ARC Review + Tour: Crushing on Love by Melissa Foster

Posted September 23, 2016 by Annie in Reviews / 8 Comments

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ARC Review + Tour: Crushing on Love by Melissa Foster
Crushing on Love
by Melissa Foster

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: September 21 2016
Series: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #4
Published by Self Published
Format: eARC
 

“We definitely need more heroes like Steve!”
~ Under the Covers

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 Internet or what people think of him. For me, Steve is a breath of fresh air in terms of hero characterization. You often find charmers in Contemporary Romance and although Steve does have his moments, the guy is a little more rougher and gruffer than most males you encounter. He’s a nice counterpart to the heroine, Shannon Braden who is essentially everything Steve is not.

I never thought I would fall for a man named Steve, but there’s something undeniably sexy about his roughness. But when he tries to fight his attraction to Shannon, it becomes a losing battle as her charm overtakes him. I really loved Shannon as well. She is fun, flirty, and her confidence is what brings this romance to life. I think if Shannon wasn’t as strong a character as she is, the romance would falter because Steve is just so stubborn about being alone. Shannon almost softens him, and it’s a really sweet story to read. We definitely need more heroes like Steve!

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About Melissa Foster

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately...I 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

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 Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, and the World Literary Café. 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 annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

 

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Sue G.

I would say my family because they mean more to me than anything else.

sharon martin
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Thank you for reviewing today xx

Kathleen Bylsma
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You just have to love Melissa Foster. Thanks….

Darynda
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Great review! Thanks!

Elizabeth
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Spending time with my family… I can be myself more than with anyone

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Thanks for the review Annie

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Thanks for the review.

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I’m so glad you loved Steve so much! Despite his name, lol. Thank you for taking the time to read and review! So happy you enjoyed Crushing on Love XOXO