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Jason & Cadence: The Wolf's Mate, Book 1 | [R.E. Butler]

Jason & Cadence: The Wolf's Mate, Book 1

For 14 years, alpha wolf Jason has watched his partially marked mate Cadence live her life without him. Circumstances force his hand and he must find a way to get her to uncover her buried memories of their past before someone else steps up to take her from him. For as long as she can remember, hybrid wolf Cadence has loved Jason with every fiber of her being, but he's consistently shoved her away until the love that's there is bound tightly in anger and shame.
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Publisher's Summary

For 14 years, alpha wolf Jason has watched his partially marked mate Cadence live her life without him. Circumstances force his hand and he must find a way to get her to uncover her buried memories of their past before someone else steps up to take her from him.

For as long as she can remember, hybrid wolf Cadence has loved Jason with every fiber of her being, but he's consistently shoved her away until the love that's there is bound tightly in anger and shame. No one can take his place in her heart, but that doesn't mean that there aren't wolves willing to try.

Will Cadence be able to get through Jason's icy demeanor to the heart of the boy she's always loved? Can Jason undo the past so they will have a future together? This book contains red-hot werewolf loving, plenty of neck biting, and misuse of a kitchen counter. The Wolf's Mate is a book for mature audiences only and contains sexually explicit content.

©2013 R. E. Butler (P)2014 R. E. Butler

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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 02-25-14
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 02-25-14 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Good but an eye roller!"

    Good book, great story...kept my interest the entire time...but I felt like the story could have been summed up after Jason and Cadence finally came together... but there was like 8 more chapters after that...Whew!

    Cadence was a great non-shifting alpha wolf...but Man! She was totally clueless about everything around her... It got old, pretty quick...so I started to ignore her antics... and Jason...geez! If you already claimed you mate...but she don't remember...how bout you just make her! Soo... IDK...did I actually like this or not... I did...but these characters where full of.... eye rolling qualities!

    Narration was good...

    I would wait for a sale for this... not even a credit b/c you will be rolling your eyes more than a few times...

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Tallinn, Estonia 07-15-14
    Ruth Tallinn, Estonia 07-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Redneck romance."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    After the main characters actually got together there were a few too many sex scenes for my taste. Although the descriptions of the scenes were refreshingly direct, they became a little too close together for me to enjoy the progress of the story.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Anything by Molly Harper or Nora Roberts.


    What about Dara Rosenberg’s performance did you like?

    The narrator did a wonderful job, I liked everything about her performance.


    Was Jason & Cadence worth the listening time?

    Kinda sorta. It was definetly amusing, but the ending dragged a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    "Fuck-me boots" and living in a trailer should not be a womans highest aspirations.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Chattanooga, TN, United States 05-29-14
    Lori Chattanooga, TN, United States 05-29-14 Member Since 2009
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    "First of a great series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Jason & Cadence to be better than the print version?

    I really enjoyed both the Audible version and the Kindle version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the way the author worked through the tension between Jason and Cadence.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where the Alpha decree was broken


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Most definitely!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 07-23-14
    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 07-23-14 Member Since 2006

    I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)

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    "Good start to the series :)"

    3-3.5 stars

    This was a good story. Jason and Cadence were engaging characters and their story did keep me interested in finding out what happened next.

    Cadence is a wolf hybrid, something that's never happened before. Her mother was a shifter but her father was human. Her mother died during childbirth and something about that infused Cadence with shifter-like powers even though she was never able to change. Cadence's father wasn't too happy about her wolf side and made Cadence miserable growing up.

    Jason is the Alpha of his pack and owner of the local garage. Jason and Cadence were neighbors growing up and very good friends. Jason knew early that Cadence was his mate and only wanted to be with her. When Jason knew his first shift was coming and he'd have to separate himself from her until he can control his wolf, Jason decided to mark Cadence. Unfortunately in the middle of things, Jason's father sees it and stops Jason from explaining what it meant, instead using his Alpha power to make her think she got the hurts from falling in to a rose bush. Since Cadence was so young (only 10 yrs old), his "suggestion" made her forget the truth.

