The Bradens are a series of stand alone novels that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series.
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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?
ARC received for an honest review
This 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 old fast beating hearts and butterflies in the stomach. I could understand the holding back, but gah, I wanted to shake the pair of them and tell them to get it all together!
I loved the banter between "Grizz" and "Butterfly" - from the sweet and innocent to the down and dirty, they had me smiling as I turned each page.
And I loved their family and friends, whose lives are all so interwoven that you really couldn't have one of their stories without all the others.
Ms Foster has drawn me into the world of the Colorado Mountains, so much so that I could feel the crisp mountain air, I could smell the forest, I could hear the crush of leaves and branches under my feet. It really was like I was up on that mountain with them.
She has also made me want to go back and read the earlier books in the series so I do not miss out on anything!
Thank you Ms Foster for a sweet, sexy, angst free read. I can' wait to see what we get next!
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, 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.
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