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Chasing Christmas

(Rodeo Romance #5)

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  202 ratings  ·  51 reviews
He certainly didn't ask Santa for a bride. . . Dragged into a crazy publicity stunt, one handsome cowboy has no idea how he ended up accidentally married.

Professional bull rider Chase Jarrett has the world by a string. The only blight in his idyllic existence is his nosy cousin’s nonstop nagging about his need for more publicity. Tired of listening to her suggestio

Kindle Edition, 390 pages
Published November 9th 2017
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Tonya Lucas
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Chasing Christmas, the 5th book in Shanna Hatfield’s Rodeo Romance Series is as powerful as the 1st-four books. Shanna has a talent at writing the most heartwarming romance with humor, conviction, and pure satisfaction.
She is one of only two authors I’ve found in all my years of reading, who knows the sport of Rodeo, she can deliver an amazing story, and keep true to the Rodeo Cowboy way.
Absolutely a phenomenal series and Chasing Christmas is the cherry on top of this delightful series.
Chase an
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!! Accidentally married? I wondered how that was going to happen. It worked well, and really made sense, and totally made me laugh. I loved the immediate connection between Chase and Jessie. They were both great characters, easy to love and root for. Chase is hard working and determined. I liked the little things he did for Jessie. She is humble, sweet, kind and has incredible inner strength. They were good for each other, and good together. And definitely had chemistry!!

I alway
Kathy Heare Watts

Once again, Ms. Shanna Hatfield has taken the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride with all the ups and downs of two special people, Bull Rider, Chase Jarrett, and Graphic Artist, Jessie Pierce. While this story is part of a series and does have many characters from the previous four books, it will easily read as a stand-alone novel. Ride this ride with Chase and Jessie, and you won’t regret it.

I went through so many emotions, from having times that I was la
Glenda Kinard
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg Shanna Hatfield has written another wonderful book I didn’t want to end!! I absolutely fell in love with Chase and Jessie. The total difference in their personalities make for a rapid page turning can’t put down book. It’s one of those books that leave you with feel good life can be great moment. The way Shanna Hatfield can draw the reader into her story is simply amazing and a very talented gift!! I could just see Jessie in her fluffy white skirt and red flannel shirt in one scene of the bo ...more
I have to wait an entire year before the next book comes out?!?!

Oh well, I guess that just means I'll have to re-read the entire series next December so I'll be ready for book #6.
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this Christmas romance. If you read a lot of clean romance novels you have probably come across a 'fake wedding that was actually real' plot. Its Ms. Hatfield's twist on it that makes this book so good. She takes a handsome bull rider, an introverted beautiful woman, a sneaky cousin and a meddling best friend, throws them together and it is a match made in heaven. The chemistry is electric between Chase and Jessie. Such a fun book. I would highly recommend. Also there is a bonus recipe a ...more
Camilla Cruz
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Emotions rode high in this quirky, romantic adventure-of-the-heart. It was sometimes torchure to be so close to the characters, but to be unable to talk, or knock, some sense into them, but in the end it worked out in the loveliest way possible. A fun read!
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: heartwarming, western
This was such a fun read I laughed myself silly as Chase’s cousin sets him up to get married in a make believe wedding only it isn’t and they find out they are truly married. You have to give it to the cousin she made it as real as she possible could, from inviting family and bring in a preacher. What really made this a win win for me was the cousin and the best friend who went out of their way to keep them together making sure they had little choice but to get to know each other.

Jessie is such
Romantic Reads and Such
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
So, once I got past the whole accidentally married thing (because really, how is that even possible?) I really enjoyed watching these two dance around each other.  Granted I think a little communication and a little less hiding by either one of them could have fixed things a lot faster but then again where's the fun in that?!? :)

Both Chase and Jessie have a few issues they are still carrying from their childhoods.  Their parents did a good job of ignoring both of them but they somehow managed to
Nov 11, 2017 rated it liked it

I'm not normally into cowboy stories, but this one seemed interesting. I liked the fact that both the main characters had interesting jobs. I liked the whole idea of the book. It just seemed a bit too drawn out, for me. Otherwise, was a good read with ibteresting characters.
Dorothy Roller
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this story. This is a really good written story by Shanna Hatfield where she really created awesome character and a fun story about two people who never met before have a pretend wedding in Las Vegas during the big rodeo event that takes place every year. This idea was to help Chase’s career as a top Bull Rider.
Chase’s cousin Ashley is his publicist who comes up with weird ideas to promote him and get him more exposure. She comes up with this idea to have drawing for a bride for
Elizabeth Fiscus
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This is really an emotional book! When Chase Jarrett's cousin/manager sets up a fake marriage for him, I thought of every little thing that could go wrong with that idea....and that is exactly how it turned out! A huge mess! I felt so bad for Jessie being actually married to Chase when she didn't even sign up for the fake marriage in the first place. I really saw a lot of me in Jessie. Quiet, introverted, looking out for others, looking at the best in every situation, she was definitely a c ...more
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Professional bull rider Chase Jarrett didn't ask Santa for a bride, but with his nosy cousin’s nonstop nagging about his need for more publicity, he finds himself in an accidentally marriage. Thanks to a meddling so-called best friend, Jessie Pierce, shy and introverted and hates the spotlight, thinks she is going to Las Vegas for an all expense paid vacation, finds herself the bride in a fake publicity wedding. Imagine their surprise when they discover the wedding was real. His sponsors are dem ...more
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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It was more a publicity for his rodeo career and not a real marriage only on paper. Their marriage was supposed to last a year and they would go their separate ways. But fate had other ideas as they fell in love but neither would admit it.

