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Angie's Gladiator

(Icehome #5)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  2,372 ratings  ·  249 reviews
As an a’ani warrior, my life matters little. Cloned from the same matter as thousands of others, I am but one of many. Here on the ice planet, though, I can start over. I can become my own person, have my own needs, my own wants.

I know what I want. I have known since the moment I arrived.

Her name is Angie. She is human, with sad, lonely eyes and a very pregnant belly.
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Published December 10th 2019 by Tantor Audio (first published December 3rd 2018)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
Damn but I love the world Ruby Dixon made in the Ice Planet. I love these, sweet, protective, and sexy Aliens so much. I was so glad that Angie got her story and we readers got to find out the secret of her pregnancy. I loved Vordis Aka hot sauce so much. I loved Angie and Vordis together and I really loved how bad the knock knock jokes were. I just love this whole series and the connecting series. They are one of my happy places! I can't wait for the next one.
Sophia Triad
Angie and Vordis

Better than I expected!

Imagine that you go to bed one night and after a long relaxing sleep, you wake up and surprise surprise:
1. You look around and you are not in your room.
2. Instead you are in a frozen place
3. You are possibly inside a spaceship that has crashed on this frozen planet
4. Blue big weird looking blue humanoids with horns try to explain to you that you are safe.
5. Some other human girls in furs insist that these huge blue guys are actually the “rescue team”.
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf
Another great book in this series!

Angie and Vordis are such a nice couple and they deserved their happy ending.

Poor Angie wake up pregnant and doesn't know when of how she got pregnant. She's terrified that she will gave birth to a monster. She's wondering if she were raped or she was experimented upon. And she's rightly terrified.

Vordis doesn't know what to think. He's a'ani, a clone, and was always a slave. He doesn't know whything about being free, but he's been programmed, with his brother
This was my most anticipated release for this series - and it did not disappoint!

My heart really ached for Angie. The last thing she remembered was going to sleep in her own bed. Now, she is waking up on an alien ice planet heavily pregnant. And to make matters worse, she is being protected by two red men called a'ani that claim that they are dedicated to her. She felt like she was a walking incubator to some strange creature. Nobody really saw her because they only looked upon her tragic story.
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you know anything about these two charters, and if you read any books in this series before this you do. You know that this book could have went any number of ways and there was so much story and so much in the air with these two characters. Well I have to tell you this book was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I loved it so much, I loved the charters Angie and Vordis, and I love how Ruby Dixon wrote the story it was beyond perfect and I am so glad she went the way she did with ...more
♛ Garima ♛
This is the sweetest romance possible ...well possible for a pregnant woman. I've been waiting for Angie's story for so long, I almost forgot about it. But I am glad to read it.

I am not in a mood for a long review and since it is #5 of the series, you either kind of know the situation or you don't want to start series from middle.... ;)
That's it from 'lazy' me...
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Angie's Gladiator is book 5 in the Icehome series and my favorite so far. It was sweet but also heartbreaking. Vordis and Thrand are a'ani warriors which are basically clones. They are raised to not be individuals or to think for themselves but Vordis has always felt differently and now that he is free he wants to be seen as separate from Thrand. The interactions between the two were heartbreaking because Thrand has difficulty understanding what is happening with his brother. When the clones are ...more
4.5 wonderful stars

Miss Ruby is an amazing writer and she's got me addicted to all her series. Here we finally get Angie's story and find out about her mysterious pregnancy. Vordis and Thrand are still guarding her but she doesn't really know why.

We learn about the A'ani clones and why they are "dedicated" to Angie. But Vordis' feelings run deeper and it takes him a while to talk to Angie about it. There are some major misunderstandings but all ends well.
Beth Skye Denny
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderfully sexy science-fiction love affair

I recently discovered Ruby Dixon while suffering a bout of the flu and now 20-ish novels later I’m caught up. The Ice Planet Barbarian series and now also Icehome series are resting happily in my favourites list. I’m still sick Ms.Dixon so please write faster!

For Angie’s story I was so glad that it was a little more tame. Now I’m not one to post spoilers, but since it’s obvious Angie is preggers, I’ll let that slide.
The fear and newness of her
Under the Covers Book Blog
Vordis is an a'ani, a clone born created to be a slave. It's all he and his clone/brother Thrand have ever known. But now they are stuck on this strange new ice planet where no one is claiming to be their master. They are free, they can become individuals rather than just one more a'ani amongst many. And Vordis knows what he wants: Angie. Waking up on a freezing cold planet surrounded by blue aliens wasn't Angie's biggest shock. Nope...waking up heavily pregnant was. But, the unexpected ...more
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Vordis is an a’ani, a clone born created to be a slave. It’s all he and his clone/brother Thrand have ever known. But now they are stuck on this strange new ice planet where no one is claiming to be their master. They are free, they can become individuals rather than just one more a’ani amongst many. And Vordis knows what he wants: Angie. Waking up on a freezing cold planet surrounded by blue aliens wasn’t Angie’s biggest shock. Nope…waking up heavily pregnant was. But, the unexpected pregnancy ...more
I was nervous about this book. I didn't want it to be a throuple and I didn't want Thrand's mate to be second best. Thankfully, none of that happens.

I really liked Angie and Vordis. They both start the book after having had a rough go of it. Angie could have been whiny. Instead, her confusion and isolation felt real and it made her falling for the guy that saw her as a woman first (pregnant lady second) even better.

