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Body Magic (Triad #2)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  782 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Sequel to Mind Magic
Triad: Book Two

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 c
ebook, 206 pages
Published September 10th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press (first published September 1st 2012)
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Written February 26, 2015

3 Stars - A good second installment to a nice PNR series

Book #2

I enjoyed listening to the first book in this 'Triad' shifter-series (not standalone's). Once again is it narrated by Robert G. Davis (6:30 hrs).



The second book about the wolf shifters in the High Moon Pack continue where we left the mage Simon Osborne and his new mate, the pack-alpha Gray Townsend, in the first book (#1 - Mind Magic (3 stars))
Cole Riann
Re-read on 4.30.13 - Review stands. I'm re-read in preparation for the third book!

Review posted at The Armchair Reader.

**Beware! Some spoilers for those who haven't read the first book**

Earlier this year I picked up a book on a whim by an author I'd never read before. I ended up absolutely charmed by the book that just seemed to have something special that made it rise above its few flaws. In looking at it, it was hard to pinpoint exactly what made it special. Though there are elements unique to
You need to read the first book in the series (Mind Magic) before this one or you'll be disappointed. Body Magic picks up right where Mind Magic finishes. According to the blurb this book is about Cade and Rocky but in fact Simon and Gray from book 1 get more page time. The High Moon Pack is just starting to accept its Alpha (Gray) being mated to a Mage (Simon). Representatives of the Were Council arrive to judge the mating but an Alpha from another pack (Malone) has a spy in place to prevent th ...more
3.0 Stars

Rocky Harris is the omega of his pack. While on assignment to the High Moon Pack to upgrade their security system, Rocky’s alpha tasks him with infiltrating the pack, befriending the Alpha, and gaining insider information which will be used to take over the pack. Cade Montgomery is in charge of security. His confidence took a hit when the were cubs were kidnapped on his watch. Despite the fact that he doesn’t trust Rocky, he is willing to work with him for the sake of protecting the pac
This book had a few qualities I love finding in m/m romances—a romantic lead that's not cookie-cutter white (not one of the main couple, but still a main character), a mixing up the standard sex roles (letting the little guy top), etc. And I honestly found the writing less stiff and off-putting than in book one, though I still think names were used too often in dialogue. So, for the right reader this will probably be a real winner.

However, despite involving werewolves, mages and vampires it stil
I only just now read some of the other reviews for this book and it's interesting how different my experience with this book was from some other reviewers'.

I felt like Simon and Gray's story wasn't finished at the end of the first book, so seeing in the blurb for this one that it was about a new couple actually disappointed me. Especially seeing that it was about Rocky. I felt so guilty at the end of the first book because I'd not been able to like him, and seeing that book 2 was about him I fe
Second books in a series can sometimes be a letdown not much happens, you get introduced to new main characters and the rest of the cast you grew to love from the first book have a very small part or no part at all in the second book. A lot of times in a series each book can be a standalone and I often wonder what makes them a series? My idea of a series is a story that is a continuation with all the characters playing a role and yes new ones added.

I really loved the first book in this series I
Dee Wy
4.5 stars - I am so loving this series. The entire pack is involved in this one and all the action kept me glued to the story. I'm late to the party in reading this but now I can read them all in a row. On to the next book.
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"Cade scivolò un po’ più vicino a lui, appoggiando la fronte contro la sua. “So cosa vuol dire essere diversi. Magari siamo solo abbastanza diversi da andare bene l’uno per l’altro?”"

"Mind Magic" è stato tra i migliori m/m paranormali che abbia letto e perciò ho iniziato "Body Magic" con aspettative che fortunatamente non sono state deluse! *ç* questo secondo libro inizia dove il primo finiva, cioè la mattina dopo la grande battaglia che ha portato molti cambiamenti imprevisti per tutti i person
Hc Lynn
Something about reading about Rocky made me hesitant about second of the series. So after dragging my feet for a few hours I tentatively started reading. At first I was thinking, ok so my pause may have been warranted.

I actually enjoyed this almost as much as the first one. It's actually not JUST about Rocky, it's about the mate development, pack relations a bit, and a skate around of Cade and Rocky's attraction. Which, btw took me by surprise when they finally DO something, although looking bac
This was an interesting one for me, because while this is purported as Cade and Rocky’s book there’s equal or in fact more time given to our original couple of Simon and Gray. This story literally continues right where the first one ended. I don’t know that I would call it bad or good per se, but it is a little different. Still I enjoyed the read and the world created here.

Cade Montgomery may not technically be the pack’s beta, but he still takes the protection of the pack incredibly seriously.
Sep 24, 2013 Phaney rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I like this series. While the writing may suffer from editing or stylistic issues, it tells an interesting story with likeable, believable characters.
This second volume continues the story surrounding Simon and Gray. While there is a secondary romance as well, it runs parallel to Simon and Gray’s and never really overtakes the main focus.

I do think the timeline got a little messed up.
In the first book, unless I missed a major skip, only about two weeks of plot happened (and that includes the fas
This second installment held my interest just as much as the first story did. Because I really loved Simon and Gray as a couple, I was happy that this book followed up on their mating and the ripples that their unexpected union caused in the shifter community. Simon was still in training with his grandfather Cormac, and was about to come into his full magical powers on his 25th birthday. He was also trying to adjust to pack life as well as being a step-father to Gray's son Garon (who was just ad ...more
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Book two in Poppy Dennison's series 'Triad', began following the end of book one. I like that in a series because it's seamless and the plot and story are picked back up immediately. I was so excited to read this story because I love paranormals and shifters and I had a feeling the author would be able to keep the excitement going. Best of all, the storyline from book one continued here, also. I don't mean that you got references to those characters (Gray, Simon, Garon, Cormac), but, instead the ...more
I struggle on how to rate this book. For overall enjoyment of the story, it is a 4 star, yet I can not give it that score. The back cover makes you think that it is about Cade and Rocky, but it is really more focused on Simmon and Gray. And the fact that I feel like I was sold something I did not get makes me want to rate it a 2 star. Honestly, I feel a bit peeved. We really don't see Cade and Rocky's romance start until 51% and then it is just one sex scene and one fight. By the end you don't e ...more
This is book two in Dennison’s Triad series. I liked the first book a lot, but this one was bit disappointing.

