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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 aThree 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. Jaxson is a complete novel with HEA, the first in the River Pack Wolves trilogy (Jace and Jared coming soon). Contains scorching shifter sex, alpha military heroes, and sexy witches. Only readers over 18 should dive into the deliciously hot world of the River brothers. ...

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ISBN : 35894077
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Number of Pages : 257 Pages
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Jaxson Reviews

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-17 09:23

    ARC received from author for reviewThree sexy, shifter brothers...yum. Jaxson is not only a shifter but a former SEAL...double yum. There's lots of action, plus a great romance and steamy sex. The scene with her aunt and Jaxson reminds me a lot of the end of the Dark Alpha series. Who is Agent Smith? What's Jace's curse? What happened to Jared? So many questions.

  • Bj
    2018-09-30 10:02

    3.5 "Spell Defying Love" Stars for the story and 4.5 Stars for the narration.Reminiscent of a fairy tale like UF/PNR tale, Jaxon is an interesting, quick (just under 6 hours) tale. The debut of the River Pack Wolves Series appears to be laying down the framework for a band of shifter brothers who each have their own secret reasons for being unable to take on a mate and thus assume the alpha role for the pack, even as each book in the series tells the journey of how one brother finds his love match. The underlying UF/PNR plot in Jaxson is fairly standard (shifters and witches that generally conform to many of the basic UF/PNR conventions we have become accustomed to in shifter/witch romances). In that regard, the witches are notorious for wanting to take on shifters as love slaves and thus feared and generally hated by the shifters--meanwhile a shifter's bite can be dangerous to a witch. Layered into this background relationship is a suspense conflict that evolves around an unknown threat against the shifters. Werewolves are slowly disappearing and the River Pack Wolves, who run a security firm, have been engaged to try and solve the threat.Jaxson is presumed to be the only River Pack brother that can take on a mate and therefore is the current presiding alpha of the River Pack Wolves. Jaxson, however, is hiding a secret that he believes gives him at most one year to fulfill the political objectives he has for the pack since he can never mate.It is with this backdrop in place that Jaxson meets Olivia Lilyfield, a woman he believes to be human, but who is hiding her own deep dark secrets. Jaxson doesn't understand why he has such a strong magnetic reaction to Olivia, but though he hires her under the guise of being his mate matchmaker (the person who is supposed to find Jaxson his mate), he can't help but feel the strongest attraction for Olivia. An attraction that Olivia feels just as keenly. But can there possibly be a HEA in the future for Jaxson and Olivia when secrets loom in the midst and danger lurks around the corner?Enhancing the overall effect of the story is the well performed narration by Dougles Berger and Delisha Forest. Mr. Berger performs the chapters from Jaxson's perspective and Ms. Berger the ones from Olivia's. This style generally works well for this story giving the listener a clear differentiation between the POV being shared. Mr. Berger and Ms. Forest are also generally adept at producing differentiated voices for each character, although Mr. Berger provides less differentiation among his characters, but nonetheless I had no trouble distinguishing the speaker in the dialogue scenes. Additionally, both narrators do a good job of acting out the mood of each scene.Jaxson generally held my attention. Perhaps my only observation is that the romance between the hero and heroine had a bit of a love at first sight form of attraction to it. Given the natural animosity between wolves and witches--not to mention Jaxson's need to find a mate to remain as the alpha leader for his pack--I would have expected a little more conflict prior to the resolution on this point. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the fairy tale quality of the underlying UF/PNR suspense plot which held my attention throughout the entire listen. Source: Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.

