Barbarian Lover is book three in the Ice Planet Barbariansseries by Ruby Dixon. This one features Kira and Aehako.
Their story is different in that they have not ‘resonance’, but they feel attracted to each other. It could be a disaster or it could work out. What the resonance means is their cooties don’t or haven’t chosen each other to be mates, but Aehako wants Kira as his mate.
Kira is always sad, sad eyes as Aehako calls her. She worries a lot, is lonely, and has a secret. One that she feels will get her kicked out of the tribe and this secrets is why she has not resonated. I felt so much for Kira. She really got to me. Things aren’t easy for her, especially with this translator that the abductors put in her ear.
Aehako always has a smile and a funny thing to say. He watches Kira and acts the fowl just to see her smile. It was sweet how he tried to get her to open up and how he is protective towards her even though they haven’t resonance yet.
Wow very emotional. This story is a little sad and heartbreaking at times. Those humans that haven’t resonance feel rejected and are doing things to find their place or fit in. They are worried. As for Aehako and Kira, I loved how the romance bloomed and the sexual desires they have for each other. The ending surprised me. I got sad for a moment, but then it turned out happy. I keep getting surprised and sucked into the lives of these women and alien men.
Barbarian Lover was a sweet emotional journey. I loved this couple and the changes that are taking place. I’m hooked and of course have went out and bought the next book.
Rated: 4.5 Stars
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