Vordis was sweet, patient, and besotted. I liked him almost as much as Ashtar
Angie is great. Vordis is great. I like the story. Honestly, the ONLY reason this is a 3 star vs. a 4 star story for me is this has my all-time book peeve: miscommunication that can be solved by simply asking what the other person means. I understand that they are literally worlds apart, but all the more reason to ask, “what do you mean?” I get frustrated.

But listen, Angie and Vordis are lovely. I’ve become more attached to the icehome crew. I look forward to each installment. Ignore me and
Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

This was definitely one of the tamest books in the Ice World series and you can definitely see where Ruby was coming from behind her reasoning for the lack of scorch marks in the wake of the book.

It was so sweet.
Angie and Vordis were just adorable together and I for one was definitely glad this was not a ménage.
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

I'm reviewing as I read so I don't forget anything important.

1. Not off to a great start. "Redneck" is used by Angie in the first chapter when talking about her name. Let's not stereotype. If it's not nice to do it against one group, it's not nice against any group. One of Dixon's dragon books stereotyped the south in a similar way. There is a way to technically stereotype in which you're using the common characteristics to draw logical conclusions, but there's another way that is
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once in a while, it's nice to get a sweet love story than the HOT as heck one we've become accustom to and is eagerly awaiting. In this story, we get to find out the story of Angie and her Hot Sauce of a choice, Vordis.

Angie doesn't feel like she belongs. I mean, who can blame her. She wakes up pregnant on an alien planet and is told she won't ever be able to go home. Not only that, but it seems everyone is walking on eggshells with her since she doesn't even know how she got pregnant and who's
Dark Lordette Jennymort ♔
Kinky Vanilla
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a good twist with angie being pregnant
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet story with Angie and Vordis! Sweet baby too!
Lori Long
This was so good! I love all of Ruby Dixon's ICP and Ice Home stories. She is able to bring out the thoughts and feelings of her characters so well.
Chelsea B.
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really sweet <3
This was good! I'm a little embarrassed that I read it, but it was good! I have a friend who is looking for scifi romance recommendations and I picked this one randomly because it was free on Kindle Unlimited and it had a pregnant lady on the front and I'm currently in the throws of baby fever.

It was good! Sugary sweet and cute, which I was NOT expecting, and not nearly as sexy as I thought it would be (which I was more than fine with.) I don't think I'll read the rest of the series (this is
Michelle R
A fantastic, sweet read!
I've loved the big blue barbarians since book one of the Ice Planet Barbarians series and I'm absolutely ADORING the new characters that were dumped on the planet after the fact. They're not all human and I sorta, kinda looooove seeing how they come to terms with their new circumstances as they find love and acceptance on this icy planet.

So. Angie and Vordis. Poor Angie woke up pregnant on a distant world, surrounded by aliens, and with no idea how she came to have a bun in the oven. While I
Izzie d
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Angie and Vordis.
Icehome has opened up new storylines to the Blue Barbarian series.
It has such a mixture of culture and races that it feels new.
Vordis and Thand are anni, which are clones and as we saw in previous books they both had some sort of interest in Angie.
Angie is pregnant, though not mated so this story unravels the mystery of her baby.
The book starts pre Gails arrival. Plus pre the island arrivals. Then covers their arrival and beyond.
There are breadcrumbs dropped for future books of
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I frequently rode the line between empathising with Angie and wanting to “Go full Liz” on her ass, LOL, I didn’t ever feel disengaged.

Sprinkled with plenty of intriguing easter egg plot points (well, in my mind anyway ), it has to be said that the unequivocal star of this book is Vordis.

V O R D I S !

Alpha minus the asshole, protective minus the prick, totally sexy and completely unassuming - his background and character development through this story was everything!

No kidding, I’m
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not going to lie, I was a bit nervous about this one. I was worried about seeing two guys fall all over Angie, then the guy who doesn't resonate to her will eventually fall for another girl. That girl may not feel all that super resonating as a second place prize. For me, the reasoning why they acted towards Angie the way they did makes sense, but Thrand will have his work cut out for him if (please give him his story soon) he ever gets his story. I did like the story, seeing both characters ...more
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
3.25-3.5 stars. Quickie review: This was Angie and Vordis's book. Angie is the human girl that woke up pregnant with an unknown type of baby. Vordis is the red alien who has a clone/twin brother (Thrand). Both of the red alien brothers are interested in Angie, but Vordis is the one who really cares about her. She has the baby (a cute, red alien girl) and then she and Vordis resonate. I enjoyed this book, but it was not my very fave. It was a little slow and the couple was a little lacking in ...more
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After hating Willow's book and not being as over the moon with some of the newer material from this world, I didn't even read the last short story. I just lost interest. I wasn't going to go for this one either, last second before bed last night decided to just give it a little try. So glad I did. Ruby is back!!!! This is the IPB style I fell in love with. Awesome characters, super sweet plot, made me literally LOL in parts, and (can't be stressed enough) a likable girl and amazingly sweet guy. ...more
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Ruby Dixon is the secret penname of a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. As Ruby, she writes sexy barbarian aliens, grumpy shifters, and domineering bikers.

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Icehome (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Veronica's Dragon (Icehome, #2)
  • Willa's Beast (Icehome, #3)
  • Gail's Family (Icehome, #4)
  • Hannah's Hero (Icehome, #6)
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