Two of the authors in this book is what pulled me in. I love reading Ms. Singh and authors Ilona Andrews.
In Ms. Singh's story, Secrets at Midnight, Bastien finds his mate. Mercy's brother is now finally going to find the one who makes his heart fill with love and create the bond he's been looking for. This story is a poignantly sad as readers learn how a sweet woman who was abandoned as a child is really not what she seems. There is always another side to the story of abandonment and this one is meant to squeeze tears out of the tenderhearted.
Ilona Andrews, Magic Steals, finally brings to readers the story of Dali and Jim. Wow, I had no idea Dali held such low self esteem. It is almost too much for me at times because I just wanted to smack her around to get her to snap out of her self pity party. What confuses me is her contradiction. She is self assured and confident in her own abilities yet she undermines and undercuts herself as a woman. It's pathetic. If it weren't for the case she's trying to solve, I think I would have skipped the story. I must admit Ilona Andrews did nail the Asian part down with the dating and boyfriend. It's pretty funny to me and I enjoyed it. I also liked the nod to Yellow Fever which I've experienced a few times in college and just bugged me.I dated a gorgeous blond guy in college. He was the most handsome man I had ever seen. He turned out to be dumb as a board. He was attracted to me because he bought into the whole mystical sexy Asian girl thing. Combined with my turning into a white tiger, he was sold. The sex was great, but eventually we had to talk. He was disappointed I wasn