Title: Body Magic
Series: Triad book #2
Author: Poppy Dennison
Narrator: Robert G Davis
Genre: Paranormal/Shifter Romance
Length: 6 hours 29 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (02-06-14)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Sequel to Mind Magic
A pack is only as strong as its weakest member. Rocky Harris knows how the system works. He’s been on the bottom rung his whole life. But when his alpha consigns him to the High Moon Pack to help them improve security, he finds his beliefs not just challenged but also outright assaulted.
Cade Montgomery’s confidence took a hit when the pack’s cubs were kidnapped on his watch. He’s prepared to do anything to protect his family, even if it means working with Rocky. Maybe Cade doesn’t trust Rocky, but with the turmoil surrounding pack Alpha Gray’s unpopular decision to break tradition and mate with a mage named Simon, Cade knows more threats are coming.
Then someone declares war on shifters and puts the entire pack in danger. Cade and Rocky will need each other’s strengths to survive the impending battle—and the power of their growing attraction.
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Review: Cade Montgomery is strong, fierce and loyal to his best friend Gray, alpha of their pack. The big man is still angry with himself for the kidnapping of the cubs while he was supposed to be guarding them. Now they have an IT specialist on loan from another pack to help beef up their security and Cade hasn’t trusted the wolf much from the start. The two have butted heads, but there is something about the lithe, smaller wolf that captures Cade’s attention.
Rocky Harris is an Omega and a spy. His pack alpha sent him to High Moon Pack under the guise of helping them with their systems and security so that he could gain knowledge for a possible takeover. Rocky’s pack still believes in the vastly outdated ways of not mixing magics or species and believes Gray’s mating with Simon should not be tolerated. Rocky struggles with the love and acceptance he sees and feels with Cade and this pack, but his mind is muddled with what he’s been taught and told his entire life. Well that, and his attraction to the seemingly dominate wolf Cade, who is actually quite submissive to Rocky’s intentions.
All the while Cade and Rocky dance around each other, Simon is still learning to deal with his newfound family and powers with the impending visit from the Council looming over them as well. Simon is fearful that the Council will reject his, Gray’s mating, and he’ll lose the man he loves, and a wolf pack he has grown to love. Rocky is growing roots within the pack as well, but an Omega is sensitive to his own Alpha’s commands, and his alpha wants to take over this pack. Will Rocky stand fast behind the archaic beliefs of his own pack? Or will he open himself to the possibility of a life here with Cade, open and accepting even if he is an Omega?
The author and the narrator kept the steady and intense flow going from book one over into book two. These stories flow so well and even though the world is rooted in the paranormal, there is a reality to the mix matched family of Wolves, Mages and Vampires that adds a personality to the stories that really interests me. I love the ever-evolving relationship between Simon and Gray and that they remain the foundation of the books even when they aren’t the main focus. Simon and Rocky both struggle a lot in this particular installment and show a lot of personal growth. As I said in my review for Mind Magic, this really is a must read series for fans of the paranormal and shifter stories.
** I received a copy of this audio book from Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review through MM Good Book Reviews **