Second-in-command of River Wolf Pack (and later, Cascade City Pack), David is a soft-spoken, tall, blond alpha with deep brown eyes, and my favorite of my characters in the series. He’s loosely based on the sensitive blond I’ve crushed over so many times.
Perhaps it’s that sensitivity that brings about David’s conflict: he finds out he’s an alpha who enjoys submitting. If David thought having a human partner would cause him problems, he never expected that Jax would confess to normally being a top, causing David to find out that he LOVES submitting to Jax. An alpha who loves to submit. David can’t help but feel something is wrong with him.
Is this part of the reason Jax isn’t very well liked by readers? Because he causes a dominant alpha to submit? To be fair, David offers, because he loves Jax, and the alpha finds submitting to be something he needs in his life, even if it does make him feel less of an alpha.
Most likely, readers are annoyed with Jax because he refuses to take the bite. Jax is stubborn and just can’t take that final plunge of commitment, namely changing his entire world to become a beta werewolf. Yes, if he took David’s bite, Jax would be a beta. Perhaps that has something to do with his reluctance? After all, a beta will always submit to an alpha, and while David might be able to handle a human dominating him in the bedroom, having a beta do it would be a different story.
David and Jax are together romantically, but they aren’t mates. As a human, Jax can’t take a mating bite from David without becoming a werewolf himself. Not wanting David to suffer if Jax should leave, Jax finagles things so that Brooks becomes David’s beta mate. Brooks and David always had some chemistry going; in fact, Brooks had long been in love with the second alpha. Adding the beta to the mix makes for some smexy times, as well as an emotional mix.
The David/Jax/Brooks story line is most prominent in Second Alpha, Third, Mate, and A New Beginning.