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Jared (Shadow Wranglers #2)

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  983 Ratings  ·  65 Reviews
Her source of power is her greatest weakness.

Tough, ruthless, and loyal, Jared Johnson has always been a force to be reckoned with: first as an outlaw and now as a vampire. Caught in a war between immortals, he doesn't have time to waste. But when a female vampire is attacked, he can't just walk away. He expects a quick good-bye, but what he gets is a vulnerable woman who
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Published September 30th 2011 by Tantor Media (first published January 1st 2010)
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Mandi Schreiner
Apr 08, 2010 Mandi Schreiner rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received Jared by Sara McCarty for review, took one look at the cover and had a big smile on my face. It just looks so inviting. After chapter two I told myself I would give it until page 100 – I made it until 120, but this book just did not interest me. First of all, nothing happens in the first 80 or so pages. Jared, belonging to the Renegade vampires, discovers Raisa alone in the woods, surrounded by three of the bad vampires belonging to the Sanctuary. He rescues her and decides he is now ...more
3.5 Stars.

Much better than the first one and felt like the series is going somewhere.
This book:

My favorite so far in the series. It is well written, well plotted, and the character chemistry is AMAZING!

Both characters are so lovable, and the situation of their relationship, the push and pull that leads them to the 'happily ever after' kept me from going to sleep early, just so I can finish this. (This is still true on my 3rd re-read).

The Story: Sarah McCarty picks up the story about 8 month after where we left off on the Caleb's story. From the start there is action, there is
Nov 10, 2010 Darcy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, pnr, vampires
This book is much better than the first one, but there is still something missing in it. I think it is because the author set up the Sanctuary to be the big bad, but they haven't been explained very good. Our main heroes are called Renegades, but again the explanation is missing of why they are called that. Through the book we were told a little more about then, but there are still too many questions that should be basic answers at this point.

Jared was a bit of an ass in the last book, but he qu
This series is growing on me. I liked the first book but had reservations. By the time I finished this book, I was hooked on the series. I am looking forward to seeing what happens with Jace. Jared and Raisa's story leads into an intriguing intro for Jace's story.

I love the he-man, protectiveness of these Johnson brother vampires. Ok, so call me old-fashioned. It makes for a sexy romance, at least. And I have to say, those D'Nally weres are really sparking my interest. Wonder if Ian or Creed wil
Lynsey A
I am enjoying this series. It is pretty interesting. I love the idea of mates and vampires, etc. Who Raisa was in the book was way obvious but it didn't bother me. I was just surprised about how easily it was resolved, at least with Jared and his anger about it throughout the book.

I do have to admit I was anxious to get through this one so that I could read Jace so I breezed through it but still enjoyed the book. It was great to visit with Allie and Caleb. Allie was so cute in this book.

I didn'
Michele Powers
I read the books in this author's historical western series and liked them, so I thought I'd go ahead and read her paranormal series too. This is very much like the other series, but instead everyone is a vampire, or werewolf. I'm a little embarassed to admit I enjoy the whole men protecting their women theme in all of the books. The men are always very strong physically and want to take charge. There's enough of the women still having their say to keep my modern mind happy though. And of course ...more
Missy Ann
May 16, 2010 Missy Ann rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ugh, I do believe I'm giving up on this series. It wasn't as bad as the first. But seriously, that's not a recommendation - Not As Bad As The First. :( You know what this series is reminding me of? Christine Feehan's Carpathians; also not a recommendation.

I do have McCarty's werewovles on my shelves, which I haven't read yet. (not sure if want to after the vampires...) And I will continue on with her Hell's Eight series, but I'm really disappointed in the Shadow Wranglers - she's better than thi
Jun 07, 2010 Hillary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked Caleb but I loved Jared and Raisa. They had lots of chemistry and their internal dialouge really kept me reading. I had seen S. McCarty's books and wasn't sure how I would like a cowboy/rancher vampire but it turns out I love them.

Their is a lot of conflict for the two character to overcome before they can even think about committing to FOREVER together.

