Title: Wild Magic
Series: Triad book #4
Author: Poppy Dennison
Narrator: Robert G Davis
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 3 hours and 24 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (03-25-14)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Triad: Book 4
Joseph Anderson was heartbroken when his childhood best friend Dominick Levent moved away. Years later, Joseph is a successful real estate broker with good friends, an easy smile, and a stunning house. When he finds a dying mountain lion who miraculously shifts into Dominick’s sister, Joseph must find Dominick and reunite him with the two young sons she left behind.
When mountain lion shifter Dominick gets a call telling him his sister is dead, he rushes home to protect his nephews and avenge his sister. Seeing Joseph brings back the feelings Dominick tried to bury and he dares to hope Joseph’s newfound knowledge of shifters means they can finally be together.
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Review: Joey and Nicki grew up together, child hood friends who lost each other because of a secret. All grown up, Joseph is a successful real estate agent and Dominick works as a US Marshall. Joey still lives in the same small town, as does Nicki’s sister and two small nephews, though Dominick hasn’t had much contact with them either since he moved away. When Joseph stumbles upon Dominick’s sister just before her death, he winds up temporary caregiver of her two small children, promising to get them to Dominick and keep them safe.
Dominick drops everything to rush home when he gets Joseph’s call. Devastated by the death of his sister, overwhelmed with the new responsibilities of being a father to his young nephews, and hopeful that now that Joseph knows his secret, the secret that drove him away, they can finally be together. A visit to the place where his sister died and her packs compound yield more questions than answers and soon, Dominick finds himself in the company of the wolf pack that are caring for his nephew’s new alpha.
Throughout the story, Dominick and Joseph struggle with their long buried feelings for one another. Although they display those feelings with small gestures and not so subtle stares, they don’t actually act on it until close to the end of the book. It was nice to see where things are going to go with Riley and the other survivors of his mountain lion pack, but I don’t think this book should have been titled as ‘Triad book #4’. It didn’t have the same feel as the first three books or the same flow with the writing or the characters. When I listened to the first three books in the Triad series, they all flowed seamlessly as one long book split into three parts.
And even though it’s the same narrator, Robert G Davis, he sounded different in this book as well. Overall, the plot and the narration seemed underwhelming to me in comparison to the previous books in this series. I think perhaps I had expectations going into this book that were developed with the previous books, and though this was an enjoyable read that cleared up some unanswered questions, I thought it could have been better.
** I received a copy of this audio book from Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review through MM Good Book Reviews **