On the one hand, I’m glad Dennison did a follow up with Simon and Gray because book one, Mind Magic, left such an open ending and unanswered questions. Body Magic pretty much starts where book one left off. I was fine with that. At first.

The plot blurb to this book is not at all accurate. This book is maybe 30% Rocky and Cade, and 70% Simon and Gray and I think that should’ve been made
Rating 3.5 to 4

Body Magic picks up where Mind Magic ended. Simon and Gray are mated but have yet to announce their mating to the pack (although word travels fast). Unfortunately, there is still trouble ahead for the young mage and alpha wolf. Threats from within, political machinations as well as some very scary unknown bad guy actions keep the plot interesting and fast paced.

I wish there had been more romance between Cade and Rocky. The blurb leads you to believe this book is mainly about them
3.5 Stars

Psst. When I said I wanted to see Simon and his mind magic in this one, I didn't mean for the whole damn book to be about him! Oh and I think the timing was off, unless this took place a week or two later than the last book ended. Simon says he was staying at the compound for a couple of weeks and has only known Gray for almost a month. REALLY?! Where did all that time go?

To be honest, we didn't learn much more and poor Cade and Rocky got pushed to the back burner. They were barely even
CriCra CriCra
Devo dire che questa serie mi sta piacendo... Si si :D il rapporto tra Gray e Simon si consoliderà ancora di più e nuovi legami inizieranno a formarsi. Mi ricorda un po' la modalità passionale che c'è nella serie di Mary Calmes - Scelta del Cuore, con gli splendidi Jin e Logan.
I wanna read the third book, right NOW !
4.25 stars

I had to rate this one higher than the first, especially since author didn't leave Simon and Gray dangling in the wind, but continued their story. She also started the new romance between Cade and Rocky and didn't make them fall madly in love in the middle of that madness. She just opened the possibility for something more to grow between them. I'm hoping that Cormac saving Liam means that "grandpa" vampire will and Grey's Beta will be in the next book to complete the Triad. All in al
Jessie Potts
I enjoyed this second book but it was mostly still about Simon and Gray rather than Rocky and Cade. I also wish that the author would have gone into more detail as to what an Omega wolf is. Aunt Maggie says it's a 'wolf who needs more training' but then Cade could tell Rocky was an Omega by the submissive tilt of his chin... We also have no idea just how bad Rocky was treated in his old pack and what that had to do with being an Omega.

All in all cute, but definitely needed some more back story t
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4.5 star review by Vicki

Yes! This is how you write a shifter book!

I was concerned just a little bit when I read the blurb for this one, I really wanted to see how Simon and Gray’s story continued, but they aren’t mentioned much. I was hoping we’d see more of them and not just have this book focused on Cade and Rocky. I am happy to say it’s about half and half.

Rocky is an interesting character, in some ways I didn’t care for him, he’s been sent by his asshole alpha to gather info on the High Mo
M.L. Pond
Review published on Reading Speculative Queer Romance.

Body Magic is the second book in Poppy Dennison's Triad trilogy. The story follows two couples. Cade and Rocky are introduced at the new romance for this novel, but a lot of time is also spent focusing on the established couple, Gray and Simon.

Cade is from the High Moon Pack, the pack that we grew to know and love from the first novel, Mind Magic. Rocky, whom we also know from the first novel, has been brought in as a security expert from an
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Ignore the blurb. Who writes those things?

Caution, probable spoilers, but not enough to ruin the reading!

This is a continuation of Mind Magic, of course. But, unlike other series, this isn't a completely different story with a few related characters. I enjoyed that.

Nothing was really settled at the end of Mind Magic, Gray mating a Mage, no matter how wonderful Simon is will cause problems. This book continues with the pack, Gray & Simon mating, Cormac the vampire and the weird magic drain
2.5 stars I gave this series another chance, but yet again it ended abruptly, and yet again there was no explanation or resolution of the big-bad at all.

I appreciate following up with our former MC's, but just as much (if not more) time was spent focusing on Simon and Grey in this book. Not all that much happened with Cade and Rocky. When they finally fucked it was great, and their fight was good and necessary drama, but then... happily ever after. It felt very clumsy. We didn't get to know Cade
Kristy Maitz
OMG are Code and Rocky hot couple or what? They are great together from my point of view.

Even though Poppy Dennison wrote them in combination with first couple Simon and Gray and continued story plot from first book the whole is just awesome.

Its shown that Poppy Dennison really knows how to write because its a skill to write 2 couples in story and get such a harmony out of it.

Really great writing. I love the story plots progress and I really hope that we will get new book out soon.
3.5 stars

This story is a filler between #1 and #3 with some but not a huge amount of progress made in revealing why the people of the 'Others' society are under attack.

Read the reviews by by MandyM and Cole Riann for excellent synopsis; there's really nothing I can add to that.

The reason I didn't rate it higher is simply due to my own personal take on Rocky....he's kind of a dick and not very likeable (at least so far).
T.M. Smith
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 pac
Feb 24, 2013 Joyce rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Joyce by: Carey
Loved it!! Has all the things I love in a story. Family issues, power plays, violence, romance, new characters that added to the main storyline.. and of course my wolves!!! Excellent second book and looking forward to more.. Thanks Carey!!
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