  • Lover of Romance
    2018-10-10 12:23

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance SummaryJaxson, an ex navy seal and shifter, is the only one of the three brothers that is looked at as the alpha of the pack. Jaxson knows that he will need to take a mate, but Jaxson is keeping a deadly secret, one that could cost his future mate. But with the dangers to his pack, in an attempt to go undercover to discover the reason behind wolves going missing he is "rescued" by a woman with only a phone. So he ends up saving her and revealing himself and his true strength to the enemy. Olivia has just lost her job, refusing to go beneath her morals for a job. And even though she is struggling financially, she has to be true to herself. She never knew shifters until she met Jaxson who was sexy and so above her in looks and figure. But when he offers her a job, she can't refuse. But will her background ruin any chance she has with him?The HeroJaxson, as a ex navy SEAL has his own demons that he deals with including a ex witch girlfriend who put a curse on him and ruined any chance he had of finding his true mate. But when Jaxson meets Olivia and rescues her his wolf is screaming at him to mate her. He knows that he will have to go with three woman who would bring a strong alliance to his pack despite what his wolf and his heart says. But Jaxson knows that his brothers won't be able to take over as alpha due to certain circumstances and that he will do what is necessary. Jaxson is a hero that I truly loved, definite book boyfriend material. He has a heart of pure gold, devoted and protective of his brothers and loyal to his pack.The HeroineOlivia is a half witch and left her heritage behind when she accidently killed her parents when she was a little girl and lost control over her gifts. She has blamed herself ever since and refuses to go near a coven or anything that would bring her back to that horrible time. Olivia is a journalist, but when her boss wants her to lossen her morals she quits. Olivia is a heroine you can stand behind. She is courageous and takes up Jaxson's offer to work for him. Her character is lively and caring, and I did like that even though she feels something for Jaxson, she wants what is best for him even if it means giving him up in the end.Plot and Story LineJaxson, was a story I have been wanting to read for quite some time, and after reading some fabulous reviews I knew that I needed to pick this up. So when I saw that it was a freebie, I wanted to grab it up and I am so glad that I took a chance on this one. It was a fun and sexy shifter romance. It is in dual POV format, so we get to see both sides to the story which was lovely. I was very curious about the three brothers and the story does leave us with teasers about the two brothers here. Both are very mysterious and I can't wait to pick up their books because I love tortured brooding males.So I was really impressed with how this author handled the romance. It takes on a bit of forbidden theme here, with our hero having to find a mate from other packs and our heroine being half witch. Now from what we gather the witch covens and wolf packs HATE each other. So there is definitely a conflict of interest here. The chemistry they have is powerful and it just sizzles off the pages but I liked that it doesn't overpower the actual love story here. We do some deep emotional development in their relationship and it was very curious to see the way their bond develops. I liked that as they start to build trust with each other, and communicate then that is where where their connection really gets good. I did find it curious the way our heroine deals with her being witch toward the end. Some surprises, thrilling excitement and sexy times to keep you wanting more.The CoverOh I like this cover....the gold and brown colors are such a nice touch and I do like a nice male specimen that is pretty to look at. And the lettering fade effect is a nice touch.Overall ViewJaxson is a exciting and mysterious romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat.....THRILLING!Click To Buy On Amazon[foogallery id="24901"]

  • Ashleyjo
    2018-09-19 07:19

    It's a little different para workings than as per usual. So, it was nice to not have the same old same old worn out storyline. The characters are likable enough. The writing style is well enough, although I prefer first person. The sentences aren't overly fluffed! There are, however, times that the author gets a little to step-by-step in the action and planning sequences. The romance is insta-love, but it's cute'c, HEA, standalone, lightening pace romance.. So I expected insta-love. The suspense plot of kidnapped shifter is, I'm assuming, continued in future books since its left hanging at the end. The future books feature secondary characters from this story. Now that all ^that^ is out of the way, here's the problem.... The author doesn't follow through and resolve, cross her t's and dot her i's if you will, with secondary plot points that clearly will not be continued in the next books since they feature the intricacies of secondary characters and the continuation of main kidnapping plot. Here's a few points in talking about....The shifter females that were potential mates and the packs they are from? Were none of these bitches and their packs mad about our HEA? The author makes the dating of these women a plot point that takes up a lot of time... Ie the announcement of the dating and the importance of a mate that can secure an alliance. Yet, then the plot point just fades away like it never existed. Okay~ unresolved. The witch aunt? She just walks away after not seeing her niece for years? No thank you for helping and saving my life? No future plans? Okay~ Unresolved! Likewise, the evil witch responsible for the curse just gets an odd visit and what? Does nothing? Okay~?The author also has a few problems with dots connecting. Mc is an orphan since she was preteen. The aunt clearly cares enough to help her NOW. So, why was mc in foster care? Why didn't her coven &/or her aunt take her? There's absolutely no explanation on why the aunt would allow her to go to foster care. I get why she needed to be in foster care for the plot line's purposes, but you (author) gotta make those dots connect. Give me a reason to back it up!Bottom Line It's a good effort. The author is creative and her writing (phrasing) style is easy to read and fall into. However, she needs to pay A LOT more attention to the details of her stories. I read this author's True Alpha series as well and found similar problems throughout that series. This author could seriously benefit from some good alpha and beta readers to help her plug up the holes and polish the container.

