I received this book for free from Romance Beckons in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Alpha's Promise by Renee Rose
Series: The Alpha's Hunger #2
Published by Stormy Night Publications, Romance Beckons on January 1st 1970
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting, BDSM, Erotica
Source: Romance Beckons
Reading Challenges: Bad Boys of Romance, Spooks, Howls and Fangs Readings Challenge
After one loser boyfriend too many, Melissa Bell is done with bad boys. So when her ex puts her life in danger once again and a buff, tattooed alpha shifter shows up to rescue her, it’s the last thing she needs.
Cody quickly finds himself wishing that he’d never made an alpha’s promise to keep the haughty human safe, but for some reason his inner wolf craves her more than his next breath. Will his own pride push her away forever, just when he realizes he can't live without her?
Publisher’s Note: The Alpha’s Promise is a stand-alone sequel to The Alpha’s Hunger.
Melissa Bell has made many wrong choices in her life, including choosing bad boys for boyfriends. But she is done with bad boys that bring her nothing but drama and heartache. But when her ex boyfriend Jeremy puts her in danger because of money he owes, she is offered protection from a type of bad boy she has never known. Cody, a alpha for his young pack has never known a woman like Melissa. He can’t believe he is offering to a woman that seems to act like a spoiled princess. He knows he can’t even think about claiming her as his mate even if his wolf is riding him hard to do so. But he also can’t resist his alpha nature when she constantly disobeys him with no thought to her safety. But Melissa isn’t afraid of Cody or his sexual appetites, and soon these two will test the limits of their desires and discover a powerful love…
Plot and Story Line
First off, I will say that this book is NOT for everyone. So if you aren’t a fan of the BDSM lifestyle, I wouldn’t recommend this book at all. However if you do like it, or you like shifter romances I would say grab this one up. Now there were some things I didn’t like about this one, but for the most part it was a likable read and I really liked the shifter wolf lifestyle we are introduced into. Now I didn’t realize before I read this that it had BDSM elements in it. So my bad, for not reading the publisher’s note on that one. But I did like the actual feels that we get from this book. The romance was well done despite the negative aspects I felt for it. I was also intrigued by our couple from the first book of the series, where the heroine is Melissa’s sister. And their relationship was so tight and I just couldn’t get enough of how close knit these two sisters were to each other. Now onto the actual romance we have here. My biggest issue wasn’t necessarily the BDSM elements, I don’t mind lite BDSM in a romance. But this one was a bit more intense that I like to read. There were a couple of scenes that had me cringing so bad. So in all honestly, I did have some issues with the bed room type scenes, they just aren’t what I am comfortable with, a bit too extreme for my taste. But there were other aspects of the story that I did enjoy quite a bit.
Okay I will admit, I have a weakness for a muscular sculpted back, So I quite love this cover. And the forest night backdrop is a nice touch.
The Alpha’s Promise is a well written erotic romance that is bound to scorch the pages yet give you all the emotion you expect in a love story.