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Crushing on Love CRUSHING ON LOVE is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER The Bradens are a series of stand alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom seriesIn CRUSHING ON LOVESteve Johnson is livin

  • Title: Crushing on Love
  • Author: Melissa Foster
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  • CRUSHING ON LOVE is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER The Bradens are a series of stand alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom seriesIn CRUSHING ON LOVESteve 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 ShCRUSHING ON LOVE is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER The Bradens are a series of stand alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom seriesIn CRUSHING ON LOVESteve 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 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 SNOW SISTERSTHE BRADENS at Weston, CO THE REMINGTONSTHE BRADENS at Trusty, CO THE BRADENS at Peaceful Harbor SEASIDE SUMMERSWILD BOYS AFTER DARK

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    1. Melissa Foster

      NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHORNever miss a release Follow Melissa here on and sign up for her newsletter MelissaFoster NewsletterStart FIVE of Melissa s series FREE in ebook format here MelissaFoster LIBFREEMelissa 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 Caf When she s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name, Addison Cole here addisoncoleMelissa loves to hear from readers Feel free to send her an email or chat with her on social media Melissa welcomes the opportunity to chat with book clubs and other reading groups What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about desperatelyI dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked International bestseller, M.J Rose Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women She is the real deal Author Jennie Shortridge

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    1. Such a sweet and very hot book.She was too damn cute, too damn social, and too damn temporary for the likes of him. Shannon Braden has returned to Colorado not just because she’s been hired to collect new data but because she wants to explore the feelings between her and ranger and wildlife consultant Steve Johnson. But no matter how hard she tries to convince him to explore the heat between them, the stubborn man continues to push her away.Steve loves his job watching over the Colorado Mounta [...]


    2. 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, who she met on her first fox research t [...]


    3. This is a delightful second chance romance where a past family feud and magnetic attraction vie for supremacy and resistance is tested to the limits. The hero is Steven Johnson, a ranger and wildlife consultant happily living in splendid isolation in his beloved Colorado Mountains. Well, he was living their happily until he started really missing Shannon Braden who had been for a quick visit to her home, interrupting her stay in the cabin next to his which was her base whilst carrying out resear [...]


    4. I've said this before, but it is worth mentioning again Melissa Foster writes with heart! You feel the emotion of not only the characters, but also the story when you read her prose. She grabs you, and not just intellectually, but emotionally. Every single time I am taken on a beautiful ride of romance and friendship and love in her stories. Crushing on Love was no different. The ride was incredible!Steve Johnson and Shannon Braden had spark from the moment they met but they still played the ch [...]


    5. BOOK REVIEW: Crushing on LoveBOOK SERIES: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #4AUTHOR: Melissa FosterGENRE: Contemporary RomancePUBLICATION DATE: September 21, 2016CLIFF HANGER: No4 StarsSYNOPSIS:The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom seriesIn CRUSHING ON LOVESteve 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 in [...]


    6. Although CRUSHING ON LOVE is the fourth book in The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor series, this is only the second book I’ve read in this series. This book can easily work as a standalone, but you will probably want to read all of them anyways, especially if you like more rugged heroes and small-town romances.My favorite part of this book is easily the hero. The Colorado Mountains is where Steve Johnson feels the safest. He’s a bit of a recluse and he doesn’t care about things like the Interne [...]


    7. “Every minute with Shannon was a battle of self-control, and he was hanging on by a thread. If he kissed her, touched her, let himself do the things he wanted to with her, his feelings would only magnify. He knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, there would be nothing left to hold on to. Nothing to keep his head on straight. Nothing to protect his heart—or hers.”“You’re changing my world, Butterfly. One pushy moment at a time.”“This love is bigger than us. It’s unstoppable.”Another [...]


    8. To date Ms. Foster has tackled heavy issues within her Bradens series. Whether trust issues have arisen, guilt and grief associated with loss, escaping a painful past or trying to outrun hurtful accusations, these Bradens prove they are made of strong stock. Naturally, I had to read Crushing on Love. Steve and Shannon's was not as dramatic and angst ridden as some of the other romances. All in all, there were obstacles but the journey to love was sedate for this author. Wherever there's history, [...]


