This was a very slow read for me, which is very unlike how I read a Shanna Hatfield book. But I stayed with the book and so was happy that I did as the second half was so much better with many twists and turns in the story to which I only guessed one of. Like all Shanna’s book, this is a sweet romance with some cute cowboys thrown in. If you have had the pleasures of reading any of the other Rodeo Romance you will get to catch up with a few of our favourite characters. I would not call this book a Christmas story as it's only the end that happens during the Christmas season but due to the name of Brylee’s horse Rocket aka Christmas Jolly Rocket, I am guessing that’s where to title come from. I love their nicknames for each other Bitsy and Copperhead and by the end of the book, I was totally hooked with their story. I received an ARC copy and this is my honest and voluntary review.
Brylee Barton is back on the circuit again to win the world championship barrel racing to save her family’s ranch after a five-year absence. But an accident soon changes her plans and she will have to rely on the help from someone she vowed to loathe forever her ex Shaun Price. Shaun and Brylee had some bad past history that has lasted for 5 years now and he is the last person she wants to help her. She wasn’t giving him or anyone the opportunity to trample all over her heart, so she has sworn off love and cowboys.
Shaun Price is working the Rockin’ K Rodeo Company as a pickup man after too many injuries caused his to retired from competing in the rodeos. He has kept his distance from her until now when she falls from her horse in the rodeo arena. She is the one mistake he cannot take back but will he ever be given a chance to fix what he broke? As he helps her he soon learns that Brylee challenges him, teases him, makes him laugh and makes him want to be a better man.
She’s racing to save the ranch He’s struggling to win her heart . . . again
Brylee Barton has just one goal in mind: win the barrel racing world championship. Not for the glory, but for the attached cash prize that could save her family’s ranch. When an injury leaves her at the mercy of the very same copper-headed, silver-tongued cowboy she once vowed to loathe forever, she has no choice but to swallow her pride and accept his help.
Fun-loving, easy-going Shaun Price has a million dollar smile, more charm than he can channel, and a string of ex-girlfriends rumored to have started their own support group. When the one woman he’s never quite managed to get out of his head or heart needs his assistance, he jumps at the chance to help. Little does he realize how challenging it will be to keep from falling for her all over again.
With the holiday season fast approaching, will Shaun and Brylee discover the gift of forgiveness, and experience their own happily-ever-after?
This sweet Christmas romance warms the heart, lifts the spirit, and touches the soul with its message of forgiveness, hope, and redemption. Don’t miss it!
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The Christmas Cowboy (Book 1) - Tate Morgan can ride the toughest bronc on the circuit, but trying to handle Kenzie Beckett is a completely different story.
Wrestlin' Christmas (Book 2) - Shanghaied by his sister and best friend, Cort McGraw finds himself on a run-down ranch with a worrisome, albeit gorgeous widow, and her silent, solemn son.
Capturing Christmas (Book 3) - The last thing Kash Kressley needs is the entanglement of a sweet romance, especially with a woman as full of fire and sass as Celia McGraw.
Barreling Through Christmas (Book 4) - Cooper James might be a lot of things, but beefcake model wasn’t something he intended to add to his resume.
Chasing Christmas (Book 5) - Dragged into a crazy publicity scheme, bull rider Chase Jarrett has no idea how he ended up with an accidental bride.