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Monday, June 9, 2014

Review: Repossessed by Shawntelle Madison

Return to the Coveted universe with a new series featuring witches and warlocks! Supernatural matchmaker Tessa Dandridge knows a little mist here and a little magic there will help reckless werewolves and precocious pixies find love. That is, until her magical Smythe scroll is lost in her repo’ed car and she can’t contact her V.I.P. clients. To connect with an important client cavorting in the fifth dimension, Tessa must depend on handsome Rob Shin, a warlock repo man, to enter Limbo and find her Smythe scroll. Rob has money problems of his own, thanks to the bank determined to foreclose on his elderly aunt and uncle’s home. Repossessing magic wands and cursed pianos from disgruntled warlocks isn’t the best pay, but the Navy SEAL works well as a repo man to pay off his family’s debts. Rob’s repossession jobs catch up with him when a powerful warlock seeks to end his life for his constant meddling, drawing Tessa in the middle.

Author Shawntelle Madison is truly gifted. Her Repossessed kept me enthralled until the very last page. I could not put this book down. A riveting, fast-paced, action packed story with a heroine readers will love. Ms. Madison's characters are so full of life that they leap off the page with their antics.But this story would not be what it is without the heroine.Tessa a water witch who runs a matchmaking service for Supernaturals looking for love. She struggling financially and just needs to keep the council member smiling so that he will recommend her. Rob is a warlock and navy seal but he's home temporarily trying to help his relatives who might lose their home. He's acting as a "repo man" which puts him in all kinds of awkard situations and meeting the beautiful Tessa while repossessing her car opens up a whole new world for him.

This is an urban fantasy that tickles your funny bone while at the same time exposing the fear that resides in your heart including the fear of being alone and getting accustomed to routine to the point that it is a problem. It is also a story about family and friendship as well as what it feels like to fall in love Much of the romance aspect of this book sees the characters alternately wanting to be together and wanting to stay apart to protect themselves from the fragility that love can bring.

Repossessed was exactly what I hoped it would be and then so much more. Tons of questions were answered and just when I thought I knew where the book would lead, Shawntelle Madison threw me for a loop and stumped me with the storyline. Intrigued, and without a doubt completely hooked, I am lying in wait for Volume 2.

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