Title: Penny’s Protector
Author: Ruby Dixon
Series: Icehome #10
If you have read Callie’s Catastrophe you probably have been wondering what happened with S’bren and Penny. Penny was drugged and taken by S’bren so he could whoo her. He doesn’t realize how bad of a plan that was until she wakes up and explains it to him.
S’bren is shy and awkward around the females. It was kinda adorable watching him try and talk to Penny or get her attention. His attention to her doesn’t work though and she starts to get frustrated at him. M’tok and S’bren come up with the plan to drug Penny and Callie and then hide with them in hunter caves until they resonate and accept them. While drugging women isn’t cool at all, these two are doing it innocently because they don’t understand what it means to humans, nor do they understand the side effects that can happen. I didn’t love that we have aliens drugging the humans in these past two books but I know it wasn’t done maliciously.
“S’bren, in this moment, I am the happiest I have ever been. Ever. Our khuis chose each other, but even before that, you chose me.”
Penny is a romantic. She is excited for resonance because it means she will be someone’s entire world. She has been slowly getting to know all of the single aliens in preparation. After the kidnapping she takes advantage of being away from the beach and goes exploring with S’bren. Along the way they slowly start to fall for each other. I enjoyed these two and their adventures. My biggest issue was that their exploration of the areas became boring quickly and I just wanted something else to happen.
Overall, I enjoyed this couple but wish more had happened during the middle of the book.
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