Author: Christi Barth

Review: A Matchless Romance by Christi Barth

Posted March 10, 2014 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: A Matchless Romance by Christi Barth
A Matchless Romance by Christi Barth
Series: Aisle Bound #4
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
Published by Carina Press on February 17, 2014
Format: Ebook
Pages: 109
Source: Author

Also in this series: A Fine Romance
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Book Description:

Book Description:
Tabitha Bell is the face of Chicago's premiere matchmaking service. At least, she hopes it will be someday, once business really takes off. What she needs is more clients, so when she meets a sexy gamer in need of help, it's the perfect opportunity.His discomfort talking to women almost cost Drew Watson his job. He'd be happy holed up in his office, designing blockbuster video games, but his boss considers talking to investors a nonnegotiable requirement. Who better than a matchmaker to teach him how to be comfortable around the opposite sex? Trouble is, Drew wants to get more than comfortable with Tabitha, while she's determined to keep their relationship all business.Soon Tabitha learns that beneath the geek-chic hoodie lies six feet of sexy physique—and the more time she spends with Drew, the more she appreciates his brainy brand of charm. Will she succumb to his sweet-but-nerdy charm offensive or will it be game over before he can win her heart?41,000 words


Quiana’s Review:
We’re introduced to Tabitha: Chicago’s very own matchmaker extraordinaire. Helping others find love is what she does best. She’s always considered herself to be an expert on men. But then she meets Drew, and he’s completely different from any man she’s ever met. He wants her to coach him on how to interact better with women. She sees firsthand that he needs help, but she finds his propensity for unknowingly offending women kind of endearing. She’s immediately drawn to him, but he’s her client. And for her, dating clients is against one of the rules she’s set for herself. But the more time she spends with Drew, the harder it is for her to resist his unconventional charms.

Drew is a very successful game designer who has just been promoted at work. Unfortunately for Drew, he hasn’t made a good impression on his new female boss. To make matters worse, he ends up costing his company a potential female investor. And it’s all thanks to Drew’s difficulty in communicating with the opposite sex. He has no brain to mouth filter when it comes to women, and often finds himself in a world of trouble as a result. But when he runs into the fiery, flirtatious and gorgeous Tabitha, a light bulb goes off in his head. Drew knows she’s the perfect solution to all of his problems.

After reading a book that dealt with such heavy subject matter, A Matchless Romance was a breath of fresh air. It was light-hearted, entertaining and laugh out loud funny. There wasn’t a lot of angst, which I was very thankful for. All the characters, from the main leads to the supporting cast, were so much fun. The plot was well-paced, so I was never bored. And Tabitha and Drew were very likeable characters. What I especially liked about Tabitha and Drew: there was much more to them than what appeared on the surface. The deeper the reader gets into the story, the more the author reveals about their pasts, which helps with understanding what makes them tick.

All in all, A Matchless Romance, the fourth addition in the Aisle Bound series, is worth the read. It’s the first book I’ve ever read by Christi Barth, but I’m sure it won’t be the last. (Reviewed by Quiana – The Book Lover)

Review: A Fine Romance by Christi Barth

Posted June 11, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: A Fine Romance by Christi Barth
A Fine Romance by Christi Barth
Series: Aisle Bound #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Carina Press on March 11, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 229
Source: Author

Also in this series: A Matchless Romance
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
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They say you form your first impression of someone within thirty seconds of meeting them. Or, in Mira Parrish's case, within thirty minutes of not meeting them, when said person is supposed to pick you up from the airport and never shows. This is not a perfect start to her new life. Her
friend Ivy is depending on her to run a new romance store, and Mira can't afford to let her down.

Sam Lyons should probably apologize. But every time he sees Mira--which is often, since his family owns the bakery next to her shop--he can't resist antagonizing her. There's something about the sexy, straight-laced woman that drives him crazy. He can't get involved, though. He has too much baggage to be any good in a serious relationship.

Despite his teasing attitude, Mira finds Sam too sweet to resist. (His hot body may be a factor.) But if there's going to be anything permanent between them, they'll need to let go of their pasts and look to the future...


Chanel’s Review:
A Fine Romance is a good light read about starting over and rethinking where your life is headed.

Essentially it is about a woman that comes from a privileged background, but wants to prove herself and make it on her own. Mira Parrish moves to Chicago to do just that, while at the same time helps her friend start a business called A Fine Romance.

The chemistry between Mira and Sam Lyons starts of shaky and it took me a bit to understand it.  He left her stranded at an airport in a new city on a rainy day and doesn’t seem to feel bad about doing so instead acting like she should be falling at his feet in honor of his good looks.  It was a bit hard to take but I went with it, especially after she spills her drink over his head. That was funny.

Sam made a promise to his father on his deathbed to take care of his mother and he takes it a bit to the extreme, although his mother is having episodes that are worrisome, it would have been easier for all around if he’d talk to her about it instead of keeping the secret of the promise to himself.  Although I wanted to shake the silly man, I also admired his sense of duty.

A Fine Romance will make a reader laugh and sigh at the romantic bits and also relate to the many issues that people have to deal with in real life.  Good story line that will keep you interested. Definite don’t read this book if you’re hungry.

I recommend chocolate, lots of chocolate and a wine glass full of Merlot while listening to Feeling Good by Michael Bublé.  Reviewed by Chanel of Chanel Chancey Reviews) – I Read, I Review, That’s It!