Shotgun Bride by Lauri Robinson
The Quinter Brides, Book 1
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press (November 2008)
182 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $2.99)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality: Pink Heart
Jessie is taken from her home at gunpoint, only to find out that her brother has traded her as a bride in compensation for a dead horse, in order to save himself from being hung as a horse thief; and the man she is supposed to marry doesn’t seem anymore excited about the prospect, considering he had to be drug in by his brothers and tied to a chair. A reluctant suitor is one thing, but Kid’s irrational, convoluted thinking about why they couldn’t be together and she should be sent away, was really frustrating. Once he finally came to his senses, I liked him a lot more. Jessie had been a meek, emotional mess through much of this, but she really held her own in the end there, and I loved the way she really stepped up to the challenge. Kid’s brothers were all great, interesting characters (Skeeter, Snake, Hog and Bug) and I can’t wait to read their stories!