Thursday, November 16, 2017

Barbarian's Redemption by Ruby Dixon [Review]

 Barbarian's Redemption by Ruby Dixon
Barbarian's Redemption (Ice Planet Barbarians #13) by Ruby Dixon
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: March 12, 2017

Ice Planet Barbarians
1. Ice Planet Barbarians
2. Barbarian Alien
3. Barbarian Lover
4. Barbarian Mine
5. Ice Planet Holiday
6. Barbarian's Prize
7. Barbarian's Mate
7.5. Having the Barbarian's Baby
7.6. Ice Ice Babies
8. Barbarian's Touch
8.5. Calm
9. Barbarian's Taming
9.5. Aftershocks
10. Barbarian's Heart
11. Barbarian's Hope
12. Barbarian's Choice
13. Barbarian's Redemption - PaperbackKindle
14. Barbarian's Lady

Ruby Dixon
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
For seasons, I have waited for her - my perfect mate.

In a tribe full of happy couples, I am alone. But I am not content to remain this way. There are no eligible unmated females left, so I will do whatever it takes to bring females back to our tribe...even if it means doing something wrong. Even if it means I must purchase my mate on the intergalactic black market. I will do anything to possess her, to claim her as my own.

But will my ruthless move turn my female against me before we ever meet? Can she ever forgive a male that bought her freedom?
Thoughts on Barbarian's Redemption: I had NO IDEA when I picked up the first book in this series I'd become so addicted to these blue aliens and the humans they rescued from an icy death. NONE. But I am. And I'm thrilled to finally get to see scowly Bek get a special lady friend.

That said, Bek doesn't go about finding a mate in the most conventional of ways. He enlists the help of the ship that brought Mardok to their planet to bring back a small group of human females so he and the other unmated males can have a chance at resonating. The women who are brought to them are slaves and that (a) doesn't sit well with Georgie and the others and (b) puts Bek in the unenviable position of needing to exercise phenomenal patience to show Elly she's safe now and can trust him.

Frankly, Elly's in a bad, bad place when they end up on not-Hoth. She's desperate and scared and she's been a slave for so long she has zero trust for those around her. Bek's highhanded actions make her feel like she's still a captive, although the circumstances of her captivity might have changed.

Buuuuut...she's smart and she watches people and she makes a conscious choice to trust her instincts even though her past experiences are telling her to stay on guard.

Ohmygoodness, I liked these two together. Bek comes to see how his actions hurt those around him and he's so darn sweet with Elly it made me all wibbly. Elly's survived a lot and she's managed to keep from being...well, no, wait. She is kinda a hot mess when they first arrive, but she rallies and turns things around. And gets the dude.

And that's what it's all about.

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