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Book Review: Barbarian’s Touch (IPB #8) by Ruby DixonBarbarian’s Touch by Ruby Dixon
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians #8
Published by Independently Published on June 11, 2016
Genres: Sci-fi
Pages: 301
Format: eBook
Source: KindleUnlimited

When I wake up on the ice planet, I’m scared of everything: this place is cold, silent, and the locals look more like blue devils than aliens. To make matters worse, one of the strangers decides I’m going to be his girlfriend and kidnaps me away from my sister. I’m completely and utterly alone. What’s a girl to do?

Well, this girl escapes.

Of course, that means I go from frying pan into the fire, and my situation gets even more dangerous. Just when I have no hope left, a new hero appears. Sure, he’s blue, horned, and has a tail. He’s also fierce, protective, makes me purr…and thinks I’m perfect.

But is what we have real or just a mating instinct?

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Barbarian’s Touch is the eighth book in the Ice Planet Barbarians series by Ruby Dixon. If you haven’t read any books in the series, this review is going to spoil you. Check out my review of the first book to avoid spoilers!

About Barbarian’s Touch:

We got introduced to two new characters in the previous book, Barbarian’s Mate. Maddie and Lilah, sisters, share similar stories to the others. They were abducted by bad aliens and somehow crash-landed on Not-Hoth. Maddie is not happy to be there – AT ALL. Our heroine, Lilah, can only go by what her sister tells her because she’s deaf. And Maddie is the only one who can talk to her. So because Maddie is not happy, neither is Lilah.

Tension is running high within in the tribe again because there are two more opportunities to resonate. However, Maddie has scared half of the Link Slot Gacor tribe with how outspoken she is about her dislike of her new home, so all the attention has been placed on Lilah. One barbarian isn’t thrilled with all attention Lilah is getting. What does he do? The one thing Vektal has forbid – steal her away and make her resonate.

Lilah is understandably terrified. She is kidnapped by an alien who she can’t communicate with, and she has no idea if his intentions are honorable. Feeling desperate, she escapes and lands herself into a whole other situation. Enter her savior.

My thoughts:

There was so much revealed in this installment. Ruby has really developed a knack for world building as her couples aren’t the only main focus anymore. The reader gets to learn more about the Metlaks and there is a new place discovered in this one as well. So facinating!

Tropes Include:

  • Virgin MCs
  • Interabled Couple
Rating Report
Steam Level
Supporting Characters
Overall: five-stars

I really enjoyed getting to see Not-Hoth and its creatures finally come alive. Don’t get me wrong, I love the sweet and spicy moments with resonance, and I love Ruby’s witty characters. But there was something refreshing to discover more of the planet.

I also really liked Lilah’s character. I cannot speak on the deaf representation, but I loved her character growth regarding it. On Earth, she hid behind her sister. Seeing her thrive and become confident on Not-Hoth was so powerful. However, our barbarian tribe are so welcoming and understanding. No one even blinked when they realized she was deaf. They all wanted to learn how to communicate with her.

What did you think of Barbarian’s Touch? Did you like Lilah’s story? Are you loving the world-building like me? Sound off in the comments below!

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