Sunday, September 6, 2015

Review: Jaxson by Alisa Woods

Title: Jaxson
Author: Alisa Woods
Series: River Pack Wolves #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance/New Adult
Publisher: Sworn Secrets Publishing
Publication Date: September 6th 2015
Edition: Kindle Edition
Source: Received from Author for Review
Purchase: Amazon US

Three brothers. Three Secrets. One hope to save the shifters of Seattle.
     Former SEAL Jaxson River would give his life for his brothers and his pack, but if he doesn’t claim a mate soon, he’ll be forced to step down as their alpha. There’s only one problem: Jaxson’s dark secret would kill any mate he claimed. With someone kidnapping shifters off the street—and only Jaxson and his brothers, Jace and Jared, to stop them—now is not the time for his secret to come out. 
     Curvy Olivia Lilyfield is a half-witch orphan with a dark secret of her own. She wants to atone for it by doing good in the world, so when she finds a wolf being tortured in an alley, she doesn’t hesitate to help… even though wolves and witches mix like matches and TNT.
     Olivia’s dangerous magic means she can’t let anyone get too close—but Jaxson can’t keep his hands off her, and his kisses are more than she can resist. As they race to save the disappearing shifters of Seattle, the true danger lies in loving each other. They’re playing with magical fire… and their secrets could end up destroying them both.


I always enjoy her books. They tend to be on the short side, but that never takes away from each book being a story full of suspense and steamy romance to keep readers invested in the story and the characters. 

I think this is the first time it's not a novella, but a full length story for the main characters. The story and the romance is really fast paced and while the book could be considered to have insta-love, it's kind of explained that the reason there's a "love at first sight" with the characters is that when a shifter meets their true mate, they know instantly and fall in love. It could be considered a cop-out to cover that, but I personally don't care.

I love these characters, and this story is slightly different than her other books because the female MC isn't a shifter, but a witch. Someone who in her other series are not exactly the biggest fans in shifters. It made for an interesting dynamic when Jaxson found out, and while brief he was conflicted in his feelings. 

I look forward to reading the other books in this series, and to read what Alisa writes next. 

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