Last updated on March 3, 2021
Three Mages and a Margarita
by Annette Marie
Series: The Guild Codex: Spellbound, Book 1
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Magic
Release Date: September 14th 2018
Purchase from: Amazon
My Rating: ★★★★★
Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig.
It went downhill the moment they asked me to do a trial shift instead of an interview—to see if I’d mesh with their “special” clientele. I think that part went great. Their customers were complete dickheads, and I was an asshole right back. That’s the definition of fitting in, right?
I expected to get thrown out on my ass. Instead, they…offered me the job?
It turns out this place isn’t a bar. It’s aguild. And the three cocky guys I drenched with a margarita during my trial? Yeah, they were mages. Either I’m exactly the kind of takes-no-shit bartender this guild needs, or there’s a good reason no one else wants to work here.
So what’s a broke girl to do? Take the job, of course—with a pay raise.
Note: The three mages are definitely sexy, but this series isn’t a reverse harem. It’s 100% fun, sassy, fast-paced urban fantasy.
Three Mages and a Margarita (TMAAM) was fabulous. I powered through in a day, desperate to know what happened next. I loved the storyline and the characters.
Tori is lots of fun, and I can certainly relate to her temper, although I’ve learned to keep mine in better check. I’m interested to learn more about her brother and the “Three Mages”. I want to know more about what Aaron is like under his arrogant exterior. I certainly want to know more about Ezra and Kai. I’m curious to know how much Justin knows about magic.
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I kept waiting for Tori to find out she had powers or was the real target of the kidnappers. I was honestly a little bummed out that neither of those things happened. But it’s cool that a human can hold her own among the mythics.
I can’t recommend TMAAM enough. If you have some extra time, buy the book and read it. It’s great.
About the Author
Annette Marie is the author of Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad) with her husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.
Author links: Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter
Disclaimer: This review is based on a complimentary eBook I received from Xpresso Book Tours. The complimentary receipt of this book has in no way affected my review or rating.