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Crushed (Sons of San Clemente, #1)

Crushed (Sons of San Clemente, #1)

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by Katherine Garbera

Heath “Con” Connelly is back in San Clemente after three stints in the Middle East with the Navy SEALS. Despite the fact that he’s known to his “brothers” at Preach’s Place for being better with his hands and dangerous when angered, he’s trying to turn over a new leaf. And that’s


Heath “Con” Connelly is back in San Clemente after three stints in the Middle East with the Navy SEALS. Despite the fact that he’s known to his “brothers” at Preach’s Place for being better with his hands and dangerous when angered, he’s trying to turn over a new leaf. And that’s going…well, not great when he bumps into Mia Santos and notices someone has been beating up the beauty who was always the woman he could never have.

Mia Santos, daughter of one of the most dangerous drug lords, finds herself in the cross-hairs of a turf war. Knowing she put herself there by making bad decisions when deep in a tequila bottle has sharpened her resolve to keep anyone—especially Con—from getting involved in the bloody and dangerous world that is her own. But Con’s not walking away and danger is like a second skin to him. He intends to protect his “family” and claim Mia, unless he gets crushed beneath the dual instincts of lust and rage…

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Tule Publishing Group
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Sons of San Clemente , #1
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Meet the Author

Katherine Garbera is a strong believer in happily-ever-after. She’s written over 35 books and has been nominated for RT Book Club’s career achievement awards in Series Fantasy and Adventure. Her books have appeared on the Borders best-seller list and on the USAToday extended bestseller list.  Visit her on the web at http://www.katherinegarbera.com.

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Crushed 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Repetitive and boring. Could have been entertaining if it had focussed more on action and less on feelings of inadequacy.
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
This was an intense story. Con is former military, and Mia is the daughter of a drug lord. There was a lot of drama and danger in this story as Con and Mia developed feelings for each other, but yet they both wanted to keep the other safe from the rival drug gang. Sometimes you really do have to create your own family.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
The dark, dangerous, and edgy tone of the story is rather addictive. The life at the beach is rough and rocky. The turf wars between drug lords and families has come a personal matter, and brings out the primitive side of life - it's a matter of life and death, and the law seems to have very little influence in the matter. There are several bloody, cruel, detailed confrontations between the brothers and the gang, while Con is trying to protect those he considered his family. Mia and Con live every moment as it could be the last, not knowing how the fight will end. The desperation and anxiety is evident. The intensity of the story, the gory fights, the fear, the frantic sex, it all underlines the violent inflection of the story. But in the midst of all the darkness, there's a hope for a better future, wish to control and balance in life, a promise of love and companionship, and a three legged rescue dog named Buttercup. Cause sometimes family is not formed by blood, but by those people you can trust. ~ Four Spoons
CArcidiacono More than 1 year ago
I liked the start of this new series. Con and Mia are too very strong willed and determined people, who make an explosive couple. Mia has a run in with a drug cartel and though she is adamant that she wants to handle the situation herself, Con is not listening and inserts himself into the scenario. Which turns out to be better for everyone, so no one gets crushed! I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Renae_D More than 1 year ago
WOW!! Action packed! Navy Seal! Gangs! Family! justice! The energy in this story is dynamite! Received an ARC for an honest and fair review.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time putting this book down. It was one intense scene after the next. It's a love story and a story about fighting for what is yours. Former juvenile delinquent turned Navy SEAL, Heath "Con" Connelly is finished with the Navy and back in San Clemente. He is living over Preacher's bar, surfing during the day and bartending when he is needed at night. Preacher is a former preacher who has helped many troubled kids in the past and got them on the right track in life. He is loved and respected by everyone. One day after surfing, Con runs into Mia Santos, a beautiful girl he knew from school, on the beach. Mia has bruises on her body and a black eye. Con is very upset about this and wants to take care of whoever did it to her. Little did Con know, trouble was to soon follow and Preach's bar is attacked. Mia has worked hard to get away from her past and being known as a drug kingpin's daughter. She wants revenge on the drug dealer who is after her and trying to take over her father's old turf. Con insists on taking matters into his own hands after the attack at Preacher's bar. How far will Con go to protect his woman and the people he considers family? This very sexy story has a well scripted plot and characters you'll find yourself cheering on as you turn each page. With very detailed sex scenes, intense fight scenes and an emotional ending, be prepared for a wide range of emotions while reading this one.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Con has recently left the Navy and his years as a SEAL. He is figuring out what to do with his life as he surfs and tends bar in San Clemente when he sees battered Mia, a friend from high school. He wants to find out what is going on in her life and also deal with a protective streak that raises its head. In addition to Con and Mia the cast of characters include Preach, a defrocked priest with a bar and his woman, Dulcie, at his side. Preach and Dulcie have brought in four young boys over the past years and created a “family” of street smart tough men who can hold their own. This family will work together to try and get Mia out of a sticky situation that is really a turf drug war over areas once controlled by Mia’s father. I liked Range, Mac, Timmy, Preach, Dulcie and wondered as I read whether or not their stories will be told later in this series or by the author in a different series since it seems that book 2 in the Sons of San Clemente series is by another author and does not have any of the interesting characters mentioned in this book in it. Thank you to NetGalley and Tule Publishing – Holiday Books for the copy of this book to read and review 4.5 Stars