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ARC Review Texas Two Step by Cynthia D'Alba

Title: Texas Two Step (Texas Montgomery Mavericks #1)
Author: Cynthia D'Alba
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Contemporary Cowboy Romance
Format: eBook, 256 pgs
Release Date: February 28th 2012

Texas Two Step Book Cover

Their love never died, but her secrets could break his trust beyond repair.

After six years and too much self-recrimination, rancher Mitch Landry is ready to admit he was wrong. He’d loved Olivia Montgomery but commitment wasn’t high on his list back then. That was his first mistake. He’s just divorced his second, and he’s set to do whatever it takes to convince Olivia to give him another try.

Through hard work, determination and more than a few tears, Olivia survived the break-up with Mitch. She’s rebuilt her life around her business and the son she loves more than life itself. She’s not proud of the mistakes she’s made—particularly the secrets she’s kept—but when life hands you manure, you use it to make something better of yourself…lest you get stuck in it.

At a hot, muggy Dallas wedding, they reconnect. Olivia’s first instinct is to play it cool, but after one devastating kiss things flare real out of control, real fast. Maybe a quick roll in the hay will get him out of her system once and for all. Funny thing about hay though, once it’s tangled in your hair, getting it out risks revealing things that were never meant to see the light of day.

Product Warnings:
Contains hot sex, a vindictive ex-wife, and hot chocolate chip cookies.
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My Review:

Great debut novel by author Cynthia D'Alba being released today, Feb 28, 2012, by Samhain Publishing.

Sexy cowboy, a reunion at a wedding, a big secret, a rekindled romance, humor - what more do you need to get your read on? A very sexy bit of eye candy on the cover, wouldn't you say?

Mitch is a 6'4" cowboy with a chiseled body, long dark hair, blue eyes, sexy stubble, a "toe curling" grin, a kiss that "could make a nun question her vows" and a Stetson. It has been six years since Mitch has seen his former flame, Olivia. But he thinks she looks awesome today. However her face shows "resignation and a frown" when she see him; not exactly the reaction he was looking for.

Olivia is really not thrilled about seeing Mitch again and of course when he finds her in the airport she's upset she didn't have time to get all dolled up to see him. She's come straight from work at the gym against her wishes. She thinks she looks like "someone who'd been yanked from a Sweating With the Oldies video." She really had hoped to avoid him as much as possible at the wedding this weekend because she's hiding a big secret.

Has a really funny simile: "...her resolve collapsed like a cheap lawn chair." Another thing I like about this story is both the lead characters are divorced. And there is just the right amount of conflict even if you know what Olivia's secret is from early on. Mitch's solution to their problem is an interesting one as is the ending of the book.

I read this in one sitting; started it at 9 pm and the next thing I know I've reached the end and it is 1:45 am.

Cynthia is responsible for this paranormal romance and urban fantasy fanatic falling hard for cowboys. I won a contest and she sent me a book with two of Vicki Lewis Thompson's stories in it. Then came Ann Mayburn's Wild Lilly, and now with D'Alba's Texas Two Step, I'm hooked on cowboys. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this book today and see what cowboys have to offer.

Check out the Prequel to Texas Two Step at

Special Note: Check out Cynthia D'Alba's interview & giveaway here on Mar 5, 2012.



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