The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection
Mule Dazed novella
Hattie Brimfield’s had it with her high-handed, overprotective brothers. So she runs away from the family ranch and straight into trouble due to a series of unfortunate miscommunications involving the Mule Days celebration of 1885 in Hitching Post, Montana.
Sheriff Braxton Cashel isn't about to let this newcomer get away with making a mockery of the proud, if slightly quirky, nuptial festivities involving mules, brides, and the town whose only claim to fame is its name, Hitching Post. And he’s absolutely not about to allow this feisty, winsome gal to get under his skin much less in his heart—until a late spring blizzard traps them overnight in the town jail and Hattie’s brothers show up the next day to demand a shotgun wedding to protect the honor of their beloved baby sister.
“You can either stretch out your left hand, Sheriff Cashel,” the brothers tell Brax, pistols cocked and outgunning him five to one. “Or we’ll stretch your neck for you.”
And before you could rope and tie a steer, Brax finds himself roped, tied, and steered into marriage with Hattie Brimfield.
This former loner never knew what he was missing until he finds the family he never realized he longed for. And when his shotgun bride runs afoul of desperados, Brax must fight for what he wants most—a future with Hattie.
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