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 goin ...more
Sorry. But Jim and Dali are such a cute couple and I've wanted to read their story for so long.
So Jim is Curran's BFF, head of the Cat Clan, and the Pack's enforcer (<--in this one), which makes him 100% badass.
And Dali is a white tiger with a special magical skill set that makes her 100%...
Well, ok. She's not exactly a badass.
Especially by Cat Clan standards.
First, she's a vegetarian. --> gets q ...more
My other reviews for this series:
A Questionable Client (Kate Daniels, #0.5)
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)
Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)
Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)
Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels, #3.5)
Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)
Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels, #4.5)
Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)
Magic Tests (Kate Daniels, #5.3)
Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels, #5.4)
Dali is in lov ...more
The book deals with three topics:
1. How Dali perceives herself. Dali has a low self-esteem. She thinks she is not pretty enough, not woman enough, not strong enough. Just not enough for someone like Jim. Jim will help her understand what a unique, beautiful shifter woman she is.
2. How the relationship between Dali and Jim proceeds. Until now they still have not made love, they have not talked about commitment and mating. Jim wants more. Dali is af ...more
Dali had a crush on Jim for many years but she never thought herself worthy of landing him and then keeping him. She used to dream about him all the time...
Dali is such a sweetheart and her magic abilities are out of this world.
I was really curious about Jim, Kate always admired his physic but she seemed kind of scared of him, even aft ...more
In this novella the two of them are trying to label their relationship. She thinks he's perfect and is madly in love, but she can't see him loving her back. Normally I hate the cute girl who doesn't see it trope. I mean if a few guys are lusting after you, there's probably a reason for it.
But with Dali it's more understandable from the shapeshifter perspective. She has to wear thick glasses, gets sick at the sight of blood, is a vegetarian a ...more
2nd read - July 2015
3rd read - July 2016
4th read - March 2018
5th read - July 2018
6th read - August 2019
As a fan of the Kate Daniels series I have been rooting for Dali and Jim ever since I read their first novella Magic Dreams so I was excited to see more of them as a couple. This story fits into the timeline during events in Magic Rises while Kate and Curran are off in Europe leaving Jim in charge of the Pack while they're gone.
Dali is such a brilliant character, not onl ...more
This short story was my introduction to the Kate Daniels series, which meant that I had absolutely no preconceptions about Dali Harimau and Jim Shrapshire. Written in Dali's POV, Magic Steals is about their possible romantic relationship.
Dali is a distinctive, quirky character. She embodies the wish fulfillment of every introverted female with average physical traits because Dali's inner self manifests itself as a 700+ pound white tiger ...more
I enjoyed this novella even more than Magic Dreams. Dali and Jim are now oficially one of my favourite couples in this series. There's lots of magic, weird creatures, mystery, investigation, creepy zombies and some romance time.
Recommended for all fans of Kate Daniels series!
“What's the deal with you?" Jim asked.
"I have three sisters," Jim reminded me. "I know what nothing mea ...more
As for this one, it made me like Dali a little more. I always laugh with the Andrews and their characters. I like their humor. And I appreciate the amount of beating their heroes can handle.
Seriously, even half-blind, vegetarian Dali can take a beating, get up and help kick some arse.
I love how we always see another side to the badass Jim Shrapshire when he’s around Dali Harimau. Jim is always so broody, so intent on protecting the Pack, that it’s easy to forget that he has a softer side too, and Dali definitely brings out his soft side ;-)
And I just love tigress Dali, who is a vegetarian, almost blind and hell on wheels :-D She is adorable, and with this book we got to see her work her magic, which was just fantastic.
I love the romance between Dali and Jim, they are so s...more
Definitely noticing, though, that if it isn't a Kate-centric, or Julie-centric ...more
So when I finished my final book for the NEWTs last night, I realised that if I read one more book, I would have read 300 books in the first 8 months of the year. So, like, obviously I was going to read one more book. And this one, being a novella, was perfect.
This is also a fantastic mix of the mystery/violent ick that one would expect from the Kate Daniels series while also letting us ...more
"I have three sisters," Jim reminded me. "I know what nothing means."
Can we just take a moment and appreciate how Dali & Jim are perfect together? They are my all time favorite couple and I could read their short stories over and over again!
If you want to dream about true love (in case you didn't find your soulmate yet), read it.
If not, read it anyway.
Note: It's not a romance book, there is a lot of action. It is just me who is focusing on irr ...more
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 ...more
2017: I absolutely adored it the first time around and it got even better, knowing what I know about the series and where Jim and Dali end up. I really hope that the authors will do a full length novel about this couple someday - they are awesome!
This was so cute! I really like them as a couple, not that much individually though lol
I wore tiny black panties and a tomato red satin garter belt with black lace-up inserts. The price sticker had described the color as scarlet, but really it was tomato red. The garter belt held up black fishnet stockings. A matching bra did its best to push up my small boobs. It didn’t have much t...more
“My mother stared at the ceiling. “Did you hear that?”
“Hear what?” I asked, my eyes wide. I would kill Jim. He could sit completely motionless for hours when on stakeouts. I’d seen him do it. He had to be dropping things on purpose. Thud!
“That!” My mother turned predatory like ...more
But what I most loved was the different look at Jim Shrapshire, the Pack's feared Head of Security. The Jim we've always seen is mysterious, grim and just freaking scary. I absolutely loved seeing how different he was with Dali ...more
Please don't read this if you are not up to date with the Kate Daniels series. I have read up to "Magic Binds" which is ninth in t ...more
** Originally read in Night Shift **
We are taken back into the Kate Daniels world with Jim and Dali. This is in Dali's POV. If you have not read Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels #4.5) you might be a little lost on the relationship between these two, since they hook up in Magic Dreams.
We get to see Jim and Dali dating and Dali’s fears that she is not powerful, aggressive or sexy enough of a women shifter to be an equal to Jim. Jim shows Dali that she is everything he needs and that them becoming ma ...more
I’ve skipped most of the novellas (Aside: I read A Questionable Client, but it was part of a collection, so I didn’t review it but it was pretty good and worth it for the very ending for sure) because I couldn’t get them freely (I’ll no doubt buy them on some future reread, but I’m trying to be careful with my money rn). My library had this one, so hell yes I read it. We leave Kate behind for a shippy little novella starring Demi.
Demi’s adorable. She’s a weretiger with magical powers an ...more