Review: Texas Twist (Texas Montgomery Mavericks #4) by Cynthia D’Alba

September 2, 2014 Review 2

Review: Texas Twist (Texas Montgomery Mavericks #4) by Cynthia D’Alba

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.

Title: Texas Twitst
Author: Cynthia D'Alba
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: September 2, 2014
Genres: Erotic Western Contemporary Romance
Pages: 246
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-half-flames

I recently started reading this author.  I was liking what I was seeing, so when I saw this title for review, I grabbed it without looking too far past the author’s name not realizing that it was a book four in a series. But I decided to give it a read anyway and was so glad I did.

It can be read as a stand-alone story with no big issues.  We were given enough background so that I wasn’t lost or felt like I had missed something of manger importance.  But well, I have read enough of these to know there is so much more, and this reading experience would have been much richer if I had read the earlier books first.  Not necessary, but desired.

Now for this particular Montgomery – Cash – it took me a bit to warm up to him in any way.  Bull riders don’t really do it for me.  I think they are totally nuts to get on the back of a bull in the first place.  An accident just waiting to happen.  When it did, well Cash fell apart way more than I thought was warranted.  I could see him drinking to dull the physical pain, stupid but believable.  But because his “life was over.”  I mean really?  Did he really expect to ride bulls forever?  So he didn’t go out on top, he was alive.  As we get into the story, we do discover he had some other little boy type issues going on that contributed.  It was just time for this idiot to grow up!  It took almost the whole book, but thank goodness he finally got there.

Then there is Paige Ryan.  She has been in love with the idiot since she was a teenager and has never outgrown it.  Other than her questionable taste in men, Paige is a strong young women who has gone through much in her life, but, with the help and support of her brother, is still fighting to make the best of what she has.   She is loving and caring and loyal to those she loves.  I liked Paige right from the beginning.

Finding themselves living in the same house makes life interesting for Cash and Paige.  The dynamic between them, and how it evolves, is quite fascinating and beautiful.  It was a real joy to read. Not only was there the amazing dynamic between Paige and Cash that got steamy at times, but there was gasp worthy action and heart stopping suspense before they admitted their feelings for each other.  Very well done.

This couple may have found their HEA, but I want more of this community and this family.  They are fun!  I will be reading the rest of the series and looking forward to the next one.




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