Sunday, June 21, 2015

Review - Texas Bossa Nova by Cynthia D'Alba

Texas Bossa Nova
by Cynthia D'Alba
Series: Texas Montgomery Mavericks, #5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2015

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

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.

I do love my stories with a strong heroine, and Magda Hobbs certainly fit that bill! Throw in that this is a second chance (of sorts) love story and had cowboys, and Cynthia D’Alba has once again rung the five star bell!

Right from the start, as Magda comes riding back in to town on her Harley, I just knew she was going to be lots of fun. What I didn’t expect was to find a heroine that could not only make me laugh with her smart and sassy mouth, but one that would totally win me over with her care and compassion. As much as committing herself to anything or anyone long-term scares her, it’s that caring and compassion that makes it hard for her to keep things and people at arms-length – especially when her heart decides to get involved.

Reno was everything you want in a cowboy…sexy, alpha, hard-working, and did I mention sexy? He definitely fell hard for Magda months ago, but when she left without a word or explanation he’s tried his best to convince himself that she’s not worth the flight risk…unfortunately his mind and his body are not on the same page when it comes to Magda…
Why didn't she understand that being around her more than was necessary sent him into a shitty state of bone jarring lust that produced a dick as hard as a fence post?

During the day he was fine. There was more than enough to do to keep his mind busy, but the nights? The nights were the worst. If he didn't already have calluses on his hands from the field work, he’d have them from his nightly tension release her presence caused.
These two together were just so…right. It was hard watching them struggle to get on the same page, but you could always feel the pull these two had towards one another. Magda is carrying some major emotional baggage and is so scared of making the same mistakes her mother did, namely falling for a cowboy who wasn't in it for the long haul. Reno has a plan for his life and that doesn't include getting tied down anytime soon – especially with the new ranch he and his twin have purchased. But when Reno decides he may want to put down those roots a little sooner, Magda’s flight instincts kick in once again.

There was so much to love about this book, from a strong heroine to a sexy hero, to the Montgomery clan and the extended family and friends. I loved catching up with some old friends from the prior books, as well as meeting and getting to know some characters better. Cynthia D’Alba has created a wonderful family saga that is always guaranteed to leave me feeling happy and waiting on the next book.


  1. Oooo sounds like one who would give me a case of grabby hands. The hero sounds yummy.

  2. I really enjoyed this one - the whole series has been a win for me so far.


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