Reviewed by JustJen
Title: The Promise
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Sirius Wolves #4
Genre: MM(MM) Paranormal
Length: 172 Pages
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Release Date: January 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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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.
Review: This series really gets better and better. I loved this installment – there is a lot going on, not sure who is going to be actual mates, etc. You really need to read the previous stories to understand what everyone has been through to get to this point, what/who they are fighting and what they are trying to accomplish.
This story sort of centers around Marcus in various forms. I’ve loved Marcus from the start. He is now the Lupine Liaison and trusted by the Supreme Alphas and well respected by the pack. He still struggles with his disability and feelings of inadequacy and it takes a while for him to realize the wolves don’t see him the same way. Blaze has appointed Kellan as Marcus’ aide, and the two get along great, are perfect for each other and just what each other needs.
Then there is the Ricoh mess. Poor guy knew he was mates with Nate, who ran away (long story you need to read the previous books to fully understand) and was then kidnapped by the Winter Circle. Not only are they trying to rid Nate of his wolf but also his homosexuality through torture, deprivation, etc. After all he has been through, it is hard not to feel terrible for him. But, Ricoh also believes his alpha, Hunter, is his mate, though Hunter has not acknowledged that up to this point. Ricoh is also having feelings for Marcus, so you can see how confused this poor wolf is.
We get to see the original foursome again, doing what they do best. Blaze showing his power is always exciting, and the others as well. Aden is recovering from his last birth, and the four are just generally enjoying being together again after Darric’s return.
There is definitely a lot going on in this installment, but it is a real page turner. There is plenty of action, some nice smexy time, including Kellan’s first time which was a really touching scene for both guys. While we never get to see a full-out scene with the new foursome, there is no doubt they make a great family that once everyone is fully healed and will be as strong as ever. I’m a bit greedy in that I really would have liked to have seen more of Nate’s recovery, but perhaps that will be shown in the next installment. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the new dynamics play out now that their (or Marcus’) roles have changed.
I definitely recommend this series and can’t wait for the next one!
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*