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The Matchmaker and The Cowboy

(Windsong #2)

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4.31  ·  Rating details ·  134 ratings  ·  120 reviews
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 ove
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Paperback, 354 pages
Published October 25th 2022 by Entangled: Amara
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Tina
This is a Cowboy Romance, and this is the second book in the Windsong series. I have not read the first book in this series, but I think you can read this book as a standalone book. I found this book to have great characters and took place in a cute small town. There were so many fun and laugh moments in this book that had me laughing out loud. There were some steamy adult times in this book too. I really loved seeing the two main characters open up to each other, and I love seeing their romance ...more
Nicola
Oct 18, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2022-reads, 5-stars
If you’re in the mood for a sexy, fun, small-town family-centric romance with wonderful relatable and perfectly multi-layered characters then The Matchmaker and the Cowboy is absolutely the book for you. Robin’s been one of my favourite authors for ten years, her takes on well loved tropes are always fresh and unique and 24 books later her mad skills at writing perfect first kisses and grand gestures still knock my socks off. Hunter and Callie were perfect together and I can’t wait to see what s ...more
Robin Bielman
Jul 21, 2022 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Hunter and Callie's story is live on all platforms! Writing stories in my fictional town of Windsong has been so much fun and I hope you'll join me there!
xoxo,
Robin
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Julie - One Book More
The Matchmaker and the Cowboy is a charming friends-to-lovers contemporary romance with a wonderful setting, great characters, and a swoon-worthy romance. As soon as I saw Hunter’s middle name, I knew this was the book for me. (Hint: It’s a name from Star Wars) The story follows Callie Carmichael, a talented dressmaker with a growing reputation for making magical maid of honor dresses that help the wearer find a spouse. Recently returned to Windsong, Callie is shocked to find her home unlivable ...more
ItaPixie
Sep 24, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, netgalley

The Matchmaker And The Cowboy is a charming and enjoyable romance.

Callie is back in Windsong after months volunteering in Africa, when she arrives at her family's house she finds out that her family is away and the house is under renovation. Fortunately her best friend finds a place for her to stay, the only drawback is that she has to share the place with her best friend's brother and take care of him. Hunter has always had a crush on Callie but she never gave him a chance, but maybe staying

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Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 10, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shelly
I was already halfway in love with this book by the blurb alone. Add in the adorable awkwardness of Hunter, the skittish sweetness of Callie, and all the magic of not only Callie's dresses, but the small town charm that showed up in spades? The Matchmaker and the Cowboy was basically a Hallmark movie for my heart.

Hunter came in strong, threatening ovary explosions with the devotedness to his niece and his family in general. He was adorable, and sweet, and awkward in that way that my heart can't
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Julie - One Book More
The Matchmaker and the Cowboy is a charming friends-to-lovers contemporary romance with a wonderful setting, great characters, and a swoon-worthy romance. As soon as I saw Hunter’s middle name, I knew this was the book for me. (Hint: It’s a name from Star Wars) The story follows Callie Carmichael, a talented dressmaker with a growing reputation for making magical maid of honor dresses that help the wearer find a spouse. Recently returned to Windsong, Callie is shocked to find her home unlivable ...more
My_every_day_chilling
Jul 19, 2022 rated it it was amazing
ARC review (NetGalley)
Rating: 5 stars

Positive thoughts:
I was worried that the a 400page book would bet me bored in some parts and I'd have to skimp a lot of pages, but this book got me hooked and reading every word. It was fast paced and oh so wonderful. We all love small town vibs and family togetherness and lets not forget the hero is a cowboy.
Callie needed a cowboy like Hunter, the type of man who has been pining her since forever and we get that feeling "it's always been you".

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Mags
4.25⭐

The Matchmaker and the Cowboy returns readers to the charming small town of Windsong for Hunter and Callie's story. And what a delightful sweet, fun, story it is.

As Callie just back from six months in Africa arrives home expecting to see her sister Brooke and parents waiting to greet her. Instead, she finds a home under construction and no family.

But the delightful Birdy a joyous octagenarian is waiting with news. That her family have let her down once again.

So Callie thanks to her best fri
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Wendy'sThoughts
Nov 21, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Magical Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free-A Quick Review
The Matchmaker and the Cowboy by Robin Bielman is the second in this series but it stands solidly on its own.


