Texas Two Step

Texas Two Step

by Cynthia D'Alba


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Texas Two Step by Cynthia D'Alba

Secrets are little time-bombs just waiting to explode.

After six years and too much self-recrimination, rancher Mitch Landry admits he was wrong. He left Olivia Montgomery. Now he'll do whatever it take to convince Olivia to give him a second chance.

Olivia Montgomery survived the break-up with the love of her life. She's rebuilt her life around her business and the son she loves more than life itself. She's not proud of the mistakes she's made-particularly the secret she's kept-but when life serves up manure, you use it to mold yourself into something better.

At a hot, muggy Dallas wedding, they reconnect, and now she's left trying to protect the secret she's held on to for all these years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998265063
Publisher: Riante, Inc
Publication date: 02/14/2012
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 1,178,665
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Cynthia D’Alba was born and raised in a small Arkansas town. Today she lives in a vine-covered cottage on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading or writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband, and slave to a noisy messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans. You can find her most days at www.cynthiadalba.com or www.everybodyneedsalittleromance.com. Follow her at facebook.com/cynthia.dalba, twitter.com/CynthiaDAlba or email her at cynthiadalba@gmail.com

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Texas Two Step 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
Wow I loved this book! I couldn't put it down and practically read it in one sitting. It was a roller coaster of different emotions. I laughed and cried so make sure you have tissues at hand. I liked that the emotional reactions were true to real life. When Mitch found out about Olivia's secret Mitch was mad and devastated and Ms. D' Alba wrote with true emotions and actions. I think to many times authors play down such reactions. Olivia and Mitch are great characters and Adam will steal your heart. There is a cast of secondary characters that just help to make this book fabulous. I can't wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because of the reviews. It was a good decision. This book is well written and a great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written romance for a first time author. Enjoed the byplay between Mitch and Olivia and how it allows the reader to understand all of the characters, including Adam. Gave just enough of everything without being too much of one thing. I laughed. I got angry. I cried. Most of all I recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mitch is the perfect cowboy hunk but with class but Olivia has been hurt deeply and must learn how to love again for her sake and her son's
eyesopenwide More than 1 year ago
Love cowboys, rodeos, romance, turmoil, then happily ever after? This book is the one for you. D'Alba's series has great stories for you.
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
I loved the struggles that Olivia and Mitch had to go through to accept their past mistakes and found their love was still there.  There was no long drawn out denial of their part in the break up, separation, and secrets.  The complete family support all round was great to see as well.  I enjoyed this story very much and loved how the story was told by Cynthia D'Alba.
teebeePA More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book. Mitch and Olivia belong together. Everyone makes mistakes and I love the fact they got their 2nd chance to be together. 
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite Things between Mitch and Olivia are complicated, in fact have always been complicated. In Cynthia D’Alba’s Texas Two Step we learn that Mitch and Olivia used to date and were madly in love, until Mitch’s brother James died tragically, leaving behind his pregnant socialite wife. So Mitch does what any good family man would do; he marries her, much to the chagrin to his newly ex-girlfriend Olivia, who has also recently learned she is carrying Mitch’s child. Fast forward six years and Olivia and Mitch are reunited for a wedding and things get a little hot. So D’Alba takes readers on a wild journey of love rediscovered, trust lost and earned, and family reconnected. While Texas Two Step may not be a completely unique western love story it is filled with characters that are easy to love and root for, along with the must-have hated villain, in this case villainess Joanna. Mitch and Olivia have made mistakes, and we see them go through the stages of grief for what they lost—-Mitch and years with his child and Olivia with the love she could have had—-and finally come to terms with what is right instead of who is right. Cynthia D’Alba created a community of fun characters like the spunky Magda, the too adorable Adam, quiet but strong Hobbs and we can’t forget Sylvia Landry, the wise mother to all.  Texas Two Step is well-written with strong characters able to stand out in a rather formulaic story. D’Alba does a fantastic bringing the hopes and fears, strengths and weaknesses of Mitch and Olivia to the surface without hitting the reader over the head with them. You understand their reluctance, but you secretly hope they do what you want them to. A great story is about more than the main characters; and the secondary characters in this story feel like family instead of characters on a page. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read filled with drama, romance, sensuality and a splash of humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a refreshing tale of a reality romance. It has parts that make you laugh and parts that make you want to cry. It will really touch your heart. An amazing love story!!!!
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: I really enjoyed this book. The basic story line was not anything new, but I thought Cynthia D'Alba wrote it really well. I loved Olivia's character. She has every reason to be bitter and harsh with Mitch, but every time those feelings rise up, she steps back to take a look at things from his point of view. I loved that about her and that aspect of her personality really made this book for me. This book is about two people who were desperately in love, but then they got caught up in circumstances beyond their control and were swept up in actions and events which turned out to be mistakes. Now they are having to learn and recover from those mistakes (both of them.) One of the things that made this book so good was the huge supporting cast of characters. It seems like the rest of this series is going to work around Olivia's brothers, but I hope we get to see some more of some of the other characters from this book. *Drake- Olivia's ex-husband who is more like a brother, but he stepped up to help when she found out she was pregnant and so devastated by Mitch's break-up and subsequent marriage that she didn't know how to function. *Magda- Mitch's 22 yo, tattooed housekeeper...LOVED her and REALLY hoping that we get to see more of her and Drake...there was definitely a certain chemistry between the two of them... and Magda's story is really intriguing and would make for a great romance. *crossing my fingers* *Mitch's parents- they knew Olivia's secret and kept it for her against their will, but they still offered a great support system for Olivia. I loved that about them. Those were the characters who really made an impact on the story for me. In the periphery were Olivia's brothers although we didn't see a whole lot of them in this book. It sounds like they all have very unique stories. Overall this was a fun afternoon's read and I am so glad that I listened to the devil on my shoulder urging me to push that one-push-buy button and made this impulse buy.
