Callie Carmichael has a gift for making bridesmaid dresses—some even call them magical. Somehow, every person who’s worn one of her dresses has found love. Real love. And as long as that happily-ever-after is for someone else, Callie is happy. Because she’s fully over getting her heart broken…which is why her new roommate is definitely going to be a problem.
After being overseas for six months, Callie’s only choice is to stay with her best friend’s ridiculously hot brother, Hunter Owens. Cowboy, troublemaker, and right now, the town’s most coveted bachelor. Only, Hunter isn’t quite the player she thought. And if it weren’t for her whole “no more love” thing, their setup could get confusing really fast.
Now, Hunter wants Callie to make him a best man suit—a “lucky for love” kind of suit. But what happens if she makes the suit and he finds true love…and it isn’t her?
Titles in the Windsong series include — The Wedding Crasher and The Cowboy —♥— The Matchmaker and The Cowboy —♥—
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: The Matchmaker and The Cowboy
Series: Windsong #2
Author: Robin Bielman
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Modern Western Romance
Published: October 25, 2022
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Last year, when I read The Wedding Crasher and The Cowboy I mentioned that it felt like a series starter, although at that time no series was mentioned. I’m so glad that feeling was correct for now we get to return to that fun world with The Matchmaker and The Cowboy (not to mention all the fantastic secondary characters).
I absolutely fell in love with Hunter. The fact that he’s had a huge crush on Callie for so long yet has made no real move to act on that crush just made him all the more attractive. He is far, far from what Callie believes him to be, and watching Hunter begin to show his real self around Callie was such an emotional journey. They might be accidental, temporary roommates right now but if Hunter has his way that will turn into a lifelong commitment for them… he just has to get past being tongue-tied around his love and get her to see that his “player” reputation is nothing but someone else’s imagination.
I loved Callie. She really is magical in her creations… and maybe even more. Yet she’s stubbornly stuck with the idea that love and romance are just not going to happen for her. Watching her loosen up, begin to see Hunter as he really is, and along with the shenanigans of a few friends allow herself to believe in the magic of love for herself was an amazingly emotional journey.
If you love a well-written, solid romance full of all the feels and emotions you can think of, if watching two unlikely people come to realize that their dream of happily ever after is possible, then you’re going to love The Matchmaker and The Cowboy.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are my own -good, bad, or indifferent.*
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