The Promise by Victoria Sue ~ Book Review by Caroline

28487054Title: The Promise

Author: Victoria Sue

Publisher: Dark Hollows Press

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 01/14/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Menage/Poly, Paranormal

Blurb:

The time of Anubis is at hand. Working together against him, the goddess Sirius and the god Orion have helped mankind prepare by uniting Blaze, Conner, Darric, and Aden to fight the evil in the world. But in the war to come, the werewolves will need more allies, and this will extend beyond werewolf kind.
Marcus, an ex-Marine who’d lost both his legs in a landmine accident, is now Human Liaison Officer for Blaze’s pack. Having lost his lover too when the man couldn’t bear to live with “a cripple”, Marcus never expected that he’d fall in love again, let alone with the werewolf Kellan who seemed to be universally hated by the pack.
The Winter Circle is moving, and a psychopathic pastor has abducted Nate, one of the wolves from Hunter’s pack. For once the wolves cannot rescue him — it has to be a human — and now Marcus must save the wolves from their biggest threat: one of their own.
If Marcus succeeds, he will bring in a new era in mankind’s battle against the power of evil, starting with a simple promise and ultimately mending four broken hearts.

My View:

This series just gets better and better!

The Promise is book 4 in the Sirius Wolves series and although it is about a new group of four I wouldn’t recommend reading it as a standalone. There was a lot of world building in the first three books and The Promise both builds and expands on what we know whilst at the same time giving us a glimpse of the problems to come.

This review isn’t going to tell you much- as the blurb doesn’t give away who the four men are then neither will I. One of the things I most enjoyed about the story initially was trying to work out who was going to form the new group and how the dynamics were going to work. Victoria Sue was a bit crafty with this and there were a few options, a few ways it could have gone and she kept you guessing for quite a while.

Suffice to say Marcus is involved and he really comes into his own. He loves the position he finds himself in as Human Liason Officer to Blaze and the pack but oh boy his self-confidence has taken a beating. His injuries, the treatment he received at the hands of his ex-boyfriend and his own poor view of himself as less than a whole man leave him second guessing himself when it comes to matters of the heart. The whole mate and fate thing is fickle though and is like a runaway train when it gets a grip of you – Marcus is left holding on and hoping he survives.

Nate is missing, kidnapped by a loony preacher for nefarious reasons, and this time the wolves are not the ones to save him. That task falls to Marcus, an already confused Marcus, who comes face to face with the pack traitor who he must eventually best even if he dies trying.

I can’t begin to explain how much I loved the way this worked out! It was clever and it was right and it left me wanting much more of these four men. I have already been on nagging the author about the next book and I can’t wait to see where she takes them.

Links

The Promise on Goodreads
Dark Hollows Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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