    Because of Jason's dad's interference, Cadence never found out what really happened. He forbid anyone from talking to Cadence about it which basically screwed Jason over because until Cadence remembers that he marked her and realizes she's mated they can't become full mates. He hasn't been able to move forward with trying to jog her memory because after he pushed her away (rather harshly) when they were kids, Cadence was hurt and felt abandoned and thinking Jason disliked her. After that she took her anger and aggression out on Jason whenever they were near each other. Cadence went away to college and when it was finally time for her to come back home, Jason knows it's time to get her to remember and then win her. He has to do it quickly too because their town has 2 packs. The Alpha of the other pack, Jake, promised to hold his people off Cadence for a month to give Jason a fair shot but after that she's fair game. Unfortunately, Jake isn't a very good Alpha because his son, Chris (who is supposed to be the next Alpha after Jake) decides to make a play for Cadence and makes it practically impossible for Jason to get a chance with Cadence. Jake pretty much seems to look the other way because it's his son that's ignoring his orders so Jason is kind of screwed since he can't just kill Chris (no matter how much he wants to).

    Chris basically poaches Jason's territory by taking every single moment he can of Cadence's time and getting the females of his pack to be nice and friendly to her to try to draw her to their pack and away from Jason. Chris starts being pretty underhanded in his attempts to keep Jason and Cadence apart. When Jason manages to get Cadence to take a job at the garage managing the office, Christ tries to hire her away saying she's too good for that place. The whole thing with Chris was kind of messed up, especially since Cadence knows that she could never be with Chris because she loved Jason. If that's the case, why the heck did she keep going out with the slime bucket and letting his kiss her goodnight!?!?! Jason is forced to see them dating and doesn't take things well. On top of this, everyone looks to Cadence to fix this all and make the right choice but because of the "Alpha's edict" making sure no one let on to her what was going on, she didn't even know what she should be doing to make things right. To be honest I thought they really kind of jerked her around in that way, both her and Jason. Chris ends up proving just what a slime he is and things get tough but everyone comes through alright. Jason and Cadence get together but they have to spend some time working through their lingering relationship difficulties but before too long Jason and Cadence are starting their HEA.

    This was an enjoyable story. I liked Cadence and Jason overall but I had my frustrations with them both at times. The story was good but there were a few points I didn't consider believable or realistic given the circumstances which is why it didn't get 4 stars. I'll probably read the next book in the series sometime in the future. :D

    On the narration: Overall, the narrator was good but I would have liked the narration better if it didn't see hurried sometimes. It wasn't constant but at times the narration seemed a little too fast.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 02-25-14
    Joyce SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 02-25-14
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    "Love this book...."
    Where does Jason & Cadence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my first audiobook & I love it...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jason is sooo awesome. I love his alpha nature & the way he takes care of his mate.


    Have you listened to any of Dara Rosenberg’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I love RE Butler & her books. I own all 3 paperback & all of the other books on my Nook. I also now have this new audio book & can't wait for more.... hugs sisterfriend.... jmb

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Chandler, az, United States 02-21-14
    Michelle Chandler, az, United States 02-21-14
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    "Read its awesomeness!"
    Would you listen to Jason & Cadence again? Why?

    This book is amazing, sweet and funny. I have read this book more than 5 times since I got it. I love it and am never tired of it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how Cadence can stand up for herself instead of depending on others. That Jason has almost lost Cadence and has to try to win Cadence.


    Which character – as performed by Dara Rosenberg – was your favorite?

    I liked other Jason and Cadence


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was excited in the end that Jason and Cadence are together at the end.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 02-25-14
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 02-25-14 Member Since 2010

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    "IT WAS OKAY..... JUST OKAY"

    Jason knew Cadence was his mate when he was 15 and so he mate-claimed (bit) her but the trouble was she was just 9 so his then Alpha Father forbid him, and all the Pack, to tell her the significance, or ever remind her, of the event. He also Decreed that, when they're grown-up, she must first remember the bite and then seek him out. Hybrid feisty Cadence has always loved gorgeous Jason but she never understood why he turned away from their friendship and just snapped at her since she was 9 and now, years later, she's had enough.

