Friday, 17 January 2014

ARC Review ~ A Matchless Romance (Aisle Bound #4) by Christi Barth

A Matchless Romance (Aisle Bound, #4)eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: February 17th 2014

Publisher: Carina Press

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?

My Opinion

I'm struggling with this novella really. Normally I am a fan books that include gamers/guys who don't fit in looking for romance and the match making element in this book intrigued me. I thought there would be a lot more to this book and although it is good, I think the main reason I'm struggling to put my thoughts into words because it didn't blow me but it didn't make me hate it. I'm stuck in the middle with my opinion.

The pacing in this book was good and it flowed well. It was a quick, short and engaging read that did hold my interest and I liked the concept. I liked that Drew was a good-looking geek and totally oblivious to his effects on people. I also liked how he spoke his mind around women. The way he insulted one of his clients made me smile. They were great sections and put a smile on my face. I also liked how Tabitha brought out a more confident and natural side to him. 

I liked the concept of the match maker and how Tabitha was willing to help him even though her business was slightly different. I also thought the way the relationship started and the way the characters met was great. However, after that I fell out of love with the relationship as it built. Towards the middle the characters were just so stupid with not realising their feelings or thinking the other person wouldn't return them that it just made me want to bang their heads together. I can stand it to a point but I feel the author let this section go on slightly too long before the book picked it back up. Thankfully at the end the book did pick back up and there were more sparks between the couple. It also ended well with a HEA.

The only other thing I didn't really connect with in this book was the style. Although it moved at a quick pace and the speech sections were really good, I found the other sections to ramble slightly. It was a bit like the characters were always speaking their thoughts and I would have liked a bit more description of that and less of that. It did become slightly annoying hearing the same thing over again.

Overall, A Matchless Romance was a nice quick read that romance fans would probably enjoy.

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