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Texas Twist

Texas Twist, September 2014
Texas Montgomery Mavericks #4
by Cynthia D'Alba

Samhain Publishing
Featuring: Cash Montgomery; Paige Ryan
197 pages
ISBN: 1619223880
EAN: 9781619223882
Kindle: B00K8R50BE
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"Find out if this cowboy can win back the girl he lost"

Fresh Fiction Review

Texas Twist
Cynthia D'Alba

Reviewed by Clare O'Beara
Posted October 5, 2014

Romance Contemporary

The latest in the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series introduces Paige Ryan, a self-reliant girl who has returned from college to a town in the Lone Star State, only to meet Cash Montgomery when he's a shadow of his former self. The once-champion rodeo rider got injured by a bull and has been drinking and moping ever since.

TEXAS TWIST contains many characters from previous tales which can fluster the new reader. However we see them from the viewpoint of Cash as he wallows in self-disgust or tells everyone including his brothers to leave him alone. Paige as she tends the bar, assists in the clinic, recalls how she used to admire her rodeo hero and enjoys living alone. That is, until Cash sobers up enough to haul himself back to the house his brother says he can use, having sold his touring vehicle. Paige has rented the place but Cash doesn't know, which makes for a fun meeting. Paige is set on a graduate nursing programme and is determined not to let her former hero get in the way, so she offers to share the space. Are they going to rip each other's hair out? Is Whispering Springs a town big enough for both of them?

I liked that the story involves several animals; a cat keeps Paige company, a pup finds a home with Cash and a lovely mare has been waiting for her mistress to find her. There is a twister in the story, but not for as much time as I'd been hoping. Overall I found this a pleasant adult romance with a realism streak a mile wide.

Try TEXAS TWIST as a change from tamer reads and meet busy people getting on with interesting lives.

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SUMMARY

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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