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 standalone 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.
I got this book in the afternoon and ended up finishing it in one night.
It's seriously HOT. I've been through my fair share of erotic romance novels with fantasy themes but none have had the amount of character chemistry that this one had. I hadn't read the first book but saw that it was good as a stand-alone so I figured it was okay to get and it was so worth it. You really don't need to read the first book at all. The world is simple and confidently established enough to be believable to the reader. Although sometimes the bickering was a bit dramatic as a way to push the story along the characters personalities are believable.
The narrator was one I've heard before and the reason I found the book in the first place. Her style of narration is PERFECTION and her character dialog is distinct yet not pushing it. She's not reading like you would a child but TELLING the story. She gives certain tones and dialects that sound more natural than a lot of narrators I've listened to. Twas a pleasure.
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If you like it hot and a bit dirty then this book is for you.
I picked this up, after reading the reviews, as a stand alone even though it was book 2. It worked fine as a stand alone. It was a good story. I really liked the hero - Cody. I have a thing for shifter romances/alpha males and Cody fits the mold pretty well. The tension between hour H/h was decent but felt forced in places. I found a few problems with the storyline here and there but if you're looking for a decent story for a few hours of fun then this book fits the bill. Worth the credit.
What did you love best about The Alpha's Promise?
I can't help but love Cody, he is so freaking cool!!!!!!!
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Alpha's Promise?
I find the punishment scenes the hottest. My two favorites are when he uses his belt after Melissa disobeys and then again when he uses the cane after she sneaks out to see the house he is working on.
Which character – as performed by Sierra Kline – was your favorite?
Sierra Kline does the most fantastic job of narration in this book. She has a separate intonation for several of the different characters and they are all awesome. I love how she does Cody and Melissa.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yes, there are sections of this book that made me both laugh and cry (at different times). Renee Rose is such a fabulous author that she can easily span the range of emotions and never disappoints her audience. She is one of my most favorite authors, along with Natasha Knight, Alyssa Bailey, Amelia Smarts, Emily Tilton, Frankie Love, Lili Valente, Vanessa Vale, Sara Fields and others.
Any additional comments?
I am hoping there will be more books in this series, like Colleen and Mark's story.