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Matchmakers, The

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  1,199 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Single mom Dori Robertson is suddenly under pressure to find a new father for her eleven-year-old son. And he’s already chosen the guy – former pro-football player Gavin Parker. As it turns out, Gavin’s daughter wants her dad to marry again, too. When the kids join forces, Gavin suggests he and Dori start dating, just to satisfy the kids. Dori figures it’s safe enough…unti ...more
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Published April 6th 2011 by Brilliance Audio (first published 1986)
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Ai que alivio ler um livrinho com uma historia gostosa e que não abusa da nossa inteligência!
A mocinha, Dori, é viúva e mãe de um menino de 11 anos, o Dani, que esta doido para ter um novo pai, e tem um plano para conseguir isso. Ele se alia à Melissa, filha de Gavin e os dois armam todas para unir os pais.
Gavin decide se aproveitar da situação e arma um acordo com Dori, o que ele quer é ter o melhor disso tudo sem se comprometer, mas a Dori não é uma mulherzinha sem espinha que aceita qualquer
digamos que é mais 2.5 estrelas
enfim, uma leitura, mais ou menos previsivel, a não despertar nenhum entusiasmo por ai alem.
nota-se que foi escrito a meio dos anos oitenta, em que socialmente certas "cenas" nao seriam obviamente bem vistas! (nada de cenas hot) :P

para quem aprecia um romance "aguinha com acuçar" é sem duvida uma leitura a considerar.
This was an OK book, but with annoying characters. It would have been a decent read if the characters weren't sooooo awful! I should just give this author up!
The mother (heroine) was pretty pathetic, the hero was an a-hole, the son was a little whiney sh*t, and the daughter was the only bearable one!

The mother kept thinking things like: "Her son fulfilled her life! He loved playing sports and she loved watching him!" Huh?! That's a fulfilled life to you?

The little brat of a son kept telling h
Melissa Cowder
The idea for this book seemed cute enough but turned super corny and unbearable quick. Dori and Gavin act like immature teenagers, not grown ups. The "agreement" that they come to made no sense, especially since he was head strong about her not falling in love (get over yourself buddy), but then kissing her repeatedly. *Spoiler alert* The way it ends is ridiculous. Him saying he doesn't want to see her again, starts seeing someone else, then comes back (after ignoring her for a month) and asks h ...more
While driving her son Danny to school, Dori Robertson never expected him to ask for a new daddy, but he did. Stunned, she forgot were she was and what she was doing. Getting a handle on things, she turned around without looking for traffic. Spilling his drink, Gavin Parker followed the driver that had cut him off. The women and her son seemed to be having problems of her own but that didn’t mean he would let the matter slide. Many different decisions made by Dori and Gavin kept putting them toge ...more
I was disappointed in this book. I don't like when the female characters are weak and that how Dori was with her relationship with Gavin. She continued to let him call the shots acting hot and cold and treating her badly. I love Debbie Macomber books, but not this one. It wasn't a good lesson for their kids to see a man treat a woman that way.
Glenda L
Single mom Dori Robertson is suddenly under pressure to find a new father for her eleven-year-old son. And he's already chosen the guy -- former pro-football player Gavin Parker. As it turns out, Gavin's daughter wants her dad to marry again, too. Whe the kids join forces, Gavin suggests he and Dori start dating, just to satisfy the kids. After that --- romance is in the air even though Gavin fights it to the bitter end.
I wish I could do half stars because this one would probably only rate a 2.5. It was predictable like a lot of her books, which I can kind of deal with, but this one just didn't have intersting enough characters or plot.
Nancy Brady
Dori's son Danny wants a new dad. It has been five years since his father died and made Dori a widow. When he brings it up in the car, she almost gets in an accident. The driver of the other car, Gavin, follows her to her stop and really makes a scene.

Despite this, Gavin Parker is the dad he wants. Michelle, his daughter, wants the same thing...for her dad to re-marry and have a normal family life.

Gavin wants no part of marriage and warns Dori off falling in love with him. Yet both kids become
This was the first romance novel I ever read, and I've managed to keep it through eleven moves and enough years for a baby born the day I got the book to be legal to drink now .... So, yeah, I like it.
2 Stars = It's Ok
Well it was pure cheese and as it states on the front of the book cover, one of DM's early books. It shows, it would never happen this way.
Jill Smith
This book was awful! An interesting premise - but so slow, unrealistic & poorly written! I will never read another book by Ms Macomber again!
Aromas de Cor
Este romance é antigo, muito, a primeira versão é de 1986, e foi o primeiro de muitos que levou a autora ao sucesso que alcançou actualmente. Uma história doce, fofinha, sem perversidades, traições, dramas que estão associadas a muitas histórias de hoje em dia.

