Cynthia D'Alba has done it again. Texas Tango is the much anticipated second book in the Montgomery Mavericks series. I liked and enjoyed the first book, Texas Two Step, and had been dying for this series to continue. I'd say that the author did a fine job on this one, and continued the series in a good way. I really enjoyed the book, falling in love with the compelling characters and the story that was told. The plot was an intriguing one, and I felt that the romantic aspect of this story was simply wonderful.
A loving gesture, a fake marriage meant to give a beloved grand-mother her dying wish. That was the plan. Travis Montgomery and Dr. Caroline Graham strike a bargain that gives them both what they want. Caroline gets peace of mind for the grandmother who raised her. Travis gets a coveted piece of property out of the deal. They're not looking for love.... but that's what they find in the end. Their marriage wasn't meant to last. Heck, it wasn't even supposed to be legal. But along the way their mutual feelings of desire bring them together. Then when family gets involved things get messy in a big way.
This story was so romantic. It hits all the right spots for this reader. Travis looked so good in this story. Country crooning some Chris Young to his lady love. I tell you, it just don't get more romantic than that. Then we have Caroline, the girl who doesn't let any grass grow under her feet. She's a traveling kind of woman, always with one foot out the door. Until she landed in Whispering Springs, made some good friends and fell in love with a handsome cowboy. When two stubborn hearts collide the sparks flew. But can they see the truth before it's too late? Or will they just let it all slip away?
The characters in this story were absolutely stellar. Travis and Caroline were great together, and their romance was so realistic. The author did everything just perfect for them, and did an excellent job in giving them a rich background that explained a lot of their feelings and actions. I liked catching up with Mitch and Olivia from Texas Two Step, and finding out what was happening in their lives. The secondary characters were rich and vibrant, and they all added to the storyline and made it more engaging. Caroline has a teenage rebel brother who shows up and stirs things up. Noah brought his own brand of intensity to the story. The heartache and teenage angst was good. And I liked seeing Travis step up as a positive role model for him. As much as I hate to say this.... even the jealous rival gave something to the story.
I have to say that I absolutely loved how the author ended the story. I won't give any surprises away.... but it was so romantic and I was so glad that D'Alba took the story out in such a sweet way.
I loved this book. I enjoyed every page. I have to say that I read the entire thing with a smile on my face. It was that romantic. I would recommend this book to everyone, but mostly for those readers with a truly romantic heart. That's simply the way Texas Tango impressed this reader.
Their wedding might be fake, but there’s no faking the mutual attraction.
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.