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The Alpha's Promise

(Alpha Doms #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  579 ratings  ·  113 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published November 10th 2016 by Stormy Night Publications (first published November 2016)
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Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was ok

Not for me.

Melissa Bell has terrible taste in men and that's the reason she returns home to find the house she shares with her ex-boyfriend trashed and the walls spray painted with the message 'Pay up by Friday or you both die' then while she's upstairs the men return.
Now luckily her twin sister Ashley has married a rich and powerful wolf shifter Ben Stone who calls in the local alpha to help.
Cody doesn't particularly like giving an alpha promise but he likes the id
Am4u ❀ ~ AprilMarie4u ~ ❀

5 Stars


This book is exactly as advertised, PNR with light BDSM.


I love this book. I immediately went and purchased the rest of the series after reading it. So far though I've only read this book, and IMO it worked just fine as a standalone.


I got everything I've come to love & expect in a mainstream PNR. Good storyline, characters, romance, foreplay, build-up, etc...

Plus, a dominant alpha male and a sassy heroine.



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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'The Alpha's Promise: A Bad Boy Shifter Romance' by by Renee Rose is book two in the "Alpha Doms" series. This is the story of Melissa and Cody. Melissa ex-boyfriend has once again gotten involved with the wrong person again. Which once again has put her life on the line. Melissa's brother in law calls in a near by Alpha Wolf named Cody to quickly go and save Melissa. Cody keeps Melissa at his house until they can take down the person out to get Melissa and her ex boyfriend. Durning that time Co ...more
Mindy Lou's Book Review
3.5 Spankin Stars!

Melissa has found herself in some serious trouble because of her loser ex-boyfriend. Her sister and Alpha wolf husband are on their honeymoon. He calls up Cody, an alpha wolf from another pack, asking for a favor to keep Melissa safe until they return home.

The problem is, Melissa is too trusting and loyal, finding herself with men who treat her badly. She's fed up and wants to make a change. Cody was thrown out of his pack by his father when he was a boy with parti
Heather andrews
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cody could be quite the charmer, “baby, you’ll wear what I get you, or you can trot around in your panties for all I care.” He leaned closer to her ear. “Actually, I would prefer the latter.” I really liked this book, Cody was really bossy, and I enjoyed it.
Lover of Romance
Nov 26, 2016 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance my-review-updated Summary
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 sh
Dec 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
this was a quick read. There was plenty of sexual tension and eventually sex. A lot of dirty talk and thoughts. oh yeah and a lot of spanking. The story started off pretty good with Melissa getting caught up in a mess her ex boyfriend was involved in. The author did not do much with that situation until the end. She needed help and her brother in law sent Cody. They made a few unjustified assumptions about each other so the relationship sta
I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

This story was a real gem - lots of heat, characters with depth, and loads of action to keep my interest. I always enjoy Renee Rose's writing, but she really just keeps getting better. There was some very fine writing with clever and appropriate word choices - so often wording in erotic books ends up causing painful eye rolling, but this was just so much fun to read.

I liked Melissa and Cody, bo
ARC received via NetGalley
I received this book as freebie from 2017 bdsm kink in ink party..

I really liked this book. Only thing I didn't like was there was only small thing on Colleen and I would like to here more about her and her pups especially since it seemed like she was in danger. I would have also liked to know just little more about what happened to Jeremy in the end.. This book I think was a little to short specificly cause she added these other things in and kinda left it open ended but regardless
Zara Lethallan
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This shifter romance is different from the others that I have read and what I mean by that is, these werewolves have a bit of BDSM with their mates. Yes, it is usually normal to see that with wolves would be the dominate one in the relationship. But they don't punish their mate or partners the same way. Everything that happened between the character was wanted by both parties. NO one was forced.

Saything that, I must say that I really enjoyed this book. Melissa was very stubborn and h
Mar 28, 2019 rated it liked it
not bad, cute/gal-humor type tone, sexy dom alpha male/light BDSM... all good - would have given it 4 stars were it not for a SUPER dumb heroine... especially towards the end of the book. I mean, I just can't keep taking the following events seriously once someone does something extremely improbable - my brain shuts down the care and it's soso henceforth.
2OCC Reviews
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am a huge paranormal fan and really like the idea of this book. This is a new to me author and I really love getting to experience fresh new plots with new authors.

It took me a while to like Melissa. One of her first comments made me wonder if I was going to like her, and it took a while but I finally was able to connect with her and I really did like who she was and respected her.

Cody was a wolf shifter and they are my favorite! He was a total alpha and I couldn't love him more i
Reading with 2 book lovers
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
this is a first read by this author and also a first shifter read, its definitely different to what im used to but i definitely enjoyed it.
melissa meets cody an alfa wolf shifter and wow the chemistry is off the charts.

this is a bad boy shifter romance and secind book in the alpha doms.
i voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am a fan of Renee Rose and the Alpha's series and this book is no exception. I loved the relationship between Melissa and Cody and the underlying message that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. And there were some pretty hot scenes as well.
DelAnne Frazee
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: The Alpha's Promise - Bad Boy Shifter Romance - Alpha Doms Book 3
Author: Renee Rose
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications
Published: 11-10-2016
Pages: 176
Genre: Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Paranormal Romance, D/s, Shifters, Wolves, Suspense, Erotic
ISBN: 9780991111016
Reviewed For Myself
Reviewer: DelAnne
Rating: 4.75 Stars

