I was first introduced to Ruby Dixon when I picked up a couple of her Kindle Unlimited MC books which were featured in a series along with Ella Goode and Kati Wilde. At the time, I needed something fast and easy to read so I one-clicked and started immediately. I quickly moved through each series. Then I realized Ms. Dixon had a new sci/fi book coming out and since I’m always up for some fun, sexy alien lovin’ I picked up book one, Ice Planet Barbarians. Then book two, Barbarian Alien. Then, of course, book three Barbarian Lover. You could say, I was a little addicted to these big, blue aliens.
Barbarian Mine is book four in the series and features an all-new hero who also happens to be a virgin (yay!!) and Harlow, the human who mysteriously disappeared at the end of Barbarian Lover. Harlow is confused and scared when she wakes up to find herself in a crude hut with an unknown alien who doesn’t seem to speak the language of the Non-Hoth. They are all alone in the middle of nowhere and her alien has no desire to connect with the rest of the tribe. In fact he has a fear of the others who he considers bad. But her cootie seems to really like him and she recognizes all the hums and feelings she’s experiencing as resonance, which means this big guy is her mate.
You know what I liked the most about this story? Harlow and her willingness to make any situation work for her. Of course she’s scared and freaked out at first, but does she let that keep her from making her circumstances better? Hell, no. She just makes a choice to move on in a positive way. So she does. There are communication problems, but she and her lover learn to adapt. There is a species difference, but they learn to adapt there too. Oh boy, do they ever.
While you may be thinking this is all smut and sex, it’s not. The relationship between Harlow and Rukh is sweet and full of emotion. They are good to each other. In fact, I loved how and why they loved each other. They stick together throughout all the angst of being reunited with the tribe. They protect each other and it’s wonderful.
I honestly don’t see how you can read the first book and not be addicted. Seriously. I adore this series and am keeping my fingers crossed that Ruby Dixon releases more. Final Grade- B-
I lick my lips at the sight. Not a bad thing for a girl to wake up to. I stretch in the covers, feeling rather good. Rather… excited about what the future holds.
Because if it’s me and this man in the future? Just the two of us alone against the world?
I’m… kind of down with that. Really, really down with that.