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A Viking learning to live again + socially awkward professor = unconventional formula for love
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019
Alpha's Promise is Ivar's turn in the spotlight! The Viking seeks to find a way to acclimate to life on Earth after being trapped in the bubble world for untold years to keep Ulric imprisoned. When he is dumped back into our timeline, he is badly hurt after traveling through loops in so many hell worlds he lost count, and he is definitely lacking social skills after so much time alone. He is sent to observe a beautiful physics professor whose knowledge may be the key to freeing the last remaining member of the Seven and destroying Ulric once and for all. What could possibly go wrong?
Promise is not really very well equipped to handle social situations either. She is basically the female equivalent of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, and she may be even more socially awkward thanks to parents who placed a premium on education over emotional interaction. I have to admit, I found it very difficult to connect with her or even really like her for most of the story and that was a struggle for me.
Fortunately there was plenty of action to go around as the Seven grapple with the fact that their existence has been revealed to leaders of the Realm and the Kurjans attack and infiltrate from unexpected sources. Promise does actually make strides in her work and her relationship skills as they go along, and Ivar finds himself slowly returning to life in every way that matters. He did have some deliciously alpha sexy moments, but his unwavering loyalty and commitment to freeing Quade suddenly comes into question for him as he realizes he may have another reason for living now.
Alpha's Promise was not my favorite of the series so far but it was still a great read with some advancement of the overarching storyline and interaction with plenty of familiar faces from the Dark Protectors world that made me smile.