I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
The most recent books in the Kate Andrews series haven't given me much reason to like Jim, the were-jaguar that used to be Kate's partner and is now the Beast Lord, but boy do I like Dali, the vegetarian, near-sighted, white tiger. She always make me laugh; to me she is a personification of "speak softly and carry a big stick".
This short story is the story of how Jim and Dali became mates and centers on Dali's magic, not Jim's, which is what makes the story so great. Unfortunately the ending is trite, which diminishes the overall story somewhat, but not enough to ruin it; more like just dinged it a bit.
Definitely catnip for the fans of Kate's world.