É uma leitura agradável para um fim de tarde. Uma mãe em apuros que se vê a braços com o seu filho pré-adolescente que lhe quer encontrar um namorado. Entre muitas peripécias, ele chega mesmo a colocar um anúncio de jornal para lhe encontr
Debbie Heaton
In Macomber’s romance novel, Dori Robertson and Gavin Parker are both single parents. Dori has a son and Gavin a daughter who are both eleven. When the children decide they want their parents to marry again, they hatch out a plan to pair Dori and Gavin together. In an attempt to appease the situation, the couple begins dating only to find stars in each other’s eyes.

A great story about children and their desire to be a family.
Amy Johnson
Cute little book that is a very quick, very easy read. I'm glad it only takes a few days to read, because I found myself not wanting to put it down for long. The character development was great, and just like most Debbie Macomber books, leaves you feeling good at the end.
Dixie-lee Campbell
This was a fun book to read. Enjoyed the plotting and antics of the two children trying to set up their parents . The storyline also tugged at my heart too ... Danny wanted a Dad and Melissa missed having a mother in her life. This was entertaining and humorous too.
Mª João Monteiro
História curta, simples e básica de uma viúva e seu filho que quer um novo pai. Cruzam-se com um divorciado com uma filha e já se vê o que vai acontecer... Tédio...
Anitha Anilkumar
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Linda Yezak
Debbie Macomber can pump passion into a kiss like nobody else. The fireworks between single mom, Dori Robertson, and single dad/former pro- football player, Gavin Parker, threatened to set my car afire as I listened to the CD.

The only thing that bugged me in this novel was not having enough of Gavin's past revealed to explain why he was such an arrogant jerk at times. He issues the order, "Don't fall in love with me," does everything he can to make it happen, then gets mad at Dori when she does
I gave this book 3 stars instead of two primarily because it's a reprint - it was originally written in 1986 and was Debbie Macomber's first book. While the storyline is now probably fairly commonplace, it seems like it may have been somewhat more unique back when it was written. I found the characters a little bit more interesting than usual, although the usual stereotypes about men and women frequently appear. One aspect of Debbie Macomber's books that I do usually enjoy is the setting; she's ...more
this is a cute one.
I had this author recommended to me and thought I should go back and try one of her early books. I must say that I was surprised how much I really enjoyed this book. I don't read too many contemporary romances, but this one was really fun. The characters were humorous, especially the kids. The situations were well played out. I'll admit that I wished it was longer (it's only about 150 pages) but I probably would have finished it in one sitting no matter its length.

Cute, easy read.
The romance tropes (matchmaking children, single mothers, jaded hero) are all heavily present, and the "Harlequin kisses" were strangely over-described, but the plot was solid and the pacing was perfect. A cute vintage Macomber novel - fun, fluffy, and satisfying
April Suter
Cute little story of how a single mom of a son almost runs her car into a hot single dad with a daughter. Son decides it is time for mom to find him a dad and talks to his new friend and she makes the same request. So the parents decide to create a sham to keep the kids at bay, but when you rate the kisses and each one gets a higher number, people involved may have to change their plans.

186 pages
Good story about two people who have an unlikely meeting and their children who feel they are destined to be a family. Danny's character annoyed me a little, but that may be because I don't have children. The ending wasn't as emotional on Gavin's part as I would have liked (which may have had to do with the way it was read on the book on tape). Overall another good story by Debbie!
Marta Pinto
Já li livros melhores da autora. Eu diria que é uma sessão da tarde literária, mas fraquinha, fraquinha.
Even though I knew what is going to happen from the beginning, I still enjoyed this story! Debbie Macomber always makes me smile in the end. The football hero single dad (with a daughter) meets a single mom with a son. The son tells his mom that he want's a dad. The story goes from there.
I loved all of the characters in this book. I was rooting for Dori and Gavin the whole time. I also loved the addition of Danny and Melissa, the 2 kids and how they teamed up to get their parents together. What a delightful read!
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