  • Hollie
    2018-10-16 05:25

    A good start to the seriesThis was a fun shifter read. While it did have that "insta-love" feel to it, I still liked the characters and the plot was fast paced. I was also pleased to find this offered on kindleunlimited. It's likely I will continue this series.

  • Judi Easley
    2018-09-29 04:07

    My Disclaimer: I was provided a free ecopy of this book by subscribing to the author’s newsletter. I am providing an honest review for which I am receiving no compensation of any kind. All opinions are fully my own.~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat ReviewMy Review: 4-StarsThis book was a very pleasant surprise. It is well-written with well-developed characters and a pretty good storyline. There is violence in it, but there always is with shifters. And there is some pretty hot sex in it. For which the author includes a warning that you should be over 18 to read her book. I always think that’s a nice touch by an author. I’d rather be warned than be surprised by sex that’s more graphic than what I’m prepared for. Though what’s here between Jaxson and Olivia isn’t overly graphic, it’s just hot and steamy! They’re a couple that clicks from the first glance in the alley.They are both trying to accomplish something with their lives. Neither one feels like they’re getting anywhere with that. Then one dark secret is used to solve another dark secret and the world is a much better place for both of them. It just isn’t easy to get there. The pace keeps you hopping right up to the very end.But there are two more brothers here, so there are two more books in the works. Hope they’re as good as this one is! Try it, you’ll like it!

  • CC
    2018-09-19 05:01

    This was pretty good. It was quick. The hero was a good guy. The heroine was also a good chick. I enjoyed them together. But the author rehashed a plot from one of her other series that I HATE. The heroine has to help the hero date other women to find a mare. While they are both attracted to each other. And he had kissed her. It ended up being very short lived so this did not kill the book for me. BUT there was another major pet peeve. How do big strong manly men manage to always get attacked by the OW who manages to get her tongue down his throat while he is unable to fend her off? All while the heroine watches. AND I would never be putting my own tongue in his mouth not 5 mins later. Because my vagina took over my brain and took away all self esteem. So anyway, things like this take down scores. All that being said I really liked Jaxson and Olivia and want to read the stories about the brothers.

  • Cat
    2018-09-23 05:23

    3.5 Stars Fun, quick read.

  • Mandi Schreiner
    2018-09-22 06:13

    I listened to this for an audio review - it was pretty good - I'd give it a B- Full review coming

  • Lola
    2018-10-15 10:28

    Jaxson is a great start of a new series. I was in the mood for a good paranormal romance and that's exactly what I got. Jaxson starts off as a typical paranormal romance, but slowly more original touches got added and by the end I was really enjoying this book. Both main characters have a secret that adds something interesting to the story. This is mostly a paranormal romance, there is a bit of a suspense/ military plot line that's set-up here, but doesn't get resolved. So my guess is the next two books continue that plot line. The plot is on the faster side, but never feels rushed.From the moment Olivia resigned her current job because she wouldn't do the type of work her boss wanted her to do, I knew I was going to like her. Then in the next moment she puts herself in danger to help a shifter. Olivia came across as a very kind person and only towards the end of the book I fully understood how much she would do for those she cared about. She carries a heavy burden with her, does everything to help others in need and can easily calm people down. I liked her as a character, although I did feel sad how she thought Jaxson deserved someone better and couldn't possible want her. Jaxson has a secret he never told anyone and he knows he doesn't have long before the truth comes to light. While he's investigating some shady business he runs into Olivia who tries to save him and he immediately falls for her. He's your typical alpha male, but also respected Olivia. Which I liked. He really cares about Olivia and does his best to show her she's worth it. He also fairly quickly tells her his secret so she can help him keep it a secret from the pack a bit longer. I wasn't a big fan of the trying to find a mate for Jaxson plot line, as it was obvious the one helping him with that is the women he really wants.The romance develops pretty quickly, they go from strangers to in lust pretty fast, but I still felt their connection and I liked these two together. Especially towards the end there are some really heartfelt scenes between these two and they were great together. I really liked seeing how much these two cared for each other and I liked seeing the changes into them because of that.The side characters where all pretty interesting as well, most stays to the background. But we learn enough about Jace and Jared to make me curious about their stories. We also meet some of the Wilding pack members, who will have their own spin-off series. I really liked meeting those characters already and it made me wonder what more we'll see of them in later books.The world building stays pretty low key in this book, most of the focus being on the plot and the romance. The world building that was presented was interesting. I liked how werewolves didn't seem to live in the shadows too much and the public knew about them, but they still stayed in the shadows mostly and didn't reveal they were shifters too everyone. There are also some hints about other paranormal creatures. I had hoped to get more of the pack feel, but there are only a few scenes were we see more of the pack and those are mostly the suspense type of scenes and one towards the end. To conclude: this is a great and solid start to this paranormal romance series. It started off as a just okay read, but I ended up really enjoying it. Olivia and Jaxson are both great characters and they both have a secret that added something interesting to the mix. The romance did moved ahead a bit fast, but I did like these tow together and it's obvious how much they care about each other. We also meet the next main characters Jace and Jarod and I am curious about their stories. The world building stays to the sidelines, but there's enough to get a bit of a feel for the world and how the pack works.

