Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking those links, I will receive a small commission from the sale at no extra cost to you.Steph's Outcast (Icehome #14) by Ruby Dixon
Published by Self Published on July 10, 2021
Genres: Adult Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction
Format: eBook (270 pages)
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Purchase: Amazon • IndieBound
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Ever since we found the two Outcasts, it’s been my goal to get them to join our beach tribe. Handsome, impossible Juth has resisted all my efforts to recruit him and his small son. He’s made it very clear that he doesn’t belong with us.
But when I’m trapped at Juth’s side as the beach is invaded by monsters, everything changes. He talks to me instead of pointedly ignoring me. We become friends. Heck, we even share a few stolen kisses. And when the rescue party arrives, he announces to everyone that I’m his mate and he’s joining the tribe.
Which is great except…I never agreed to anything? If I point out I’m not Juth’s mate, he’ll pack up and leave with his son. He sure won’t give me more of those toe-curling kisses or touch me like it’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to him.
So…I guess I’m mated? Because I’m not sure I can give any of that - or Juth - up.
Proceed With Caution:
This book contains a natural disaster, injuries, and mentions of death.
Steph’s Outcast is the fourteenth book of the series, but there’s a several month time jump. I’d still recommend reading the previous books to get caught up, this did feel like a new beginning for the beach dwellers.
I really enjoyed Steph’s Outcast! There’s a sea monster! Well, kind of. I had gotten really excited for it as soon as I saw it on the cover. It’s not quite what I was expecting, but everyone does deserve some kind of break from all of the big disasters happening on the island. Devi certainly was loving having their quiet lives disrupted by this event! But this is not about Devi. This is about Steph and Juth, an unlikely pairing that just works.
Steph’s Outcast starts with Steph still trying to coax Juth and Pak into the tribe. Juth is adamant to stick to the old ways, but he can sense something bad coming and must protect his son. Ultimately, he has no choice but to go with Steph in order to just survive! Obviously, the two get close, and he comes to a new understanding about Steph’s prior actions. It’s actually a huge misunderstanding, but it was cute! Aww, Juth!
I don’t want to give too much away about Steph’s Outcast, because it is quite different than the other books and there are several surprises sprinkled throughout! You’ll just have to read it and find out! I can’t wait to see who the rest of the ladies pair off with as we’re getting down to last of them.