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Three Mages and a Margarita

The Guild Codex: Spellbound Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Summary

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.

©2018 Annette Marie (P)2018 Tantor

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An Excellent Listen

This book was a blast, plain and simple. Great story, interesting characters and some really funny moments. I've already picked up the second, and hoping its just as good as this one.

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Missing Something.... Powers

This book had great potential however I couldn't help but wish the lead character had some powers... I know this is what the author was going for... a human surviving in a non human environment but frankly it was boring. The story around how she ended up getting a job in the guild was also weak. Much better stories out there.

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Brilliant!

I love the story. I love the mc. I love the fact she kicks was and saves butts but also needs a bit of saving . Looking forward to new adventures!

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Anyone for a margarita?

I was a little unsure of this book at first; I'm not one for fantasy book, but surprisingly I really enjoyed this book.

I found the book well paced, full of explosive action, a few thrown drinks and lots of cheeky banter. The characters are fun, intriguing and make you smile. I found myself smiling and even chuckling at the exchanging banter between Eren and Tori!

If you like magic, antics and sass, then this book is for you. I will definitely be getting book 2 ^^

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Bloody Brilliant

Yes. Yes. Yes. Listen to this now.
This was my first ever Annette Marie Book. I'd somehow never heard of the author prior to this but the synopsis looked good so I took a cgace and gave it a go. I'm so freaking glad that I did! I actually listened to this audiobook in May and by April I had purchased and (listened to), not only every available book in the series, but every book Annette Marie has ever written.
That’s how good this book was.

OK, let’s get to the actual book review now that I have finished telling you, apparently, my entire life story. It’s written in first person narrative so you feel intimately connected with Tori straight away. The narrator does a fantastic job and you can tell each characters voice from another easily. It’s easy listening and damn fun. The humour is sarcastic, witty and playful and you quickly fall in love with the characters; they leave an imprint on your soul. Seriously.
This book is the first in the Guild Codex: Spellbound series. It follows Tori, a sassy, flawed but badass individual, as she attempts to navigate a hidden world of magic with the help of three handsome strangers who have secrets of their own. A genuinely enjoyable book to listen to.

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Good Read

Action, magic and a hint of romance. Well written, detailed but not a slow book so keeps you entertained throughout. I enjoyed this book very much.

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Three Mages and a Margarita

This is a funny light hearted Mage story with kidnapping, fighting fun and laughter. Great first book in the series.

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So good I finished it in one day!!!

I know the book is only 7 hours but it was impossible to put down. It gave me quite a few laughs and I am a sucker for books with strong female characters with the odds stacked against them

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  • Roz Hans
  • 18-10-18

Enjoyable and fun

Not epic but a light fun magical read. Nothing made me roll my eyes which is an accomplishment in itself, no over flowery romance or stupid dialogue, just light quirky characters with a fun story, nothing mind bending or surprised but pleasant with laughs.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-10-18

No spoilers

This is the first book I've listened/read by MS Marie and I liked it a lot and will try more of her books. This one was full of action through out, suspense and some laughs no flat spots in the book moved along nicely. I wouldn't say it was a must read but it was entertaining and I will be reading/listening the next in the series. As far as the narrator MS Dukeheart she did a fantastic job loved her voice. She brought this book to life did the voices of all the characters very well. Without hesitation i will listen to any book read by her. Highly recommend the Audible and it's a nice price too. After you read this series try M.L Ryan Corsedon series or Deborh Dunbar Imp series both very good but read this first and enjoy like I did.

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  • RedDaBEAR
  • 20-12-18

Like it was written from a playbook

Trite, simple and shallow. That is the story, the characters, the MC and well... the whole thing. I could not believe how dead linear the progression of the story was or how ridiculous the MC was. "Oh, look, I'm a super hot and hot-headed ginger who has ZERO skills or self-control but everything bad that happens to me is someone else's fault and not because of my own choices in life and OH YEAH, I have no powers but I'm constantly saving the lives of these three totally hot guys who are SO into me right now". Not even books that target adolescent boys are this trite.

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  • Pip
  • 12-11-18

Fluffy Fun for the Win

The normal pattern is that our hero is a supernatural in a human world who saves the day, this time around its a mortal who stumbles into the supernatural world and whilst not quite saving the day, does seem to use her own mortalness to help out.
It is a cute story and I'm looking forwarding to more.
#fluffyfun #mortalhero #supernaturalbar #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Mina
  • 25-01-19

Damsel in Distress with hot guys

I am not into female characters evolving only around men, the damsel in distress story is too old school for me and there are too many books now that try to force multiple love interests to one girl instead of developing her as somewhat individual character its this constant protect the female vibe. The narration was very good but the story sucked.

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  • Diana
  • 07-03-19

Young Adult or Teen level story. Basic writing

Just a straight forward story of a young woman who is mouthy and has poor judgment and has no critical thinking skills and who is focused on young men and needs to be protected and rescued by the same young men. Plain writing with few interesting descriptions, observations, or plot twists.

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  • a.nava
  • 02-11-18

LOVE LOVE LOVE

It is sooo hard now days to find a good book where the Heroin is not whinny or waiting on a guy to save here. And let me tell you this book is amazing! I loved every second of it. The MC is not one to let people push her around, nor is she one to just stand by and let the guy do all the saving. She is smart and has a lot of attitude, and a bit of a temper. But this book has you smiling and laughing and rooting for her to kick butt. She does not have "gifts" of her own so she is a human helping mages and let me tell you that she is doing a fantastic job doing it.

I am already excited to get the next one! This is a fantastic series!

Also the narrator was perfect for this series. Just the right tone for all of them and you can tell everybody apart which makes the book play like a movie in your head. I definitely recommend this one!

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  • MaGGot
  • 21-04-19

Teen Urban Fantasy

When the cosmos puts a mundane amoungst the mystics, she finds a home, a place to be, happiness. The main character has something... critical thinking ability, like Sherlock Holmes, as well as a willingness to put herself in harms way for the peeps she cares for. An excellent trait. This was a satisfying read, no over the top hot and humping...

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  • Ezra
  • 12-03-19

Medicore

I listened to it all and it was fine but I do not feel very incllined to continue the series.

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  • Jackie
  • 11-11-18

Three Mages and A Margarita

Looking forward to the next book. Laugh out loud while you clean your house funny and entertaining. I do not usually enjoy the reverse harem books, but the array of powers gathered to protect her (sometimes from herself) is wonderful. I give this book a strong B.#romance #magic #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes

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