Also in this series: Ice Planet Barbarians, Barbarian Alien, Barbarian Lover, Barbarian Mine, Barbarian's Prize, Barbarian's Mate, Barbarian's Taming , Barbarian's Heart
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians #7
on June 11, 2016
Genres: Science Fiction Romance
Source: Self Purchased
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?
Barbarian’s Touch is the seventh in this stunning and light science fiction romance that Ruby Dixon has delivered. I am getting a kick out of this Ice Planet Barbarian series and I just am so addicted to the wonderful world, sexy blue horned aliens and heroines that never disappoint. I truly got a kick out of Barbarian’s Touch. This book starts off towards the ending of Book Six “Barbarian’s Mate”
This story features Rokan and Lila. Rokan traveled with other warriors to rescue two women in an abandoned crashed ship. Lila and her sister were rescued and in shock over what they have learned. That they were kidnapped and crash landed on a ice planet. All the unmated warriors including Rokan, were hoping their Khui’s would vibrate the mating with one of the women. Rokan, may not know if Lila is his mate, but he has certain psychic talents and he knows that Lila’s is his. He is drawn to her with such longing but doesn’t want to scare her. However after they have placed Qhui’s in Lila and her sister so they can survive, Lila is kidnapped by Hassen and taken to a cave. Lila however has one major problem, her cochulur implant that helped with her hearing and now she is deaf again. And no one but her sister can talk to her. And now she is stuck in a cave with a blue alien, that scares her but doesn’t. But she escapes and finds herself in a dangerous situation and rescued by Rokan.
Rokan is desperate to talk with his mate, and he knows that she is his when their qhui’s connect and begin humming. He knows she doesn’t understand the importance of resonance. He wants to learn her sign language, to show her of the depth of his feelings for her. Lila doesn’t understand what is really going on except that Rokan is protective and sweet and tender with her. Lila has always been shy, and not very popular, always on the out with the crowd. She has never felt truly accepted apart from her sister until she meets Rokan. But as they journey together to understand and find a love worth fighting for….Lila and Rokan discover their own strengths and capabilities and giving into the love and passion they feel for each other.
I really had a fun time with this story, and I was also pleased by the length of the book…the longest I have read so far and it definitely didn’t feel like only 300 pages. It was such a sweep you off your feet type of story and I always breeze through Ruby Dixon’s book and this one was no exception. I truly adored Lila, and seeing the challenges of dealing with being deaf was so well written in this story. I truly felt that Ruby Dixon really worked her magic with showing how hard this can be for those that are deaf. But Lila….she is stronger than she realizes. There is so much character growth that builds from her character. At first she is shy and scared and yes being deaf again is NOT helping when only one person knows how to sign, her overprotective sister. But when she is kidnapped and then rescued, she begins to find her own courage and strength. We see how capable she really is. She fights for freedom, to be her own person and learn as much as she can about her new life and not be a burden.
“You only wanted me after you started purring.”
“I came for you even before that happened.”
Rokan is so sweet and a virgin (like all of Dixon’s heroes) and man….I love a good virgin hero. They are so rare in romance, and I just gobble them up and Rokan was no different. I loved how devoted and protective he is of Lila but at the same time teaches her to be self suffiecient and show her how to survive. You see that he wants to just protect her, but he also knows that she needs to know how to hunt, to start a fire, to protect herself from predators. I love how much he wants to love her and communicate with her and prove to her how genuine he is in his feels for her. It was quite fun seeing Rokan and Lila discover pleasure together. Lila has hardly any experience and so we see them learn together about sex and it was truly so sensual and endearing.
Such a fun, heartwarming and richly filled with adventure and true connection….a romance that is going to curl your toes and keep you up all night reading, a spectacular installment and I know I need the next book hehe Bring it on Ruby Dixon!!