I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Crushing on Love by Melissa Foster
Also by this author: Sisters in Love, Lovers At Heart, Destined For Love, Friendship on Fire, Sea of Love
Series: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #4
Also in this series: Healed By Love, Surrender My Love, River of Love, Whisper of Love, Thrill of Love
Published by World Literary Press on 21st September 2016
Genres: Chicklit, Erotica, Love & Romance
Source: for a Blog Tour
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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?
Thank you to Lisa for letting me take part in this Blog Tour.
This is the 4th book in the Peaceful Harbor Braden series. The previous books have centred on Shannon’s brothers and have been set in Peaceful Harbor. This book however is set in the Mountains of Weston where Treat, Rex and the original Braden gang all hail from.
I loved the original Braden gang and they have a special place in my heart so I was very happy to check back in with this lot. Treat and Max’s children are adorable and I loved seeing the way the family all rally around each other.
We first see Shannon with Steve at Jade and Rex’s wedding and the attraction was clear from the beginning. Shannon is a social ‘butterfly’ where as Steve ‘Grizz’ Johnson likes the solitude of the mountain. Steve worries that life on the mountain will never be enough for Shannon.
I really loved these two. Their characters were compelling and you just wanted them to be happy. Deep down Steve is quite the sweetie. I won’t give it away but he does something extremely sweet just for Shannon which made me so happy.
I love Melissa’s books and this one was no exception. I can’t wait to read more from Melissa.
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