Crushing on Love Melissa Foster Release Date: September 21, 2016 Publisher: World Literary Press Contemporary Romance M/F Book #4 of the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor series and #35 of the Love in Bloom series Number of Pages: 300 Kindle Edition Source: Pre-purchased through Amazon Rating: XXX Read 9/21/16 to 9/23/16
This is one of those books where I was glad the hero and heroine, Steve and Shannon, already knew each other. Sometimes I don’t like getting a bunch of flash backs to explain a backstory, but that wasn’t the case here. They knew each other, but not for a long time. Enough to give them a basis so it was okay how quickly things escalated between them. I fell in love with both characters. They both seemed very loving of not just each other but everyone around them. Their concern for the town, the mountain, nature was all very endearing. I will say I was a bit concerned they weren’t getting their actual jobs done, but it all worked out in the end.
Shannon got a tad under my skin toward the end. I felt that she had a very big V8 moment (you know, hitting herself on the forehead with her palm) that I saw quite a bit before her. But since she did have that moment I’ll forgive her.
There were a few points that I found more risqué than Foster’s usual love/sex scenes and I felt it actually had to be given a XXX rating. Trust me, if you love her other books you will love this one, don’t let that rating stop you. It’s just a warning that there is a bit more description and daring in those scenes in this book.
As usual Melissa Foster pulls me into her story and holds me hostage, and I love it!