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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?

©2016 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster

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When opposites do attract

Shannon and Steve first meet at his sister Jades wedding. When Shannon returns to Colorado she starts to get under his skin in a good way. Shannon is every bit the city girl while Steve is definitely a mountain man. When a neighbouring ranch comes on the market, their worlds collide to help keep it safe. They both try and fit in with each other and bring out all the good in each other. Again it is always good to narration from BJ Harrison.

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  • Xiaguan
  • 07-06-21

Shannon and Steve

What a fun couple. These two fight the obvious connection because they are both stubborn. They have to find a few things out about themselves and decide if it is worth the trouble before they get their HEA.

The narrator has definitely grown on me. Great listen.

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  • ajmeyer
  • 29-12-20

Shannon and Steve's HEA

Shannon Braden is working in the mountains of Colorado doing research for the company she works for. During her time there, she forms a connection with Steve Johnson. Once home for her brother’s wedding, her sister convinces her to go back to Colorado to see if anything will happen between her and Steve. Instead of staying with one of her relatives, her company rents her a cabin in the mountains close to Steve’s home.

Steve Johnson not only loves his cabin and job, he also loves the solitude the mountain provides; that is until Shannon shows back up on his mountain. The attraction is mutual, but he knows she is only there for a short time. He tries to fight his attraction to her but their chemistry is just too much. As their relationship builds, will she be able to leave him at the end of her assignment and will he let her go.

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  • G C
  • 27-06-20

GREAT READ!

I really enjoyed it! The narration was great and kept me entertained! The author did a great job with the character builds and plot. I look forward to reading the next book! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Diane S.
  • 28-01-20

Shannon and Steve have super hot chemistry!!

I loved Crushing on Love. Shannon Braden is a strong heroine. She knows what she wants and goes after it. And what she wants is the handsome wildlife ranger, Steve Johnson.

Steve doesn’t want change. He likes his quiet, reclusive life in the Colorado mountains. But his attraction to Shannon and their super hot chemistry definitely proves too much for him to resist.

Crushing on Love is book four in The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor series. There are interconnecting characters but all the stories are complete standalones.

I’ve been listening to these stories on audiobook and I really enjoy the wonderful narration.
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  • Jocelyne
  • 13-12-19

Opposites Attract!

This is the fourth book in The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor Series. Steve and Shannon's second chance to love and opposites attract is sweet, fun, and sexy. Shannon is a lovely woman, very talkative. Steve is handsome, very solitaire. Their chemistry is sizzling. I love the Epilogue. BJ Harrison did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed it.

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  • Patti M.
  • 14-10-19

Another A Audiobook

What do you say about a book written by the fabulous Melissa Foster better yet one that is read to you by B.J. Harrison, simply not enough words to express how GREAT the book is or the narrator! I loved Steve and Shannon’s story when I first read it, but then to have it B.J. Harrison read it, well that made it 10 times better. My only issue is I like when the characters are read by Male/Female, but it doesn’t take away from this one. Still a fabtastic book, both paper and audio. Thank you so much for putting this one on Audible. Makes my ride to and from work so much better. It’s great to get lost in someone else’s world. This book simply perfect in my eyes and ears. So go get and enjoy.

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  • Nanakay
  • 25-02-19

Mountain Man meets City Girl ... and sparks fly!

Can a mountain man who loves his privacy and a people loving city girl find happiness together? Melissa Foster’s newest book seeks to answer that question. Steve Johnson is a mountain man through and through. He knows the woods forwards and backwards and loves his solitary life. Shannon Braden is a city girl who is spending time in the woods collecting data for a study that she is participating in. They had met at a wedding a few months prior and there was a definite mutual attraction.

Steve is thrown for a loop when Shannon bursts into his quiet little world. She is spunky, sassy and, oh so sexy. His nickname for her is Butterfly as she flits from thing to thing and from place to place. Shannon is drawn to Steve’s burly mountain man exterior and also to his tender heart underneath it all. Can “Grizzly” and “Butterfly” find a way to compromise between their obvious opposite lifestyles? You will have to read the book to find out!

There is a great balance in this book between times of angst and times of sexy fun. The characters are well-developed and you will find yourself laughing at times (watch for Happy Packs and Shmores!) I enjoyed this book and maybe it is true that opposites attract?

B J Harrison is a wonderful narrator with an easy to listen to voice. I have read the print version of this book as well and would highly recommend either version without hesitation

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  • Melissa Guerra
  • 01-10-18

Finger Licking Good

I had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook of Crushing on Love. B.J. Harrison was the narrator and he never fails to bring the story to life. Meet Shannon Braden who is sweet and fun loving and Steve Johnson who is used to his solitude and loves living in the mountains. They first met when Shannon was doing her first research on foxes and again at her cousin's wedding. They had sparks then and both stayed quiet. Now she is back in the Colorado mountains doing her second research on foxes and hoping to see Steve. They both see each other and their chemistry is insane. They have a very hot scene with a cupcake and pink frosting. Finger licking good. I loved listening to this audiobook and seeing how they fall in love. Melissa Foster sure knows how to capture your attention.

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  • Debbie Nutt
  • 22-08-18

Love love love

Melissa foster writes her books so well you get sucked into the story and you don’t want to come out. Following Steve through his reluctance to give into his feelings for Shannon and Shannon’s determination to see where their relationship will lead made me not want to stop listening.

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  • Mary Schuck
  • 03-07-18

Opposites do attract!

I loved listening to this story! I read the book when it was first released but you really get a different view when listening to the story. BJ does a great job telling Melissa’s stories.

This is the perfect example of opposites attracting. Steve and Shannon couldn’t be more different, but they have amazing chemistry. I highly recommend this audiobook.