Connected by the Sea (Hawaiian Crush #1)

Connected by the Sea (Hawaiian Crush #1)

by E. L. Todd

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Sydney seems vibrant, upbeat, and happy. She loves her friends, her job, and her passion to become a marine biologist. Although there are pains below the surface, she hides them from everyone—except Coen. After a bad breakup with a cheating boyfriend, she bottles the feels she has inside for Coen, the sexy bad boy that sits in her classroom. She avoids him at whatever cost, choosing to spend time with her friends and dipping in the ocean. But when Coen hires her as tutor, the physical attraction she feels for him comes to the surface. She continues to push him away, but her desire for him is undeniable.
Coen is undeniably sexy, smart, and witty. His intense gaze, blue like the ocean, always makes Sydney feel things she shouldn’t. While he has a bad reputation as a cheater and player, he pursues her anyway, not taking no for answer.
Will Sydney regret this decision? Or will she find what’s been missing her entire life, the family she lost, the love she misses, and the trust she never thought she could have for someone else?
Living in paradise, Sydney loves her job, her friends, and her passion for marine biology. Her best friend, Henry, has an invested interest in her, but Sydney never seems to notice. While Henry is the perfect man, she only dates the wrong guys. Her ex-boyfriend cheated on her, broke her heart, and now she’s too shattered to give anyone a chance.
Until Coen…
A sexy bad boy with a tattoo, he elicits dark desires Sydney hasn’t felt in so long. His intense eyes, the color of the sea, capture her sight, making it impossible to look away. She tries to avoid him, knowing he’s no good for her, but Coen, who always getting what he wants, doesn’t take no for an answer.
Will Sydney regret this decision? Or will she find what’s been missing her entire life? The family she lost, the loves she misses, and the trust she never thought she could have for someone else.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045762410
Publisher: E. L. Todd
Publication date: 02/24/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 91,601
File size: 558 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

E. L. Todd was raised in California where she attended California State University, Stanislaus and received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, then continued onto her master’s degree in education. While science is interesting and a hobby, her passion is writing. After writing novels as a small child, her craft grew until she found the confidence to show her closest friends—which is how Only For You, the first installment of the Forever and Always series, and the Soul Saga series began. When she isn’t reading or writing, she is listening to indie rock music. Her current favorite artist is Mumford and Sons, whom she credits most of her inspiration for her novels. She also enjoys running and swimming, as well as working as a high school teacher. She also works as an assistant editor at Final-Edits.com. She has an unusual obsession with dogs, even though she doesn’t own one, and her favorite vacation spot is Disneyland, which she visits several times a year. The most important aspect of her life is her friends, whom contributed so much time and energy into all of her novels. According to E. L. Todd, “Without them, Only For You and Soul Catcher never would have come to fruition. I am theirs forever.”

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Connected by the Sea 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect love in a good timing
profdrj More than 1 year ago
This is a story that has all the right ingredients but never mixes them together for a good result. The writing is amateurish at best. The smutty language does absolutely nothing to move the story forward and is completely out of cynic with the characterizations. I really kept hoping it would develop into something worth reading because I love Hawaii and the initial plot and character setup. It turned out to be a vehicle for smutty language and had no connection to the islands other than a few scenes that could have happened on any beach anywhere and have in other, but better-written novels. I make it a point to finish reading what I start, but I wish I hadn't with this one. Good thing it was free because I would be screaming for a refund.
CassandraNZ More than 1 year ago
Connected by the Sea is book #1 in the Hawaiian Crush series. This is my first E. L. Todd book that I have read. Sydney is attending University of Hawaii on Oahu. She is majoring in Marine Biology. She loves her friends, job and school. Since her ex-boyfriend cheated on her six months ago she hasn’t moved onto anybody new yet. Coen is also attending the University of Hawaii and has a class with Sydney. He comes across as a bad boy that breaks hearts wherever he goes but underneath he is anything but that. Coen is a hot and sexy man who has not found Ms. Right until Sydney. He is a lot smarter than anyone gives him credit for. Coen catches Sydney’s eye she is immediately attracted to him. She refused to let herself feel that way because he is a heartbreaker just like her ex was. But when she is called to her professor’s office because she is asked to tutor someone, she doesn’t realize it is Coen. The chemistry between Coen and Sydney is explosive. While the relationship seemed to progress very fast I like that they did not get into bed together right away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Juvenile
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For as book smart as Sydney is.....she doesnt get it. Way too much back and forth between the sexual tension with Coen and her feelings for Henry...it just seemed to drag on. With her abusive family past it seems as though Coen is almost verbally abusive at times. I hope that is not the case. After all the bouncing back and forth the ending was kinda abrupt with Henry coming to terms with Sydney, etc. The characters are good and there seems to be solid story to tell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to next in the series.
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Will not be reading the next book
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chocolate5 More than 1 year ago
I was hopping this story would be magical been in Hawaii and all but it was very disappointing the author seems like she is barely an young mature novelist with much teenager terms and actions like previous readers it just doesn't fulfill the enjoyment of a romance novel poorly written not happy I wouldn't recommend it not even for free. Sorry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fast weekend read. Sydney is in college in Hawaii and is best friends with Henry. The problem is that Sydney doesn't realize that Henry is in love with her. Everyone can see it but her. Enter Coen. Bad boy. Reputation. And her secret boyfriend. Coen is tired of being kept a secret because it'll hurt Henry. Eventually Sydney must make a decision. Henry or Coen. I enjoyed this book. I'd say this book ends with a cliffhanger (though small), you can tell that their story - her past - isn't over. I'll add book 2 to my TBR list.
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I did not like it
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suzanne69 More than 1 year ago
Was not impressed with the smutty book.Could of done without all the f words.
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alabamis More than 1 year ago
Loved It. Had to order book 2 in the series.
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