Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Texas Bossa Nova

Author: Cynthia D’Alba
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61922-667-8
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary Western Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx
Release Date: 03-31-2015

Magda Hobbs lost her mother at an early age and feared ending up like her—in love with the wrong man. When she fell for a cowboy, Magda jumped on her Harley and left town, determined to run from temptation. Six months later she’s scared for another reason—her father’s had a heart attack and she races back to Whispering Springs.

In need of a job while her father recovers, Magda gets talked into taking a job as a housekeeper for one of the Montgomery’s. She ends up working at her ex-lover, Reno Montgomery’s ranch.  It’s not the best situation but with boundaries it works—at least until a snowstorm strands them together without power. The danger and isolation rekindles their desire, but when they rejoin the world will they stay together or will Magda let the past push them apart?

Texas Bossa Nova is the newest release in Cynthia D’Alba’s Texas Montgomery Mavericks series. While it’s not imperative, with the number of recurring characters, I recommend reading the books in order.

What a fun and entertaining read. I really enjoyed Reno and Magda. These two are perfect for each other but are they a mess. Magda is carrying around so much baggage, it’s amazing she can function, yet she comes across as strong-willed and independent. These two jump to conclusions, communicate superficially and try to ignore each other at first—can you say adults acting like they’re in high school. It’s a bit of a hoot. 

The descriptions of ranch life are vivid and those involving the ice storm are particularly well done, making it seem real. There is plenty of angst and tension between Reno and Magda and the sex is sizzling. There are more than enough surprises to keep the pages turning, the pace is smooth, and there’s some fun dialogue. I enjoyed the secondary characters and a couple of the new ones I hope to see featured in a future release. 

No comments: