Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews [Review]

 Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews
Magic Steals (Kate Daniels #6.5) by Ilona Andrews
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: October 16, 2016

Kate Daniels
0.5. A Questionable Client
1. Magic Bites
2. Magic Burns
3. Magic Strikes
3.5. Magic Mourns
4. Magic Bleeds
4.5. Magic Dreams
Curran POV Collection
5. Magic Slays
5.3. Magic Tests
5.4. Magic Gifts
5.5. Gunmetal Magic
5.8. An Ill-Advised Rescue
6. Magic Rises
6.5. Magic StealsKindle
7. Magic Breaks
8. Magic Shifts
8.5. Magic Stars
9. Magic Binds

Ilona Andrews
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau may be a powerful healer and magic user, but she’s far from what might be called “normal”. She dislikes the violence and bloodshed that are a way of life for most of her kind, even going so far as to become a vegetarian. The last thing she wants is trouble...

Jim Shrapshire is an original, hardcore badass. A jaguar shifter, he’s been tasked with keeping Atlanta’s Cat Clan in line, which he does with swift and lethal force when necessary. His only soft spot is for the petite Dali, whose kindness he calls upon when he is injured.

When Dali is approached by a desperate woman whose grandmother has vanished, Jim is concerned enough to help investigate. But what they find may just be the end of them—an enemy whose skill in the dark arts is matched only by their willingness to kill anyone in their way...
Thoughts on Magic Steals: Oh, how I adore Jim and Dali together. They're so very different and oh, so right for one another. Plus, Jim's decision to let Dali take the lead in how their relationship progresses makes me all mushy inside. For such a big, scary dude, he's awfully sweet to his lady friend. *draws glittery hearts around them*

This time around, Jim tags along when Dali goes looking for a missing woman and he gets to see a side of Dali he's never seen. Her ability to counteract evil is pretty impressive and Jim's acceptance of that side of her cemented my adoration of them as a couple. Not to mention, Dali's fears about not being a strong enough mate for someone like Jim were given a perfectly thought out answer by the big, silent cat.

Loved, loved, loved Jim's approach to outing them as a couple to Dali's family. It probably wasn't quite as amusing for Dali, but I got a giggle out of it. As for Dali's fears about her quirks interfering in fights, the lady did what she needed to do and she was pretty kickass when the chips were down.

Not going to lie, I could go for more novellas starring these two. They work for me on quite a few levels.

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