Barbarian Alien (Ice Planet Barbarians, #2). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Barbarian Alien by Ruby Dixon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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!

Barbarian Alien

Grumpy alien & crabby woman!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎧🎧🎧🎧
Romance: 💋💋💋💋
Heat/Steam: 🥵🥵🥵🥵
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌕🪐☄️🌎
Character development: 👽🥶😨🥰

The heroine: Liz – she is fiercely independent and immediately hates Raahosh. Liz is a talker and and independent woman who is used to fending for herself. She hunted with her father as a child and wants to be useful.

The Hero(es): Raahosh – He is the largest man in his tribe and the best hunter. He has a broken horn and some scars on his face and wants nothing more than to find a mate to cherish. His Qui resonates as soon as he sees Liz.

The Story: Raahosh immediately knows that Liz is his mate but hides it since Vektal lets it be known that the women have different customs and are able to choose their own mates on Earth. Though when Liz refuses the Qui (or what she calls a “Cootie”), Raahosh forces her to accept it. She will die without it.

He knows forcing it on her will anger and turn her against him more than she already is, he decides to take her away so they can be alone until she accepts him as her mate. Liz doesn’t realize that Raahosh learned English on the alien ship, so she is pretty mean and snarky when she wakes up. I really didn’t like her much at all. I thought I would hate the book, but it got better as it went on and it was pretty steamy as well.

I admit there are more times than not that I really disliked Liz, but the story did get really good at times. Especially when they go hunting together. And it turned out Liz’s outspokenness worked for her in the end.


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