Kade, a slightly older werewolf (at over 100 years), needs a night way from the Pack. Too many responsibilities and one near miss with a potential mate made Kade hide in his work....
When he forces the change on her to save her life, he not only sets forth motions that could risk both their lives, but the lives of every shifter in the world....
Ally Marshall isn't just a wolf shifter - she's a Seer. But a girl doesn't exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind....
The war between the Redwood Pack and the Centrals is one of wolf legend. Gina Eaton lost both of her parents when a member of their Pack betrayed them....
Taryn Warner is a wolf shifter with extraordinary healing skills - and serious problems. First, her father is determined that she mate for life with a wolf shifter named Roscoe....
Kidnapped then released deep in the woods, Brandi is on a harrowing run for her life, hunted by beasts straight out of a horror movie....
Neat freak lab tech Lily Banner lives her life as any ordinary human. She's dedicated to her work and loves to hang out with her friends at Dante's Circle, their local bar....
Former SEAL Jaxson River would give his life for his brothers and his pack, but if he doesn't claim a mate soon, he'll be forced to step down as their alpha. There's only one problem....
An all wolf-shifter police force has been the only thing between humans and an unknown evil for centuries, but the pack is in danger of dying if they don't find their promised mates soon....
The first day of Mia's new life in Grayslake, Georgia, is not going as planned. The house her grandfather left her looks ready to crumble....
She's a sexy gamer in danger. He's a bodyguard with a secret. Ex-Army Texas boy Owen Harding fears only one thing: his inner beast. A year in Agent Smith's experimental cages has changed his wolf….
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 may have other ideas.
Willow Delton is a skinny bakery owner - the type most woman love to hate. Being without family, she finds herself alone to the Greek god with green eyes who saunters into her bakery every morning. Her desire to follow him, to be with him, overrides every rational sense she possessed.
Jasper and Willow are drawn together, despite every nuisance that works against them. But evil beyond even Jasper's supernatural compensation will make war against him, by going after the only thing in his eternal life he desires - Willow. Is Willow's heart enough to overcome Jasper's soul to save her life? A fight he cannot win, but to save her life - he must.
A full length novel.
You can find the print version of this novel in Redwood Pack Vol. 1.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
It was time well-spent. The time went by fast and I looked forward to listening to this book.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
This one didn't quite come together as well as I wanted it to. Although I enjoyed it more than book 1, I still felt that Willow believed all the werewolf stuff a little too easily, and neither she nor Jasper became someone I could connect fully with as characters. <br/>
What about Gregory Salinas’s performance did you like?
Gregory Salinas is a great narrator. Even with a deep voice, he manages the female POVs well. I enjoy listening to him.
Do you think A Taste for a Mate needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
I am intrigued with the direction this series is going. The impending war and the danger it has obviously brought to this pack's doorstep is interesting, and I want to know what happens.
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Jasper and Willow's story is intense and makes you a fan of the Redwood Pack. You have to wonder if Jasper will ever really learn not to speak his mind out loud when he is thinking. The Central Pack is causing major trouble for the Redwood Pack. The narration was excellent I enjoyed this book and highly recommend.
Interesting story but can't deal with the narrator. The story line is strong enough that I tried the second book in the series after barely making it thru the first. But unfortunately I won't continue the series. The female voices are so bad it turns the humor between the mates into a parody.
I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am now addicted and will have to listen to them all. I have listened to dual narration and I like it but Gregory Salinas does a great job and I don't even think about it when he is reading me the story. I am loving the Redwood pack and all the different things that each member brings to the stories. Can't wait to hear all the family get their turn.
I really love Carrie's writing. I've read the entire Dante Circle and Montgomery Ink series, and I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into another series of hers. Well, this book did not disappoint! It was really everything that I hoped it would be, I can't wait to see where she takes the Redwood packs story!
What made the experience of listening to A Taste for a Mate the most enjoyable?
I am a huge Carrie Ann Ryan fan, so I would enjoy all of her books regardless. However, the combination of Carrie Ann Ryan's vivid imagination and Gregory Salinas voice is genius. Salinas manages to put different intonation and inflection when reading different characters which goes in line with what most readers do when reading a book themselves. It keeps the story fresh and the listener engaged throughout the entire book.
Which scene was your favorite?
“The Jamenson brothers stood in front of her and Willow didn't know what alter his parents had prayed to but they'd all been blessed in good looks and build.” <br/>I don't have a specific favorite scene, but I did have several chuckle out loud moments. This particular lines is one of my favorite in the book. It shows just the tip of the sense of humor that I've vome to expect in all of Ryan's books.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
WARNING SPOILER AHEAD<br/><br/>As a very avid reader, at times I feel that I may have become jaded in the romance department. However, Willow finding out she was pregnant and Jasper's reaction to the news made even my sometimes jaded heart melt. It's the kind of moment all women want to have when telling the father of their child that they are expecting and Carrie Ann Ryan captured it perfectly.
What did you love best about A Taste for a Mate?
The story line
What other book might you compare A Taste for a Mate to and why?
An Alpha's Path. Two men having to fight for the mates they want and two women with issues of mating and turning.
Which scene was your favorite?
When Jasper Jamenson has to rescue Willow.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No. Took my 1 1/2 days.
Jasper is the Beta of the Redwoods. Willow is a sweet baker that makes sweet treats. She knows nothing of the shifter world and he knows she's his mate. So how do you convince a human she's meant to be yours? Ask her out. Only before the date can happen Willow is taken and decisions have to be made. This book is sometimes graphic and often sweet. It is a story about making the best of a situation in less than ideal circumstances. You can't go wrong with Carrie Ann Ryan and Gregory Salinas does a good job bringing life to the world she has created.
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 Redwoods will face a new enemy.
If you're looking for a werepack to keep you warm at night, this will be it!
willow, was just a baker and when Jasper asked her out she did not know just how her life will change. forced mating, a demon and a war. plus needing to make sure her mate really wanted her. this story just had no dull points.