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I went through so many emotions, from having times that I was laughing out loud so hard at some of the antics, to moments where I sighed from the sweetness to audible groans and shuttered from the unbelievable foot-in-mouth syndrome. The story is a clean contemporary that covers the rodeo circuit along with the stressful schedule and hazards of being a bull rider. Then to throw in an unexpected surprise of a marriage that was supposed to be fake, but in fact, is real.
The plot will begin with Ashley Jarrett, Chare’s cousin who handles his publicity, concocting a plan to have a contest where Chase will marry for a day, a lucky contestant, in Las Vegas the last day of the Championship Rodeo event. She assures him, this is all in fun, and just to lure in interest, endorsers, sponsors, and how the fans will love it. It is all to be pretend. Jessie’s best friend Stacy enters Jessie to become the pretend bride to Chase Jarrett, and when she wins, it will have the two girls traveling to Las Vegas. Jessie doesn’t even meet Chase until she walks down the aisle at the venue. Shy, unpretentious, she feels a spark when he takes her hand, but this is all for the show.
The story is full of various twists and turns, but what was supposed to be a fake marriage, comes with a major shock, a real preacher, a legal license, and now a predicament for both of them. Get it annulled, or to stay married in name only and pretend to be the happy newlywed couple for the adoring fans. For Chase, it will come with untold endorsements, new sponsors, and not only help him in his rodeo career but benefit him and his ranch financially. But what about Jessie and what is in it for her? Jessie will have the joys of being on a ranch again, and she will gain new clients for her business.
Besides laughing out loud, wanting to shake the living daylights out of these two, I was cheering them on hoping for both of them to come to their senses. Martyrdom doesn’t suit either one, and if there were two people who understood each other, especially with their childhood and families they had been dealt in life, it would be these two. Now if they could only be honest with themselves and each other.
The story will have the reader feeling like they are on the bull ride with all the angst between these two. Life would be so much sweeter, like all the yummy treats Jessie bakes, if they would just be honest and open with their feelings. Jessie is one of the calmest people, not exploding when most people would, she is an amazing lady, but she has had too many years keeping her emotions bottled up. “Still waters running the deepest.” Life is so short, and when you find that one, the person who makes your heart beat faster, you better grab on and not let go. BTW, you will get that HEA ending.
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 Chase and they would have a pretend all media event wedding in Vegas. Chase thinks she is crazy and wants nothing to do with this.
He finally agrees when she tells him about the big sponsors he will get and how many will be giving stuff for this wedding which wouldn’t be cheap normally.
Jessica Pierce is a graphics designer and lives in LA.
She gets a call that she won this contest which she didn’t enter but her friend Stacy did it for her.
This story goes from a pretend wedding to but find out it was real as they signed a marriage certificate. This really complicates both Chase’s life and Jessica’s. The have to stay married for a year for Chase to get all his endorsements. Oh and she has to move in with him as there are reporters and photographers around them so they have to make sure it all looks real.
Well, this can really make for some fun and funny and some hard times for both of them and attraction that they aren’t supposed to do anything about as this is a marriage in name only. Boy this makes it so difficult for both but Chase feels with his career that he shouldn’t have a wife with his career.
Well you can image all kinds of different things that can happen with this scenario.
All kinds of fun, hurt, pain, mixed emotions and so much more.
Shanna can really create a twist and turn kind of story and she did in this one.
I absolutely loved this very creative story with some old friends for some of her other stories. It is one that I highly recommend this story to all who love funny, witty, and adventurous romances.
I did voluntarily received this ARC and I wanted to review it as it was so good.
No pressure to do so and I did not receive and compensation for doing so.