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A Taste for a Mate (Redwood Pack #2)

4.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,598 Ratings  ·  112 Reviews
A Taste for a Mate - Book 2 in the Redwood Pack Series

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 m
Kindle Edition, 211 pages
Published January 30th 2012
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Mar 21, 2016 Dominika rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jan 17, 2012 Jenn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Krystal Shannan
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
Feb 09, 2012 Drmgrl99 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Sep 17, 2012 Julie Ramsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
A.R. Von
May 06, 2012 A.R. Von rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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 20, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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)
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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
Charity Costa
Feb 08, 2016 Charity Costa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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  ·  review of another edition
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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
Oct 19, 2012 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 14, 2012 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 21, 2015 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 02, 2012 Delphina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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  ·  review of another edition
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Buffy Kennedy
Mar 25, 2016 Buffy Kennedy rated it liked it
This book brings you all of the things missing from the first, as well an atmosphere that 19s a bit darker than the before. There 19s more character development and depth, more exposition about the wolves and their culture, and we now have a long term conflict that I expect will span over at least one more sequel, if not more.

The prologue presents a twisted rival that ushers in an evil that will threaten to end the Redwood Pack entirely. Then we meet Willow, just as Jasper gets the nerve to ask
D Thomas
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!
Oct 06, 2015 Madhellena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 :)
Jul 14, 2014 Petula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 2nd of the Redwood Pack series, and it is best to read them in order.

Willow has just accepted a date with Jasper ,the sexy hunk who has been coming in everyday for weeks. When she is kidnaped by the Central pack ,who have summoned a demon through a sacrifice to help them in their power struggle against the Redwoods. Jasper blames himself for Willows abduction, he should have protected his potential mate better than that.Willow didnt know werewolves exsisted until she is thrown into t
Jun 17, 2012 Tonya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
I don't know what to write about this one. I didn't necessarily dislike it, but it had an overwhelming amount of violence against women in service of providing the male characters with man-pain. I don't like that and usually think that the author is lazy or unimaginative. I've read two more books in this series (#4 and #5) and it's the same thing ----> Beaten and abused women to give men a reason to fight. And they don't even fight that often, they just talk about war, say 'I-love-yous' to ea ...more
Katie White
Jun 21, 2012 Katie White rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2nd book was awesome, couldn't wait to see what happened with Jasper and Willow!!!!!
Nov 24, 2015 Karin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Redwood Pack Book Two

When Willow is asked out by the guy from her shop, she is thrilled! However, before Jasper can take her to dinner, Willow is kidnapped by a rival pack. Being told that werewolves are real is stressful under normal circumstances. Imagine watching the man who has taken you turning into a wolf right in front of you! After Jasper rescues his mate, she must come to terms with their mating and decide how to continue their relationship. But nefarious forces are at play and the Redw
Julie Dalglish
Jul 01, 2012 Julie Dalglish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love it carrie ann is getting better and better
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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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Redwood Pack (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Trinity Bound (Redwood Pack, #3)
  • Enforcer's Redemption (Redwood Pack, #4)
  • Shattered Emotions (Redwood Pack, #5)
  • Hidden Destiny (Redwood Pack, #6)
  • Fighting Fate (Redwood Pack, #7)
  • 1001 Dark Nights:  Wicked Wolf (Redwood Pack, #8)
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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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