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A Taste for a Mate (Redwood Pack #2)

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  1,713 Ratings  ·  119 Reviews
Jasper Jamenson’s only responsibility to being the Beta of the Redwood Pack, second son of the Alpha, is to protect the Pack from themselves and the human world. After a century of selfless service, his brother’s new found mating forced him into taking a good look into his life. He isn’t sure he wants a mate, but fate may have other ideas.

Willow Delton is a skinny, bakery
ebook, 136 pages
Published February 1st 2012 (first published January 30th 2012)
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Mar 20, 2016 Dominika rated it liked it
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Aug 12, 2016 Tana rated it really liked it
A Taste for a Mate by Carrie Ann Ryan

So far I am enjoying this series. Well written!

Jan 17, 2012 Jenn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shifter
I really enjoyed the first story in the Redwood Pack series and I absolutely loved this latest installment. First off, this story is at least twice as long as the first book. I was expecting a quick romantic storyline with a small amount of An Alpha's Path, (which isn't a complaint because I do love quickie romantic stories). Instead A Taste for a Mate is a romance, a mystery, an action-adventure, and a touch of horror all rolled into one.

The author expounds on the Redwood Pack u
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
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3.5 Star

Jasper Jamenson and Beta to the Redwood Pack, also brother to Kade and Alpha Heir from An Alpha's Path , has found his mate in human bakery owner, Willow Denton. But dark forces and betrayals are working against them and the pack and try to use Willow to break them all.

At the same time Willow, who had been in the foster care system for most of her life, though thrown into this world she didn't know existed, will do anything to make her
Krystal Shannan
Jan 21, 2012 Krystal Shannan rated it it was amazing
Carrie Ann Ryan steps up the anti with A Taste for a Mate. With the appearance of a conjured demon, the Redwood pack could be in some serious trouble. Experience Ryan's new and exciting twists in werewolf lore. She takes a darker than usual approach by adding magic and demons to the mix. I wasn't sure how it was all going to come together at first, but I was very pleased with the result. A delightful world of magic and intrigue hidden within our own.

The two main characters of the book are Jasp
Tall, dark and handsome keeps showing up at Wil’s bakery every morning, until one day he finally asks her out. Delighted she expects a wonderful night, instead she gets kidnapped, tortured and near killed and at the very last moment saved by Jasper. And let’s not forget she discovers there are such creatures as werewolves, and they aren’t all nice.

Jasper is the Beta of the Redwood Pack, he’s been dying to make a move on Willow, he knows she’s his mate, but Wil’s human and knows nothing about wer
Julie Ramsey
Feb 20, 2012 Julie Ramsey rated it it was amazing
Taste for a Mate

Working and owning a bakery is all Willow wants to do. Jasper, a very cute man she is attracted to has been coming in everyday for breakfast. Willow has no clue the town is full of werewolves from the redwood pack. Jasper's wolf wants to mark Willow as mate. He is afraid of frightening her. He knows she does not know of werewolves. Finally he asks her out and she accepts and is excited to go with him. When Willow goes to close up, several men abduct her. They keep mentioning Jasp
Jan 13, 2012 Drmgrl99 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky to get an ARC copy of A Taste for a Mate (book #2 in the Redwood Pack series) and let me tell's one tasty morsel. In this book we get to meet the whole Jamenson family and find out a bit more about the Redwood Pack. Jasper Jamenson is the Beta of the pack and is in charge of protecting it so he has no time for anything else until he comes across the yummiest scent "cinnamon/Mate," he goes in search of it and finds Willow Denton, a bakery shop owner and human.

Jasper realizes
A.R. Von
May 04, 2012 A.R. Von rated it it was amazing
A very exciting, emotional and sensual read that keeps you on your toes at every turn.

Willow has worked very hard to get where she is today. Being alone and on her own from a very young age has strengthened her in some areas and softened her in others. She now owns and runs her own bakery and is great at it! She has no desire for her own sweet treats though. But she does have a desire for a recent delicious customer that's been coming in daily to purchase her creations.

Jasper is the Beta of the
Jan 31, 2012 Evita rated it really liked it
The second installment of the Redwood Pack series is Jasper and Willow's story. From the beginning I couldn't wait to turn the page to find out what was going to happen, trouble was brewing right from the start. I enjoyed reading the romance between the characters and boy did it flourish! The story has lots of action both between the sheets and out of them. Romantic paranormal lovers will find this authors take on the battle between good and evil very intriguing. I cannot wait to read about the ...more
May 19, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing

Carrie Ann what a wonderful read! I loved that Jasper finally got it right & that Willow never gave up!
It was truly a pleasure to get to know the rest of Jasper's Family! I am thrilled for baby Finn, heartbroken for Reed and I want to know if Adam will come back home (maybe with Corbin's sister???)
I will be getting book 3 right away! ;0)
Charity Costa
Sep 05, 2012 Charity Costa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-paper
WOW!!!! I thought the taste I got from the prequel/book 1 was what made me love the Redwood pack....well after reading book 2 IM IN LOVE!!! I want a redwood alpha for myself please.

I literally forgoed all my Mom and wife duties for 2 days cause of this series and I'm not ashamed to say that I didn't care lol

What I LOVED about Jasper and Willow was that all thou they had this magnetic attraction to each other from the 1st time they saw each other, Jasper wanted to take his time and let Willow get
Mar 27, 2012 Kimberly rated it really liked it
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This is the second in the Redwood Pack series. Carrie Ann Ryan is really coming into her own with this series. I finished the first book which was only about 50 pages and while really good it missed a lot of background (but it was still 4 stars). But this book is longer (about 130) and delves into the background of the family, werewolves and has a storyline beyond meeting a mate.