    9. 3.5 romantic stars.I really liked the book Then why the 3.5 stars you ask? Well, let me tell you first the good stuff, and then, I'll tell you why the 3.5 stars.This is the story of Shannon and how she is trying to find herself and ends up finding the love, the support and the freedom she was looking for.She is all bubbleicious, and pushy, and a people kind of person, that loves being in the center of the whirlwind of a crowd. And now she has left her hometown and has ventured to the mountains t [...]


    10. Although CRUSHING ON LOVE is the fourth book in The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor series, this is only the second book I’ve read in this series. This book can easily work as a standalone, but you will probably want to read all of them anyways, especially if you like more rugged heroes and small-town romances.My favorite part of this book is easily the hero. The Colorado Mountains is where Steve Johnson feels the safest. He’s a bit of a recluse and he doesn’t care about things like the Interne [...]


    11. What a fabulous story. I am still swooning over my latest book husband, Steve or Grizz as he is affectionately called.This is my first time reading this authors books. I will be adding her to my favourite author lists.The writing is first class and I enjoyed every word. I was aware that I would know more about the other characters in the story as this is a stand alone amongst a series. If only I had time to read the series from the beginning, I would! I will keep this in mind when I have a lull [...]


    12. "He nuzzled her neck as they rose to their feet. 'I'll always be your Grizz, no matter how long my hair is.'"5 love me stars!!! Another fabulous book by Melissa I would give it more than 5 stars if I could.Steve and Shannon have a very back and forth relationship, but I loved it. Melissa knows how to write a book with believable characters and a story line that never seems far fetched. Which I won't lie, I totally love. Steve and Shannon are perfect together, too bad it takes forever for them to [...]


    13. 4.5 starI was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak. Before reading this story please read the below books firstHealed By Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #1; The Bradens #13; Love in Bloom #32)Surrender My Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #2; The Bradens #14; Love in Bloom #33)River of Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #3; The Bradens #15; Love in Bloom #34)This is Shannon and Steve’s story. Steve does not do casual affairs. Shannon is in [...]


    14. I always enjoy a Braden novel, and this one was no exception. But I didn't expect to fall for 'mountain man' Steve Johnson as hard as I did. Yeah, he's a bit of a loner, comes across as quite gruff, and loves the solitude of living halfway up a mountain. But he can't resist the charms of sweet, quirky, zany Shannon Braden. These two go together so well, and it's obvious they are both crazy about each other. But when one lives a solitary life and loves his job, and the other has a life and family [...]


    15. Crushing on Love can be read as a standalone book. I recommend you read the entire family series. There is a connection you get when you have read the previous books. I always feel like I'm returning to a family reunion or invited to weekend getaways. With Crushing on Love, we were in the deep mountains with Shannon and Steve who are attracted to each other. They have been since Jade's Wedding to Rex. They have 2 different lives. Shannon is part of the huge close knit Braden family that lives in [...]


    16. I have officially found a new book boyfriend. I am so crushing on Steve Johnson right about now. The man is fine in every sense of the word. I consider him to be the total package. He is kind, caring, sensitive, protective and manly. All I can say is Shannon Braden is one lucky woman. How many men would be willing to step outside their comfort zone to please the woman they love? I am not sure of the answer to that question, but Steve Johnson is one such man.It was evident from the start of the b [...]


    17. Five Heartwarming Stars! Steve is a loner, quiet and gruff living at the opposite side of the country than Shannon. Shannon is talkative, quirky, and sweet then she takes a job on the mountain. They are two opposites who make a vow to each other. Can Steve and Shannon make their vow work? Ms Foster writes a beautiful story and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was engaged from the first chapter and read it in one sitting. The story is a heartwarming, sweet, romance and just all around good feeling nove [...]


    18. ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~I am a huge fan of Ms Foster's books - whether I read them in order, or just pick one up at random, I always love the storyline. When read as part of the whole, then side stories may have more vibrancy, but they always deliver a very satisfying romance. One of the things that I enjoy is how the reader gets the big picture, as well as the detail, so every nuance means so much more that the characters ever know! The men ar [...]


    19. ARC received for an honest reviewThis is the 4th book in the Bradens series, and even though I have not read the first 3 books, this did not take away from my understanding or enjoyment of this book at all.The reclusive mountain man Steve and the sweet and bubbly researcher Shannon are just too cute for words.From their first meeting at a family wedding to the sparks of attraction back on his mountain, all I wanted was for this pair to give in to their feelings - not just the lust but their good [...]


