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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Review: Barbarian's Taming

Barbarian's Taming Barbarian's Taming by Ruby Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I can't believe I made a shelf titled "alien smut" so I could put these books in their own little home. But whatever.
Here I am, eight books in, with no end in sight.

Maddie isn't the most pleasant person on the ice planet, but can you blame her? She woke up to a bunch of giant blue alien men and one human female with glowing blue eyes. Yeah, to say her world was flipped is probably an understatement.

And then her sister is kidnapped.

I'd probably lose my shit too.

Hassen has been exiled (temporarily and only kinda) for taking Lila, but that doesn't stop the longing looks he shares with Maddie when he drops by the tribe home to leave food for the others. It doesn't stop Maddie from staring at him when he enters the cave. It doesn't stop her from trudging out into the snow to see if she can rile him up.

They're both lonely, they despise each other, and there is the feeling of being lost that each seem to cling to.

So, why wouldn't they hook up?

No reason, obviously. This is a match made in what should have been hate-fuck heaven, but I should have known Hassen didn't have it in him. That big, blue alien just wants some love.

I would like to stop and say that this book DOES have the hottest sex scene in the series, though. The cave scene. With Taushen outside. Hassen takes what he wants, just like Maddie had done in the storage room.
But his method is HAWT, despite the planet being made of ice.

Anyway, tragedy happens, but our couple is fantastic and having the sex and there is a resonance. So, yeah, the tragedy sends us to book 9, where we see Stacy and Pashov.

Let the rebuilding begin.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Review: Barbarian's Touch

Barbarian's Touch Barbarian's Touch by Ruby Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Li-lah. Oh, Li-lah.

So, yeah, she's deaf. Which is cool because who am I too judge someone for something they have no control over.
But she's been able to hear for 10 years, I believe, before the evil green aliens stole her from her warm bed and performed a surgery that left her without hearing. Again.

Lila is thrust back into a world she thought she left behind. No, not the ice planet. She thought she was finally in a place where she wasn't the weird deaf girl, a world where she could hear and communicate without the help of others (beyond her cochlear implant, of course). But when she finds herself on Not-Hoth, she finds herself without her hearing and falling back to that helpless girl who is content to live in her sister's shadow.

Oh, yeah, she was scooped up right along with her sister, Maddie.

So, this is Lila's story. The story of how she became strong and capable and loved.
All without the ability to hear.

This is where we really get to see Rokan. I know he's been mentioned, but this is just total proof that I want a big, blue alien to resonate....with. To. Eh, grammar. Whatever. I want a resonance. Mostly because I want someone to go above and beyond to make sure I'm happy and safe and taken care of.
Plus the sex. But that's not the important thing here.
I want my blue alien to protect me from metlaks and sky claws and an avalanche.

Yep. Rokan. Heeellllllooooo, Rokan.

Seven couples down, nine to go? I honestly don't know. Amazon says this is only a nine book series, yet at the same time I can search Ice Planet Barbarians and it'll show me books numbered through sixteen.

So, I'm going with that.

And Maddie's book is about to be all sorts of hate-fucking. Right?!

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Review: A Second Chance to Sparkle

A Second Chance to Sparkle A Second Chance to Sparkle by Pippa Taylor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is not what I expected. The cover makes it seem far different from what it is. However, the story inside is that of a woman who is searching for herself, while spending time with her bestie.

She never thought she'd find love. Especially while vacationing in London.

The story is sweet. What it lacks in romance (there is some, but I would have liked to have seen more of our couple!) it makes up for in best-friendship.

If you want a story of BFFs, this is your bag. There's even a hottie British guy (or two) for you to feast your eyes on. One of them may even be your Prince Charming.

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Review: Ice Planet Holiday

Ice Planet Holiday Ice Planet Holiday by Ruby Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well, this was fun!

I loved this short interlude where we can see the tribe have fun, all while having a resonance thrown in.

Because what's a blue alien-smut book without the resonance?

Get your khui ready! You're in for a fun treat!

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Review: Barbarian's Prize

Barbarian's Prize Barbarian's Prize by Ruby Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tiffany and Salukh.

Yeah, Tiffany is one of two remaining unmated females. And since Josie drives everyone insane with her constant chatter, Tiffany is the girl they guys have their eyes on.

Only, she'd give just about anything to not resonate. Ever. She doesn't want to be touched, she doesn't want to be around others, and she does not want a mate.
Because then she would have to give in to the resonance and that is something she can't handle.

Salukh is wrapped up in Tiffany. He knows she's hurting, he knows she's been hurt, and he just wants to take her pain away. But how does he do that? What will it take to make Tiffany trust him?

She may have all the answers to these problems when she propositions her best male friend on Not Hoth.

But will he take what she is offering or will he wait for resonance?

Another excellent installment in this alien-smut series.

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