  • Lorna
    2018-10-02 05:11

    (RabidReads.com)The more I listen to books, the more I fall in love with listening instead of reading. So when I was able to get this book on audio-even though I already had bought the book-I pretty much jumped at the chance. I received this from Listen Up in exchange for a fair and honest review.Olivia Lilyfield is a young woman trying to make her own way in Seattle after being orphaned at twelve. She’s gone through a bunch of bad jobs and has just walked out of her latest catastrophe of a job, when she witnesses a wolf being tortured in an alley. She knows it’s a shifter from it’s size, but still does what she can to stop the abuse. She then meets the most handsome man she’s ever seen in her life. Jaxson River is immediately drawn to Olivia, to the point that he asks her if she is a shifter. She’s not. Not only is she not a shifter, but what half of her is, is a shifter’s enemy-a witch. So no, she doesn’t tell him that part. Long story short, she ends up working for his security company as an office assistant.Olivia just wants to be normal and she’s not. But she keeps the witch side hidden and absolutely doesn’t ever practice. She’s feisty and curvy instead of thin, and doesn’t think that Jaxson would ever look at her twice. That couldn’t be further from the truth. However, as the alpha of his pack, it’s up to him to mate with a shifter, preferably one from another pack so an alliance can be built. He’s also got a secret, one that will keep him from ever being able to mate.This ended up being not only a romance, but an exciting adventure as well. Kind of a Special Ops type book due to shifters being kidnapped by a secret group. We meet Jaxson’s two brothers, and they are all involved in trying to find a little shifter girl that has been taken. Before it’s over with, there’s plenty of suspense, action, and scary moments for all. Olivia is not the sort of heroine to get out into that kind of action. So if you are looking for a heroine that is kick butt, that’s not Olivia. But still, I liked her and she ended up redeeming herself in other ways-actually in a big way.Narration? Douglas Berger and Delisha Forest handled the job effortlessly and with enough passion that I was able to lose myself to the story and not continuously pick apart the narration that sometimes happens with me. Especially on Delisha Forest’s part. As far as Douglas Berger, he had lots of different male voices he had to narrate, and I thought for the most part that he differentiated them well, although some of the lesser characters weren’t quite as well done. But then they didn’t have that much to say, so it would have been harder to characterize their voices with little to no background as far as accents, etc, given. But none of that really mattered as I was totally immersed into the story as only good narrators can make happen.Wolf shifters, romance, action, and even a couple of witches, combined to make for a story that I actually enjoyed quite a bit. Fast paced, with plenty of sexy times for a just under 6 hour listen, made me stick with it pretty much non-stop once started. I recommend this to adult paranormal romance fans, especially ones that enjoy a danger/action element to their listens/reads. I look forward to continue on with the series eventually.

  • Roxy the Fury
    2018-10-02 12:09

    Witch and Wolf LoveFor about fifty percent of it the story was good. Then we got to the meat of the problems and it still held tight. My only problem was the alpha really let too much happen without stopping it. Not a bad read all together. I might continue the series.

  • Anita
    2018-10-04 10:20

    This is probably one of those guilty pleasure romances that is enjoyable for all the right and wrong reasons. This book has it's fair share of cliches and tropes and logic holes, but the characters are lovely, the romance was just the right amount of angsty and sweet, and most importantly, I was entertained, and I liked it.Possible full review to come... maybe.

  • momokaachan
    2018-10-03 09:08

    It could have been a lot better. The seeds of a good book were there, I think, but there was too much insta-love, too much angst, too many secrets. And too much sex (I can't believe I am saying that).

