Review: Repossessed by Shawntelle Madison

Posted 17 March, 2014 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 10 Comments

Repossessed
Repossessed by Shawntelle Madison
Series: Warlock Repo Man Chronicles #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: Author on January 13, 2014
Format: eARC
Pages: 207
Source: NetGalley
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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.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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A fun and flirty unexpected romance between a matchmaking witch and a warlock repo man!

Tessa Dandridge is a not so powerful water witch who has continued the family legacy of matchmaking among the supernatural community. Her job is no easy feat, her clients are beyond demanding and their late payments are putting her business in danger of failing. Just when things couldn’t get any worse, Tessa’s car is repossessed, along with a magical scroll she uses to contact her clients. To save her business and reputation, Tessa must team up to work with Rob the sexy repo man (by paying him to tag along) who has access to the place her car has been sent…Limbo. As Rob and Tessa join forces to get her scroll their attraction grows stronger and it’s not long before danger finds them in the form of a rogue warlock set on attaining his repossessed possessions and starting an all out supernatural war!

“The shit’s hit the side of the cauldron pot. I’m broke.”

REPOSSESSED is a light and entertaining romance with just enough paranormal elements for this PNR junkie! First off, I was thrilled to see the story is set in NYC, my hometown…it made my connection to the story that more special. Tessa is a delightful leading lady who is totally relatable, she comes from a wealthy family (with plenty of drama) but wants to earn her own money and follow in her grandmother’s footsteps as a great matchmaker. She’s a single, independent woman dedicated to her job and has some of the worst luck, but her determination to succeed on her own is admirable. As a water witch she doesn’t have extraordinary powers, they range from cloaking spells to possibly saving herself while in water, but only if she isn’t distracted! Tessa is extremely curious and outspoken which often gets her into trouble and Rob is the perfect compliment to her strong personality. Her supernatural abilities are not enough to help her out of the sticky situations she gets herself in but thank goodness she has a warlock repo-man in her corner!

The leading man in this story is none other than Rob Shin, a real renaissance man…he’s a Navy SEAL, powerful warlock and supernatural repo man. He comes off as a flirty alpha hero but there’s more to him than that. To help his struggling aunt and uncle, he takes on odd jobs as a repo man while on medical leave from the Navy. The last thing he needs is a sexy feisty witch with money problems over his shoulder as temptation but the need to help his family trumps anything else. He has a few secrets he’s hiding from them and ultimately Tessa, but he’s just trying to be honorable and do the right thing. I love his non-chalant attitude and sexy banter when it comes to Tessa…this warlock definitely has swagger!

“I wouldn’t take you for a tease, Tee. You’ve been sending me all sorts of signals.”

The chemistry between Rob and Tessa is electric from the moment they set eyes on each other, but I enjoyed the build up to their romance. They spend a lot of time together on repo jobs which gives them time to really get to know each other (in between their flirting..haha). I especially like that the author paired up a witch and a warlock, I love a forbidden romance as much as the next girl, but this was a refreshing romance of two people who can actually be together without any outside conflict. Rob and Tessa are a sweet and sexy couple that keeps you engaged from beginning to end.

REPOSSESSED is more character driven and focuses less on world building, leaving me curious about a few things but completely expected while reading the first in a new series. I hope to learn more about this fascinating world of witches, warlocks and wizards and the politics behind it all. Although this is a romance, Shawntelle Madison adds a little darkness to the plot with a villain by the name of Dagger (yes, it doesn’t get more villainy than that!) and also introduces Rob’s “spirit” bag Harabeuji and Tessa’s grandmother who love to share their hilarious thoughts at the most inopportune times. A little bit of magic, suspense, and a smexy romance will leave you eager for more of this fun, new supernatural world.

 
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10 Responses to “Review: Repossessed by Shawntelle Madison”

  1. Glad to hear that this is a worthwhile read! I’m already addicted to Madison’s werewolves, so I wasn’t sure if I had time to add another series to the pile. I’ll definitely keep this one in mind though for when there’s a lull in my review queue. There’s something undeniably sexy about a Warlock Repo Man!

    • I only read the first in the Coveted series, with the heroine who was OCD and liked it. This is a bit different, it’s lighter PNR but it was an enjoyable read. It’s the first in the series so I’m hoping there might be a little more world building as the series continues.

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun! I can tell I would enjoy these characters – too bad there wasn’t a lot if world building because I’m seriously curious about it. Cars repossessed to Limbo for example – sounds super interesting and different. Great review!

  3. You made me laugh already with your entry line, so I can see this is fun read. This is why I love checking you guys out, I’d never thought of picking this one up on my own.
    Good job!

  4. I haven’t read any of her works yet, but been seening her around. Great review Lori…I love my dark reads, but I have a love flirty, lighted romances too 🙂

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