Saturday, May 4, 2013

Review/Giveaway: Leonardo by Melissa Schroeder

The Santinis Book 1
Out Now!

Leo Santini is a man who always has a plan. It is the way to live a well-ordered life. He never planned on dealing with the hardheaded physical therapist who is taking care of his friend. He definitely never planned on being so totally infatuated with her.

Maryanne Johnson doesn't have time for a romance—especially with a military man. Sure, Leo is drop dead sexy, but more than one man in a uniform had hurt her before. Unfortunately, she can't seem to resist him or his kisses. It doesn't help that the man is as sweet as he is sexy. Falling for him is easy, but she does her best to keep herself from admitting it to him.

Leo knows she wants to keep things simple but when a Santini is in love nothing will stop him from achieving his goal—even the hardheaded woman he loves.

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My Review:

I jumped on the opportunity to read Leonardo by Melissa Schroeder. It’s the first in the Novella series, The Santini’s,  she’s releasing during the month of May. With a new novella every week and with each one representing a different branch of the military within the same family, it’s a unique and fun idea. Leonardo was a quick read and entertaining from the first page.

I quickly fell in love with Leo Santini, he’s this big Army hero. He’s sexy, sweet and drool worthy. He treats Maryanne “MJ” Johnson like a lady, like someone worth cherishing, all while falling head over heels for her. He has this big tough exterior with this marshmallow center that I just found so loveable.

I loved Maryanne, she’s this tiny woman with such a big attitude that she terrifies grown military men. I imagine that comes with being a military brat and a physical therapist.  She’s quick witted, strong and just the kind of woman to keep a big Army hero in line.

Their banter was one of my favorite parts of this book. The sex was hot and the romance was sweet. I look forward to reading more of this series. I really hope their mom makes plenty of appearances because she reminds me of my mom, and I could tell she loves her sons.

I recommend this for the hot romance and the sexy banter all set into a delicious military romance.  Pick up Leonardo and be on the lookout for Marco, the second Santini brother coming soon!

5 Books

I received a review copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Up Next:

The Santinis Book 2
Release date May 10


Marco is the quiet one of the four brothers which works well for his career as a Navy Seal. Living in Hawaii is a dream come true, his only probably is the infatuation he has for his landlady. He’s not sure he wants to act on his attraction until his brothers push Marco’s temper with a little harmless flirting.

Alana Kailikea is a woman who understands loss. Her entire family was killed when she was only eighteen, leaving her an heiress. A bad experience with gold digger has left her wary of most men—especially gorgeous men like Marco. She never expected him to ask her out, or that it would lead to a romance that has them burning up the sheets. Still, she tells him that an affair is all she wants.

Marco doesn’t want an affair—he wants forever. He agrees to her idea of an affair determined to use every chance she gives to convince her that they were made for each other.

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  1. My favorite branch of the military would be Special Ops or the Air Force. I love men and women that go the extra mile to complete a mission for the good of their fellow country men/women's safety and freedom. I also just love Pilots, because I feel the need for SPEED! I want to learn how to fly!

  2. I love the Marines. Semper Fi.

    rmwyer at shaw dot ca

  3. My favorite is the Marines. My uncles were Marines & I have a couple of cousins in that branch. But I love all our branches of the military & am very thankful for their service. Thank you for the giveaway! This series is on my TBRs & I can't wait to read them!

  4. Special Ops - who KNOWS what they do?! It's so mysterious and they're lethal!

  5. Marines, they get the job done. But I also love Navy SEALs, they are the ones that do their job without the recognition the other branches of Military get.

  6. I Love the Army my daddy was Army and my Grand-dad was Army but my son wants to be a Marine but he is 11yrs old so hopefully I will convince him to go Army!!!

  7. I can't really choose just one because I've had family members in all branches. Let's just say that I love and respect all military personnel.

  8. The Air Force. My father was in the Air Force for 26 yrs.

  9. My favorite branch is the Air Force. My husband and I were both in the Air Force and that is how we met.

  10. Marines. They just look so great to me.