    So starts a ping pong of insults, jealousy as she dates another, denial, heartache, secrets, a hidden dangerous obsessed Wolf, kidnapping, murder, Pack justice, sex and romance. The trouble is it sounded a bit YA (if you tamed down the sex) and most of the interplay between the H/H just seemed implausible for adults. Unfortunately the narrator's voice came across as very young and this may have spoilt the plot for me.

    Worth a credit? Jason was an Alpha male but, for a lot of the listen, came across as a frustrated, scared to make a move and daren't do it type and I like my Alpha's to be the 'knock the door down, carry the heroine off and ask questions later' type. Coupled with this was the 'teen vibe' either caused by the narrator or plot or both which made this not the normal type of shifter romance that I was expecting so it's got to be a NO to the credit but, if it's on sale, then maybe.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Melanie Indianapolis, In 02-25-14
    Melanie Indianapolis, In 02-25-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm a lover of books, both read and audible.

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    "Could have been great, only ended with so-so"

    I’m all about a wolf shifter romance book that includes a hot alpha male and a sassy alpha female. Only this book lacked the alpha male part. The story is about Jason and Cadence. Jason had claimed Cadence when she was just nine and he was fourteen. Due to the fact that Cadence father was human and didn’t particular like wolves, Jason’s father had to make an alpha creed (order) that Cadence forget about the claiming, in order to save his son from having charges filed against him. So Cadence forgot about the claiming and Jason wasn’t allowed to remind her because of another alpha creed his father had given. So 14 years go by and Jason hasn’t in all that time tried to claim her or show her how much he has cared about her even after his father stepped down and Jason become alpha of the pack. Cadence has never stopped loving him but shows it by being mean to him and flirting with his rival in another pack. It isn’t until Cadence has graduated from college that Jason decides now is the time to claim her, only because the other pack of the town gave him an ultimatum, claim her or step aside.

    I don’t know whether it is the writing or the reader but this story was more suited for a high school romance than an adult romance, minus the smex scenes and their rather tame. I agree with one review, several times while listening to this book, I caught myself rolling my eyes and wondering if I was reading a YA book instead. Yes Cadence is sassy and feisty (which I like in a heroine) but she acts as if she is still a senior in high school, with a crush on the quarterback of the football team. Jason is too passive. He doesn’t act like an alpha wolf. If he wanted to claim Cadence so badly and had been in love with her for that long, do something about it. Don’t send your younger brother as your errand boy, UGH! I have never listened to Dara and probably won’t if it’s an adult romance. She is suited best for YA in my opinion. Her voice has a more young adult tone to it.

    So the big question is: is this book worth a credit, not in my opinion. If you can catch it on sale, maybe (and that’s a low maybe).

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal Knox, IN, United States 06-21-14
    Crystal Knox, IN, United States 06-21-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Vulgar and disgusting"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The writer should have read or listened to a few other sexually explicit books. The language was so vulgar when it did not need to be.


    What other book might you compare Jason & Cadence to and why?

    None


    What didn’t you like about Dara Rosenberg’s performance?

    She sounds like a young teenager which made the vulgar language even more disgusting.


    What character would you cut from Jason & Cadence?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    I will not listen to any other books by this writer.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    TK PRince Texas 05-31-14
    TK PRince Texas 05-31-14

    Tina

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    "The most amazing story."
    What made the experience of listening to Jason & Cadence the most enjoyable?

    The story is such an amazing story. The story line completely amazes me. I loved the story line and depth and amazing amount of feeling Ms Butler put into the story line.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the whole story line. The whole story amazed me and sucked me in.


    What does Dara Rosenberg bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She had a lot of depth to her tone even if she made it rough in her attempt of voices.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Jason found out that Cadence


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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