Series: River Pack Wolves #1
Published by Sworn Secrets Publishing on January 1st 1970
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting, Creatures-Wolves, Witches
Source: Self Purchased
Reading Challenges: Spooks, Howls and Fangs Readings Challenge
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.
Jaxson, 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?
Jaxson, 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.
Olivia 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 Line
Jaxson, 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.
Oh 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.
Jaxson is a exciting and mysterious romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat…..THRILLING!