  • Cheesecake
    2018-09-26 08:16

    Jaxson and Olivia. I listened to this on audio and the readers, Douglas Berger and Delisha Forest, do a fine job.I just didn't feel engaged listening to this one. I fast forwarded quite a bit in the middle. Olivia the curvy 'woe is me' I'm not worthy of him, down on her luck heroine 'rescues' Jaxson from some bad guys. Jaxson the hot shifter with a secret, then rescues her. One thing leads to another and Olivia is now his security company's secretary. This is a security company that is supposed to be top notch and only works for the best of the best, and they haven't had a secretary before this???Also, Olivia is in charge of finding Jaxson a mate. (fortunately the author doesn't crank up the angst on this too much). Jaxson can't have a mate though because of a dire secret that I could see coming from a mile away. It doesn't stay secret for too much of the book though, thank goodness. The real crux of the book, is Olivia's secret, that she is half witch, and witches and wolves are mortal enemies. This secret drags on WAAAAAy too long imho. Hence the skimmed middle parts of the story. Sure it's tragic blah blah blah. I just found it annoying that it hangs over the MCs heads like the sword of Damocles for the ENTIRE story. Another part of the plot is the evil Government types who are kidnapping shifters and experimenting on them. This plot will likely continue into the rest of the series. This all takes place in a world that is aware of shifters. They are treated with prejudice though.All the characters are pretty formulaic. The evil gov types are OTT evil. Jaxon's family is kinda depressing. Bunch of gloomy guys. ALL THE SHIFTERS are hot (men and women) like models. I doubt I'll read more.

  • Teri
    2018-09-18 11:23

    I received an advanced review copy from the author for a honest review.More, more, more... Ms. Woods always leaves me wanting more!! This is a fast paced wolfy novel that doesn't disappoint. You'll fall in love with all the wonderful characters, even those sneaky witches. The mystery surrounding each of their ailments definitely kept me interested.I'd love to read about Jaxson's pups!!! What will their magic really be like??? Jace... I really don't know what to think about him. Jared... what happened to his mate?!?!Can't wait for more!!

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2018-10-17 11:26

    This book is free right now on Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/Jaxson-River-Pa...

  • Bronwyn
    2018-10-09 05:30

    This is the first book I've picked up by this author, I'm always on the hunt for new shifter series and I liked that this one was a little different from most.I felt like we didn't get as much background on Jaxson as we did for Olivia? He was supposed to be the alpha but he really came across as really sweet and not very "take charge". Not saying all alpha's can't be sweet but he was just not "enough" for me. Still a great character but when your the main alpha , you just need a little extra something, something in my opinion.Olivia was great and how she broke Jaxson's curse was very selfless.It was hinted throughout the book that the other 2 brothers had issues of their own and piqued my interest enough to go check out the next in the series.Overall an easy read.

  • Jooke
    2018-10-17 07:15

    Probably a bit overrated, but I really enjoyed reading this.Jaxson, shifter and alpha of his pack, is supposed to find a mate to keep his position in the pack and renew the bonds between different packs. But something keeps him from doing so. Meeting Olivia, a girl with a big secret herself, rocks his world. They can't seem te forget each other nor stay away. How will they solve their secrets and their differences...

  • Teri
    2018-10-03 04:29

    I thought this was cute. Definitely insta-love. Pretty predictable but I liked the characters, especially Jared. I am looking forward to the rest of the stories. The pace was quick, no wasted dialogue or gratuitous sex just for the sex of adding more sex scenes.

