Title: A Matchless Romance (Aisle Bound, #4)
Author: Christi Barth
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: February 17, 2014
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Source: ARC received from Author
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 an sexy gamer in need of help, it’s the perfect opportunity.
His discomfort with 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 non-negotiable 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.
But 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?
Why? Why have I waited this long to read a book in the Aisle Bound Series by Christi Barth? I love sexy, sassy contemporary romance books and A Matchless Romance is the definition of that. Sassy heroine, a geeky hero and a happy ever after (several in fact). A Matchless Romance is the fourth book in the Aisle Bound Series, but the first one I have read. It can easily be read as a standalone, but I so badly want to go back and read all the other books now to get to know the other characters. I love it when a book in a series does that!
In this story Tabitha is running a matchmaking business and Drew is a video game designer looking for some help interacting with women, since he royally offended his female boss and needs to be able to nail some upcoming marketing interviews. From their first encounter, Tabitha and Drew hit it off. Their friendly demeanor and chemistry was so fun to watch. Christi brings such humor to both of these characters in very different ways. Drew takes everything very literal and Tabitha gets such a kick out of it.
Since this series is new to me, I did not know the other characters very well. However, they all seemed like one big happy family and I can’t wait to go back and read other books in the series to get to know them. I like contemporary romance novels where you can’t put the book down because you are having too much fun and this book did that for me. The story moves along at a great pace and I couldn’t wait to see how Drew was going to win Tabitha’s heart.
A Matchless Romance is a fun, sassy romance with well developed characters and great dialogue. It will have you laughing but also tug on your heartstrings at times. If you like contemporary romance, I suggest you give A Matchless Romance a try.
Reviewed by: Amy R.