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Mage of Inconvenience

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Can they find the magic in a practical union?

West is on the run from his werewolf pack, but if he cannot renew his magical defenses, he won’t get far. What he needs is a mage….

Julian is part of a wealthy and ancient family, and one day, his legacy will include his mother’s vast library of spell books—and the knowledge he needs to correct his past mistakes. But his inherita
ebook, Dreamspun Beyond #16, 212 pages
Published March 20th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
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Serena Yates
What an adventure! Set in an alternative-reality version of Ontario, on the north shore of Lake Huron, this is a story about werewolves, other shifters, and mages – now called metas. They are ruled by Metaschemata law after revealing themselves to humans and fighting for their rights, but the alliance is not an easy one. As the story progresses, some of the issues are revealed, and I was intrigued by the detailed and imaginative worldbuilding. This is a story about a battle for territory, the “r ...more
5 Hearts

THIS WAS SO GOOD! Seriously. So good. Julian and West were so damn romantic and the magic was stunning.

Review on the blog and then here.


Ok, so this book didn't work for me.
The fact that the author used words like "arse" and "coc*"(sometimes), didn't change the fact that this book could be a YA. No, for real, any teen could read this.
All would be good, I don't read a book for the sex scenes, but when at the start of the story, you paint one of the MCs as a man that always takes what he wants, a man that fuc*s all that walks(at the start we see Julian trying to get in a waiter pants, and getting lucky off page), but then y
Lori S.
3.25 starsThere were threads which needed a bit more development and one which really needed its own more complete subplot, but I like West and Julian, and would like to see more of this pair (no indication that will happen though).
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Mage of Inconvenience is the first book that I’ve read by Parker Foye, but I liked the blurb, and I’ve loved the books in the Dreamspun Beyond series. And since this is the sixteenth book in the series, I figured I would give it a chance. I liked the book. I liked the author’s writing style and the plot. I also liked the characters. And while by the end of the book I could feel the love that the two main characters had for each ot
Joyfully Jay
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
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A Joyfully Jay review.

3.75 stars

Mage of Inconvenience is, in many ways, charming and sweet. Its main characters, especially Julian, are simply too fun not to like and they work together well, especially during their rather awkward courtship. Julian likes to be ridiculous, but the guilt he carries for the unintentional creation of a devastating spell makes him well rounded and believable. West is more aloof, but this works for his character and the past he’s trying to out run. There is a measure
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
West is hiding out from his pack and you find out his father tried to force him to marry a woman (a good friend of his) so he takes off. Julian is a rich boy bit of an asshole it seems who it turns out, in order to access his dead mother's library, he has to be married.

Thanks to some nasty drugs becoming popular in the shifter community, it appears that someone is breaching the spells around the old cabin West moved into. He finds the name of a mage who can hopefully reinforce them, hence Julia
All Things Urban Fantasy
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Some paranormal romance characters are so flat that it’s hard to believe their evolution, but in MAGE OF INCONVENIENCE, the heroes are perfectly imperfect; they’re from different sides of the track, but the compromises they make to make their union work feels genuine. It’s always great when two characters learn from each other while falling in love.

The “we need to make this pretend marriage look real” trope is super old, but serves as a quick way to get
Mar 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Let Me Feeling Blah

This was my first Parker Foye novel, and I thought the premise looked like a fun deal, so I grabbed it. There are parts of the book that I really enjoyed, but I have to say that overall it just didn’t resonate with me. Before you read on, please remember that your mileage may vary – you may very well later think I’m a lunatic because you adored it when you read it.

West is hiding from his pack. As the ‘spare,’ the second son, his father didn’t have much use for him, and he wa
Natosha Wilson
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good read but I have to honest and say there was a couple times that I found myself lost wondering what was going on. That is why I gave this book a four. This is the first book by Parker Foye that I have read and I did enjoy it.