I have been reading Robin Bielman for quite some time and never have been disappointed. She has a unique ability to take the reader from the start and have them captured and interested throughout the tale.

A sweet enjoyable read.

The Matchmaker and The Cowboy by Robin Bielman
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A gifted copy was provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC, Entangled:
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Kari
Nov 14, 2022 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review, 2022, kindle
The Matchmaker and the Cowboy is the second book in the Windsong series. This is Callie and Hunter's story. So, I did ultimately like the story. I just didn't love it as much as the first one. I'll be honest it was because of Callie. I just couldn't warm up to her. She did grow on me toward the end, but I just didn't love her for Hunter for a lot of the story. She just really had too much to work through. I did like the ending. I also look forward to reading the next book. ...more
Lisa Garcia
Jul 28, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
A great small-town romance. The story follows Calle and Hunter. Calle is a dressmaker with a matchmaker reputation – whenever someone wears one of her designs (with the magic butterfly sewn inside) they find their true love and get married. Hunter is a cowboy and her best friend’s brother. They get thrown together when Calle returns home and needed a place to stay, and Hunter needs a caretaker after getting injured. The storyline just flowed so effortlessly. The cast of characters were interesti ...more
Jane
Jul 21, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Matchmaker and the Cowboy is another very fine read by Robin Bielman. Seamstress Callie has returned to her hometown to find her parents on a trip and their house being remodeled to the point she cannot stay there. The only available place is the bunkhouse where the last person she wants to see lives because cowboy Hunter witnessed her most devastating and embarrassing accident some years ago. Not only that, they both are competing for the same town ambassador position. Callie has a reputati ...more
Becky Burciaga
Aug 14, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Matchmaker and the Cowboy, the second book in the Windsong series by Robin Bielman, will surely leave an imprint on your heart with
characters who are brought to life in the mind’s eye by this author’s talented writing, and a story that is as unique as it is endearing.

It is not often when I’ve come across an author who through their gift for the written word are able to bring characters into such clear focus…Hunter’s easy mannerisms and his smile and dimples are just a sample out of many.
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Sue
I received an arc of The Matchmaker and the Cowboy by Robin Bielman from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This is the second book in the Windsong series. I did not read the first book but I didn’t have any trouble being immersed into the plot of this one as each book is a standalone. I have read several of Robin’s books over the years and this one, like all the others, was a delight to read.

The story features Callie Carmichael and Hunter Owens. Callie has been best friends with Hunte
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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
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Olivia
Sep 23, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: publicity-reads
THE MATCHMAKER AND THE COWBOY is a delightful romantic comedy. Callie is back in town and ready to lean into her business of making bridesmaids dresses, something that she is becoming known for as half a dozen women who have worn her designs have gotten married soon after. When she arrives back in town, she finds herself in need of a place to stay.

Hunter saved his niece from getting bitten by a black widow spider by getting himself bitten. He has received the antivenin but his family wants someo
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Kathleen
Oct 02, 2022 rated it really liked it
Callie Carmichael has returned to her hometown, Windsong, CA after being in South Africa for a year. She thought she would be returning home to her family, but is disappointed, again, by their not being there to welcome her home. But her best friend Nova Owen and her family make her feel like one of the family and when they ask her to help out with Hunter, who she has a had a crush on for years, she is only too happy to help. Callie has come home to start up her MOH dress making business. Her dr ...more
Julie
Oct 19, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Callie Carmichael and Hunter Owens have always known each other. Callie is best friend's with Hunter's younger sister and a frequent visitor to the Owens' home. Callie has no idea that Hunter ever had a crush on her (his whole family knows). She just thinks of him as her friend's older brother. This all changes when she needs a place to stay and Hunter has space. Suddenly Callie is aware of Hunter as more than her friend's brother. However, she's not interested in love, so is doing her best to k ...more
MK
Aug 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. I haven’t read the first, but will be going back. Callie Carmichael is a gifted dressmaker. It seems every dress she makes for the maid of honors brings them true happiness, and magic if you will. The book starts off as Callie becomes Hunters roomie because of an injury he got while protecting his niece Jenna who was a sweetheart, and made me laugh so much. Callie had no where to stay, and her best friend who is also Hunters sister says she needs her help. She stays with Hunter ...more
Caroline F
Oh, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was sweet, really sexy and melted my heart!

