Texas Bossa Nova

Texas Bossa Nova

by Cynthia D'Alba

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A heavy snowstorm can produce a lot of heat.

Magda Hobbs loves being a ranch housekeeper. The job keeps her close to her recently discovered father, foreman at the same ranch. She is immune to all the cowboy charms, except for one certain cowboy, who is wreaking havoc on her libido. Not wanting to follow in her mother's footsteps, she hops on her motorcycle and hits the road.

Five months later, she is headed back to Whispering Springs after her father's heart attack, only now she has no job, no savings and nowhere to call home.

Reno Montgomery is determined to make his fledging cattle ranch a success. He's content with the occasional date until Magda Hobbs. She is rocking his world and then she's gone, leaving him confused and more than a little angry.
Reno's mother hires a housekeeper so the focus is on making a success of ranch rather than a clean house. He's shocked when he learns the new live-in housekeeper is Magda Hobbs.

When a freak snowstorm cuts off the outside world, the isolation rekindles their desire. But when the weather and the roads clear, Reno has to work hard and fast to keep the woman of his dreams from hitting the road right out of his life again.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157601522
Publisher: Riante, Inc.
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Series: Whispering Springs, Texas , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 16,288
File size: 687 KB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Cynthia D’Alba started writing on a challenge from her husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun. She was born and raised in a small Arkansas town. After being gone for a number of years, she’s thrilled to be making her home back in Arkansas living 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 spoiled Border Collie, 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 one of the following online homes:
Website: cynthiadalba.com
Facebook: Facebook/cynthiadalba
Twitter: @cynthiadalba