I can't wait until her next book. Glad I gave this series a chance. Jared deserved his happy ending and so did Raisa. Loved it.
Carolyn F.
3.5 stars - Not as good as the first but this was almost as good. Raisa's on the run with a huge secret and a mission that only she knows about. Jared stumbles upon her when two men from the bad guys at Sanctuary have her cornered. He rescues her and she wishes he'd just go away. Lots of misunderstandings and I wish Raisa would have fessed up sooner. But overall a good book.
Actually got all the way through this book - which surprised me, especially after Caleb's book which I didn't finish. The males in these books just annoy me. They think that they can own their partners (wives, mates, women, whatever) and they shouldn't be allowed to get away with it. The females irritate me because they let the males control them, they make excuses, such as he's so strong I couldn't possibly overcome him, what rubbish! Yes, he may be physically stronger but that doesn't mean tha ...more
Apr 06, 2014 BAM rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Raisa is a very old vampire who has been held by the Santuary for many years. She is released to collect info on the Renegades. She is also looking for her friends mate because he is the only one that can save her. But when she is attacked by wolves, Jared saves her. Jared is a renegade on a mission. Raisa has chip in her head that can be detonated if she doesn't send back info. When Jared claims her as his mate he finds out several of her secrets that might just threaten what he wants the most. ...more
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Second in the Shadow Wranglers series, and its better. Jared Johnson comes upon a female vamp Raisa being threatened by some weres from their enemy clan and rescue her. Raisa is ill looking vamp for is older then he is but also she has a secret that could make Jared and his brothers kill her for or not. Raisa and Jared dont trust each other but he is her only chance on saving her friend from the Sanctuary. But her friend has a very close relationship with Jared's brother Jace & Jace will dro ...more
I think I am more interested in the world that SM has created. The book suffers for lack of context, IMO, but I still find it interesting.
You know, it's almost a given that when a vampire expresses hatred or a need to maim/kill the vampire who turned him, it's gonna turn out to hold a position in his life that he can't possibly envision emptying.

So our H, while off on a mission, finds a lone female vampire who is being harassed by male vampires. From his impression of her, I immediately thought, you realize that's the woman who turned your brother, don't you? No - he didn't. He apparently tuned out the part of his brother's speech
Sandy M
I’m going to nag on the issue of reading books in a series in order again. I’m one who usually likes to do that. Sometimes as a reviewer that doesn’t happen.This is one of those times, and I’m a little vexed that it did happen. There’s information revealed in this book about certain events in the first book in the series, Caleb; therefore, knowing some of what happens even before you start reading takes a little of the punch out of the story and makes it somewhat anticlimactic. But there’s plent ...more
Ugh...I feel like it took me forever to finish this book...Even the last like two pages seemed to take forever....This book was ok...It was ok enough that I would read the next book in this series out or curiousity as to what's going to happen with Mari and Jace...This book reminded me of a slow simmering pot of stew slow-burning over an open wood fire...For me it didn't bowl me over with hot sex scenes, romance, adventure, and supernatural elements...It kept breaking little pieces of the story ...more
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Jun 11, 2012 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers
Updated 6-11-2012

Okay, how do you classify a vampire cowboy western with a contemporary setting [that you see very little of:] and includes werewolves and evil supernatural scientists set to take over the world and not caring how many people they destroy on the way? If you figure it out, let me know.

Enjoyable read with strong similarities to her Hell's Eight books and containing many of the same themes: protection of women, family, honor... and stubbornness raised to the level of art.

Warning - t
I am not a fan of clifhanger endings. To me they are just an easy way for the author to ensure that he or she will sell thier next book.
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Apr 19, 2014 Angi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AWESOME SERIES!!!! Jared is the 2nd book in the Shadow Wranglers series. It's as good as the first, Caleb, and as good as the last two, Jace and Slade. These 4 books suck you in from the first line and hold you until the last word.

