Book Reviews

Third Mate (River Wolf Pack 3) by Rebecca James

Genre Gay / Paranormal / MPreg / Shifters / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 18-October-2018

Book Blurb

The winds of change are blowing through the River Wolf Pack compound. River, the pack alpha, has allowed rogue wolves, a coyote shifter, and humans to join the pack. Then there’s the twin girls that Josiah, River’s mate, has given birth to. A movement to return to more traditional werewolf ways is gaining momentum.

In exchange for Leo’s help, Stone offers him the position of second alpha should Stone succeed in usurping River as pack alpha. Leo has his own problems -- his desire to rise within the pack wars with his dislike of Stone. With the addition of Sam and Foster into the mix, Leo’s personal life is no less complex.

Jax knows he must make a difficult decision before he’s turned out of the compound. Should he remain human or accept David’s bite? He loves the alpha wolf, but he also has ties to the human world, ones he doesn’t want to sever. When David discovers Brooks is considering mating Stone, David determines to prevent it. Can Jax provide a solution to Brooks’s problem even if it means sacrificing his own happiness?

Can River remain in charge of an increasingly fractured pack? Does he even want to?

First edition published by JMS Books, July 2016.

Book Review

The exciting finale of the previous book in this series - Josiah giving birth to twin girls - left me knowing some major crap was going to go down in book three. No female werewolves exist and for the strongest among them, their alpha, to have human babies strikes a blow to River's power structure within the pack. The faction within the Congress that still wants all werewolves exterminated is going strong and this pack upheaval isn't helping anything. Oh boy!

River doesn't seem to be taking the pack's disgruntlement seriously and Josiah can't figure out how to get River to see the problems. Leo is frustrated because River gave him the job of watching over Foster, a coyote shifter beta, and Sam, a new omega pack member. Leo is finding himself attracted to both of these men but that's not how he saw his life plan going. ('Cause, yeah, that always works out!) Jax and David are still struggling through their relationship while the pack grumbles louder that if Jax isn't going to take the bite then he shouldn't be there. Not to mention that Jax's insistence on topping at least half the time leaves David's wolf very uncomfortable. (In case you're wondering, I didn't like Jax any more this time around.)

It was interesting the way the author wrote each chapter in a different character's perspective. It allowed me to see all the things going on behind the scenes, so to speak, but still keep the big picture in my head. I liked the way the author resolved a lot of the issues that had been plaguing River, Josiah, and the pack, although some of the resolutions made me sad. (And, okay, I liked Jax better by the end.)

I can't say I was surprised by the ending. I was sad but hopeful, too, and I'm really, really, wishing the author is going to do a spin-off so I don't have to lose track of my favorite wolves. Thank you, Rebecca, you did a great job and I adored every moment of the ride.





DISCLAIMER: Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. This book has been provided by the publisher for the purpose of a review.

Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 179 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-July-2018
Price $2.99 ebook
Buy Link