Or drop her a line at

Or send snail mail to: Cynthia D’Alba PO Box 2116 Hot Springs, AR 71914

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Texas Bossa Nova 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
A really enjoyable read. I loved the characters. I really loved the banter between Reno and Darren, the brotherly love. Reno is one hot hero. The chemistry between him and Magda is burning hot. Magda's past has left a lasting impression. Her one weakness is Reno and she hightailed out of there not wanting to go down the same path as her mother. Now back she's hired to be housekeeper for Reno and Darren. Can these two keep their hands off each especially when they get snowed in alone together. Enjoy the journey of a second chance at a HEA.
DeleneY More than 1 year ago
The 5th book in the Texas Montgomery Series "Texas Bossa Nova" This is Reno and Magda's story! What happens when you are given that second chance? Do you take it or walk away again? Reno is determined to have everything set.before he gets married and Magda, well she has never stayed in one place too long. Can these two people walk away from each other and deny the love between them. .A Hot..Sensuous and emotional read. I can't wait for the next book in this series! Cynthia D'Alba does a great job of getting the reader involved with the Montgomery Family. You cheer for them, cry for them and celebrate with this family!!
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
I totally loved this story it has everything to make this not only a top seller but a hit in my book. I had so many smiles on my face and laughed so much throughout the whole story. This is a story that will stay on your mind after you have finished it. This author knows how to put the romance back in romance with just enough heartbreak to keep it interesting and lord some steamy scenes that will get your heart pumping. There was truly nothing I didn’t like, this is one author that knows how to write and keep her reads interested as she tells a compelling story of heartbreak, love, sorrow and misunderstandings. I loved how the author gives you wonderful funny scenes along with times you can feel their pain. There are even times when you think OH NO this can’t be happening. She keeps you guessing with wonderful writing and then throws in a little heat. Magda found her father late in life after she lived in so many years with foster care families. She knows people say things they don’t mean to get what they want. She finds it hard to trust anyone or anything they say. After running away from the one man she could love she gets a call her father needs her. Back she goes to take care of her father. To stay she needs a job the mother of the man she loves hires her to take keep house for her sons. Things get interesting when she moved in to become their housekeeper. It isn’t long before she is on the run again finding it hard to believe anything Reno said. Will Magda run for the rest of her life or will Reno put the breaks on? Reno can’t get the one girl he loves out of his mind when she walked out more like ran off he throws his self into running the ranch. He was very surprised when she comes back to town and even more surprised when his mother hires her to keep their home. He tires his best to stay out of her way but life throws them together for one night of heated passion. Once is never enough as he soon finds out, he just has to work out a way to keep this hot little lady in his life before she takes off with his heart again. Magda is a wonderful lovely woman who has trust issues. She is just too sweet and gives so much of herself. Reno is one hot cowboy who has all the women running to him. None but the one he can’t have believes him when he said marriage isn’t on the cards. These are two wonderful characters that you will fall in love with. There are times you want to bang their heads together, you will laugh as they dance around each other. The author gives you wonderful supporting characters that will keep you smiling. Really there wasn’t anyone I didn’t care but for one cowboy we only saw for a few minutes. I am sure you won’t care for him either…. I can’t wait to read more from this author she has me hooked for sure. She could be at the top of my favorite author list in no time at all. Cynthia gives you a wonderful read with so much feeling. There are times when you say O my… This is a book I found hard to put down the words flow so easy before you know it you are lost in one outstanding read. I highly recommend you pick this up, I am sure it will be one of your favorite reads this year.
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Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
This is book 5 in the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series and it features Reno Montgomery and Magda Hobbs. Their attraction was so intense it scared her and she ran. Now she's back and trying her best to fight it. I tried to think about who Magda would fit with romantically but I came up empty. I hadn't heard too much about Reno previously but now that I see them together, they fit! As different as they are they're perfect for each other. He's the super sexy rancher and she's the Harley riding housekeeper. Wait until you see the sparks fly! This is another fantastic book in this amazing series. Thank you Cynthia D'Alba, for all the sexy Cowboys!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Magda Hobbs is back with her grit and wit. When she first came on the canvas in Texas Two Step, I knew she had a story to tell and Ms. D'Alba did not disappoint. Magda fools the world with her caustic charm, bad girl image and street girl smarts. On the outside she's built a tough shell so that past hurts can not be revisited upon her heart. To be wanted and loved is her most secret of dreams but the risk for her is far too great to sacrifice the pain of disappointment that has followed her all her life. Reno is her chance at forever. If she's willing to take the chance. As I dive further into the series I'm impressed with Ms. D'Alba's ability to deliver intense stories with the same fluent flow of a less emotional story and come out on top with every one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How I loved this story.
KimRocha More than 1 year ago
Author Cynthia D'Alba means business in Texas Bossa Nova! When Magda Hobbs and Reno Montgomery are reunited after Magda's desertion several months before, sparks fly. Reno thought things were going pretty good until Magda ran off. Now having to be in close quarters on a daily basis, things are going to get good! Texas Bossa Nova is the 5th book in Cynthia D'Alba's Texas Montgomery Mavericks series and it's quite a fabulous read. Nothing gets old in this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever read a book you didn’t want to end? Have you started a book after dinner then read it through breakfast the next morning? Well, this was exactly what happened when I read Texas Bossa Nova! It was HOT and SEXY! Magda and Reno make this story sizzle. Cynthia D’Alba has written another stellar story in her Texas Montgomery Mavericks series. I highly recommend this book!
ahlewis32 More than 1 year ago
