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?
A Matchless Man by Ariel Tachna was a cute, if predictable, love story. The novella depicts the deepening friendship of Dr. Navashen Bhattathiri and real estate agent, Brent Carpenter. When Navashen moved back to his hometown of Lexington, AL to practice medicine and care for his mentally challenged brother, he reconnects with Brent, who is determined to help him develop a social life. Brent is the matchmaker among his friends, but that has left him little time to think about his own romantic desires.
I must say that I loved both of these characters. They were both portrayed as deeply kind and accepting. Navashen moved back to his hometown with the intention of living with his younger brother, Akshant, who had struggled to thrive under his parents’ overprotective roof. From day one, Brent welcomed both men into his social circle, never treating Akshant as anything less than equal. Navashen is trying to do right by the world, and his family, in any way he can. As much as I liked Brent and Navashen, they interacted more as friends than as romantic partners. I would have liked to see more of their romance. Still, A Matchless Man was an interesting, well-written book.