Jace by Alisa Woods
Narrator: J.F.Harding, Laura Hopatcong
Series: River Pack Wolves #2
Published by ListenUp Audiobooks
Published on: July 27, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Werewolves
Length: 5 hours, 40 minutes
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Ex-Army Specialist Jace River has a lock on his bedroom door, but it's not to keep anyone out; it's to keep his nightmares from breaking loose. His wolf is an out-of-control killer, which means he can never risk shifting, never truly be part of his pack, and definitely never take a mate.
Piper Wilding works for the Army as a civilian, traveling the world for her work in counterintelligence and fighting the bad guys while bedding down the good ones. The best part? It keeps her far from her asshole father in Seattle, the rest of the Wilding pack, and the pressure to take a mate. Settling down isn't her thing, and after what happened to her mother, Piper vowed she would never be tied down by magic or men again.
While Jace's wolf keeps him Sleepless in Seattle, Piper returns home to find her missing kid brother. When she breaks into the River brothers' safehouse, sparks fly and claws come out. Her sexy skills threaten to bring out Jace's wolf, and Jace's good-guy hotness reminds Piper how tempting shifter men can be. They're like fire and gasoline, and as they race to find Piper's brother, the heat threatens to burn down all their carefully constructed walls. But falling in love has never been so dangerous - and being together means taking risks that neither might survive.
Recommended: Listen to Jaxson (River Pack Wolves, Book 1) first! Jace is a complete novel with HEA, the second in the River Pack Wolves trilogy (all standalone stories, but best enjoyed if you listen to them in order!).
Contains scorching hot shifters, alpha military heroes, and sexy spy girls. Only listeners over 18 should dive into the deliciously hot world of the River brothers.
Second in the River Pack Wolves series, Jace is the story of Jace Rivers, a wolf shifter who’s wolf is out of control. Because of this, he tries to never shift due to the havoc that ensues when that happens. When Piper Wilding of the Wilding Wolf Pack sneaks into his mother’s estate and he catches her, both him and his wolf sit up and pays attention.
I first met Jace in book one, Jaxson, and become interested in him, as I was with all the brothers. I wanted to see how he would get his happily ever after due to his unruly/scary/huge wolf. He has vowed to never mate because he doesn’t want to ever put someone in danger from his wolf. Piper wasn’t featured in the first book, but I immediately liked her character. She’s a counter-intelligent agent posted abroad for the U.S. army. She’s also the black sheep of the Wilding family, is beautiful, and vows she will never mate. After meeting Jace, those best laid plans really come into question for her. And for him as well.
Shifters are going missing. The River Pack has been on the case since it was first noticed in Jaxson’s book. Now Piper’s brother, Noah, is missing. Her other brother, Daniel is staying at the River Pack estate so she hunts him down there. The reader sees early on in the story the disdain her family has for her. Noah is her closest family member and she doesn’t want to lose him no matter how horrible members of her family treat her. Her biggest enemy is her father, a general with not a smidgen of love inside him, for her.
What follows is on the edge of your seat suspense at times. Piper joins the pack in the hunt for the missing shifters and a romance begins to happen with Jace as well. Jaxson, and his mate Olivia are back as a newly mated pair and are involved as well. Although the mystery part of the book is important, the crux of this story is the romance between Jace and Piper. I enjoyed the romance and sensual scenes with one notable exception. Towards the end of the read one of the sex scenes became so out there for me, that it pretty much ruined the whole scene for me. Luckily, it happens so late in the book or I might have not finished it. And that is all I am saying about that, other than to say it was pretty different, and not in a good way.
I read, instead of listened and completely enjoyed the narration by J.F. Harding and Laura Hopelcong. I thought the different voices were done well and liked having both a male and female narrator to better authenticate the voices. I would definitely be interested in listening to the next installment by them, as well-if they are involved with that one.
All in all, I would recommend this to adult paranormal romance readers. These do go in order so I suggest you start with Jaxson, so you won’t be lost. Next up is Jared, about another broken brother in the River Park Pack.
River Pack Wolves Series