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A Taste for a Mate (Redwood Pack, #2) (Redwood Pack #2)

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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 by Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
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Feb 28, 2012 Molly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly by: GoddessFish Tours, Carrie Ann Ryan
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After reading, and falling in love with, book 1, An Alpha's Mate (click hereto see my review), I knew I MUST read book 2.And I am SO happy that I did! This series, this author, these characters ALL pull me instantly to the heart of the wolf's den and make me a part of their lives, if just for the length of the novels.

This story picks up where An Alpha's Mate leaves off. Though this one if full length where as An Alpha's Mate was not, this story is still incredibly written like book 1. This is Wi
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
Kim Chappell
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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!
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
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.
Katie White
2nd book was awesome, couldn't wait to see what happened with Jasper and Willow!!!!!
Julie Dalglish
love it carrie ann is getting better and better
The review that follows is a partial review. To read my full review, please visit:
The Redwood Pack is the strongest werewolf pack around. But when a rival pack, whose leaders are pure evil, enlist the use of a demon to take down the Redwoods, there will be casualties—on both sides. The war has begun, and the Centrals are not willing to back down. Can the Jamenson family, along with the rest of the pack, take the Centrals out—before it's too late...?

The second book in the Redwood Pack series is the story of Jasper and Willow. A very nice and fast-paced read that I enjoyed very much. Although the first book was small, this one was definitely bigger and with a lot of action since the beginning.

Jasper is a werewolf and the Beta in his pack. Every day goes to a bakery owned by Willow because of her. She is his mate but he doesn’t want to scare her, so he doesn’t do much. The day he finally asked her out, she’s kidnapped by the enemies of Jaspe
Secretly Reading
A TASTE FOR A MATE is a delectable romance with the perfect amount of paranormal and world building.

Jasper and Willow have a delightful romance. First, the characters are wonderful and mature. Jasper is super responsible, protective but not so controlling that he can't apologize. Willow is loving, kind, and self-determined. I really loved both these characters and their romance matched their wonderful personalities. The romance is the perfect blend of emotionally and sexually intimate I look for
I love paranormal romances and next to vampires, werewolf stories are my favorite! This book had a nice amount of action, whether in wolf form or not! There were some suspenseful moments which I think were actually my favorite parts, even more so than the romance aspect of the book ... though those weren't too bad either! ;)

Although I did like the characters of Willow and Jasper, I felt at times that Willow's self-doubt was a little off-putting. Hey, I can relate to that myself and I like when b
Beth-ann Mason
As a fan of paranormal romances, I've read more than my fair share. Some I've liked and some I've thought "wow, what a waste." I can securely say "A Taste for a Mate" is firmly in the category of paranormal I'll keep on my "To Read Again" folder.

Carrie Ann Ryan's growth as a writer is more than evident in this second installment of the Redwood Pack. This time Jasper finds his mate, Willow, in the owner of a local bakery. Sadly, the Beta of the pack can't seem to get up the nerve to ask her out.
From the first second Willow Delton served Jasper Jamenson a cinnamon roll from her bakery, she was in full out lust. Everyday she was open he came in, said little, and walked away with his regular order leaving Willow with an eyeful of her own brand of yumminess.

Jasper knows that the skinny bakery owner is his mate, but how do you announce to a human that werewolves exist and not frighten them away. His inner wolf wants to claim her and quick, when he finally asks her out he does not expect her
Buffy Kennedy
This book brings you all of the things missing from the first, as well an atmosphere that’s a bit darker than the before. There’s 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 her
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Redwood Pack (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • An Alpha's Path (Redwood Pack, #1)
  • 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)
  • Wicked Wolf (Redwood Pack, #8)
  • Tattered Loyalties (Talon Pack, #1)
  • An Alpha's Choice (Talon Pack, #2)
  • Mated in Mist (Talon Pack, #3)
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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.” 16 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.” 15 likes
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