Capturing Christmas by Shanna Hatfield

Sometimes love arrives softly… But it storms in like the blizzard of the century for one hunky cowboy.  Life is hectic on a good day for rodeo stock contractor Kash Kressley. Between dodging flying hooves and babying cranky bulls, he barely has time to sleep. The last thing Kash needs is the entanglement of a sweet romance, especially with a woman as full of fire and sass as the redheaded photographer he rescues at a rodeo.

Determined to capture the best images possible, rodeo photographer Celia McGraw is fearless and feisty. Not one to back down from a challenge, her biggest risk isn’t in her work. Danger lurks in the way her heart responds to one incredibly handsome stock contractor. Will Kash and Celia capture the spirit of Christmas and each other’s hearts? 

Titles in the Rodeo Romance series include:  The Christmas Cowboy– Wrestlin’ Christmas – Capturing Christmas – Barreling Through Christmas – Chasing Christmas –

Title:  Capturing Christmas
Series:  Rodeo Romance #3
Author:  Shanna Hatfield
Published:  November 15, 2015
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Once again Shanna Hatfield brought me right back into this series from the very first page.  There are several things that I enjoy about the Rodeo Romance series, believable stories, main characters that I can see as real people, secondary characters that continue throughout the series even after their own staring roles are done.  Although I am somewhat binge reading the series over a few weeks, I’m hoping that each year we’ll continue to get a new installment of this series and it’s very believable characters.

The twists and turns in this romance begin rather early, and to talk much about them would include spoilers that I don’t intend to give out.  Celia and Kash are rodeo people who work more behind the scenes but are still a vital part of the whole picture.  Kash’s family business provides some of the bulls that are the mainstay of this competition.  And Celia has always taken breathtaking photos of the rodeo.  She’s aiming to be the official rodeo photographer but she’s meeting with several stumbling blocks for that position.  That doesn’t stop  her from taking pictures and being an important part of the rodeo circuit.

This couple are going to go through some really rough roads before finding their happy ending.  Tears, laughter, misunderstandings,  and things left unsaid will follow them until the end.

Capturing Christmas is a beautiful romance, completely believable and is filled with people you’d likely already know.  We also get the chance to catch up with some couples and their families from the first stories of the series.  Tender, caring, lighthearted with a twist that at times hurts beyond belief, Capturing Christmas will grab your attention and not let go until the final page.  I’d recommend this one for any reader who loves a realistic couple, and situations that aren’t really that different than the rest of us.

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