Melisa Bell Was once again smack dab in the middle of danger and her sister and
B. Koe
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Such a GREAT read! A CLASSIC paranormal romance with suspense and sensuous STEAM!
I am SOOOOOOooooo in love with author Renee Rose’s The Alpha Dom’s Series! I know these are old for most paranormal romance fans since “THE ALPHA’S PROMISE” was released in 2016, but this was the first read for me today using Kindle Unlimited. What readers need to understand is this: Renee Rose is a masterful writer who repeatedly shows her skill of granting just enough information to keep the suspense te
Viper Spaulding
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love wolf shifter books; even so, this one was beyond fascinating and captivating. Melissa is ready to move on from a recent traumatic experience (we're given enough details here for this story, but the full story is told in her sister's book, Alpha's Hunger) but before she can move out of the house she shared with her ex, both their lives are threatened. Melissa's new brother-in-law calls the local wolf pack's alpha and asks him to rescue her. Cody is up for the challenge of protecting her, b ...more
Cody Steele is surprised to receive a phone call from fellow Alpha wolf Ben and gives The Alpha's Promise to keep Melissa Bell, Ben's sister-in-law safe from the local drug gang that is after her and her ex-boyfriend.

The escapes are exciting, the hot attraction between Cody and Melissa is exciting, the give and take between attraction, sass, defiance and submission adds an element of interest that is hot because of the hostile attitude of both Cody and Melissa. The strongest element is the
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazingly well written and hot, hot, hot!

I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars, it's that good.

I read this book in one sitting, staying up late into the night. I just could not put it down.

The author, Renee Rose takes a blank canvas and painted this amazing world where the people around you may not be who you think they are, they may not be human, they are wolf.
The fact that our hero Cody is an Alpha wolf is pivotal however that's just the begi
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have a great love for PNR; this book in my option was a really good read. I really like stories that show the best of people, also “don’t judge a book by its cover” lesson we should all remember. Melissa Bell is a bright woman with an even brighter future, so why can’t she find herself a normal guy, one that’s not a loser like her ex? When Melissa’s no good for nothing ex puts her life in danger, Melissa’s brother-in-law sends her help. Even though she swore off bad boys, she finds herself und ...more
bookaholic ge
Mar 22, 2017 rated it liked it
After her ex-boyfriend gets her into some serious trouble, Melissa Bell finds herself being tired of bad boys and guys who seem to have no future and no plans. So when Cody shows up looking sexy and ready to save the day... she can't help but feel like he is like all of the rest of the sexy bad boys of the world and is up to no good.

Cody got the call that Melissa needed help and made a Alpha's promise, that he would keep her safe.

The real question is can Cody convince M
Kristine Louise Sørensen
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fun, sexy and hard to put down

Absolutely loved this book. I like the characters and the storyline - it is steaming hot and I held my breath on the off chance that Melissa and Cody would never make it to the HEA. So many misunderstandings between the two of them. Family drama, a story about become a responsible adult taking charge of your life and follow your own path as long as it feels right.
A story about forgiveness and letting go. A story about passionate love. But also a story containi
Courtney ~ bookishcourtney
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I still haven't read the first book in this series (The Alpha's Hunger) but I plan on it! This book is a standalone though, so yay!

Melissa and Cody's relationship definitely starts off rocky... and continues to be rough around the edges through most of the book which is something I generally find enjoyable.

There is one thing I wish would have been thoroughly drawn out in the book, and that would have to be the tension between Melissa and Cody's pack - especially Lorna (th
Jo Smith
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have loved this Alpha series by Renee. I have enjoyed the sassy sexy women who are strong willed, empathetic, loving and able to stand up to the dominance of the alpha's in their lives. The punishments are panty melting and the repartee between the characters takes it to a whole new level. I kept turning the pages wanting more. The alphas are written with a key objective of making them in charge, an iron hand is a velvet glove but turn that around and that would be better. I appreciate their h ...more
Donna Hokanson
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very entertaining

This was a fun story about a realtor who coveted CJ Steele homes. She was just getting out of a relationship with a not so good person, about to move out when her and his residence gets broken into with a message on the wall to pay up. She knowing it’s her Ex fault. As she gathers her stuff to leave the bad cones come. She hides and has to be rescued by a wolf shifter her brother in law arranged.
Cody makes an Alpha promise to keep another’s alphas sister in law safe. If only
Jennifer Holzapfel
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
BDSM A wolf shifter Alpha is enlisted to protect a stuck up human female by the Alpha of another pack. The alpha has no use for humans and calls her a princess, when nothing could be further from the truth. The alpha uses corporal punishment when she does something he has forbidden. He finds it turns them both on and his wolf want to mate mark her, but he doesn't want a human mate. Little does he know she is a quarter wolf shifter, just like he couldn't figure out her sister that is married to t ...more
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars. Once again, this book is pretty good but the author definitely has a formula and sticks to it. I have read four of her books now and they all go pretty much they same way. The couple meets, is very attracted to each other, but one of them (usually the hero) always pushes the other away to the point of exasperation. They plots are always pretty decent, so I keep reading hoping for something new and never quite getting it. Still worth the read though, as long as spanking and punishment ...more
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of my all-time favorite alphas!

I think I'm in love with Cody! And Melissa! I think she is fierce enough to have shifter babies! Lol!
What a great book! Once again, Renee paints us a vivid portrait of perfectly flawed individuals drawn to each other despite the baggage they each carry and the impossible situation they find themselves in. Somehow she gets them through it all, beautifully, together, wrapped up in a neat little package, tied with an HEA bow. <3
Michelle Campbell
Jun 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Not my favorite

I think I would have enjoyed this story more if the h was not such an idiot. *****Spoilers****
What normal, sensible adult goes back to her house to get her phone when she knows men could still be there to either kill or torture her? This is not the only time she displays a complete disconnect from the reality of her situation, putting herself and others in danger. I liked the other Alpha stories better.
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