Review: Barbarian’s Beloved by Ruby Dixon

Posted March 9, 2018 by Suzanne in Reviews / 10 Comments

Review: Barbarian’s Beloved by Ruby Dixon
Barbarian's Beloved
by Ruby Dixon

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 7th 2018
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians #18
Format: eBook
 

“… as usual Dixon got me falling in love with another one of her alien men …”
~ Under the Covers

Ruby Dixon is taking us back in time for her eighteenth instalment in Barbarian’s Beloved right back to the very beginning and tells us Ariana and Zolaya’s story. I admit, that at first I wasn’t that excited, all I really remembered about Ariana was that she cried all the time and I knew nothing about Zolaya. I’m glad I read it anyways, because as usual Dixon got me falling in love with another one of her alien men and changed me perspective on Ariana.

Ariana has an anxiety disorder, which is why she can’t seem to stop crying, her usual way of controlling it, with her meds and routine are shot to pieces after being kidnapped and abandoned on an ice planet. But, it isn’t another one of the human women who try and befriend and help her, it’s Zolaya one of the big scary blue aliens. Only, he isn’t that scary and despite resonating he doesn’t push her for more than friendship.

Barbarian’s Beloved takes past mostly in the past, but in the form of Ariana telling the story of how she and Zolaya met to her son, so it switches time zones so we get a glimpses of the present as well. I loved their story, it was adorable Dixon excels at writing hot blue aliens who are perfect for their human females. Zolaya was just the right amount of patient understanding and hot-for-Ariana creating a sweet romance. As per usual.

Ariana’s mental illness was also interesting aspect for Dixon to tackle. As someone who has a more than passing acquaintance with anxiety I really felt for Ariana. She was isolated and afraid, away for her usual coping mechanisms and Zolaya offered her what she needed. Did he cure her with his amazing blue penis? Of course not and I liked that Dixon showed that anxiety wasn’t some trivial thing that can be “cured” with good sex. But his honest concern and non-judgement sure did make it easier for her.

I think we are going to be getting more books showing the love stories of some of the original women who have mainly been in the background. I can’t wait! This series, even after eighteen books, continues to be on of my favourites.

 

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Ruby Dixon is the secret penname of a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. As Ruby, she writes sexy barbarian aliens, grumpy shifters, and domineering bikers.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Amy R

Thanks for the review.

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Great review Suzanne!! On my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasu

Very nice review. I need to get back to this series one day.

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I do enjoy these hot blue aliens

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Amy R

Thanks for the review.

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Kathy Valentine

Great review Suzanne!! On my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures

Very nice review. I need to get back to this series one day.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I do enjoy these hot blue aliens

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Thanks for the review Suzanne

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Thanks for the review Suzanne