Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Book review: Texas Tango (Texas Montgomery Mavericks #2) by Cynthia D'Alba

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Available Nov 5th
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.

Caroline is in the last 6 months of a 2 year contract working in a medical clinic in Texas. She's been moving place to place as a traveling Dr for years but has never stayed this long anywhere. Since she's been there she's become close with the Montgomery family. She's attracted to Travis Montgomery but he's never really spent more than 5 minutes talking to her over the 18 months she's been there. Now her great uncle has passed away and left her his ranch. A ranch Travis has always wanted. Caroline's parents have never been around and she and her much younger brother were raised by her grandmother and is now dying as well. All her grandma Mamie wants is to see Caroline married before she dies so Travis get enlisted to fake marry her. They make a deal. He marries Caroline and she will gift him the ranch.  It all seems so simple until it all falls apart. This was a great book. Travis is such a sweetheart. It's hard to find a man as giving as this one. He's Caroline's rock with all the stuff that happens in her life. They fall in love but past hurts and pride keep them from saying so. Throw in Travis' boisterous nosy family and Caroline's 14 yr old brother showing up and spilling the beans and it's a mess. This book is a little predictable but i enjoyed it so much it didn't matter. The sex scenes were way more hot than i expected and i can't wait for book three. 4 out of 5 stars for Texas Tango by Cynthia D'Alba.

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