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Title: Jaxson

Author: Alisa Woods

Series: River Pack Wolves

Book: #1

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifters, Werewolves

Publisher: Sworn Secrets Publishing

Published: September 5th 2015

Goodreads Rating: 3.91

My Rating: 4/5

“ARC given for an honest review”

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.

First Sentences

Olivia stared out the window of her boss’s office. The gleaming towers of downtown Seattle looked bright and innocent, but she knew darkness lurked in the corners of the city.

My Thoughts

This is the first book in a trilogy about the Riverside brothers. This first book focused on their Alpha, Jaxson. Olivia Lilyfield is a talented journalist; she stumbles on a wolf shifter being attacked down an alleyway. She saves him and meets his human side. Jaxson, is a former SEALs and is now CEO of a security firm that him and his brothers Jared and Jace run together. Jaxson, hires Olivia to help him find a mate so that his pack doesn’t fall apart in his hands. But Jaxson is hiding a deep dark secret from his family.

This book is full of action, intrigue, espionage, fiery romance between Olivia and Jaxson and a little magic along the way. I loved the characters, and the chemistry between our two main characters was off the charts. There was a little bit of the insta-love but it wasn’t cheesy. The read was intriguing just like all the other series that Alisa Woods has. Both Jaxson and Olivia have their secrets and I loved how their stories weaved together and each of their secrets came out at just the right times. I loved how this first book lightly touched on stories about the other two brothers. So I’m intrigued and would love to know more about their stories. This was a fantastic story to read and I absolutely loved it!

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