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Texas Tango

(Texas Montgomery Mavericks #2)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  391 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Their wedding might be fake, but there’s no faking the mutual attraction.

Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 2

Dr. Caroline Graham is happy with her nomadic lifestyle fulfilling short-term medical contracts. No emotional commitments, no disappointments. She’s always the one to walk away, never the one left behind.

But now her great-uncle is gone and her grandmother is on her de
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Published November 5th 2013 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing

4.5 Stars! I wasn't sure at first, but wow...what a turnaround!! Travis was scrumptious!

My dual review with Kathleen posted at: Swept Away By Romance

What worked
Kathleen says:
I love the whole faux wedding theme.
TRAVIS, the hero worked for me on EVERY level.
The chemistry between Caroline and Travis was very believable.

Karla says: The sweet and touching storyline and the reasons behind the fake wedding. I will be honest the first chapter or so in, I wasn’t sure, I’m not a fan of deception, but whe
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing

My dual review with Karla posted at: Swept Away By Romance

What worked

Kathleen says:
I love the whole faux wedding theme.
TRAVIS, the hero worked for me on EVERY level.
The chemistry between Caroline and Travis was very believable.

Karla says: The sweet and touching storyline and the reasons behind the fake wedding. I will be honest the first chapter or so in, I wasn’t sure, I’m not a fan of deception, but when Caroline laid it all out for Travis, I was hoping he would agree to the plan. No harm, no
1. This started off rough, real rough. This book was slow, boring and I was waiting for some chemistry to spark until Travis Montgomery (eventually) saved the day. He was the perfect, sexy, cowboy gentleman. He was great in his relationship with Caro and as a "father-figure" for Noah. Caro was a decent heroin - not as annoying as she could have been, I guess. I really loved Noah.

2. One of THE funniest scenes I have EVER read happened when Noah showed up at the Montgomery household. I cackled out
Amy Alessio
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
When Dr. Caroline Graham inherits a ranch he wants, Travis Montgomery thinks he will easily be able to buy it from her. After all, she is a traveling doctor and never stays too long in any place. Caroline needs her ailing grandmother to believe she's happily married. She proposes an exchange, and at first Travis says no. After all, he's still grieving for his wife, who died ten years before from cancer. But he knows he's attracted to Caroline, and soon they come to terms. A fake marriage brings ...more
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

Dr. Caroline Graham was just biding her time in Texas. Filling in for Dr's was her specialty leaving her to jump from state to state, town to town without making any long-tern commitments. That is until she happened upon Whispering Springs and its inhabitants that included her great uncle , Angus Fitzgerald and a menagerie of Montgomery's. When Angus passes away and leaves his Singing Springs Ranch to her in his will, he throws a wrench into to carefully plotted out life. You
Tina "IRead2Escape"
hotness rating 3 out of 5

4.5 stars

Texas Tango is the 2nd book in the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series by Cynthia D'Alba. I thought I loved the first one and I did, but this second installment blew me away.

Dr. Caroline Graham was raised by her grandmother. Her parents were too busy traveling the world helping the less fortunate. As an adult, she has sort of carried on the nomadic lifestyle. She travels from town to town filling in when a need for a physician is there. Once the need is filled C
Dawn ♥ romance
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I enjoyed this story with a variety of events centered around a romance. Both hero and heroine had well established independent lifestyles yet maturely adapted to changing circumstances although the sexual aspect seemed a bit abrupt. Doctor Caroline inherits a ranch from her great uncle and his neighbor Travis has been trying to buy it for years.
Sherry Cammer
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Caroline Graham is a very independent woman. She learned early in her childhood not to depend on anyone. Her parents were missionaries and they chose their path which did not include raising their daughter and son. Caroline's grandmother, Mamie raised her and her brother Noah. When Caroline learns her grandmother is dying, she knows she has to grant her the dying wish she has always wanted which is Caroline to be happily married.
Travis Montgomery is a successful rancher. He knows the only thing
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Caroline is in the last 6 months of a 2 year contract working in a medical clinic in Texas. She's been moving place to place as a traveling Dr for years but has never stayed this long anywhere. Since she's been there she's become close with the Montgomery family. She's attracted to Travis Montgomery but he's never really spent more than 5 minutes talking to her over the 18 months she's been there. Now her great uncle has passed away and left her his ranch. A ranch Travis has always wanted. Carol ...more
Sara Miller
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Picked this book up at about 11 this morning and could not stop until I got to the last page! I am a huge fan of cowboy romance novels and am rarely surprised. But this series is bright and fresh, the love stories have their twists and turns just like dance steps and in the end you get your happily ever after. It truly has it all,Caroline is exactly the smart , fierce heroine that I love to read about she can handle things on her own and get through just fine but she quickly realizes that cupid ...more
Lori Meehan
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
I enjoyed this book so much. Cynthia D'Alba has woven a wonderful story about two characters that are meant to be together. Travis is one of the sexiest cowboys out there and very family oriented. Caroline is strong and prides herself on standing on her own two feet and not leaning on anyone. She will do anything to make dying a Grandmother happy and comes up with a outlandish scheme. That just might backfire on her. I loved everyone of the secondary characters and I can't wait for the next b
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
She's a traveling doctor, he's a widower, she needs a husband and he wants her land ...... The romance that ensues after Travis and Caroline strike a bargain is real, fun and with a little drama thrown in for good measure. I couldn't put this one down after I picked it up. The story was great, the characters were down to earth and I loved the serenade with a Chris Young song. Pick up Texas Tango and you won't be disappointed! ...more
Randi Marshall
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. I had an arc ebook in exchange for a fair & honest review. I dont usually read contemporary bboks but hey, give me a re read and i'm happy! I loved this book. I was hooked after the first couple of paragraphs. This book has all my favorite things and I simply could not put it down. I'm looking forward to the other books in this series. Read and enjoy! You won't be sorry.
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Dr. Caroline Graham's great uncle James dies, he leaves her the Singing Spring Ranch. The will also stipulates that it cannot be sold to a Montgomery. Not sure about selling, she has the land appraised. She also has worries about her grandmother Mamie with her health failing rapidly. Every time they speak, her grandmother pushes for her to find a good man.

