SHOTGUN BRIDE (3) by B.J. Daniels: Former Texas Ranger Shane Dalton comes to the rescue when his brother's new girlfriend, Maddie Cavanaugh, is kidnapped by an old flame. In a story that's overstuffed with characters, Daniels brings in a possible runaway birth mother, her violent boyfriend determined to retrieve an incendiary black book of names, Maddie's vicious and vengeful ex-boyfriend and Shane's four brothers. And then there's the secret Shane's stepmother is harboring. The secrets are slowly unraveled as mayhem ensues, but it all makes for too much melodrama.