Book Reviews

Wild Magic (The Triad of Magic 4) by Macy Blake

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 10-December-2019

Book Blurb

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.

First edition published under author's pseudonym, Poppy Dennison, by Dreamspinner Press, September 2013.

Book Review

I fell in love with mountain lions when I was a young girl. In my mind they were the epitome of beauty, grace, strength, and savagery. We would go up into the mountains of North Carolina to camp and sometimes we would hear their screams. It never scared me, it just made me be even more in awe of these wild creatures. So when I knew the latest book in a favorite series of mine 'The Triad of Magic' by Macy Blake included a mountain lion, I was jumping all over waiting for it. I was definitely not disappointed.

I honestly couldn't begin to understand how I might react if, like Joseph, I came across two young boys hovering over a dying mountain lion which then shifts into a young woman I used to know. Personally, I thought Joseph handled it pretty darn well. Krista begs him to protect her boys and get them to her older brother, Dominick. Joseph and Dominick used to be the best of friends until high school when Dominick told him they couldn't be friends anymore, which hurt Joseph as he'd been very attracted to Dominick. So, Joseph takes Avery and Blake back to his home and tracks down Dominick. Seeing Dom again and verifying that shifters are real and that was why Dom abandoned their friendship spins Joseph on his axel.

Dom works for the US Marshall service, and he is stunned when he gets the call from Joseph and rushes to his house to get some answers and his nephews. Dom is shocked to see Joseph after fifteen years. Dom had to end their friendship, it was getting too difficult to hide what he was, especially since he was attracted to Joseph also. But Dom is in for more shocks when he travels to the mountain lion compound and discovers everyone dead, a strange sulfur smell, and the scent of wolves over that. Now Dom has got to figure out what is going on when there is no pack left and he has to be a parent to two young boys, which Dom is pretty clueless about. Not to mention he got transferred to the local Marshall's office and now has witnesses to track down, too.

There was a lot of excitement in this story. It subtly wove together parts of the stories from the first three installments and did it in a way that was seamless and kept the flow of this plot line running. Dom had to let go of some issues and learn to trust, and part of that was to meet with Alpha Gray and get answers about the wolves, the mages, and his own mountain lion pack. Plus, when Dom and Joseph go to meet Gray and his mate, Simon, they find Riley, the mountain lion alpha's son, who is now alpha and has been conversing telepathically with Avery and Blake. Boy, things just got more confusing, particularly after Gray, Simon, and Dominick lay all of their cards on the table.

I adored this fourth installment. I fell in love with Dominick, Joseph, and the boys. It was wonderful to reconnect with characters from the other books and to watch the story come together. I can not begin to thank Macy Blake enough for having written this fourth book. I was so sure there would only be three, so this story was a blessing! I can't recommend this series enough. It's fantastic!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 124 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 10-December-2019
Price $3.99 ebook
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