Sunday, October 4, 2015

Review: Jace by Alisa Woods

Title: Jace
Author: Alisa Woods
Series: River Pack Wolves #2
Genre: New Adult/Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Sworn Secrets Publishing
Publication Date: October 5th 2015
Edition: ebook, 170 pages
Source: Gifted by Author for Review
Purchase: Amazon US

     His wolf is out of control. She’s a wild thing that won’t be tamed.
Ex-Army Specialist Jace River has a lock on his bedroom door, but it’s not to keep anyone out; it’s to keep his nightmares from breaking loose. His wolf is an out-of-control killer, which means he can never risk shifting, never truly be part of his pack, and definitely never take a mate.
     Piper Wilding works for the Army as a civilian, traveling the world for her work in counterintelligence and fighting the bad guys while bedding down the good ones. The best part? It keeps her far from her asshole father in Seattle, the rest of the Wilding pack, and the pressure to take a mate. Settling down isn’t her thing, and after what happened to her mother, Piper vowed she would never be tied down by magic or men again.
      While Jace’s wolf keeps him Sleepless in Seattle, Piper returns home to find her missing kid brother. When she breaks into the River brother’s safehouse, sparks fly and claws come out. Her sexy skills threaten to bring out Jace’s wolf, and Jace’s good-guy hotness reminds Piper how tempting shifter men can be. They’re like fire and gasoline, and as they race to find Piper’s brother, the heat threatens to burn down all their carefully constructed walls. But falling in love has never been so dangerous—and being together means taking risks that neither might survive.


 This book was a bit more fast paced than the first, and focused a bit more on the mystery of the missing shifters. Which I liked, though this book was in no way lacking on steamy moments, nor did it ignore the mystery surrounding Jace and his disconnect with this wolf.

Jace and Piper were really great characters. They balanced and complimented each other in so many ways. They way their relationship grew and developed was interesting in a way. The impression I got from Jace in the first book was a little different than how he was in this one. In book one he comes across as being a little emotionally detached. Though that is kind of explained as to why he seems that way in this book. It was nice knowing that he was actually a very sweet open guy and not the closed off one from book one.

Piper was an interesting character. She was very much a loner, even though she felt fiercely protective of her baby brother. There were times when it was obviously easier to use the help of others, she kept going off on her own endangering herself and not really thinking clearly. Once it was revealed what happened to her and what she had gone through, her behavior was more understandable. 

I am really looking forward to the third book, though I also wish there were more books with these characters.

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