REVIEW: Texas Twist by Cynthia D’Alba

Texas Twist (Texas Montgomery Mavericks #4) by Cynthia D’Alba
Published:  September 2, 2014

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.

Texas Twist is all about heartbreak, healing, and following your heart and Cynthia D’Alba writes it masterfully. This is the 4th book of the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series and they just keep getting better and better. 

**Hotness Rating 3 out of 5**

Cash Montgomery had it all. He was in line to be the three-time bull riding champion and achieving all of his dreams. Then the unthinkable happened. In a man vs. bull collision the bull won. And won big. Six months later he’s back home and hitting rock bottom. He hasn’t stepped up and helped his brothers or even tried to be a part of the family. He’s nursed his anger and bitterness every night with lots of alcohol. In a final attempt to gain back control of his life Cash asks his brother if he can set up home in the family home that his sister-in-law inherited that way he can get out from under the eye of his family and have some independence. Not wanting to bother his very pregnant wife Travis quickly agrees hoping it will get Cash out of his funk. Imagine Cash’s surprise when he finds out that the house is already occupied by none other than the girl that has haunted his dreams.

Paige Ryan was raised in the rodeo. She traveled from event to event with her mom and dad and pretty much loved her life. For as long as she could remember she had a huge crush on Cash Montgomery. A crush that he didn’t really reciprocate. But, on her eighteenth birthday she managed to get Cash in her bed and finally have the night she had always dreamed of. Sadly, her dreams didn’t include having Cash take her virginity and then practically trip over his own feet running from her trailer. But, that was a long time ago. Paige’s parents were killed in a terrible car accident and Paige has moved to Whispering Springs, Texas to be close to the only family she has left. She’s lucked out her friend has even offered to let her live in the house that she inherited before she married Travis Montgomery. At least she thought she lucked out. She can’t believe her eyes when she finds that the house isn’t as empty as she had originally thought. 

Cash broke my heart. As the youngest of the Montgomery’s so much of his identity was wrapped up in succeeding in the rodeo. He always felt he needed to prove himself. When that was taken from him he floundered and fell hard. I love Paige. She was the exact person that Cash needed. She knew when to support, when to encourage and when to kick ass. I love when a relationship is based on friendship and you could definitely feel the friendship between these two. Actually, you felt that much more strongly than the romance. The romance was slow in coming due to fear of hurt and losing one’s heart. But, when they let go of the fear boy did the sparks fly.

I gave Texas Twist 4 Flaming Hearts

4 Hearts