    20. Solitude on the mountain. That's just how Steve Johnson likes his life as he literally lives where he works. He's a ranger and wildlife consultant and prefers a quiet laid-back lifestyle away from hustle and bustle of a town. When Shannon Braden comes back to spends time researching foxes, he can no longer deny his attraction to her, only she lives on the East Coast and is only here a short time. He doesn't do casual relationships plus, she just doesn't stop talking and shatters his peace! Shan [...]


    21. * A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *~ 4 Butterfly & Grizz Stars ~One thing I have learned from reading so many of Melissa Foster’s books is that no matter what book I read, I am in for an enjoyable read.Crushing on Love was just that….a very enjoyable beach read. This book had an entertaining storyline and lovable characters. There wasn’t really any drama in this book, but she did up the angst meter a little when it came to Steve and Shannon. Th [...]


    22. Steve Johnson's passion is watching over the Colorado Mountains as a ranger, and wildlife consultant. He has no problems living on the side of the mountain, and enjoys the peace and quiet. Steve has no illusions about wanting a white picket fence and kids, as most women don't want to live where he does. His peaceful life is thrown in disarray when the fiery Shannon Braden comes back into his life, as she is back to do more research. Steve feels a strong attraction to her, but as he doesn't do ca [...]


    23. Crushing on Love is a book full of wonderful characters and head spinning emotions, everything Melissa Foster does best. Read More. . manceswithalittlekick


    24. I am lucky to be part of the Crushing on Love Blog Tour and get a copy to read and do an honest review.Crushing on Love is book #35 in the Love in Bloom series and is book #4 in the Bradens at Peaceful Harbor series but can be read as a standalone.I loved this book. I though the storyline was fun and entertaining. I fell in love with Steve and Shannon from the start.Steve Johnson is a mountain man. He knows the woods forwards and backwards and loves his solitary life. That solitude had been inva [...]


    25. Crushing on Love is my favorite Melissa Foster book yet! I can’t put my finger on how exactly, but Foster has created a man who is macho, old school, removed from society and a bit reclusive who is also very thoughtful and caring. His ability to show his sweet side with Shannon doesn’t diminish his manliness like so many heroes I read. I worried at first because his reasons for not getting involved started seeming a little emo but he didn’t hold out too long and once he decided to go for i [...]


    26. Crushing on love is the first book I had the chance to read in this series, but I loved the community of Peaceful Harbor. I loved all the characters I saw and I am hooked on this series too. I read an excerpt of this story in the end of Chased by Love and I knew I had to read this story. I did my happy dance when I discovered that I had already that book in my kindle. I wasn't disappointed by the story. It had a little angst, some jealousy on both parts and plenty of romance. Shannon and Steve m [...]


    27. You could call this a second (third, fourth, fifth, . . .) chance at romance for the two. They play this game of cat and mouse and something has to give between the two. It time to stop playing and make things more or less and leave it at that. Steve and Shannon have come to that same spot in the road again, but this time things have to turn out differently. Steve has had it with the back and forth. Mountain man, loner, loyal, content with life that was until Shannon came back into his (Steve) l [...]


    28. I received an ARC for an honest review.I enjoy all of Melissa’s books, and this one is my favourite so far. The main characters are Steve, who is gruff, loner, caring, thoughtful, and living in solitude, and Shannon, who is chatty, fun, quirky, and sweet. There romance is like a game of “to and fro”. But eventually something has to give!! Loved having the supporting characters from previous books involved in as well!This author always writes her stories in such a way, that the reader is re [...]


    29. A lovely story that proves sometimes all you need is love, and everything else will fall into place. Shannon and Steve have a thing for one another, but they live on opposite sides of the US. She takes a research project on back on his mountain and they make a vow to one another. Will they be able to stick to the vow? Will time make it harder for her to leave? Can either change for the other? Will a long distance relationship work? This was a lovely romance. Well developed characters and a story [...]


    30. Fourth in a series, but can be read as a stand-aloneThis is the fourth in The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor series, each is a stand-alone, but have inter-connecting characters/storylines. What a fun read! I absolutely loved the connection that Steve and Sharon had from the very beginning. It was amusing to watch them interact, they both are so stubborn and blind to what they have! Lol! It was nice that there wasn't too much angst in this, but definitely plenty of heat & ahhhh-romance to make th [...]


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