TEXAS BOSSA NOVA continues the story of the Montgomery family of ranchers from Texas, cowboys all. It’s book five in the series and with as large a family as the Montgomerys have, there will be more, I hope. The tale centers on Magda, a former foster child from the wrong side of the tracks who returns to her recently discovered father’s home to care for him after a heart attack. To make ends meet, Magda takes a job as a housekeeper for the Montgomery brothers, one of which is Reno, the man who lights all her fires and drives her mad with want. The result is a tale of regret, redemption and romance. The characters are well-developed and very likable. The conflict is mostly internal, a study in class consciousness and self-worth, very pertinent in today’s society. Secondary characters are fun and add much. We get glimpses of the couples in past books in the series as well as a future hero or two. The Texas skyline shines as it always does. It’s a fun book, a great read for the beach or relaxing by the pool. It's hot, sexy and always ready!
niterayvyn More than 1 year ago
i loved this story. ive been waiting on magda and reno to get thier hea and ms. d'alba did not dissapoint. magda is quite the spitfire who comes back to town after he father who she found late in life has a heartattack and is quickly hired by renos mom to be his and his brothers live in housekepper. what could possibly go wrong with that scenerio. they had a fling a few months back before magda up and left scared. throw in a snowsorm that traps them together and youve got fireworks and heat. this is a must read for any d'alba fan or fan of cowboys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need more please !!!! This series is great!!!
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
I do love my stories with a strong heroine, and Magda Hobbs certainly fit that bill! Throw in that this is a second chance (of sorts) love story and had cowboys, and Cynthia D’Alba has once again rung the five star bell! Right from the start, as Magda comes riding back in to town on her Harley, I just knew she was going to be lots of fun. What I didn’t expect was to find a heroine that could not only make me laugh with her smart and sassy mouth, but one that would totally win me over with her care and compassion. As much as committing herself to anything or anyone long-term scares her, it’s that caring and compassion that makes it hard for her to keep things and people at arms-length – especially when her heart decides to get involved. Reno was everything you want in a cowboy…sexy, alpha, hard-working, and did I mention sexy? He definitely fell hard for Magda months ago, but when she left without a word or explanation he’s tried his best to convince himself that she’s not worth the flight risk…unfortunately his mind and his body are not on the same page when it comes to Magda… These two together were just so…right. It was hard watching them struggle to get on the same page, but you could always feel the pull these two had towards one another. Magda is carrying some major emotional baggage and is so scared of making the same mistakes her mother did, namely falling for a cowboy who wasn't in it for the long haul. Reno has a plan for his life and that doesn't include getting tied down anytime soon – especially with the new ranch he and his twin have purchased. But when Reno decides he may want to put down those roots a little sooner, Magda’s flight instincts kick in once again. There was so much to love about this book, from a strong heroine to a sexy hero, to the Montgomery clan and the extended family and friends. I loved catching up with some old friends from the prior books, as well as meeting and getting to know some characters better. Cynthia D’Alba has created a wonderful family saga that is always guaranteed to leave me feeling happy and waiting on the next book. I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
ruthmarie94 More than 1 year ago
Cynthia has done it again! I loved this book! Magda Hobbs’s is a woman that has never had roots. She gets a call that her Dad is in the hospital she runs to him. She is still getting to know her Dad, and does not want to impose. She is offered a job as ranch housekeeper. This way she can stay close. Reno Montgomery’s and his brother are starting a ranch and there is lots of hard work to do. They are very messy and put all their attention into running the outside. Reno is trying to mend his heart and no one even knows that he fell in love. When their parents hire a housekeeper for them thinking it will help. Reno didn’t know what kind of surprise waited for him. Magda was that surprise. When a freak snowstorm strands the Magda and Reno alone, the isolation rekindles their desire. When the snow starts to melt Magda is ready to run. Reno has to work hard and fast to keep her from running again. He knows he doesn’t want to leave without her. Magda wants Reno more than anything else, but she does not want to end up like her mother. She is ready to run when Reno starts to hold on tight. Can he keep her or will she run?
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
Magda Hobbs ran five months ago afraid her life was turning out like her mothers. Afraid of loving a cowboy and ending up being left in the dust. So why not be the one to leave first? That way you leave with your heart and dignity intacted. Only problem...she left part of her heart in Whispering Springs with Reno Montgomery.  Zeb Magda's father has had a heart attack, so she packs up and heads for Whispering Springs. Hoping to avoid Reno while she's taking care of Zeb she's been invited to spend Christmas with the Montgomery's. Now these noway to avoid the inevitable of being near Reno. To add to everything else Reno and Darren's parents offer her a job she can't turn down, house keeper for D&R Ranch. Reno and Darren's ranch. Can she be in the same house with Reno day in and day out and keep him at arms length. And out of his bed?  Reno's mad as hell that Magda ran and wants to know why. Things were hot and explosive between them and then one day she was gone. He's thrilled she'll be in his house and hopefully in his bed even if she says there will be none of that because she needs this job. He missed her so much because they were friends first before lovers. That's what made her leaving so much worse. He'd lost the one person he could talk to about everything besides Darren, his twin brother. Can he show Magda that's there's more to their relationship and she can trust him? I loved everything about this book!! Reno and Magda had awesome chemistry and are both strong characters even if Magda was so afraid to trust people with her heart and with good reason. I loved the friendship she formed with Darren, they acted like siblings. The secondary characters gave Magda something she never felt she had. Friendship and a sense of belonging. Magda and Reno both truly love each other but will lack of communication and actions be the end or a new beginning.  I totally recommend this book and series to everyone who loves cowboys and romance. Not a stand alone book so read in order so you don't miss anything.  Cynthia D'Alba has become one of my favorite contemporary romance writers and I impatiently wait her next book!
teebeePA More than 1 year ago
I have been anxiously waiting for Magda to get her story and what better than her getting herself a Texas Maverick! Reno is just the man to keep Magda still from taking off again. He does have his work cut out for him though..LOL..She's a strong, independent woman and it takes a strong man to hold her interest. Reno wants her bad and with a little help from his parents, she becomes his housekeeper. It's up to Reno to figure out what needs to be done to keep her from leaving him again. Cynthia D'Alba didn't let me down with this story (or any other)and now I'm waiting for the next in this series.