Monday, February 17, 2014

#Review: A Matchless Romance by @christi_barth

A Matchless Romance (Aisle Bound, #4)A Matchless Romance by Christi Barth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m completely a sucker for nerdy heroes who turn the tables on unsuspecting heroines, likely because I had my own nerdy hero do the same thing to me almost twenty years ago. So, when I read the description for A MATCHLESS ROMANCE, I was intrigued to say the least.

After the first couple of chapters, I found myself absorbed in this story, as had a great blend of romantic, funny, and sweet. I really had trouble putting it down.

A MATCHLESS ROMANCE is the story of Drew, a video game designer, and Tabitha, owner of a matchmaking company called “A Matchless Romance”. They literally run into each other on the street and Drew decides to hire her. You see, Drew had an unfortunate incident where he lost his company millions of dollars due to his ineptitude with the female sex, so he enlists Tabitha’s help get him more comfortable around women.

Surprisingly, the one woman he is comfortable around is Tabitha, and she’s plenty comfortable around him as well. Their attraction grows the more they are together and…

I truly enjoyed this story. Drew was my kind of hero. His understated sexiness was so attractive. I could understand why Tabitha was powerless to keep away from him. The fact that the he has such a huge case of “insert-foot-in-mouth-itis” added a lot of humor to the story as well.

Tabitha with her sassy brand of vulnerability was so likable also, so I was really rooting for them as a couple. But, what put me off on the story a bit was the fact that they both seemed so clueless in navigating their relationship. Drew, the man who didn’t know how to deal with women, was to be expected but the matchmaker? It got to be frustrating at times because it took me out of the story.

A MATCHLESS ROMANCE is the fourth book in the Aisle Bound series, and being as this is my first glimpse of said series, I can securely say that this particular book can be read as a standalone. However, as I’ve met the couples from the first three books in A MATCHLESS ROMANCE, I would love to go back and read the series from the beginning.

I’d give this 3.5 stars because while I liked it, I didn’t really like it. Since, I can’t do half stars, I rounded up to give it 4 stars because it really did hold my attention throughout the story. And while this wasn’t a home run for me, I’ve become acquainted with Christi Barth’s work over the last few months and look forward to seeing what she comes up with next. She always finds a way to keep me entertained

✳✳ Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

✳✳ Reviewed on I Bookie Nookie Reviews by Guest Reviewer, Sassafrass

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