West is on the run and in hiding from his family. He has been hiding for a while and has even started to build somewhat of a life for himself working at a dinner. But that is all about to come to an end when he realizes that someone knows where he is. That is
Cathy Brockman
West is on the run from his pack. He is far enough away he thinks he is safe then one day he finds carnage in his woods and begins to worry. He is still in touch with his longtime friend and texts her for the name of a mage. She gives him Julian Calcohoun a prominent if not strange Mage.

Julian has been morning is mothers death and a huge mistake he made. Her will is coded and his lawyers are working hard to decode it. When they do he finds out he must get bonded and it must be real. He and his b
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I actually read one book from this author previously and while I wasn’t thrilled with the book, the style left an impression. I am very glad I decided to read this one, because I had really great time reading it.

This was incredibly easy read. The first chapter gives only hints about West’s past but it certainly piqued my interest. The backstory is sparse for Both West and Julian but it gives solid portrayal of both characters and the world they live in.
West needs magical help. It just so happens
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A sweet romance classic where a marriage is done out of need but leads to just so happens to be between a mage and a werewolf. Add in taking place in Ontario and it was pretty awesome!

This was a lovely story but it had a bit higher stakes than the usual fake marriage book. Often those are for money- and on the surface this was too. Julian needs to get married to receive his mother's inheritance. West just needs help from Julian he can't buy. Soon it is clear that is more beneath the s
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it
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2.75 stars
West has escaped from his pack and stays under the radar in a place ruled by Meta law. There is not enough world building to be completely know how it works. But we do get some amount of information.
West lives in a cabin that is protected by protection spells. When the protection spells protecting him and his cabin are breached by Rabids, he reaches out to a mage Julian Colquhoun for renewing the spells. Julian, after his mother's death needs to bond/marry to get his inheritance. He h
Morgan  Skye
Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
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This is a tough book for me to review. On the one hand I thought the writing was amazing and detailed and gorgeous. It was really easy to follow and in fact very gripping. I thought the set up was perfect. There was so much potential: prejudice, magic, angst. The thing I didn’t like was the romance. I felt like our two guys had so much slow burn/chemistry and they kept putting it off and putting it off and when they do finally come together, the pay off is just not there. When they do trying to ...more
I loved Wes. He was a gentle and caring soul. Julian...well, Julian definitely had a big ego, but it was fun watching him become aware of his concern and feelings for Wes despite all of that.

It was an enjoyable read. Both Wes and julian had things they were hiding from each other. Wes was clearly hiding from his family/pack, but it took longer to find out what Julian was hiding from Wes. That particular slow reveal impacted my understanding of what was occurring, making things a little confusin
Mar 25, 2018 rated it liked it
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Werewolf on the run from his pack has to ask a Mage to help him; the Mage agrees, if they get married (temporarily) to sort out his inheritance problem.

I generally avoid werewolf books unless it has another trope I really like (e.g., marriage of convenience); this one more than fit the bill on that.

Their magical bond developed too fast for my taste, but other than that complaint, exactly what I wanted/expected.

Scott  McQuiston
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book! I loved the evolution of the main characters romance. I found it very believable. Several of the secondary characters, especially the cousins, were extremely enjoyable. But my favorite part was the plot twist, two fold really, that I certainly didn’t see coming and found quite satisfying. I’d recommend this book without any hesitation.
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to all fans of tropey goodness. Arranged marriage, cute werewolves, sexy mages, bonds, some light pining and angst, some mystery, all of that fast paced and engaging.
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My favorite of the Dreamspun Beyond line. Very well written, strong storyline and great characters, not fluffy - loved it.
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Imagine being eskimo brothers with your actual brother, and the guy is your mate. Awkward.
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Parker Foye writes speculative-flavoured romance under the QUILTBAG umbrella and believes in happily ever after, although sometimes their characters make achieving this difficult.

An education in Classics nurtured a love of heroes, swords, monsters, and beautiful people doing stupid things while wearing only scraps of leather. You’ll find those things in various guises in Parker’s stories, along wi