I think you have to be a real Eugenia Riley fan to like this book.
In present day Buckhollow, Colorado Lucky Lamont catches in bed his girlfriend Misti Childers with his best friend Bobby Stringfield. He shoots up the room and forces the twosome to leave naked. Later, in a remote gorge, Misti's avenging half brother Grover Singleton hogties Lucky, places him inside a coach, and sends it off the edge of a cliff. However, instead of a corpse, he finds no trace of Lucky.
Lucky awakens a century in the past where he finds Molly Reklaw needing a spouse to win five hundred acres of prime land. She chooses a bewildered Lucky who says no to her marriage of convenience scheme, having been burned by the perfidious Misti. However, she kisses him and soon he is the guest of honor at a shotgun wedding.
BUSHWHACKED GROOM is an enjoyable time travel romance that sub-genre readers will appreciate as Lucky feels quite unlucky in love until he begins to fall hard for Molly. The lead couple is a likable tandem though their conflict seems insignificant as crossing time during a near death experience makes their spats seem minor. The support cast, predominantly her family, adds to the locale of the time with historical tidbits besides the shotgun wedding such as the desire to kill a sibling because he likes to read. Time travel romance readers will find the sequel to BUSHWHACKED BRIDE quite pleasurable.
Follow up to Bushwhacked Bride. Very good finish to both books. Enjoyed it.
This is a mildly entertaining time-travel romance. Lucky Lamont catches his girlfriend cheating on him with his best friend, and shoots up the motel room where he finds them, causing them to flee naked. Unfortunately for him, his ex-girlfriend Misti is the niece of the sheriff, and he is chased out of town. Misti's half-brother catches up with him at a remote gorge, hogties him and sends him down the cliff in an ancient carriage. At the bottom he finds himself bruised and battered in 1911, face to face with Molly Recklaw, who decides he was sent by Fate to be her husband just when she needs one to win the contest her father has set for her and her 4 brothers - whoever marries and produces the first grandchild will inherit the most coveted piece of land in their inheritance. It's your typical romance where the protagonists are made to act in eye-rolling idiocy to keep some sexual tension going before the inevitable bedroom romp. There is a mildly entertaining side story about outlaws in the area that are suspected to be Molly's brothers, with an eventual revelation that was easy to see from a mile away. Good for mind-numbing relaxation and little else.
When Cole Reklaw offers a prime parcel of ranchland to the first of his five children to marry and produce a grandchild, his daughter Molly vows to win. She heads for Reklaw Gorge -- where her pa had once "bushwhacked" his future bride off a stagecoach -- only to watch that very vehicle come crashing into the gorge, bringing with it Molly's own "hero" from across time, Lucky Lamont.
All Lucky ever wanted was to get even with his girlfriend for betraying him. Instead he finds himself in the clutches of a hellcat who declares she will marry him, or else. Then Molly Reklaw goads Lucky into a reckless kiss that soon results in a shotgun wedding! With the bride set on gaining the prize and the groom burning for revenge, can love find a way for both of them to win?
A fun time travel romance book.