Series: Aisle Bound #4
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
Published by Carina Press on February 17, 2014
Also in this series: A Fine Romance
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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
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)