Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Review ~ THE WEDDING CRASHER AND THE COWBOY by Robin Bielman

The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy
by: Robin Bielman
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 26, 2021
Publisher: Entangled ~ Amara
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Kennedy Martin is shocked when her ex calls days before his wedding, expressing serious second thoughts. Doesn’t he see his fiancĂ©e's actually the glaze to his doughnut? Now she’s got no choice but to crash his wedding and convince the man he’s with the right woman.

Instead, she crashes into the absolute last man she ever wanted to see: Maverick Owens, her old college nemesis. Maverick is still as awful, infuriating, and just The Worst as ever—even if he looks way too sexy in his cowboy hat. And of course he’s convinced she’s actually at the seaside ranch to ruin the wedding.

Now the only way to get some face time with the groom and save this marriage is to participate in all sorts of pre-wedding events…with Maverick. Stuck on a canoe, making small-talk at cocktail hour, and even a hoedown with her worst enemy? This just might be the longest week of her life…


The first page of Robin Bielman’s The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy should read, “Warning. Reading this book will give you all kinds of feels.”

Robin is one of my favorite authors. I tend to read her books blindly, by not reading the blurb or having any idea what I’m going to encounter. As a result, I had no idea what The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy was going to be about. I loved that this was an enemies-to-lovers, opposites attract story. Usually, enemies-to-lovers isn’t something I like. Authors have to walk a very fine line of making both characters likable and making readers care about them being together. Robin walked that line perfectly, by having the banter between these two be easy, funny, and believable.

Kennedy Martin and Maverick Owens have known each other since their first day in college, roughly ten years. First impressions had them disliking each other on-site and always trying to one-up the other. It’s now been seven years since they last saw each other. Kennedy finds herself in the small town of Windsong, California, crashing the weeklong pre-wedding events and wedding of her former boyfriend, in an attempt to make sure he really wants to marry someone Kennedy knows is right for him. She just kind of sort of forgot that The Owens House Inn and Guest Ranch, where the events are being held, is owned by Maverick’s family. While some things have changed, some things still remain the same.

The meet-cute between Maverick and Kennedy really set the stage for this story. You see them being snarky to each other, but you also see this layer of desire. Getting to know these two was fun and at the same time a little heartbreaking. The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy really encompass what true friendship is. You learn the importance of found family and the family you’re born into who loves you through the good and tough times. There is just so much more to this story that I’m not saying. I promise you won’t be disappointed. In fact, you might even start an interesting new tradition of kissing the last page of the book, in order to show some affection to the good story that it is.

My fingers are crossed that Maverick’s younger brother Hunter gets his own story.

Please note that this story involves miscarriage, life-threatening illness, and the death of a loved one. Robin did a wonderful job of covering these topics with compassion.

~ FAVORITE QUOTES ~

“A gentleman never leaves a lady without a safe ride home.”

“For someone so smart, you can be so clueless when it comes to your own life.”

“An honest conversation is always a good idea.”

“Love isn’t an exact science. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith.”

“You know I can’t let things go. And for what it’s worth, I do care about your answers; I’m not just trying to irritate you.”

“With age came maturity.”

“Relationships are hard and precious.”

“Secrets are hard to share sometimes, but if it impacts your relationships, you have to.”

“I’m sure there’s nothing you can’t handle.”

“It’s true time heals.”

“You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.”

“Time is definitely healing.”

“You can’t try to be funny. You either are or you aren’t.”

“Sadness takes a while to go away. Sometimes a really long while.”

“Never, ever doubt how much you mean to me.”


**Received a copy from the author and reviewed it voluntarily.**

Rating: 5

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Robin Bielman is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, frequent coffee shops (and by frequent she means daily but she's trying to break the habit), and spend time with her family and friends.

Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can't live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas. She writes with a steady stream of caffeine nearby (see above) and the best dog on the planet, Harry, by her side. She also dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. Keep in touch on social! xoxo

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