Monday, January 9, 2017






Texas Two Step (Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #1)







Date of Publication: February 28, 2012






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

Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 1

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 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.

Warning: Contains hot sex, a vindictive ex-wife, and hot chocolate chip cookies.





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Texas Two Step (Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #1)Texas Two Step by Cynthia D'Alba

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The benefit of making mistakes is the lessons we learn from them, but this couple was a hot mess. Olivia, allowed a broken heart cloud her judgment. While Mitch allowed grief to almost ruin his life. Each was too busy playing the blame game that they allowed outside machinations to ruin a chance at happiness. Joanna was a spiteful, manipulative, heartless human being. Her sense entitlement broke hearts and ruin the lives of more than just herself. To use a child to further her agenda, sealed her fate in my eyes. Texas Two Step steams up the bookshelf with it's love - hate relationship, Ms. D'Alba created.

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Texas Tango by Cynthia D'Alba








Their wedding might be fake, but there’s no faking the mutual attraction.

Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 2

Dr. Caroline Graham is happy with her nomadic lifestyle fulfilling short-term medical contracts. No emotional commitments, no disappointments. She’s always the one to walk away, never the one left behind.

But now her great-uncle is gone and her grandmother is on her deathbed, more concerned about Caroline’s lack of a husband than her own demise. What’s the harm in a little white lie? If a wedding will give her grandmother peace, then a wedding she shall have.

Travis Montgomery has one dream left—to build the ranch he and his wife planned before he lost her to cancer. There’s just one thing standing between him and the last bit of acreage he needs—a last living heir who has one traveling foot out the door…and an unusual request that challenges his determination to never again place his heart at risk.

The land he wants in exchange for a faux marriage. Everyone wins. Until things start to snowball…and the hearts they stand to lose are their own.

Warning: This book contains a tortured widower who doesn’t want a wife and an independent doctor who doesn’t want a husband. Hot stuff between the sheets and failed efforts to avoid emotional involvements.





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Texas Tango (Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #2)Texas Tango by Cynthia D'Alba

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Out of the ashes of despair rises a chance at forever. Travis found the love of his life, but fate dealt him a tragic hand and he lost her far too soon. Caroline prides herself on her medical skills and her independent spirit but secretly has dreamed of having a chance at building a life of her own. Neither wants to open themselves up to more pain, yet taking a chance and risking it all, may deliver the greatest gain. Texas Tango celebrates the human spirit with a romance that sparks fires and as it inspire along the way.

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Texas Fandango (Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #3)









Two weeks on a beach can deepen more than just their tans.

Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 3

KC Montgomery was eleven when she met the love of her life. Of course, seventeen-year-old Drake Gentry didn’t know she existed, but that didn’t stop her girlish fantasies from growing and changing over the years.

Now, after enjoying a front-row seat to his breakup with his latest girlfriend, she’s been handed an all-grown-up fantasy come true—two weeks at the Sand Castle Resort. With him.

Drake most definitely noticed KC a long time ago, but the timing’s never been right. Now that he’s facing a lonely vacation that was supposed to be for two, it seems only natural to accept KC’s offer to fill in. And as far as her terms go… No strings. No expectations. No holds barred. Drake is no fool—he’s all over it.
But once they’re back in Texas there are invisible strings still hanging between them. Strings labeled attraction, affection…even love. And the more they try to untangle the knots, the tighter they’re bound together.

Warning: Beware of sunburns, whirlpool sex and sand in delicate places.





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Texas Fandango (Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #3)Texas Fandango by Cynthia D'Alba

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Drake just lost the woman of his dreams to the man of hers. In the game of love his score and his spirits have reached an all time low. What's the best remedy for a broken heart? A vacation. A little fun in the sun and an unwanted guest could be just what the doctor ordered to chase away the blues. Texas Fandago has many themes. For Drake, it's a second chance that leads to a wake up call. For KC, it's a game changer that leads her to her heart's desire. For me, KC and Drake prove a delicious distraction that take me away from the winter snow and allows me to bask in the heat of tempting glow. Seductive with a side of laughter. A winner all the way.

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 Texas Twist (Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #4)









Real bad boys can grow up to be real good men.

Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 4

Hit hard by the death of her parents, Paige Ryan needs to figure out what to do with her life. She moves to Whispering Springs, Texas, to be near her step-brother. But just as she starts to get her life on track, the last man she ever wanted to see again sends it right back off the rails.

Cash Montgomery was on the cusp of having it all. Three bull riding titles, fame, fortune and respect from his family. Until a bad bull leaves him injured, angry and searching for comfort at the bottom of a bottle. With nowhere to go, he moves into his sister-in-law's old ranch house in Whispering Springs which he's surprised to find already occupied.

As Cash rebuilds the dilapidated home and Paige starts out on her medical career, their old friendship begins to reemerge and sparks are ignited. Paige knows that Cash is nothing but a heartache waiting to happen. But maybe this bad boy has grown up to be a real good man?

Warning: Watch out for falling lumber, falling in holes, and falling for the wrong guy again. You can leave your hard hat on.





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Texas Twist (Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #4)Texas Twist by Cynthia D'Alba

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When one door closes another one opens. Paige and Cash are both dealing with heartbreaking losses. Can they help each other through the healing process? Texas Twist is a merger of the best assets of Cynthia D'Alba. She blends painful scenarios with uplifting emotions and the lover of a good family to create another great novel within her Texas Montgomery Mavericks series. As long as there are Montgomery's to discover, I'll keep coming back for more.

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 Texas Bossa Nova (Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #5)








He plans to take the wander right out of her wanderlust.


Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 5

Magda Hobbs’s job as ranch housekeeper—and its daily dose of cowboys—wreaked havoc on her libido. Especially one certain cowboy she couldn’t resist. Scared of going down the same path as her mother, Magda jumped on her motorcycle and hit the road.

