Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Alpha's Promise by Renee Rose

Title: The Alpha’s Promise
Series: The Alpha Doms, 2
Author: Renee Rose
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/F
Page Count: 176 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
A DOMINANT ALPHA. A TEMPTING HUMAN. AN IMPOSSIBLE ATTRACTION.
After one loser boyfriend too many, Melissa Bell swore she was done with bad boys, but when her ex puts her life in danger it is a buff, tattooed, dirty-talking alpha shifter who shows up to save her. More disturbing still, her rescuer makes it clear that he regards Melissa's safety as his personal responsibly, and defying his instructions soon earns her an embarrassing spanking. Though she should be furious, her body's reaction to the tough, handsome wolf's stern dominance demands more.

It doesn't take long for Cody to wish he'd never made an alpha's promise to protect Melissa, yet for some reason he can barely control himself around her. His inner wolf craves the beautiful human in spite of her snobbish attitude and constant sass, and when she is writhing over his knee, it is all he can do not to mark her and mate her right then and there.

Each moment he spends with the alluring, feisty girl only increases his hunger for her, but Cody promised himself long ago that he would never take a human as his mate. Will his pride push Melissa away forever, just when he realizes he can't live without her?

Publisher's Note: The Alpha's Promise is a stand-alone book set in the same world as The Alpha's Hunger. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.




Review
The Alpha’s Promise by Renee Rose is second in The Alpha Doms series and loosely connected to The Alpha’s Hunger, in that the heroines are sisters, but this story stands completely on its own.
I enjoyed the story but must admit I found it dragged a bit. Cody and Melissa were at a cross purpose and struggled to communicate honestly. Having said that, Ms. Rose gave us two strong characters. Melissa was determined to improve not only herself but also her life. She had a soft heart and a submissive nature but gravitated toward men who were not the best. Would bad boy Cody be more of the same? I liked that Melissa was trying to change. She couldn’t see past her sister’s shadow but she continued to try. And Cody was also struggling to move beyond past hurts. Would he fail to see beneath Melissa’s mask? I thought Ms. Rose gave us characters that were well developed. The wanted better and the journey to trusting not only themselves but each other was well articulated. Overall, Ms. Rose gave a nice story.
                                     Four twinkling stars

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