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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Review: Jaxson by Alisa Woods

Title: Jaxson
Author: Alisa Woods
Series: River Pack Wolves #1
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Delisha Forest, Douglas Berger
Release Date: July 21st, 2016
Length: Novel (170 pages/5.7 hours)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Audio, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5-stars

Melissa's Review:

Jaxson is book one in the River Pack Wolves trilogy. The story is told in dual POV, which cycles between Olivia Lilyfield and Jaxson River. Olivia Lilyfield is a plus sized half witch that starts the book by quitting her reporter job. On the way to look for job prospects Olivia sees some men attacking a werewolf and she comes to his rescue. This is how Olivia and Jaxson meet and there are sparks from the start. The duo winds up going their separate ways, but reunites with Jaxson offering her an office job at his family's security company. We get a bit of romance early on as well as some mystery. You see, someone is taking members of the pack and doing who knows what with them. When one of the young gets taken, Jaxson and his pack has to find the pup before it's too late.

Jaxson was a good listen though I wish it had been a bit more about Olivia and Jaxson instead of the whodunit aspect. I think my favorite bits were the paranormal aspects and I was glad to learn a bit about the pack as well as the witches. The two groups are not on friendly terms, which is why I think I enjoyed Olivia and Jaxson's relationship so much. They were drawn together, even though Olivia knows the relationship is doomed, then we get to know about Jaxson's curse. It just lead to a good time. All in all, I enjoyed Jaxson and would recommend you give it a listen if you're a fan of Paranormal Romance with a bit of mystery/action tossed in.

Narrator: 
I haven't listened to all that many dual narrated audiobooks and this one reminded me how much I enjoy them! I liked Delisha Forest's narration of Olivia's POV, it was expressive and kept my attention. Douglas Berger's narration of Jaxson's POV was great as well, I feel like he captured Jaxson's character. I'll have to check out both of their narrations of other books.

18 comments:

  1. I don't read a lot of PNR but it's nice from time to time

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    1. It is nice from time to time :) I always seem to go back to it!

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  2. Hmmm... witches and werewolves. Interesting! :)

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  3. Ooh I love me some werewolves! Not in the mood for PNR atm so I'm filing this under "maybe later". LOL

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  4. Two narrators for dual POV? That's a great idea. I bet it works better than just having one narrator.

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    1. Uh huh! I'm loving it more and more, it's helpful when I'm driving since I don't have to focus as hard lol!

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  5. Sounds like a good book! My parents have a dog named Jackson though and I would constantly be thinking of her though, haha.

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    1. hahaha and he's the werewolf, so that wouldn't be good at all :P

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  6. I don't listen to many audio books so I didn't know they had them available in dual POV like that. It actually sounds quite entertaining! I like the paranormal aspects you mentioned with the witches and wolves. I bet that kept things interesting. I'm also a sucker for a good who-done-it. Great review!

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    1. Thanks Jaclyn! I haven't listened to all that many dual POV and narrated stories. The only other one that comes to mind is the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I'm digging it and hope to see more in this style in the future!

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  7. havent come across an audio with dual narators, cant wait until I do though.

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    1. Glad I wasn't the only one! There needs to be more of them out there!!

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  8. I've not listened to a dual narration yet but I have a couple marked to check out. Definitely need to get on that.

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    1. I think you'd like them! Just make sure you can sample with both narrators to get a feel if you'd enjoy :D

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