Texas Two Step

Texas Two Step

by Cynthia D'Alba


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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
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 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 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
Cynthia D'Alba opening to this story irritated me. I found her premise that Olivia still loved Mitch so much that after his betrayal, his marriage, and five years she was still so much in live that she drops into bed with him wihin 24 hours of mdeting him, again. When he realzed that Adam was not Olivia's lover, but her son... THEIR son: his anger made sense. His continued anger after she goes through her logic on why she did not tell him, pissed me off. His arrogance and ego were abhorant to me. The ending was quick, contrived, and not satisfying. I hope the story about Drake possobly Magda follows a different storyline!!! The writing was fine. I felt Ms. D'Alba. Was tired of the story, so she ended it speedily and with minimal effort. Not the dreaded cliffhanger. Just too predictible and boring.
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 More than 1 year ago
Kept me intrigued enough I didn't want to pit it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite interesting .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book to read, easy to read with a little suspense . It had a great ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, the storyline flowed well,the characters were believeable,looking forward to reading more novels from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great fun to read
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
Second Chances Mitch flies into Dallas for a friend's wedding. Olivia get a call from her friend Eve, the bride to please pick up Mitch at the airport. They haven't seen each other in 6 years. She holds a secret, he still loved her. They reconnect at the rehearsal. She gets injured running from him after the wedding. Now he is going to take care of her and find out a secret 6 years in the making.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kept my interest, want to read more from this author
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
I just recently started reading books by this author, and have thoroughly enjoyed each one. This one is my favorite. The story centers around Olivia Montgomery and Mitch Landry. They were very much in love but Mitch, being older than Olivia and not ready to settle, left her 6 years ago so she could date others. Shortly after, his brother dies leaving a pregnant girlfriend, and Mitch feels it’s his duty to marry Joanna. Not knowing that Olivia was pregnant. When they see each other six years later, the chemistry is immediate, neither is married, but Olivia has secrets . There is lots of drama, misunderstanding, jealousy , hurt and issues of trust. Will they get a second chance or will doubts, half truths, and outside influences destroy that chance? A well written and engaging story with complex characters that will keep you reading till late at night. Can’t wait to see what else the author has in store in book two of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is about college age young adults. They have a great time together while in college, but the female is dumped because of the age problem. The female becomes pregnant with his child, but never tells him. The main story is about the push and shove, they face over the next five or six months, while having fantastic sex during small time frames. It is also about the female’s desire to protect her son. Just read the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommend this author and this series. Mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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.