Review for Crushed (Sons of San Clemente #1) 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 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…
Katherine Garbera's "Crushed" is the first tale in the Sons of San Clemente series. This is a book about an ex-SEAL and his family. Heath Connely grew up in foster care, he joined the Navy to deal with his temper to channel the rage he feels. Mia is a girl from high school he had a crush on and he ends up protecting her using his SEAL training and his brothers from the neighborhood to do it. What happens when her issues drag them down deep? Can he save them all, or will they drown in the pain? Find out in part one of this series.
3 out of 5 stars
About the Author
Katherine Garbera is the national best-selling author of more than 65 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who'll listen.
Garbera started making up stories for her own benefit when she was on a competitive swim team in high school. Though she went to State and usually medaled at swim meets, Katherine says her heart wasn't in swimming but rather in the stories she created as she swam laps at practice.
She worked for The Walt Disney World Company for 15 years and did everything from being a hostess on It's a Small World, to saving swimmers at the Grand Floridian Resort, to touring around VIPs such as Jack Valenti at the Disney-MGM Studios and being a production page on the New Mickey Mouse Club--yes, it might be possible that Britney, Justine and Christina owe her a nod of thanks for keeping all those kids who had to go to the bathroom from interrupting their performances.
Her books have been featured in magazines such as REDBOOK and have even been featured on the large JumboTron in Times Square, and excerpted in COSMO.