- World Literary Press
- Release Date
- September 2016
Contemporary Romance, New Adult
CRUSHING ON LOVE is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER
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.
Aug 24, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
196 people found the following review helpful
When it comes to contemporary romances with realistic characters, an emotional love story and smokin' hot sex, author Melissa Foster always delivers!
CRUSHING ON LOVE is the fourth book in The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor series. All can be read as standalone books, but you won't want to stop at one.
Book four focuses on Shannon Braden who is always optimistic, sweet and fun. She has returned to Colorado to see if the sparks between her and Steve Johnson, whom she met on her first fox research trip and at her cousin's wedding, can lead to more. She wants time away from her family, even though she loves them all dearly, to decide on her future career and life without her family hovering.
Steve Johnson loves his solitude living up in the Colorado mountains and working as a ranger and wildlife consultant. That solitude has been invaded once again by the beautiful and people-loving Shannon. As much as he wants her, he doesn't do casual relationships and she plans to return home in a few weeks.
Steve wants to conserve a large ranch next to the national park, but he doesn't have the money. Shannon has the online crowd sourcing knowledge, but he feels it is begging. They need to work together to make Steve's dream a reality and it just might lead to what Shannon desires both personally and professionally.
At first, I really wondered how these two were going to be able to come together, but leave it to Ms. Foster to make it all work out in the end. Mountain man Steve "Grizz" and Shannon "Butterfly" have very appropriate nicknames for each other and they both ended up convincing me they are perfect for each other and deserve their HEA. Other characters make guest appearances from Ms. Foster's other series and it is easy to follow the connections. The sex in this book is extremely hot and well incorporated into the story. It does include oral and anal sex.
Take the time to read Steve and Shannon's story and I know you will love it as much as I did!
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