Friday, November 4, 2022

Book Review: The Matchmaker & the Cowboy

I really almost typed 'cowbooty' instead of 'cowboy' and honestly, wouldn't that be something to read, am I right? 

The Matchmaker and the Cowboy - Robin Bielman

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?
Who doesn't love a completely awkward, but charming guy? I do, and this one gave me just that. We have Hunter and Callie, who are both helping the other, either by recovering from a fear of falling off of a horse, or from a spider bite, but the chemistry is out of this world. The banter between the two of them is the best, but this is definitely a slow burn romance. When the spark flies, it is definitely there and pretty steamy. 

If you're a fan of a second chance, almost an enemies to lovers (but not really, but kind of) romance, with the banter, this is for you. The entire series is going to be (this is book two, but a complete standalone), because we meet characters throughout the book that I'm pretty sure will come into play with future books. Callie is a strong, independent characters, and you always wonder if she's going to leave but Hunter is clearly a family man, which is obvious from the start, so it feels like there's a forced decision looming, which isn't necessarily my favorite element to a story, but honestly it always seemed obvious what/who Callie would choose.  

If you're a fan of a good, reliable romance I would describe as a steamy Hallmark movie, this one hits it out of the park and then some. I definitely loved this one and I'm looking forward to book 3! Thank you to TLC Book Tours and Entangled Publishing for having me on this tour and sending me a copy for review. 

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