Crushing on Love - The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 4 by Melissa Foster
About the Book
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)
Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series:
THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO)
THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO)
THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)
WILD BOYS AFTER DARK
For a complete reading guide, family tree, checklists, and more, visit Melissa's website.
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Addicted 2 Romance Review:**Arc received by Rockstar Lit for an honest review**
I really enjoy Melissa Foster's stories. I have not read this entire series and I am a recent fan of this series. This story stands alone but it also features characters from previous books. This story features Steven Johnson who is Jade's brother. Jade is featured in book 2 in the very first Braden series and I did read her and Rex Braden's love story. Steve is the hero in this story and as years have passed he has attended many a Braden wedding and he and Shannon Braden have a crush/flirtation going.
I do not know Shannon well. I have read one book that she is on about one of her brothers. Yes, she is a Braden but a cousin from Maryland. Steve mentions how she is big city and oceans and he is this big mountain man.
The story opens where they have both missed each other and Shannon comes to the mountains to do a research project for work. Steve and her hang out and they both are in heavy lust but they know it can not last longer than a month, when Shannon has to leave.
I really liked this story even though I am not a fan of the set time limit romances. I really like romances where they start sharing a life together and it just fits and even with time standing in their way both characters really let the other in. They really start a life together, the question is how can they make that work long term.
This was a really great story and I loved how they became each others best friend and were there for each other no matter what happened. I loved how gentle and honest Steve was with Shannon and I loved how Shannon was a real helpmate for Steve and really helped him grow as a character.
About The Author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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 and Fostering Success.
When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family. Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.