  • Caroline Barker
    2018-10-17 06:18

    I couldn’t wait to get my paws on Alisha Woods‘s latest NA paranormal romance release, Jaxson. After reading the authors other works in this genre, True Alpha and Dark Alpha short story series, and loving every minute of them, I knew I would jump straight into the River Pack Wolves with excitement.Jaxson is a full length novel told from both Jaxson and Olivia’s point of view. I probably love novels written in this manner best of all as this allows the reader to empathise with more than one character, which can explain their behaviour and actions. The story really flows at a good pace and has a great mix of romance, magic and action.Jaxson is leading the River pack, trying to find out just who is kidnapping shifters off the street. Many shifters do not return, while some others have come back, but they are not the same as they were when they went in. It’s as if some of their inner magic has been taken. It is up to Jaxson and his brothers, Jared and Jace to ensure the safety of shifters before there aren’t many left to take. For this, the River pack need a good, strong leader. To become stronger still, it would be advantageous for Jaxson to be mated. The magic bond that is created between a shifter and his female mate is like no other. And, it would fare well if they had little ones as they too would be strong and healthy, being born into mated, bonded parents.However, Jaxson has a secret, but now is not the time to tell his pack. They need him. At least to see out the attack on shifters. But, the truth is that he can’t mate. He was cursed by a witch, meaning anytime he went to take a mate, one bite would kill them!Olivia Lilyfield is not having a great time. After walking out of her job, not wanting to adhere to her boss, and wanting to get into the thick of things with her reporting, she is left jobless and in debt. After meeting Jaxson in a sticky situation, she finds herself drawn to him. It isn’t too long before he realises her situation, and, being equally attracted to her in both his human side and inner wolf, he reaches out and offers her a steady job with good pay. How could she say no? Here is this HOT shifter offering her what she needs.It is quite clear to the reader just how intensely attracted they are to each other. And the physical closeness that Jaxson has to Olivia at times really do turn the heat up. The passion is practically burning, it is so hot. However, after becoming so close to Jaxson, and unaware of his secret curse, Olivia realises that she couldn’t possibly be his mate – he needs to mate with a female shifter, to be an even stronger alpha and lead his pack.They become so close that Jaxson confides in her. He also airs his concern of the missing shifters and that he needs to remain alpha at least while they deal with this problem. Working together, Olivia has a plan which will help Jaxson keep his secret a little longer, keeping his family from pressurising him, help build stronger allies with other local shifter packs and allow him the time to deal with the current disturbances, which Jaxson strongly feels are set up by the government and allowing the experimenting on the shifters.These characters are certainly in love, and very passionate. But, to Olivia, it still couldn’t work out between them, especially now. For she also has something that she hasn’t told him; she is half-witch. On finding this out, surely he would go crazy, for it was a witch who had cursed him. Even if her were to listen, wolves and witches do not mix well together. She doesn’t practice magic, but would he believe her? And, after having an ‘accident’ with her magic years ago, could she even trust herself to be with him? Surely she was dangerous?Readers will be treated to a story where love, romance, heat, action and magic all come together in Jaxson. You’ll be gripped from the beginning, rooting for a HEA, and constantly questioning how each of them are going to overcome their problems, their fears, and their love.A copy of Jaxson was provided by the author in return for a fair and honest review.

  • Elaine
    2018-10-15 04:11

    This is the first in a three part saga each of which concerns the River brothers who are all werewolf shifters, this story focussing on the pack Alpha, Jaxson. The brothers run a highly successful security business with Jaxson, a former SEAL, being the CEO. The current problem facing all shifters in the area is that someone is kidnapping them off the streets and ones that have been released have been severely traumatised by what has happened to them. Jaxson’s personal problem is that he needs to find a mate or step down as alpha but he has a secret reason why he’s reluctant to select one . . . .Olivia Lilyfield has grown up in the care system after both her parents were killed by fire. Her Mum was a witch and Olivia has magical abilities but is determined not to use them (-if you read the book you’ll find out why!). After resigning from her job she is walking home when she discovers a wolf being tormented in an alley way by two men. Olivia goes to his rescue armed with her camera phone! Olivia and Jaxson are dynamite, their attraction explosive but their magic could be lethal for both of them, especially as witches and wolves just don’t get on and werewolves don’t trust witches! Who is attacking the shifters - and why? Can the two resist each other or find a way to enable them to achieve their HEA?This is a lovely shifter story where the Alpha falls for someone who should be outside his circle as an enemy. Meanwhile others are attacking the packs but none of the shifters know why, so drama is inevitable! The characters are well written, the plot develops at a fast pace and, although this story finishes with a HEA, there are clearly future problems and further battles ahead. I look forward to reading more in this series! If you like shifter romances with the pack against attacking enemies you’ll probably enjoy this series, too. In many ways the overarching theme reminded me of the Moon Series from Lisa Kessler, so if you enjoy that series I suggest you give this one a go, too.PG Not recommended for under 18s because of explicit sexual content.Thanks to the author for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.

