortable giving a full review, so please let me know if you like this or hate this!

Barbarian Alien (Ice Planet Barbarians, #2)

Barbarian Alien (Ice Planet Barbarians #2) by Ruby Dixon

Twelve humans are left stranded on a wintry alien planet. I’m one of them. Yay, me.

In order to survive, we have to take on a symbiont that wants to rewire our bodies to live in this brutal place. I like to call it a cootie. And my cootie’s a jerk, because it also thinks I’m the mate to the biggest, surliest alien of the group.

BARBARIAN ALIEN is a sequel to ICE PLANET BARBARIANS. You do not have to read both in order to understand the plot, but the story will be richer if you do!

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Based on other reviews of this one, I thought I'd have trouble with the heroine. As it turns out, I actually ended up being a fan of her, her name is Liz btw, throughout the whole book. She's strong and witty and stubborn and I have all the respect in the world for her. I liked Liz's overall dynamic with Raaahosh, and can definitely appreciate his desire to have his mate. That said, I felt so-so about the way some parts played out. As a whole, I did enjoy!

Barbarian Lover (Ice Planet Barbarians, #3)

Barbarian Lover (Ice Planet Barbarians #3) by Ruby Dixon

As one of the few humans stranded on the ice planet, I should be happy that I have a new home. Human women are treasured here, and one alien in particular has made it clear that he wants me. It's hard to push away the sexy, flirtatious Aehako, when all I want to do is grab him by his horns and insist he take me to his furs.

But I've got a terrible secret - the aliens who abducted me are back, and thanks to the translator in my ear, they can find me. My presence here endangers everyone... but can I give up my new life and the man I want more than anything?

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I'd loved both of these MCs in the previous books. So of course I went into this one expecting to love it. Unfortunately, this one was one of my least favorites. I loved the couple together. They were so cute and so sweet. But the push and pull that went down and made up most of their storyline...well, it didn't really work for me. I'm glad for them, but sadly, meh.

Barbarian Mine (Ice Planet Barbarians, #4)

Barbarian Mine (Ice Planet Barbarians #4) by Ruby Dixon

The ice planet has given me a second lease on life, so I'm thrilled to be here. Sure, there's no cheeseburgers, but I'm healthy and ready to be a productive member of the small tribe.

What I didn't anticipate? That there'd be a savage stranger waiting nearby, watching me. And when he takes me captive, the unthinkable happens... I resonate to him.

Resonance means mating, and children... but I don't know if this guy's ever been around anyone before. He's truly a barbarian in all ways, right down to clubbing me over the head and claiming me as his own.

So why is it that I crave his touch and hunger for more?

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This one was a gem in the series. The plot was new, compared to the previous installments (and those to come after). I loved the build of the relationship, and the building of communication between Harlow and Ruhk as the story progressed and they got more comfortable with each other. As a couple, they are absolutely one of the best in the series for me. That said, I was a tiny bit irritated at the conflict later in the story, which felt forced, but I do respect the growth it represented. One of my favorites!

****4.5 stars****

1 comment:

  1. Isn't this series just delicious?!?! I love Ruby Dixon's lovable blue aliens! :)