Five months later, her father’s mild heart attack has forced her back to Whispering Springs. While she’s grateful for the cleaning job at one of the Montgomery ranch houses, she’s not so thrilled one of the cowboys she’s looking after is the one she fell for last spring.

Reno Montgomery’s parents hiring a housekeeper for him and his brother is a nice surprise, but he’s shocked to discover it’s Magda, the woman who up and left just when things were getting serious between them.

When a freak snowstorm cuts off the outside world, the isolation rekindles their desire. But when the weather and the roads clear, Reno has to work hard and fast to keep the woman of his dreams from accelerating right out of his life again.

Warning: Contains a woman born with a bad case of wanderlust, and a cowboy determined to show her that life’s a dance that doesn’t have to two-step her out of his life. 





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Texas Bossa Nova (Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #5)Texas Bossa Nova by Cynthia D'Alba

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Magda Hobbs is back with her grit and wit. When she first came on the canvas in Texas Two Step, I knew she had a story to tell and Ms. D'Alba did not disappoint. Magda fools the world with her caustic charm, bad girl image and street girl smarts. On the outside she's built a tough shell so that past hurts can not be revisited upon her heart. To be wanted and loved is her most secret of dreams but the risk for her is far too great to sacrifice the pain of disappointment that has followed her all her life. Reno is her chance at forever. If she's willing to take the chance. As I dive further into the series I'm impressed with Ms. D'Alba's ability to deliver intense stories with the same fluent flow of a less emotional story and come out on top with every one.

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 Texas Hustle (Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #6)









They’re different as night and day…but it’s the right time for love.

Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 6

Porchia Summers was born into a family who gave her everything except affection. She acted out until her parents sent her to Whispering Springs before their high-society friends found out about her arrest record.

She builds a good life in Texas, but then the old boyfriend who got her in trouble tracks her down. Desperate to find a way to keep her past and present separate, she places a bid at a bachelor auction on the one man who’ll get her out of town for a few days.

Darren Montgomery is thrilled when Porchia wins him and a week of camping with his entire family in a charity bachelor auction. He’s also curious. He’s been flirting with the town’s sweet, sexy baker for years. Sometimes she flirts back, but she’s never let things go further than that. Darren’s not complaining, but he wonders just what’s going on behind Porchia’s pretty eyes.

Warning: Watch out for chigger bites, love bites, and secrets that bite.





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Texas Hustle (Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #6)Texas Hustle by Cynthia D'Alba

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Reno hit the nail on the head with his words about Darren and Porchia. When love came calling it blew their world completely off it's axis. Darren may be a playboy but he knows when not to let a good thing go. Porchia is a woman with secret demons that continue haunt her and impede her ability to trust. Montgomery men love complicated women and Porchia and Darren are in for the fight of a lifetime. Texas Hustle has a hint of mystery and a lot of heart.

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Texas Lullaby (Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #7)








When Fate tosses you in the deep end, it’s time to sink or swim.


Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 7


Lydia Henson’s four-year-long engagement to Jason Montgomery is about to end in a Texas wedding everyone is anticipating. She’s come to accept Jason doesn’t want children. She can live without children. She can’t live without the man she loves.

Jason has never wanted a family. At least, that’s his story and he’s sticking to it. The falsehood is less emasculating than the truth. Yet when tragedy on the eve of their wedding lands Lydia with her sister’s children to raise, Jason finds himself surprisingly calm in the midst of the chaos.

Everything he swore he didn’t want seems as natural as breathing. But just as he gathers the courage to grab for the golden ring, another unexpected twist threatens to tarnish what could have been a shining future.


Warning: Sticky fingers and dirty diapers can change a couple forever.





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Texas Lullaby (Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #7)Texas Lullaby by Cynthia D'Alba

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When emotions are involved, life has a way of spinning out of control. Texas Lullaby brings many good qualities to the table. Life can change in the blink of an eye and Lydia and Jason found that out in the most tragic of ways. Can they overcome the tragedy, secrets and heartbreak to find the happily ever after that they've been waiting for? What I loved about Texas Lullaby is the chance to catch up with friendly faces while get to know some new characters as well. The most beautiful twist of the story however was Jason ever growing bond with Lydia's ready made family. There is just something so sexy about a man willing to risk his heart and devote his life to a child.

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About Cynthia D'Alba


I spent seventeen years in the healthcare field. I worked as an RN, taught Obstetrics in an RN program, coordinated a prenatal screening program and then was Medical Services Director at the University of Tennessee, Memphis and ended my medical career as an Administrator for a private group medical practice. I missed academic and left medicine to return to the University of Memphis as Director of Graduate Programs at the Fogelman College of Business. I grabbed the opportunity to return to Arkansas by taking a position as Assistant Dean for Executive Programs in the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. It was there that I finished my education by earning a doctorate in Higher Education Administration. In 2002, I retired and took up the pastime that had consumed all my spare time my entire life –reading, a new book every day. I've been a reader as far back as I can remember – including forging letters from my mother when I was in grade school so I could stay in from recess and read! I cut my teeth on Nancy Drew, Trixie Beldon, and The Hardy Boys.


When I decided to try my hand at writing, I did what any academic would do; I decided to get as much information about the craft as I could. I traveled a great deal in 2006, meeting people and learning about writing as an art.


Since my husband retired in 2003, we've split our time between home in Arkansas and home in our RV on the road somewhere. But we don't travel alone. We have Maggie (Border Collie), Jill (Flat Coated Retriever) and Panama (Spoiled Parrot).


So, that's my story. I travel. I read. I write. I erase what I wrote. And FINALLY…I can say…I SOLD!


Look for me on the road! You never know when we might meet!


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