"Eventually, no matter how hard their fought it, the heat that crackled when they were close to each other had to go somewhere."

Hunter Owens fell for Callie Carmichael the moment he met her when they were teenagers, but a terrible accident has Callie disliking and avoiding him for years to come. As adults, Callie has just returned to her hometown of Windsong and needs a place to stay. In the meantime, Hunter has b
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Kari Hansen
Oct 24, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Callie returns to her hometown after being overseas for a year she realizes that things are very different as her parents are of town and their home is being renovated so she has no place to stay. Her best friend Nova has always been there for her so she believes she has the perfect solution which is for her to stay with her brother as he heals from a snake bite.

Hunter will do anything for those he cares about which includes Callie. He has had feelings for her for as long as he can remember
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Denise Schenk
Sep 24, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Callie Carmichael just returned home from Africia. She has nowhere to stay and ends up at her best friend brother's home. Hunter Owens has been bitten by a black widow spider and is recovering and needs someone to watch over him for a while.
Hunter has always had a love for Callie; but she doesn't know it. Callie thinks Hunter is just a player.
Callie makes brides maid dress and sews butterflies into the dresses and are sure to bring true love to the wearer. She's just opened her new shop and Hun
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Shari
Oct 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2022-arc, 2022-e-book
Loved, loved this book. Callie in known as the Marry Matchmaker, she is a seamstress for maid of honor dresses and the girls have all found the HEA. Callie has just returned home and has no place to stay, so she bunks up with her best friend's brother, Hunter. Hunter has asked Callie to make him a best man suit. Hunter has secretly had a crush on Callie, but Callie has had her heart broken and is not interested in a forever. Will Hunter be able to change her mind?

Loved the chemistry between Call
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Pauline Cassie
Oct 25, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's lovely to be in Windsong again meeting up with the successful Owens family, namely Hunter and his sister's best friend and (unrequited) love of his life, Callie Carmichael.

Childhood trauma and an unorthodox family life has given Callie very strong opinions about love and marriage.

Determined to make a name for herself and her business, Callie is capitalising on the lore surrounding her dressmaking.

Forced proximity is the name of this particular game when Hunter requires some at home care, fo
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ReadingInThe6ix
Nov 05, 2022 rated it liked it
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Carol lowkey.bookish
Oct 29, 2022 rated it really liked it
This was a fun small town romance with a hunky hero who will melt your heart. Hunter is the perfect Uncle who is easy to love. Callie is a little harder to love, she is afraid of commitment and this leads to the ultimate conflict in the story.

Besides the hunky hero, my favorite part was the forced proximity between Hunter and Callie. When she arrives in town, she has to stay with Hunter and take care of him when he is sick. This lays the foundation for their relationship and has some pretty fun
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Jennifer
Jul 30, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Matchmaker and the Cowboy is a really fun cowboy romance novel. I loved reading The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy, so I was thrilled to find out there was another book in the series. Callie and Hunter were both good leads, and I really liked their dynamic as unexpected roommates turned much more. Like the first book, this book was also centered on weddings with Callie's lucky wedding outfits. The writing style was enjoyable yet again; this book just hit a lot of good points for me. Readers ...more
Renee
Oct 15, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once I found Robin Bielman years ago, I couldn't stop following her. I keep checking back for more books by her and I'm always excited to find one! She writes charming storylines with complex characters. Her books are favorites of mine. I get lost in them. I was so invested in the outcome of Hunter and Callie's story that I couldn’t put it down. Hunter stole my heart. He's the perfect book boyfriend! Callie is a strong, but hurting, female heroine who must overcome her life fears. Such a beautif ...more
Patrice
Oct 17, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a delightful installment in the Windsong series by Robin Bielman. I loved how the two main characters were "reintroduced". Callie had known of Hunter Owens since he is her BFF's brother. Callie always figured Hunter didn't care for her and only saw her as the girl that got thrown from a horse and broke her back. She doesn't realize how much he admires her and she thinks he only pities her. When Hunter has an accident and Callie is asked to stay with him to help; she agrees. Hunter loves ...more
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USA Today bestselling author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her awesome family and her very cute dog, Harry. She writes fun, flirty romantic fiction with one goal in mind: to leave you with a smile on your face. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, and frequent coffee shops with friends. She also dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to co ...more

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