Audiobook Review: Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #1) by Annette Marie (Narrator: Cris Dukehart)

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Three Mages and a Margarita Book Cover Three Mages and a Margarita
The Guild Codex: Spellbound #1
Annette Marie (Narrator: Cris Dukehart)
Urban Fantasy
Tantor Audio
October 16th 2018
Audiobook
7 hours and 14 minutes
Bought

 

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 a guild. 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.

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Note: The three mages are definitely sexy, but this series isn't a reverse harem. It's 100% fun, sassy, fast-paced urban fantasy.

Tori has no problem getting herself into trouble in every book in the Guild Codex series, but each one is a complete adventure—no cliffhanger endings.

 

Three Mages and a Margarita is book one in The Guild Codex: Spellbound by Annetta Marie.

This is my first taste of Author Annetta Marie. I’ve had my eye on her work since she first came on the scene. Her covers are very eye-catching and make want to take a second look.

Three Mages and a Margarita was a very entertaining and amusing listen.

Tori is our lead. She’s a twenty-one-year-old heroine who’s currently sleeping on her brothers couch while attending college and working in the serving industry. Tori doesn’t have the best of luck on keeping a job and soon she’s looking for something new. Magically she finds herself at an unusual bar and the tale that unfolds is hilarious, snarky, sweet, and fun.

We are soon introduced to three mages who are all friends/roommates and work together to collect bounties. Tori’s interaction with each one is unique and each guy plays a role in her life as a friend. There might be a possible love interest, but that’s not here nor there.

The story-line is fast-paced and enchanting. The world-building is nice. The secondary characters are all unique, interesting, and fun.

Three Mages and a Margarita unfolds nicely and is a great start to the series. I can’t wait to continue on. If your looking for an enjoyable urban fantasy to listen too then this is definitely one to check out.

Narration: Cris Dukehart is a new to me narrator. She did a fantastic job with Tori and the rest of the gang. Things moved along at a nice pace, emotions where captured, and the snark came off as fun and appealing.

Rated: 4 Stars

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Anne - Books of My Heart
June 8, 2020 10:03 am

Oh I’m glad you got to listen to this series and enjoyed it! I have been loving it on audio. I started it from the library and have continued with reviewing new releases. I have heard and loved Cris Dukehart on many series.
 
 

Tanya @Rantings of a Reading Addict

I really like this series and this narrator. It’s a fun story and I love the characters. I’m glad you’re enjoying them!

Melliane
June 8, 2020 4:33 am

Oh yes I really enjoy this series

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