Chase Jarrett who is a professional bull rider whose family thinks he need more publicity for endorsements, he finds himself at a fake Vegas wedding that he soon finds marrying the bride though he originally thought it was not real. The sp
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know where to start! I absolutely fell in love with this book. It's sweet, romantic, had me laughing out loud several times and gasping at others. I love stories about marriage of convenience, so I was excited to pick this one up. Shanna Hatfield didn't disappoint. Jessie is strong and independent, and has been through a lot. Chase do I say this, swoon-worthy! He's sweet and caring and also a little stubborn, but it all adds to his charm. I loved the story. It's well paced ...more
Ann-Maree Howarth
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think this might be my favorite Shanna Hatfield book so far for me, I just loved every page. This Christmas book is about a Cowboy who accidentally found himself married just before Christmas. It’s a very sweet read and the Author has given us an emotional roller coaster ride between these two great characters. It was only a publicity wedding for the rodeo rider Chase Jarrett to the winner of the competition Jessie Pierce, which was run by his PA/ Cousin. She was entered by her friend and talk ...more
Tammy Rolle
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Publicity wedding?

I absolutely love anything this lady writes. Whether she's in a contemporary frame of mind, or historical western mode, the results are always right on point.
Chase and Jessie had no intentions of pursuing anything other than their respective careers. Who had time for role playing and angst that goes with a relationship. Jessie had a promising career as a graphic designer. Chase is chasing a championship in the bull riding arena. Why they agreed to a fake wedding as a publicity
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yes, yes, yes! Thank you Shanna for another great rodeo romance read... each book in the series is a unique and creative story; the romance is crazy, fun, and difficult; the rodeo friends are friends for life, characters from previous rodeo books are a part of the drama; and the rodeo comes alive in you mind, even if you've never been a spectator to bull riding. To enjoy this book you don't need to have read the previous books in the series and yet your going to want to because the stories are t ...more
Linda Buzard-Moffitt
Rodeo Romance Book 5 was a Very Fun Christmas Story. It reads great as a Stand Alone also. Chase Jarrett's cousin convinces him to do a publicity stunt to boost his popularity and sponsors. What was supposed to be a fake marriage to Jessie Pierce, who thought she won an all-expenses paid vacation to Las Vegas turns out to be life changing for all involved. Grab a copy and settle in for a great read by a great author, Mrs. Shanna Hatfield. I always enjoy reading her Clean (mostly Western) Romance ...more
Tracy Sylvester
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have received an advanced reader copy of this book, and am voluntarily leaving my honest review. Absolutely loved Chase and Jessie's story. Chase is a rodeo bull rider. When his cousin sets up a publicity stunt of marriage for the day with Jessie things don't go as planned. They quickly find out that the wedding is very much real and if they stayed together for a year it would potentially benefit them both. Such a beautiful romance story set around the holidays.
Vickie Raynor
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again Shanna Hatfield created a story I could get lost in because I felt part of it. I was swooped up into a bull-riding cowboy (what’s not to love there) and a timid, yet strong woman I️ could only admire. It was great reading about some other characters and having just an awesome love story that held its own merit without the necessity of putting in hours of needless, tasteless, love scenes. This story made my heart soar from the characters. Loved it!
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shanna Hatfield has done it again!

Shanna Hatfield has written another wonderful story full of characters that you will care deeply for. This story has me feeling all emotions including laughing out loud, sobbing in some parts & talking to the characters ( at one point saying what are you thinking to one of the main characters. Later to say it's about time you figured it out). My husband said your book can't hear you.
Jacqueline Higgs
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shanna does it again. I have yet to read one of her stories that I haven't enjoyed. They are so well written.
I also love the humour in them. I don't know how she thinks up all the funny name's for the animal's. My hubby looks at me like I am mad because I keep laughing.
This story like all the rest of her books is really worth reading. I can't recommend them enough.
I am of to read another of her lovely story's.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There is no such thing as a bad Shanna Hatfield book, and Chasing Christmas is no exception! Chase and Jessie are two of a kind…but would never have even met if it hadn’t been for a career promotional stunt! Naturally, things don’t go as planned, but neither of them planned to actually like it! Their off the hook chemistry and crazy antics make this such a fun Christmas (or anytime) read!
Nancy Luebke
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this Sweet Western Romance. I was given this book for free and have voluntarily chose to review it. This whole story was wrapped around the world of rodeo's. The hero is a bull rider and the heroine is a graphic artist. Lots of interesting situations throughout this story. I really liked the ending.
InD'tale Magazine

This yummy, well-written romance plays on cowboys’ stereotypical chivalry and amps up the desire making every reader lust after their own cowboy.

Read full review in the 2018 February issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Cindy Nipper
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Perfect mixup?

What would you do if the perfect situation called you up and you were too afraid to accept it? I think this foul play was underhandily brilliant! A bit predictable at the beginning it played out nicely and I didn't want it to end! I hope the next book revisits these two!!
Judy Esposito
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Chasing Christmas!

This is book five in this well written series and I enjoyed it just much as the last four. I liked the main characters, Chase and Jessie and I enjoyed following along to their HEA. Sweet and romantic, just as I expect from Shanna Hatfield. JudyE
Vickey Mcgee
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another Winner

I've read several of the author's and not one has been a disappointment. Very well written and clean so even young readers can enjoy. Fantastic and memorable characters along with great storylines. Deserves more stars.
Robyn Echols
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fun scenario

How fun. A fake wedding turns out to be real. I enjoyed watching this romance develop. Great characters, not cookie-cutter, and o especially I could relate to. A great cast of secondary characters too, as well as a cute cat.
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A hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure, Shanna Hatfield is a best-selling author of clean romantic fiction written with a healthy dose of humor.

In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her histor

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