I know they have DEFINITELY left me wanting more!!! KUDOS to Sarah McCarty!!!
Mar 27, 2016 Kassandra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
Flow was better than the first in the series. Was able to connect with the characters better this time around as well. Random information kind of thrown at the reader. Hope the second half of this series clears up all of the questions.
Feb 17, 2011 Kat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I didn't think I'd ever get done with this book. No, it wasn't long and boring - I just couldn't keep my eyes off the front cover. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice body there, Jared! As for the story, I thought it was fantastic. I enjoyed the first book in the series (Caleb), but this one was much better. I think it was the difference in the heroines. I totally loved Raisa. Though she was physically weak (great story behind that), she was such a strong individual. And Jared was one alpha hunk of vamp cowboy. H ...more
Jun 07, 2012 Debbi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Read my review of Caleb because this is more of the same. Honestly, I am just a few chapters in and already looking at just deleting it and not bothering. I'm sorely disappointed in a series that had so much potential being wasted like this. Jared is no different from Caleb, both the men and the books. It's just plain sad that the author felt she had to write the female characters as weak and powerless except when it came to turning on men. So far, just as with Caleb, I haven't found a single re ...more
Feb 15, 2012 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And then there's Jared's story... and Raisa. While on a mission for the Renegades (a group of like-minded vampires and werewolves), Jared stumbles across Raisa, a female vampire on a mission of her own. Together they find that their paths lead to the same end - the Johnson homestead. Along the way, they learn to trust, distrust and trust again and just how powerful love can be.

Wow and yum... I'm really beginning to like these Johnson Boys. Jared and Raisa's story was exciting and a bit nerve-rac
Apr 27, 2014 Vicki rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The main characters had a very close, intense relationship with very little character background or development. I love the protective alpha male thing, but too little character development for me.
Jennifer Verri
Jan 29, 2014 Jennifer Verri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even better than than the first! I couldn't get enough of this book. Normally it takes me over a week to finish a book, this took me a day. Highly Recommend!
Sep 20, 2013 Jamie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
super creative. I enjoyed every second of this book it was different and interesting I love the brothers and Jared was sexy and RIa his perfect counterpoint. I enjoyed reading this of course I bought the next one in the series as I have to know Jace's story. She is a must read author for me right now. I am glad I skipped the first one, this put me in the middle of it all, with a character already established and then the fun of getting to know Jared and Ria. Ria's character is written so delicat ...more
Mar 17, 2012 July rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home-library
Jared (Shadow Wranglers) book 2, was great. I can see why Caleb dragged on it was setting the stage for the series like I thought. This book was really good. Jared who I did not really like in Caleb I came to like in this book. He was so protective, Alpha and described as very handsome and BIG. Raisa came across as needing someone just like Jared. She is very sick, and cannot tolerate traveling drinking blood which makes you wonder how the heck she has made it so many years. I won't divulge ever ...more
Aug 12, 2011 Danielle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, paranormal
After reading the first book in this series I was on the fence, so I decided to keep going to see if it got better. Unfortunately, it didn't. At the end of the second book I'm still left wondering if the series is going to get better, and I'm just generally disappointed that nothing seemed to really happen in this book. Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment because the second book leaves you with a cliffhanger and I imagine that I will probably keep going with this series just to find out what happ ...more
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Sarah has traveled extensively throughout her life, living in other cultures, sometimes in areas where electricity was a concept awaiting fruition and a book was an extreme luxury. While she could easily adjust to the lack of electricity, living without the comfort of a good book was intolerable
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“She glanced up into his face. He was looking down at her, his mouth soft, his expression indulgent. If his expression was anything to go by, he was going to be a very generous lover.

The corners of his mouth eased into a smile. "Very generous."

She tried to put resentment into her tone, but she didn't think she was too successful. "You peeked into my mind."

His finger wove through a curl at her temple. "That seems inevitable between us.”
“Jared turned and Raisa caught her breath. She'd spent the whole of her natural and unnatural life longing for someone to want her. To look at her like the heroes of romance novels looked at the women they loved. Like she was the sun to his moon, the heart in his soul. In the moment Jared's eyes met hers, she knew she hadn't dreamed big enough.” 0 likes
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