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A Taste for a Mate

Narrated by: Gregory Salinas
Series: Redwood Pack, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
3.8 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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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 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.

©2012 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2014 Carrie Ann Ryan

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Struggled to listen to😔

Whilst I am sure the story is fine, and I may well try and read it at a later date, I really struggled to listen to this narration. Gregory is a very articulate and smooth reader, however I found it to be very slow and nearly gave up, until I discovered I could increase the speed. I continued for another 2 chapters but finally threw in towel and could not finish. Characters sounded like robots and had no personality. Sorry

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  • Krista
  • 24-05-2016

Not quite there

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.

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-08-2019

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I struggled to finish this book. I had a difficult time following the story because the narrator sucked.

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  • Micahsmimi
  • 27-02-2019

New to this author

Wow! That had twists and turns! Despite some of it being predictable, there was enough that was not. I enjoyed this author and am looking forward to the. Next book in the redwood series

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  • Faith
  • 30-08-2018

loved it!

Loved this story! I cant wait to read the next one. I have to know the rest of the story.. Carrie Ann Ryan is a amazing author I love her books!

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  • ValentineG
  • 11-06-2018

Slow start= great story

I am a huge fan of paranormal stories, and have loved most of Carrie Ann Ryan’s books. This book however, almost lost me as a reader (just for this book). It started off slow, and an the prologue created some confusion. Once you get oriented with where the story begins and see how the prologue fits into the rest of the story it draws you in. I became so involved in the story that I finished the last 22 chapters in one day. Overall good story and very interesting characters.

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  • Pamela Hayes
  • 02-06-2018

Loved

What a great read, & listen. This is book 1 of a great series. Jasper and Willow are meant to be. Narration was wonderful .

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  • Jodie bivins
  • 21-05-2017

Book 2 of the Redwood Pack will keep you on your toes.

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.

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  • Evelyn
  • 09-05-2017

Narrator makes or breaks an audio

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.

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  • Dawn Stewart
  • 13-01-2017

I'm addicted

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.

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  • Angela C.
  • 05-01-2017

So good!

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!

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  • Jay80s
  • 31-07-2020

Expected better from Carrie Ann Ryan

I forced myself to listen to this audio book after the 1st half hour the lead female willow held no substance,she whined constantly and was so pittyful of herself she just rolled over,the male lead was boring I have the 2nd book o on my kindle I'll give it a look it can't be any worse.