jeudi 13 juin 2019

Three Mages and a Margarita ( The Guild Codex :Spellbound 1) by Annette Marie

hello to all,

                    Not long ago my friend Carien recommended me a series ( THANK YOU) she just had discovered but the title had me hesitating, not for long as the blurb destroyed my fears. Since i got the opportunity to try it i jumped on the opportunity and i just regret not having jumped on it before. It's fabulous, easy read full of action humour and i just want more!!!!!! ( so bad news for my wishlist)

Really i want to avoid spoiler so i won't tell you much but it's really a series to try if you haven't yet, really worth the Sullivans award it won.

Happy Reading
Publisher: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc
Publication: 2018
ISBN:  1988153239
Genre: urban fantasy, magic, paranormal, fantasy, romance
Violence: strong
Language: strong
sex: none
Public: 16+

Description from goodreads :

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

My opinion:
          I couldn't have hoped for a better start for this series there is lot of action, humour and it's addictive to the point i couldn't resist doing my best to get book 2 without delay. Now i must say that with the title only i probably wouldn't have given a try because it sure gives the idea of a reverse harem but i can confirm the author 's note : it's not!

Where to start , the main character Tori is a very independent girl with trust issue but short tempered for sure and even more determination . She couldn't keep a job so far because of her temper and the fact that hitting or shouting at customer isn't well seen by managers. After a new door closed in her face she stumble on a paper with new job add and decide to give the bartender ad a try.
As strange as it seems at first and even after  talking back to the customers she does get the job....where not is as simple as it looks.

The three mages? oh i love them, not sure i could pick a favourite but we see from the start Tori relation to each one. Yes all 3 are attractive but complete different and so Tori is sometimes more like a sister to some, friend or hopeful girlfriend to others. Aaron is the most nervous one , Erza is the taciturn one but fiercely loyal, Kai is the playboy but real strategist...together they are a wonderful team but they are more like brothers than friends trusting each other with their life in a heartbeat.. I loved to read about their banter and deep bond too they can act like children one moment then big baddass warrior completely devoted the next minute It's funny.

The rest of the characters are also wonderful , so different and full of energy ready to kick back at the next second. I really would like to discover a bit more about some of them but  at the same time i'm already more than happy as it is for now.

The action is non stopping , there are twists and it's a real page turner as i read this in little more than 1h only since it was so good and i could reread it without waiting too. The story feel complete oh there are little element that could expend in the rest of the series but it's definitively no cliffhanger.

If you love funny urban fantasy this one is not to be missed.

Score:  5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

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