ARC Review….A Matchless Romance by Christi Barth


 A Matchless Romance releases February 17

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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?


My review:

A Matchless Romance is the final work in author Christi Barth’s Aisle Bound Series, and if I had to vote on my favorite book in the series, this would be it.  Oh, how I adored this story!

Video game designer Drew Watson and matchmaker Tabitha Bell meet by running into each other, quite literally, and forge a quick and unlikely friendship and business relationship.

You see, Drew doesn’t have what you would call great social skills and it has almost cost him his biggest career move and almost killed his dream of his newest game hitting mainstream blockbuster status.   Enter Tabitha.  After almost being run over by Drew, and after a quick chat, Tabitha thinks she may be the one person capable of helping him with his social cluelessness.  He wasn’t awkward, per se, just totally clueless.  Saying the first thing that came to mind and lacking a filter.  Tabitha thought his personality was refreshing, but the big wigs in his company?  Not so much.  Drew ends up hiring her, not for her match making skills, but to smooth out his rough edges and get him out into the social scene.  And always up for a challenge, Tabitha goes for it.  She doesn’t really think this will be too hard considering Drew is completely gorgeous with a delicious tall and athletic build and a geeky charm about him that totally works well on him.  But the rules in her matchmaking business are pretty strict about dating the clients…so her drool worthy client is off-limits.  However, we all know the saying that some rules were meant to be broken…

Where to begin?  There were so many little things that I loved in this story.  All those little pieces added to the big picture and made up one hell of a great read! Drew is so freaking adorable and deliciously handsome.  His geekiness cup overfloweth and it made him an incredibly endearing character.  I wanted to hug him too many times to count over some of his dorky antics. But besides his adorable nerdiness, he’s an amazing athlete and has a brilliant mind.  Can we say triple threat?  Hell yes!  The most lovable thing about him though is that he has no clue what a catch he is and just sees himself as a video game nerd.  Don’t you just love that type of guy?  I know I do!  Tabitha was a colorful and spirited character with an interesting past and such confidence.  She’s an amazing judge of character and nailed Drew and his quirks from the very first day.  The chemistry between them is almost instant and builds beautifully…of course I can’t spoil anything for you so that’s as far as I can go!

Oh, and the ending?  In typical Christi fashion, she wrote an ending so fitting and perfect for Drew and Tabitha.  Honestly, it was one of the best endings ever! I get a big goofy grin just thinking about it.

We also catch up with the rest of the Aisle Bound crew and it was beautiful and bittersweet.  I couldn’t be happier for all of the couples and where their futures are headed.

Thank you, Christi, for a fabulous ending to a series I have truly enjoyed.  I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next!


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About the author:

Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage.

A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning.  Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes contemporary romance.

Christi is President of the Maryland Romance Writers and lives in Maryland with her husband.


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