Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Taste for a Mate by Carrie Ann Ryan - Review


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.

My Review:
Willow has no family, all she has is her bakery, so when the hot man of her dreams Jasper finally asks her out she’s over the moon. Only to have her life come to a full stop when she’s kidnapped by werewolves. In one fell swoop her world is changed forever and the only good constant is Jasper. Willow is a strong capable heroine, she doesn’t just roll over and take the hand fate dealt her she fights every step of the way to live the life she wants.

Jasper is a great hero, he obviously worships the ground Willow walks on, and would do anything for her but even he can make mistakes. He makes some major mistakes out of fear that set off a very dangerous chain of events.

The story is much more action packed than the first, there is an external conflict from outside the Redwood pack and they seriously bring pain and heartache to the story. I liked the way Ms. Ryan set up a lot of the lore surrounding the Pack and the way she uses the lore to propel the story forward. She sets it up beautifully for the next story to continue forward, and on that note while I think this can be read as a standalone, I myself would recommend starting at the beginning of this series and reading them all. 

This is a love story with real emotions and I highly recommend it.

5 Books

I purchased my own copy. I was not compensated for my review.

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