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The Santinis: Leonardo, Book 1
     

The Santinis: Leonardo, Book 1

4.3 41
by Melissa Schroeder
 
The Santinis
Four brothers who believe in service before self and the women who will bring them to their knees.

LEONARDO-BOOK ONE
US ARMY E-6
Joint Base San Antonio, TX
Erotic Romance
Novella

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

Overview

The Santinis
Four brothers who believe in service before self and the women who will bring them to their knees.

LEONARDO-BOOK ONE
US ARMY E-6
Joint Base San Antonio, TX
Erotic Romance
Novella

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.

Included in the book are personal memories Melissa has from their time spent in San Antonio and a sneak peek of Vicente.

Upcoming Santini Releases
Marco-May 10
Gianni-May 17
Vicente-May 24

The Santinis Print Anthology- July 2013

Meet the Santinis
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/thesantinis
TWITTER
LEO @leosantini1980
MARCO @msantini1982
GIANNI @geesantini
VICENTE @viincesantini

Editorial Reviews

JeepDiva Reviews - Vanessa (reviewer, blogger)
Leonardo was the perfect escape...
Manic Readers - Sabine (reviewer)
The interaction between Leo and Maryanne is sweet and hot and sexy at the same time. Leo is like water dripping on a stone and he worms his way into Maryanne's heart before she even realizes what is happening. She loves that he sees her for who she is and also that he takes the time to really get to know her. Add to this the fact that the sex is super hot with beautiful sensual fireworks explosions...
Ladybug Story Time Blog - Kristina (review, blogger)
Leo isn't the stereotypical Italian male portrayed on TV or in books, and I liked that about him. He was sweet and kind, but also stubborn and hard-headed. He loved his family and he loved his country. He was passionate about what he believes in, but he also knew how to have fun. I loved how much he cared about Maryanne...I can not wait to meet Leo's other brothers, Marco and Gianni. We got to meet Vincente in this novella and I am excited to see him again. He seems like he would be a lot of fun
Nina's Literary Escape - Nina (reviewer, blogger)
I loved the writing style, the author's voice along with the great cast of characters. Leonardo was a great read & I enjoyed every minute of it. I definitely cannot wait for the rest of the series. I want more of these delicious Santini men!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016721460
Publisher:
Melissa Schroeder
Publication date:
05/03/2013
Series:
The Santinis , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
517,057
File size:
515 KB

Meet the Author

From an early age, Melissa loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. It wasn’t until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book.
Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had close to fifty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Included in those releases is the bestselling Harmless series. In 2011, Melissa branched out into self-publishing with A Little Harmless Submission and the popular military spinoff, Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance. Along the way she has garnered an epic nomination, a multitude of reviewer’s recommended reads, over five Capa nods from TRS, over twelve nominations for AAD Bookies and regularly tops the bestseller lists on Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and Barnes & Noble.
Since she spent her childhood as a military brat, Melissa swore never to marry military. But, as we all know, Fate has her way with mortals. She is married to an AF major and is raising her own brats, both human and canine. She spends her days giving in to her addiction to Twitter, counting down the days until her hubby retires, and cursing the military for always sticking them in a location that is filled with bugs big enough to eat her children.

You can connect with Mel all over the web:¿
www.melissaschroeder.net
www.twitter.com/melschroeder
www.facebook.com/melissaschroederfanpage
www.facebook.com/groups/harmlesslovers
www.facebook.com/theharmlessseries
www.facebook.com/thecursedclan

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The Santinis: Leonardo, Book 1 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
areeths More than 1 year ago
Leonardo is the first brother we meet in Melissa Schroeder's new military romance series, the Santini's. In this new series, she is introducing us to four brothers, the Santinis, that serve our county. Well, if Leo's story is any indication to this series, sign me up. I am hooked.  Leo is a medic in the army, stationed in San Antonio, Texas. While visiting a friend in the hospital, he meets Maryanne. Instant chemistry. I loved Leo's personality, this is the kind of guy every girl dreams of meeting. Maryanne is just spunky and holds her own to Leo. Her strong female characteristics make her funny and loveable, I found myself cheering this relationship on.  The story is a novella, and yes, I wanted more to this story but I still fell in love with Leo and Maryanne. They had instant chemistry on the page and their story was perfect!
abigail2111 More than 1 year ago
This a definitely read!! It has so much fire between this couple that I could not stop reading the book. They both love each other so much that they both bring the better self!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. 200 plus pages. Highly recommend.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Smoking hot military romance. Leo Santini is an Army medic newly assigned to teach in San Antonio.  While visiting a friend in the base hospital he meets physical therapist Maryanne Johnson.  He is captivated from the first time he meets her.  She is a tough as nails military brat with a heart of gold.  She has been burned by military guys before will Leo break her heart too?   When Leo finds himself in love with Maryanne he will do anything it takes to make her fall in love with him.  Even if it means he has to listen to his mother. This is the first of the Santini brothers series by Melissa Schroeder.  Each brother is in the military but a different branch.  Leo is in the Army.  I must admit being partial to the Navy but that’s okay because Marco is coming out next.  You can’t miss with a Melissa Schroeder military man.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are always good- get the whole series ! I did!
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This is just a must read! HOT!!! and there's more.
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Everything happens too fast. Not a lot of plot or storyline. Even the sexy parts are just "ok". Had potential to be better, wish she would have spent more time on it. Was hoping for a decent series but the first book of this one mostly left me dissapointed.
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Good read......will read the next book.
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I loved this book and i can not wait to read the rest of the Santini brothers stories. It was fun and oh so hot!
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Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not may favorite kind of book! Okay read if you like military books with strong female characters!
Twolfmom More than 1 year ago
The Santinis are 4 brothers, each a different member of the military branches. The first book is Leonardo (Leo) & Maryanne Johnson [MJ). The Santinis are brothers who love each other but also like to tease & pester each other. Leo & MJ share one of the best first kisses I've seen written in a very long time. The .99 is worth it just for that!;) The books are well written & move fast.The love & camroderie in the family is fun to see. This story is novella length. This book 1 of a 4 book series. If you want a quick fun read that will have you laughing & sighing, check out The Santinis.
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