Body Magic by Poppy Dennison

Body MagicBody Magic by Poppy Dennison
Reviewer:  Tj
Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press
Novel:  62,781 Words
Purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Roses:  4

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 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.


This is the second in the Triad series.  I really enjoyed the first book.  This book was to be about Cade and Rocky but the focus is pretty split.  This draws a bit from the story.  It was like there were 3 major stories going on.  There was Simon and Gray with their relationship still, the continued unknown threat, and then the Cade and Rocky relationship.  These are left with some issues by the end.  Cade and Rocky are kind of together, looks like Simon and Gray may have council issues still, and the threat is more known now but barely.

I thought the writing was really good.  The transition in view points and scenes were well crafted so that I didn’t get confused.  The characters were as captivating as the last book, we some additions that could get interesting.  I love the new character Riley he seems like a very good addition to the group.

Really the biggest detraction to the book was the amount that was going on.  I am not disappointed by the book or author because of this but it did make the book feel shorter than it was and split my concentration on the various plot points.  I think as this is a series this can be fine as long as the reader isn’t left hanging too long.  Some will think this is a big negative as the book’s blurb makes the story seem more about Cade and Rocky that it really is.  For me the book is more of a continuation of a longer story than an individual book, like serial fiction.

Overall I believe this book is well written enough to carry off the split of the focus.  I really enjoyed it a look forward to reading the next in the series.


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Posted on Thursday, January 16th, 2014, in Book Review, Fantasy, Four Roses, M/M Romance, Novel: 150 pages and above, TJ and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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