I could explain what happens but really the synopsis does pretty good already
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4.5 Stars

Diving deeper into the Redwood Pack!

Jasper, Beta of the Redwood Pack, is everything I love in a wolf. Strong, dominant, protective and fierce. His life changed the day he walked into a bakery and smelled that cinnamony sent. Just when he and his wolf have their mate, hell breaks in on Jaspers life.

Willow is a survivor. Orphaned, she has only had herself to rely on. She made a goal and built her dream. Willow is strong, a bit timid but f
Aug 03, 2012 Ashley rated it it was amazing
Jasper and Willow are a unique story full of love and tragedy. The story starts off with pain Willow is inflicted with by a rival pack. Jasper and his faithful brothers save her life and bring her back to the Den. Love is tested, love is shown and hatred for Willow doesn't go unnoticed... a vengeful woman turns her back on the pack and helps aid Willows next attack. Jasper, forced to turn Willow, saves her life yet again. Pregnancy should be a joyous time, if only Willow wasn't in so much danger ...more
Michelle Louise
Oct 15, 2012 Michelle Louise rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! I thought it was going to be kind of like Kade and Mel's story but I was dead wrong when Willow got kidnapped. When that happened I thought, 'Things just got interesting!' Willow and Jasper's love was pure love, and it got stronger through out the novel - even when Jasper opened his big mouth.

The feud between the Redwood pack and Central pack was very well done. The evilness of the Central's really showed when they summoned a demon but I can't help having a feeling th
Oct 02, 2012 Delphina rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I read this book after having read the first book in this series. In some ways this felt like the first book and An Alpha's Path felt like a prequel. I really enjoyed this shifter book. It had a lot of adventure along with the romance. I liked this one better than the first for a few reasons. One of those reasons is that I felt like I really got to know the Alpha's family and got to see how they all interacted with one another. I also liked how we got to see more about the pack as a whole and he ...more
Jun 14, 2012 Barbara rated it it was amazing
A Taste For A Mate by Carrie Ann Ryan. Carrie Ann just keeps getting better! This is the second book in the Redwood Pack series, and is Jasper and Willow's story. Jasper is the Beta of the Redwood Pack, and is a very busy werewolf. He has waited a very long time to find his true mate. Willow Delton is a young woman with no family who owns a small bakery in the town near Jasper's den. When Jasper walks into her bakery one day, he realizes he has found his mate. Little does he know what series of ...more
Pam Nelson
I wasn't sure of this book in the beginning. I like the first book alright. So I started this one but was iffy. Then I made a deal with my self finish all books I have already started before starting a new book. So I finished this one and wow I am very glad I did.
I thought it was going to be a short one but it was longer then I expected with a lot of meat to it.
I am a fan of Jasper and Willow. I was mad at the goof for not trusting in his mate. He should know what a strong capable gal she was
Kim Chappell
Oct 12, 2012 Kim Chappell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, purchased
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D Thomas
Jan 13, 2012 D Thomas rated it it was amazing
I loved this book just as much as I did the first one.

I just loved Jasper and Willow.

This book has steamy love scenes, suspense, action and romance with a sexy male beta-wolf hero and a baker heroine.

Met more characters in this book. A very good set-up for future books that I can't wait to read!
Aug 18, 2015 Anne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
Great second story for this series. A Taste for a Mate goes deeper and reveals more about the Redwood pack, the Jamenson family and those jealous of this strong family unit. I really liked this couple and the story got me hooked into wanting more.
Oct 06, 2015 Madhellena rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
A lot better than the first one, this book actually had a plot :)
It's about the beta of the Redwood Pack - and he falls for a baker. Unfortunately, their enemies meddle and the poor heroine gets kidnapped and beaten a couple of times throughout the book. But all's well when it ends well :)
Apr 29, 2012 Tonya rated it it was amazing
the second book in the series was just as good as the first. Each story makes me fall in love with the boys all over again. How could you not love this series.
Jennifer Muraski
Jan 01, 2017 Jennifer Muraski rated it really liked it
I loved willow and seeing her grow in this book. Jasper and Willow complimented each other. I love how each book flows into the next. Ready for book 3.
Katie White
Jun 21, 2012 Katie White rated it it was amazing
2nd book was awesome, couldn't wait to see what happened with Jasper and Willow!!!!!
Mar 06, 2012 Tamara rated it it was amazing
Julie Dalglish
Jul 01, 2012 Julie Dalglish rated it it was amazing
love it carrie ann is getting better and better
Jan 12, 2017 Dawn rated it it was amazing
I am now hooked on the Redwood pack. One of the things that draws me to shifter books is the sense of family most of them have. This is no exception. They can fight with each other but if something happens to one, the whole family is there to back them up.
Jasper has developed a craving for cinnamon rolls. He might just have a craving for the baker of those cinnamon rolls too. Willow is so excited to have her own bakery. She loves to bake, and one of the side benefits, that gorgeous guy that com
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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty no ...more
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“It's okay, Jasper. I, above all, know what you are feeling now. But this will be different. We’re stronger now. We will find her.” Adam gave him a rough hug before he left the shop. The sound of a car outside signaled the arrival of his brothers. Time to kick ass and find his mate.” 18 likes
“I can feel you,” Willows whispered. Tears fell to down her cheeks, and he kissed her softly on the lips, pouring all his love into that one kiss.” 16 likes
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