Federal Marshal Wesley Shannon of Denton, Kansas, has no idea where this woman with the strange clothing and way of speaking came from. Since he fights his own inner demons, the last thing he needs is an attraction to a woman who has given him no clear idea who she is. But when danger arrives in the form of stagecoach hold ups where drivers and passengers are being killed, Anna torments Wes with plans to help him bring in the outlaws. Will Wes be able to keep Anna out of harm's way, or will his attraction to her distract him enough that they are both in danger?
The day before she is going to get married, Anna walks in and finds her fiancé and her best friend doing stuff they shouldn't be doing! Needless to say, the wedding is off. She comes across a Native American Indian store and sensing her inner turmoil, is directed to relax in the peace chair ... and wakes up in 1870 (in a pair of jeans and a halter top)!
Needless to say, she is quite surprised. When she realizes she can't go home, she tries to settle into life ... a life that is very different from what she's used to. Respectable women were expected to get married, have children, cook, sew, etc. As an ex-cop and bounty hunter, she asks for a job from Wes, the marshall, who, of course, says "no".
I like time travel books ... I think it's fun to see how someone from today deals with going back in time and not having our conveniences like computers, the Internet, cell phones, etc. With Anna, what she missed the most was her Keurig coffee maker!
This is the first book I've read by this author and I enjoyed it. I liked the writing style and found that it flow well and kept me wanting to read more. Because it was sent back in 1870, it is a Western with stagecoach robberies, gunfights, saloons, etc. I liked the contrast between 1870 and 2013 with the discussions between Wes and Anna when she would mention something from her time and he would kind of go "huh?". The language at times is for mature readers.
I liked the characters. Wes is struggling with things he'd witnessed in the war, which he felt made him a coward. Anna is a woman from 2013 trying to fit in in 1870. Not a big surprise that they get together and I thought it seemed like they genuinely cared about it other.
I was curious to see how the author would end it ... would Anna stay in the past or would Wes come to the future (you're going to have to see it to find out!)?
I would recommend this book if you are into time travel stories and/or romances.