  • Brandee Price
    2018-09-16 12:31

    Action, suspense, and great characters! I loved this intro to the River Pack Wolves series. Thanks to Lorna and Lola for the rec! :)***I believe I first saw a review of Jaxson @Lola's Reviews but I also saw Lorna's review @Rabid Reads. Regardless which came first, when TWO of my blogging friends are recommending a book, I *had* to read it. And once again, neither Lola nor Lorna steered me wrong. Jaxson was an exciting read and worthy introduction to the River Pack Wolves trilogy. Thanks, ladies!! :D I really enjoyed the action and suspense that the mystery provided. Wondering what was behind the kidnappings and what the kidnappers were doing to shifters and why kept me curious and engaged. While some of the scenes were simplistic, I still appreciate the details of the operations executed in Jaxson's pack's attempts to retrieve victims as well as solve the "why". But my favorite part of the story is Jaxson and Olivia. These two were so selfless and compassionate about others - putting themselves in danger to help or protect others - they're good people. They had some fun banter and even though some of their getting acquainted seemed to happen off-page, their insta-love felt natural...particularly considering Jaxson's mating instinct. Although Olivia felt it as well. I also liked my introduction to the secondary characters and I look forward to Jaxson's brothers' stories. Especially since the mystery wasn't solved and I'm equally as eager to figure it all out as are Jaxson and his pack.

  • Kilian Metcalf
    2018-09-29 10:17

    'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single alpha shifter in possession of a good pack, must be in want of a mate.'That describes Jaxson exactly. He *must* mate and reproduce to secure the continuity of the River Pack and maintain its prominent place in modern-day Seattle's community of shifters. Unfortunately he labors under a witch's curse that any mate he takes will die. No wonder shifters hate witches.Olivia is half-witch, but turns her back on her magic heritage because of childhood trauma. Witches distrust shifters.This book is good, silly fun, perfect summer reading. I gave the four-star rating because it is not easy to write a book like this with a straight face, and Alisa Woods never puts a foot wrong. Memorable characters, ridiculous plot that never sags or lags, and pulling the reader into the world she builds without giving them time to regret their suspension of disbelief. She is a master of her craft.Oh, and an HEA. Of course. Did you ever doubt it? But they had to earn it.

  • Ana
    2018-10-09 11:02

    Too much plot for such a little book. Readable of course or I wouldn't have kept going but severely depleted when it comes to development. The main characters are pretty one-dimensional when they start and nothing much changes throughout the story. The sexual chemistry is all they really have together and I'm not entirely convinced of that either because I certainly didn't feel it while I was reading this. I also wasn't impressed by the way Olivia "solved" Jaxson's curse problem. Highly theatrical and little substance to it all. In fact, I wasn't impressed by anything really. I find myself a little curious about what the other brothers are hiding but even that is not enough to lure me back to this series. Not happening.

  • Danielle Gypsy Soul
    2018-10-13 11:21

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed this book although it didn't have anything new or unexpected in a shifter book. The characters were well written and interesting. The chemistry and heat in the book was good and although it was a bit instant I've come to expect that with shifter books. This book's plot was somewhat familiar and basically held true to the basic tenants of a witch/werewolf story. The book did have a couple of mystery's. The overall plot of who is kidnapping shifters and why which was not resolved and the mystery of what secrets the other two brother's are hiding and why they can't mate. It was interesting enough to want to read the next brother's book and although the books are a bit short I found enough substance to enjoy the book.

  • Jane
    2018-10-16 06:21

    Satisfying and the story was unique for a shifter story. I gave it 4 stars because the climax was kind of...convenient. It wasn't completely convincing. But I loved the romance over all. If you are into shifter romance for the devotion one character shows the other, the occasional angst, and the sweetness. You'll enjoy this book. Really quick read.My book ratings tends to change after I have had time to sleep on it, and I have to give this book 3.5 instead of 4.

  • Birgit
    2018-10-13 10:27

    Wolf shifters and witches are enemies. Jaxson, the alpha of his pack and cursed by a witch years ago, meets Olivia, a half-witch, who carries a terrible secret with her. Someone is kidnapping shifters and carries out horrible experiments. Can Jaxson and Olivia stop this?Very interesting plot, and a very well told story, with lots of humorous and witty dialogues, and personalities that feel real.I would definitely not mind to get my hands on more books in this series.

  • Esther
    2018-10-10 06:06

    This is a light, quick read.Strong characters and a great writing style.Love the angles and little secrets in this book.I would describe it as an erotic, romantic, action-paced, fantasy book.Deffinately gonna read #2; Jace.

  • Fly FreeBird
    2018-10-11 07:04

    Wow this book is way different from the usual wolves books. Freaking amazing