Shane's Deal by Ruth Ann Nordin
This starts off with a bang and just keeps going. It's sweet, romantic, amusing and heartwarming. Shane is the marshal in Lewistown, he's charismatic, caring, protective and generous. Madeline is the widow of a man who was killed, she's on the run because people were breaking into her house looking for something. She took all the money from the house, disguised herself as a man and left town. She's was just passing through Lewistown to get food when she gets shot. When Shane questions her about why she's there, she tells him the truth. He figures she is in danger and will be laid up for weeks in a town with too many men and not enough women, so he tells her that she's going to marry him so he can protect her. She agrees and they get married. The mayor of the town wasn't too happy that they married before anyone knew she was in town, and said that he'd make her a better husband. As Shane and Madeline get closer, the mayor gets more pushy with her. This is the first book I've read of this series, but it won't be the last. It should be added to your TBR list.
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