Unfortunately during one conversation, a good man was standing outside her office talking to Lydia, her partner in the clinic, and Travis
Margaret Watkins
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think that Ms D'Alba is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Texas Tango hit all the right spots for me with romance, a bit of drama and a whole truckload of humour. I loved both main characters, but Travis really captured my heart. If it wasn't unrealistic to fall in love with a book hero, Travis would be my new crush! A fake marriage built on convenience, both Caroline and Travis were holding firm to the “just friends” stance they had taken, hopelessly trying to ignore the burning attr ...more
Raunchy  Reads
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am loving this series! This is a marriage of convenience between the temp doctor in town and a widower cowboy. Add in a surly 14 year old boy to raise, funny secondary characters and some steamy sex and it was a great read.

The Good:
The characters are fully developed. I love that Caroline is a doctor with her own life, and isn't a pushover. Travis is sweet and sexy and I found him much more attractive than Mitch, the previous hero in the series. The sex was steamy and I definitely felt the se
Deb Fernow
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I think of Texas, it comes with cowboys, dust, and strong men and women. I don’t think any weak would survive there. The author captures that so well in all her stories and this one is no different. Love that the women are kickass and take no prisoners!

Dr. Caroline Graham puts her grandfather to rest only to find out that he left her his ranch with the stipulation that she not sell to the neighboring family. She has a manager so she hopes he can keep it running while she travels around bein
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Texas Tango by Cynthia D'Alba is book 2 in the Texas Mavericks, Whispering Springs Series. This is a very different scenario than the first book in the series. While it may seem like a second chance romance at least for the male main character, this couple do not have a history. Still it has wonderful characters and a great sense of place. Dying wish by a beloved family member and a younger sibling who suddenly makes an appearance, adds not only to the interest in the story but in the reader’s a ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This second book of the series a great addition to the series.
This one centers around rancher Travis Montgomery and Dr. Caroline Graham. She is on a temporary assignment at the local clinic. Caroline has just inherited a piece of land that widower Travis has been eyeing for years. When he offers to buy it, Caroline’s inheritance prohibits her from selling it to a Montgomery. But she proposes a trade. He goes through a faux marriage with her to be officiated by her dying grandmother, and she’ll g
Cheryl Sanders
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Great story and such fantastic characters. I actually felt like I was standing there watching it all happen in front of me. This is book 2 in the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series and it features a very sexy cowboy, Travis Montgomery and Dr. Caroline Graham. They started with an unconventional relationship. You do this for me and I'll do that for you but quickly turned steamy with lots of sex and then...feelings got involved. Of course they didn't have the greatest communication skills.
Stacy J.
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Caroline just wanted to make her dying grandmother happy before she left this earth. She convinced Travis to play along and everything went to pot.

Travis and Caroline were a fun couple to read about. It was fun to watch them fall in love because they were given permission to fall because of the little white lie that they told. I loved that they both understood pain and what each other needed in their time of need.

I really enjoyed watching Travis be a father figure to Noah. He was firm but fair.
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In "Texas Tango" we are brought back to Whispering Springs, Texas Book 2, by Cynthia D'Alba. I picked this easy to read, romance book and didn't put it down. As much as I liked the first book in this series I really liked the second book. Dr. Caroline Graham and Travis Montgomery's story. She has something he wants, land that was left to her by her Great Uncle who passed away. He has something she wants, to be married before her Grandmother dies. They work out a deal, but things don't go as they ...more
Rebecca A. Bamford
Faux wedding, Fake wedding equals a Hot Read!!

I loved the slow romance between the doctor and the cowboy. I loved them both holding back while they fell in love, and the little side stories about their families. it was all woven together very well. This was a very satisfying read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Anything by this author is top notch! Ive never been disappointed by one of her stories!
James a Schmidt
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Texas Tango: A Texas Montgomery Book

This is a great book as are all of the Whispering Springs books,but this one really kept my attention! It’s about a ranch,another ranch,a phony marriage and a Doctor with a teenage brother.This all adds up to lots of trouble, but it ends up to be fun trouble!
This is one book I really didn’t want to see end,it was that good! So I hope you enjoy it as well!
Pauline Frost
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am loving this series and this is only book two. This story about Travis and Caroline has so many levels of trust having to be earned from both. The secondary characters bring out the story to round out how everything falls into place. A well written perfectly paced story pulling you in from the start.
Kristi Lewis
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cynthia D'Alba has a way of making the characters in her book come to life. The relationship between Caroline and Travis becomes more interesting throughout the book. It was a wonderful sexy romance. I really enjoyed this books. I am looking forward to reading the rest of them in this series! ...more
Tammy Canter
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

I loved this book and family, they are great!!!! I cant wait to read the next one and then cashs story...I would recommend this series to all my friends to enjoy and read for great family values and manners and most of all family gatherings ...
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Again with the abrupt ending. *sigh... I loved this story and characters even more than the first book in this series. I literally LOL'd many many times. Seriously! Loved it! Just wanted a little bit more at the end. I'm moving on to book 3 😀 ...more
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great love story

The attraction was evident to every body, but they did not act on it until she needed his help to make her grandma's dying wish come true. The story unfolds with dealing their fake arrangement. Enjoyable!
Jeri Smith
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review of Texas Tango

Cynthia is a wonderful author and I love this series! She keeps you involved from page one until the end.
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