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Book Review: Barbarian’s Hope by Ruby Dixon


Barbarian’s Hope by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #10
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 205 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on November 23rd 2016 by Independently published (first published November 18th 2016)
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Seasons ago, I resonated to the quietest of tribesmates, a male content to love me from afar while I was the center of attention. We could have been happy. Despite our differences, I loved him and he loved me.

But then a terrible thing happened…and my world was never the same again.

Now resonance is giving us a second chance, but…I’m afraid. What if what I have with my mate is too broken to be fixed? What if there’s no hope left for us at all?

Barbarian’s Hope is tenth book of the series. I have never ordered anything from Amazon because the shipping was so much but then I noticed that I could get free shipping when ordering with over 39€ from Amazon Germany, so I finally decided to order rest of the series since I couldn’t find them from anywhere else. Truth to be told I didn’t even read the synopsis while ordering, so I had no idea this one was about Asha and her mate. I probably wouldn’t have given it a chance if I had.

“Sometimes I worry I do not know how to be happy.”

Hemalo is my least favorite hero of the series so far. It’s not that I disliked him or anything but I found him a bit boring. He rather leaves the one he loves for her own good than actually talk to her about his feelings. I did feel bad for him since he had always loved Asha but she didn’t even know he existed until they mated. Hemalo is a simple man. He’s not flashy, like Harrec, or easy with words like Aehako.

Asha has been grieving since they lost their baby and she feels like no one understands her. It did’t help when humans arrived and suddenly there were a lot more babies. Thankfully taking care of them gave her some comfort even if it was unfair how some humans got twins and she had none. I’m glad we got to see a little softer side from Asha and not only her second chance with her mate but also her new found friendship with one of the humans.

This book isn’t a fluffy one but I did enjoy it more than I thought I would after realizing which couple this books is about. I hate the whole leaving for female’s own good but I also respected that Hemalo rather suffer if only Asha was happy.


3.5 stars

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Barbarian’s Hope by Ruby Dixon

  1. oh I absolutely hate the “i’m leaving you for your own good” trope. So I get it. I’m glad you eventually enjoyed it. And I totally feel that statement about ignoring a book if you know who it’s about, because I definitely have done it. Happy reading Jamsu!!


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