Review: Crushing on Love by Melissa Foster

Crushing on Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 4)

Crushing on Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #4) by Melissa Foster

Release Date: 21/09/16

The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.
Steve Johnson is living his life’s passion watching over the Colorado Mountains as a ranger and wildlife consultant. But his peaceful life is upended when overzealous and insanely beautiful Shannon Braden flits back into his life after returning from a brief trip home to Maryland. He thought his attraction to her was under control–after all, she’s only in Colorado temporarily, and he doesn’t do casual affairs.

Shannon’s return to Colorado has as much to do with the game of cat and mouse she and Steve have been playing as it does the data she’s been hired to collect. But despite her efforts to explore the undeniable heat simmering between them, Steve’s intent on keeping his distance.

When a ranch abutting the national park goes up for sale, Steve will do whatever it takes to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. And when all his attempts fail, he’s left with no alternative but to follow Shannon’s guidance into the online world he abhors in order to raise the funds. The more time they spend together, the deeper their attraction becomes, and a game of cat and mouse turns into an unstoppable connection. But when Shannon’s assignment comes to an end, will it mean an end to them, too?

WANT MORE BRADENS? All Braden books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series:

THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
River of Love (Sam)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)
The Bradens are part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Read the complete Love in Bloom series:
THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO)
THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO)
THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)


4 Butterfly & Grizz Stars on goodreads, Read on September 12, 2016

When it comes to contemporary romances Melissa Foster, seems to be the author to check out. Although this is my first read from Melissa. It won’t be my last.

CRUSHING ON LOVE is the fourth book in The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor series. All of these books can be read as standalone books. Although, I did feel a little lost at times and would have liked to have none some of the back stories of some of the character’s mentioned in this book.

In this Braden’s book, we get the story of Shannon Braden and Steve is a wildlife consultant. Their story started when they meet at Shannon’s Cousins wedding. Steve is an old flame and they come to find out, they work at the same things.

When Shannon and Steve meet again they find the old sparks begin to ignite between them again. This was a great read that seemed to flow well and kept your attention throughout the whole book. Crushing on love is full of lust, passion and emotion. I defiantly be picking up more of Melissa’s books in the future!

Melissa Foster

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

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