Jaxson
River Pack Wolves #1
Alisa Woods (GoodReads Author)
Sworn Secrets Publishing, Sep 5, 2015
Kindle ed, 354 pages
Genre(s) NA, paranormal romance
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Other books in this series: Jace and Jared coming soon

Synopsis:
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.

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.

About the Author
Alisa Woods lives in the Midwest with her husband and family, but her heart will always belong to the beaches and mountains where she grew up. She writes sexy paranormal romances about alpha men and the women who love them. She enjoys exploring the struggles we all have, where we resist--and succumb to--our most tempting vices as well as our greatest desires. She firmly believes that love triumphs over all.
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 Review

My Review: 4-Stars
This 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!