Anonymous 2 days ago
Recommend this author and this series. Mjw
Anonymous 5 days ago
Really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous 8 days ago
The start made me question if this would be overalll good in terms of, worth reading. It just seemed like the past drama wasnt an issue at the beginning so lets have some HOT sex scenes and work it out, but To my surprise it ended up being a cant put down fantastic book with drama, heartbreak, and a hea, LOVED THIS BOOK, and cant wait to read on in the series.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Sexy characters, steamy romance, hidden baby, one rotten ex, one good one, supportive minor characters who will be in a future book in the series . . . all set.
Anonymous 10 days ago
4 stars
Anonymous 15 days ago
This guy is NOT a catch - she was well rid of such an immature snot nosed arrogant jerk. I want to at least respect the 'hero' - not knock his block off!
Anonymous 15 days ago
Only on page 112, I don't know if i can finish. Mitch is annoying, so self righteous about her not telling him about the child, though he's the one who broke it off. (I bet the ex wife is going to try to get back with him so he can get custody of his child) There will be all kinds of misunderstandings between Mitch and Olivia, and all kinds of traps set by ex wife Joanna... And Magda will mediate along with the families to get the little family back together
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars This is book one in the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series and it features Olivia Montgomery Gentry and Mitch Landry. What a great story! It just seems that fate was always working against these two in one way or another. That and not enough faith in each other. I could understand her reasons for not telling him but it doesn't make it right. With what he did to her, I'm not sure I wouldn't have made the same choices she did. This author's description of Mitch was spot on! Every time he spoke I could feel the cowboy charm. Every time Olivia looked at him and she lost her train of thought because he was so sexy, was fabulous! These were well developed characters and the story line was smooth all the way through. I'm excited for book 2.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
The benefit of making mistakes is the lessons we learn from them, but this couple was a hot mess. Olivia, allowed a broken heart cloud her judgment. While Mitch allowed grief to almost ruin his life. Each was too busy playing the blame game that they allowed outside machinations to ruin a chance at happiness. Joanna was a spiteful, manipulative, heartless human being. Her sense entitlement broke hearts and ruin the lives of more than just herself. To use a child to further her agenda, sealed her fate in my eyes. Texas Two Step steams up the bookshelf with it's love - hate relationship, Ms. D'Alba created.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
If you love cowboy romances, then you need to add "Texas Two Step" to your reading list. This is a steamy second chance romance with a hot cowboy! Also, it is a story where two people realize that if they can't learn forgiveness for each they may miss out on true happiness. "Texas Two Step" by Cynthia D'Alba is book one in the "Texas Montgomery Mavericks" series. This is rancher Mitch Landry and Olivia Montgomery's story. Mitch and Olivia were an item until Mitch broke it off about six years ago. Both Mitch and Olivia had married someone else and now they are both divorced. Olivia and Mitch's paths cross during their friend's wedding. They both realize that they still have a strong physical connection to each other that they are having a hard time ignoring. Will Olivia be able to forgive Mitch for hurting her? Olivia has secrets that she has kept from him. Will Mitch be able to forgive Olivia? I really loved the author's writing style. She kept my attention from beginning to end. I couldn't put the book down. Magda, Mitch's housekeeper, was a favorite character of mine. Hopefully, we will get to read her story. I look forward to reading the next book in this series and other books by Cynthia D'Alba. This is one is a winner! FYI, includes mature content.
mimipeggy More than 1 year ago
A Romantic Western Recommended Read! This is a well-written and great Romantic Western. The story draws you in and you will want to keep reading because you don’t want to miss what’s going to happen next with Mitch and Olivia. This book has some steamy romance. This is a story about Mitch and Olivia: having love, losing love, family ties, life’s ups and downs, a vindictive person, sharing Adam and trying to find their way back together. I would definitely recommend this book. You won’t want to put it down once you start it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Money solves all problems
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So this book has a lot of great dialogue and interaction between the two main characters. That's the positive part of my review. However, and this is a big however, the plot is completely unbelievable. He leaves her after living together throughout college because he's not ready for marriage. Six months later marries his recently deceased brother's fiance....because she's pregnant. Really?? Meanwhile, the Heroine finds out she's pregnant but doesn't tell him because he got married so soon after their breakup. 6 years later....Child is 5 and almost everyone in both of their families has known about this child from the beginning except for the father... i.e. the Hero. Even the Hero's parents know of the child and have a relationship with the child!  This plot is just too unbelievable and therefore is completely distracting. I think this author is a great writer, but I think she could have created a more believable storyline for the reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would buy just for the writing style