Release Day Review ~ A Matchless Man by Ariel Tachna
Title: A Matchless Man
Series: Lexington Lovers
Author: Ariel Tachna
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Category: Contemporary, Dreamspun Desires
None of the matches caught his eye as much as the matchmaker himself.
Growing up poorer than poor didn’t leave Navashen Bhattathiri many options for life outside of school. All of his concentration was on keeping his scholarships. Sixteen years later, he’s fulfilled his dream and become a doctor. Now he’s returning home to Lexington and is ready to prove himself to the world. In doing so, he reconnects with Brent Carpenter—high school classmate, real estate agent, all-around great guy… and closet matchmaker.
Brent makes it his mission to help Navashen develop a social life and meet available, interesting men. Unfortunately Navashen’s schedule is unpredictable, and few of those available, interesting men value his dedication like Brent does. Brent’s unfailing friendship and support convince Navashen he’s the one, but can he capture Brent’s heart when the matchmaker is focused on finding Navashen another man?
I loved The premise, Navashen returns to his hometown and hires Brent, an old schoolmate to show him houses. As the two spend time looking at properties they rekindle their friendship and begin spending more time together. Brent makes it his mission to introduce Navashen to people and fix him up on dates. Somewhere along the way though Navashen decides the only man he's interested in dating is Brent. When the two men finally find themselves together and happy, Navashen's mother's meddling threatens to ruin everything.
I really wanted to love this book, but truth be told I didn't feel much of anything at all. Yes, it was well written and the story flowed well, but frankly, it was just a little bland. I didn't particularly love the characters and honestly, they annoyed me quite frequently. The story itself seemed to have so much potential. There were so many places it could have gone but it never really got any momentum.
I would have loved to see Brent fixing Navashen up on more dates. Having the dates not work out for whatever reason and how he and Brent dealt with it. Something to liven things up a bit. We could have added Brent's family into the mix, gotten some drama from familial interference on both sides.
I guess I just wanted more oomph.
***A copy of this book was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for a fair and honest review***