Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Book Review: Crushed by Katherine Garbera

Book Description

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…
AVAILABLE: September 22, 2015
**I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Heath "Con" Connelly is back home from three tours in the Middle East.  The book starts with him running into Mia Santos, his high school tutor/crush.  When he notices bruises and a hurt wrist on Mia, he instantly feels protective over her.   

Mia Santos is in the middle of a drug turf war between her father and Rico, the man trying to take over her father's territory.  Mia is determined to handle it herself, while not going back to drinking.  Con is determined to protect what he deems as "his". 

This was a hard review to write for me.  This book didn't click for me.  It was (and felt) short and rushed and I felt a little scattered (Like I am sure this review comes across as too...).  There was no mystery, suspense, or even any sexual tension/buildup between Heath and Mia (they sleep together that first night after talking earlier that day for the first time in years...).  You can read the description and you have pretty much read the book.

Rating: 2 out of 5