Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Jane Reviews: Racing Christmas by Shanna Hatfield

Series: Rodeo Romance #6
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: Nov. 8, 2018
261 pages
About the Book:

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!

My Rating & Thoughts:  πŸŒŸ 🌟 πŸŒŸ   (3 stars)

After enjoying all the previous books in this series I was excited to get my hands on this new release. I love horses and who isn’t drawn in by cowboys, so I was looking forward to being transported to the rodeo circuit. However I found myself feeling like I had read this story line before and that there wasn’t very much unique about it. Brylee has returned to the rodeo circuit after sometime away and when she gets injured Shaun and his father step in to help her. It is quickly becomes obvious that Shaun and Brylee have a history, but it takes a long time to find out what happened to cause their breakup. However it has been six years since it happened and both have changed, as they spend more time together they find their old feelings returning but can they move past the friendship that has begun to form?

The story progressed very slowly and while I was connecting with the characters I did wish they would act on their feelings. It felt like everything was crammed into the last few chapters. Near the end a huge secret is revealed that rocks everything that has been built and as they are dealing with the consequences of it, another bomb is dropped on them. While I wanted them to forgive, move forward and be together I did find myself frustrated with the ending. It did not feel like their issues had really been dealt with.

It was the older men in the story, the father and grandfathers, that I loved in this story, they provided wisdom and meddled at just the right times. I could have spent more time with them.

Racing Christmas Quotes

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed in this review
are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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