Review: Second Alpha (River Wolf Pack #2) by Rebecca James

Sequel to First Omega

As second in command of the River Wolf Pack, David takes his duty as ambassador to the Human/Werewolf Congress very seriously. With the threat of war, it’s more important than ever to strengthen human/werewolf relations.

But the meeting at the werewolf compound doesn’t go very well. The humans find the homosexual, polygamous nature of the werewolves, along with the fact that the men can bear children, off-putting.

On top of this, although David’s human lover Jax says he loves David, he is not willing to take the bite and become a werewolf himself. David doesn’t see how they can have a relationship, and even wonders if he would be better off mating with Brooks, an attractive beta in the pack. When David and Brooks are kidnapped by the vice president of the Congress, David has to think quickly to save his pack, even if it means throwing his own life away.

Oh this one was goood. What happens when you get one human who usually tops, and one Alpha Werewolf? A battle for dominance.

David is the second in command to the River Wolf Pack and has been appointed as a new human/werewolf ambassador. As has Jax, a human who we met in First Omega. Jax and David started their little tryst at the end of First Omega, therefore this story starts with them already being quite established.

This story was a mix of David and Jax trying to reveal conspiracies within the human congress to eradicate all living werewolves, and then trying to navigate a relationship between two completely different species.

I really didn't care about the whole humans trying to kill werewolves drama. It was good to see the plot broadening out from the first book, and that will obviously carry over to the third. The drama created a little bit of tension towards the end, but mostly I read this for Jax and David.

I loved Jax and David’s story, despite not liking Jax too much. There are so many complications for these two, being of different species. They split their time between living in the city and living at the pack compound. David hates living in the city, away from nature and surrounded by people who look at him as though he's a monster. Jax isn’t accepted by the pack because he is human and misses his family and friends while he’s away. They struggle to reconcile the differences between them so much, that things turn a little ugly when one of Jax’s friends is bitten by a werewolf and turns into one. This was doesn’t without his friends consent, but not fully with it either.

Honestly, Jax annoyed me quite a bit. He seemed unable to understand David’s POV, and I didn't feel like he loved David as much and David loved him. Of course, I could feel that way because we only got David's POV. That made it harder to sympathise with Jax (although, I’ll give you a little spoiler… we get Jax’s POV in the next novel, Third Mate, and it did help me understand him better).

Just like last book, the sex is incredibly hot!!! Like so hot!!! Most of the time Jax is super keen to get that knot all up and in him, but at one point Jax decides he’s sick of always bottoming. This really confuses David as he has to process what being an alpha really means, and how that plays into not always being the top during sex. Needless to say, he loves a good fucking. But of course, that creates more issues because no one in the pack can know that David bottoms, otherwise his place will be undermined.

Phew, so yes, lots of issues between these two that they have to work through, but they do get there and the journey was written well. I’d say a solid HFN, but their story also continues in the next installment.

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