***New Release & Review*** Izzie and the Icebeast (Alien Abduction Book #9) by Honey Phillips

A jaded alien gladiator. A heroine who won’t give in. A battle worth winning.

After a fatal mistake drives Baralt away from his world, he has to rely on his fighting skills to survive. Despite his success in the arena, he grows increasingly tired of violence – until a soft, beautiful human female gives him a reason to fight.

With no one but herself to rely on, Izzie has managed to overcome all of the obstacles life has thrown at her. But being abducted and sold by aliens may be the one challenge she can’t defeat.

When a massive, furred alien comes to her rescue, she has no reason to trust him. And yet this strangely appealing warrior could be her only hope.

Determined to protect Izzie, Baralt is forced to return to the one place he vowed never to go – his home planet – only to find it facing its own threat. Can Baralt and Izzie work together to help his people, make peace with the past, and find the home they both want?

Each book in the Alien Abduction series can be read as a standalone romance. Warning – this sweet and steamy HEA contains scenes that may be disturbing for some readers. Intended for mature readers.

Amazon Link (Free in KU): https://amzn.to/3l38XHD

Nancy’s Review

Y’all have to know by now that heroine in distress and (mostly) respectful alpha male swooping in is my favorite trope! This even applies to my favorite – aliens. Baralt is like a gladiator Yeti. He’s not a slave, but is working under contract. When little human Izzie crosses his path he’s immediately taken and becomes determined to save her. He wants to quickly fulfill his contract which is dangerous to his life. I enjoyed the fight scenes. (I love “stuff blowing up” movies, so this fits right in.) This story had some twists and turns I didn’t see coming. It also brought some heat! I called Chapter 10 “Let’s Get it On.”

At one point Baralt buys Izzie some beautiful new clothes… “I was wrong,” he said thoughtfully. “About what?” “You are more beautiful without clothing, my aria.” That Baralt is such a charmer.

Bonus, we get to spend more time with Zemma from Hanna and the Hitman because Baralt is her brother. I enjoyed the angst factor which in this book is low to medium. It was a sweet read with a bit of action and some very lovable characters. (I loved young Petralt!) Baralt, for being this HUGE ice beast, is so loving to Izzie. We get a peek into the next book, too. I beta read Izzie and you’re going to love it! 4.5 stars

About Honey Phillips

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Honey wrote and illustrated her first book at the tender age of 5. Her writing has improved since then. Her drawing skills, unfortunately, have not. She loves writing, reading, traveling, cooking, and drinking champagne – not necessarily in that order.

Her steamy science fiction stories focus on hot alien warriors and the Earth women they can’t resist. From abductions to invasions, the ride might be rough, but the end always satisfies.

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