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

Crushing on Love
Melissa Foster
(The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor)
Publication date: September 21st 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

The Bradens are a series of stand alone novels that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series.

“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

“With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!” New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner

“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

In CRUSHING ON LOVE…
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?
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The Bradens are part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books.

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Review:

You know I keep wondering if this was the first book by Melissa that I have read or not, I know it is crazy I cannot tell because well I am so familiar with her name seeing it so often on my Kindle and even on my iBooks that my mind is a blur.

Sadly, with this week having been insanely busy, I did not have time to go look and see but I can bet that I have one or 2 of her books in one of my readers somewhere!  However, on the off chance that this is my first of hers that I read well I can tell you right now that this baby here is a really tiny piece of romance heaven!

I really like Steve and Shannon, I have to say that I was worried about Steve from the get go as he was a bit resistant or was it hesitant to get with Shannon at first, but I knew that this sexy man would not resist for long!  Thank you so much Melissa for not dragging this bit out… I am really grateful!

As this book is part of a much bigger series, you get to meet a lot of interesting characters with histories of their own, now the me that is nosey always likes to read series from the get go so I know at all times what is going on.  But then that is me miss control freak!  But, the fact that is this my first book (to my recollection) it does not really take away from the enjoyment of the story and frankly, it was so well written that the rest of the books are on my to read list for when I am not working 15 hours a day!

Frankly, it was really very nicely written, I loved the characters as they were well drawn and I did enjoy really that little extra step into their thoughts and feelings which took it to the next level.  There was a scorching amount of sexiness going on in there that may have required a cold shower!  I am telling you, there was a couple of places there I was like OMG HOT!!!!!

The book had a great steady pace to it and is a lovely easy read, like I said before a bit of romance heaven here for all of you aficionados out there. You will certainly not be disappointed and I was for sure on the super delighted end of the spectrum.

So here you have it guys and dolls, it is a goodie and I say go for it!!!

Ok now, I need to get all of Melissa’s books…. you should too!!

 

Author Bio:

Melissa writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. 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.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

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