The Gunslinger’s Guide to Avoiding Matrimony

· Gunslinger Book 2 · Sold by Entangled: Amara
6 reviews

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At the ripe old age of twenty-eight, desperate-to-retire gunslinger Adam Brady has exactly two rules. And one of them is never, ever get married. So he’ll be danged when his dreams of permanently avoiding the bounty hunter on his tail in Desolation, the only town where notorious men like him can find respite, comes with one helluva string attached. The town has a new rule: gunslingers welcome—if they get a job...or marry.

Without realizing it, Adam stumbles into a big town wedding and accidentally marries Nora Schumacher, a sassy-mouthed mountain of a woman with legs as long as his wanted poster. So what’s a gunslinger to do but get himself unhitched and find a job. Any job. Except Adam keeps getting fired, one odd circumstance after another. And he’s running out of options.

Desolation was supposed to be his safe haven. Except, he’s not only running from his past but from the irresistible woman he married. And worse, he’s finding that he rather likes the enticing, if damnably independent, wife of his. But some men just aren’t the marrying kind. Only, if he leaves, his own life won’t be worth living. If he stays, he puts the lives of his newfound family and the woman he loves on the line. So much for Desolation being the answer to all his problems.

Each book in the Gunslinger series is STANDALONE:
* Hitched To The Gunslinger
* The Gunslinger’s Guide to Avoiding Matrimony

Ratings and reviews

6 reviews
Viper Spaulding
July 23, 2022
So much fun packed into one book! Like the first in this series, this story has plenty of rip-roaring fun and intelligent, witty banter. If you remember the Maverick movie with James Garner and Mel Gibson, or if you're old enough to remember James Garner's Support Your Local Gunfighter, then you'll be right at home in this delightful book. Adam and Nora run into each other in the middle of a public meeting and, too busy arguing with each other to pay attention to the meeting, suddenly find themselves hitched. Sorta. Which works for her, sorta, but doesn't work for him at all. Not even a little bit. Nora doesn't want a husband, but she does have her reasons for wanting to be married. Adam wants to stay in town, but doesn't want to bring the trouble that's following him to anyone's doorstep. The way their love story develops in spite of the odds against them was an absolute joy to read. Gray and Mercy are back, along with all the other familiar citizens of Desolation, and I could not have loved this book more. Along with the first, it's got a permanent spot on my to-be-reread shelf. If you love Old West romances with equal parts humor and action, not to mention plenty of steam, then this is your new favorite author. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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July 28, 2022
This was was just okay for me compared to the first Gunslinger book. Although, I think it was interesting with the town joint matrimony. Some scenes did stood out for me with Nora and Adam but a lot of the side characters were not fully flushed out to make it a great cast as a whole. The romance did move too fast when the first kissed happened like it just happened out of nowhere. This one was also predictable. I will read more books from Michelle, but this 1 didn't have the same flare as book 1
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Eileen Aberman-Wells
July 27, 2022
The Gunslinger's Guide to Avoiding Matrimony by Michelle McLean, book two in The Bereford Adventures series is a fun and entertaining historical rom com. This historical romance takes place in the old west and is filled with adventure, suspense, an unexpected marriage between two stubborn people, and a town filled with quirky, adorable characters. At the ripe old age of twenty-eight, desperate-to-retire gambler/gunslinger Adam Brady has exactly two rules; the first being to never get married
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About the author

Michelle McLean is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who is addicted to chocolate and goldfish crackers and spent most of her formative years with her nose in a book. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and loves her romance with a touch of suspenseful mystery. She resides in PA with her husband and two amazing children.

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