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Posted May 17, 2013
I was gifted this ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is
I was gifted this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This is the third short story I have read by Melissa Schroeder and I enjoyed it. Gianni, is book three in a series of novellas about love and life in the military. Each novella is about one of the four Santini brothers. The story is well written and hot!
Gianni is the youngest Santini brother and is stationed in Valdosta, Georgia. Just like his three brothers, he is good-looking, caring and serves in the military. Gianni or Gee is an Airman. Kianna Jones is a sexy English Professor and widow. She is the oldest of three sisters and is a few years older than Gianni.
Gianni and Kianna meet in the local sweet shop and end up spending the day together. Their kiss goodnight and goodbye is only the beginning of what is yet to come. Gianni deploys the following day and they correspond via email throughout his deployment. They learn a lot about each other through email and when Gianni returns, it is as if they were dating for a couple of months. They continue to date, have amazing sex and fall in love.
This book is a great addition to the Santini series!
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Posted May 18, 2013
My thoughts... By far Gianni is my favorite Santinis. This is m
By far Gianni is my favorite Santinis. This is my favorite novella of the series so far. I don't quite know what it is about Gianni but he get's my motor running. Maybe it's whole younger man / older woman aspect. I'm just not sure.
I liked the fact that Gee and Kianna's relationship was developed over a two month period via email while he was deployed. It made for the love element to be more believable.
Even though this is short novella read it was really enjoyable. Up next is Vicente's story. Can't wait!
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Posted July 17, 2013
A quick and light read
Have you ever considered dating a younger man? I sure did, and I really don’t think it’s as bad as many an older woman might assume. It’s especially not so daunting if the younger man is like Gianni, the white hero in Melissa Schroeder’s The Santini’s: Gianni, Book 3. Gianni, or Gee as he’s affectionately called by his relatives and friends, is the youngest of the Santini brothers. With his smokin’ hot body, his sense of humor, his obvious affection towards his relatives, and his don’t-mess-with-my-woman attitude, not even Professor Kianna Jones, a black woman, can resist him.
And who says you can’t get to know about a person through emails? Gee and Kianna sure did. Schroeder gives readers a brief insight into the email exchanges between the couple at the beginning of each chapter, which would at least evoke a chuckle from readers. Thus, by the time Gee returns to Georgia he and Kianna have really gotten the opportunity to know each other quite well, so his homecoming is explosive.
Of course, the couple has to deal with issues many couples face in real life. But in the end, Gee’s determination to woo Kianna and win her as encapsulated by his searing kiss to remind her “Just … who is the man in the relationship,” as well as their love for each other in spite of their differences in age, ethnicity and educational background ensure they have their happily ever after.
So if you’re looking for a quick, light read this summer, Gianni’s story is just right for you. In fact, you might as well purchase the other books in this series: Leonardo Book 1, Marco Book 2, and Vincente Book 4.
-Reviewed by Roxy
Posted May 30, 2013
Posted May 26, 2013
Love the older heroine, younger hero aspect. Sweet and very sexy
Love the older heroine, younger hero aspect. Sweet and very sexy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Rating: 3.5 - 4
Another great installment in The Santinis series. This time we meet Air Force PJ Gianni or "Gee". He's the youngest brother, but like the rest of the Santini men, when he falls, he falls hard. I liked the fact that Gianni fell for a slightly older woman, and Kianna wasn't all that hung up about age difference or how she looked next to him. I thought it was well paced with the allusion that they'd emailed back and forth during his two month deployment. They got to know each other quite well in that time without the physical aspect getting in the way. All of that changed as soon as he got back state side, and her ovaries weren't the only ones to feel the explosion. After a mind-blowing night and morning after of passion, Gianni could already feel himself falling for the her. Kianna may have been a tougher sell in the feelings department after having lost her husband in the line of duty, add to that the fact that her marriage was practically over before that.
The inevitable drama portion of the story was a little more awkward than in the previous two books. I agreed with Kianna that it came as a bit of a surprise. However, I love that the heroines in these stories all have their own moment to reflect and admit that they could have been a little more forth-coming. The characters were still wonderful to read about. Gianni was incredibly sweet and respectful towards Kianna, even going so far as to have a little chat with her somewhat bratty younger sister. The famous Gianni gene, of being a little territorial when his friends came sniffing around her, also made an appearance, but it was handled with great humor. Gianni and Kianna have some very cute dialogue in this book.
This wouldn't be a Santini story if there wasn't an opportunity to drag in some of the other brothers and their better half for a little heart-to-heart and some ribbing. MJ takes the reigns on this one which was pretty hilarious. Remember, she's not shy about getting physical when she's mad. Next up is Vicente, and I can't wait to see what happens to the "last Santini standing". We'll see how long that lasts.
My mother always says that it's always the man's fault. My father always agrees, especially if he's within hitting distance. −Gianni.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Posted May 24, 2013
This is the third chapter in the Santini family saga. OK, saga
This is the third chapter in the Santini family saga. OK, saga is a but overkill but you get the idea. Gianni and Kianna were a super sexy couple that actually started out as a deeper connection unlike the other brothers. We definitely see a different side of Gianni then previously and I appreciated it. The author gave us a glimpse of the family as a whole, coming together when someone is in need, and it was a beautiful thing. I love how each of the heroines in this series are so different yet still fit into the fold that is the Santini's family.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I am extremely excited to read the final chapter, when Vince finally gets the girl!
Posted May 19, 2013
As posted on The Smutty Kitty 4 out of 5 Licks I¿ve been waiti
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4 out of 5 Licks
I’ve been waiting for Gianni’s book since Leonardo was released. Gianni is the youngest of the Santinis and very outgoing and a serious flirt. I loved him in Leonardo’s book, flirting with MJ and driving his brother nuts. Reading the dynamic between family members is always so much fun. I love getting to know more and more about each brother before their story is released. I love that Kianna is a bit uncomfortable with her body and the things Gee says to her made me want to cry. Gee shows Kianna that even though he may be younger than her, her is wiser in some areas. I loved the emails at the beginning of each chapter. The two were emailing for two months while Gee was deployed. They learned so much about each other during that time that they really developed a very strong relationship. It was a surprise to both of them that they loved each other so quickly once Gee returned.
I can’t wait to see Vince fall. I bet he’s gonna be a tough one to crack…just the way I like them!
Posted September 2, 2013
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