The Santinis: Marco, Book 2

The Santinis: Marco, Book 2

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by Melissa Schroeder
     
 

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

MARCO
US NAVY-O-3
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Erotic romance, Hawaiian woman/wm interracial romance
Novella

Marco is the quiet one of the four brothers which works well for his career as a Navy Seal. Living in Hawaii…  See more details below

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

MARCO
US NAVY-O-3
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Erotic romance, Hawaiian woman/wm interracial romance
Novella

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.

Marco doesn't want an affair--he wants forever. He decides to woo the love wary woman all the while trying everything he can do to make sure Alana understands they were made for each other.

Included in the book: Melissa's own memories of her time at Hickam and a sneak peek of book 3, Gianni.
Out Now:
Leonardo

Upcoming Santini Releases
Gianni-May 17
Vicente-May 24

The Santinis Print Anthology- July 2013

Meet the Santinis
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/thesantinis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016699950
Publisher:
Melissa Schroeder
Publication date:
03/10/2013
Series:
The Santinis , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
215,728
File size:
4 MB

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:¿
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www.twitter.com/melschroeder
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www.facebook.com/groups/harmlesslovers
www.facebook.com/theharmlessseries
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The Santinis: Marco, Book 2 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Twolfmom More than 1 year ago
This is 2nd book in The Santinis series, Marco. It's set in Hawaii. The family relationship adds a nice dimension to the story. Alana has been hurt in the past & is reluctant to get involved. Marco has found a woman who intrigues him. I have read all The Santini books & it's fun to see how the family interacts - the teasing, minor jealousies, etc.This book is set in Hawaii but otherwise is has NOTHING to do w/ Melissa's Harmless Series. Marco & Alana's story will encourage you to fall in love a little more w/ the Santini family.
ToshyBell2010 More than 1 year ago
Sweet & Hot Marco Santini was a sweet but HOT addition to the series. He tried not to go after his attractive landlady but the option became impossible when his brothers came for a visit and a bit of flirting let to a lot of frustration on Marco's part.  Alana and Marco were both afraid of giving in 100% and this caused them to hold back a bit of themselves. It didn't make the story any less passionate, but it added mystery to it. Marco searched for more information into Alana's past while Alana waited for the fairytale to be over.  Once the two worked through their pain and insecurities, they let out all the passion that they were holding back and made this another amazing story! I loved it!
Tyhada More than 1 year ago
My thoughts... This is novella number two in a four novella series. As with the first one I really enjoyed this one too. I liked Alana's character from the beginning and felt bad for her because of her family issues. Marco's a sexy SEAL and has three brothers who are all in the military. The four of them are who this series is based upon. Even though this is a short read I thoroughly enjoyed it. The attraction Alana & Marco shared was strong upon them meeting each other and I enjoyed watching these two fall for each other. The sexual content with this one is comparable to mainstream romance. Up next is Gianni's book. From what I can tell he's quite the character and I can't wait for him to meet the women who's going to snatch him up. Rating: 4 Stars
googoo35 More than 1 year ago
OMG!! When I started reading I couldn't put it down!!! Before I knew it I was done and ready for more of The Santinis.. Marco is a Seal and the quiet one of The Santinis. He is stationed in Hawaii where he meets Alana his hot young landlady. He really likes her but has not attempted to act on it, that's until his brother's come to visit and start flirting with Alana. Especially Gee who finds it very entertaining. Alana's family was killed when she was only 18 years old, so her only family now is her best friend Colin. She's scared to tell Marco the whole story of the accident because she thinks he will leave and she don't want to get hurt again. She thinks Marco is just feeling sorry for her and that's why he took her out on a date. That's until he comes up to her and gives her a hot steamy kiss that leaves her weak in knees. I loved how the brothers were introduced and how we found out about Leo's surprise!! Melissa is AWESOME and wrote another fantastic novella! I can't to read about Gee!! (less)
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Definitely a must especially for the military readers.
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This is the second book and it was a good story. Marco is a very sweet yet hot Seal and you will fall in love with him.
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toi41 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!!  And I usually don't like short stories but this was awesome and the way the brother's are together!! and how way Marco tried to be so calm and collected about Alana when he knew he was done made me laugh out loud.  I want a military man don't care what branch lol. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series so far, two more to go. They are easy reads and I love the closeness of the Santini family. This is the second bk, Leo is the first one. Each book comes out a week from each other about one of the brothers. Each brother is also in a different branch of the military. Marco is a Seal and the quiet one of the four brothers. He has an eye on his landlord who is a young, sweet, and has an eye for Marco as well....both are shy about going any further with their attraction until Marco's brothers visit. It is a 209 page bk, and I would suggest reading them in order.
abigail2111 More than 1 year ago
I love this book more and more. It is a page turner!! I could not turn it down. These Santinis brothers are so hot !!! I love how much Marco love Alana so much. They are perfect for each other. Marco is the silent type that he could not act on his way toward Alana until his brothers came. Alana needed Marco because he gave her the push to open her self to be love !
Brandim311 More than 1 year ago
Oh Marco, you sexy thing you. The strong and silent type, super sighworthy. Alana was a great match for him as she was the strong and silent type also. With a life full of tragedy Alana has moved forward with her life and is making a difference. And again Marco is almost too perfect, seems the author is gearing up for one Santini brother to have all the personal drama. But my favorite part were when all of the Santini's were in the same room together. We got a glimpse of their bond with Leo and Vince in the previous book but it wasn't until Gianni and Marco were thrown in the mix that we saw how much they love and annoy each other. In this novella we are able to see a little more of the personalities that will be the highlight of their own books soon. I can't wait! Again Melissa Schroeder paints a beautiful tale in an exotic location of life, loss, and love.
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ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Good Book! I was gifted this ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is the second short story I have read by Melissa Schroeder and I enjoyed it. Marco, is book two 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, hot and romantic. Marine Lieutenant Marco Santini is stationed in Hawaii. His landlady Alana, is an erotic beauty and Marco has lusted after her since their initial meeting. Alana is a native of Hawaii and is infatuated with Marco. She is a philanthropist and genuinely cares about her community. Both are reluctant to explore their feelings and get to know each other. With a little prompting from his brothers, Marco asks Alana out on a date. Sparks ignite and they begin a relationship. Both are shy about their pasts, which ends up causing some intense frustration, however they are able to work through it. This novella tells the story of their love. It is emotional and hot. If you are looking for a fast-paced, hot romantic read, this book is for you!
MsRomanticReads More than 1 year ago
Seductive, humorous, hotter than Leonardo. 4.5 rounded up to 5 Marco is infatuated with his gorgeous landlady, Alana. He won’t ask her out because he’s worried that if things end badly it would make their arrangement really awkward. He doesn’t make a move until his brothers descend on him for a weekend, and Gianni and Vince decide to flirt with Alana right in front of him. Marco’s jealous streak does more harm than good as misunderstandings ensue. He has his work cut out for him to make things right and get Alana to believe that he’s interested in more, and that he’s in it for the long haul. After the death of her family in a tragic car accident, Alana received a large settlement. After the scandal of her failed engagement, she’s wary of romantic entanglements and men who only want her for her money. Even though assumes that Marco wouldn’t fall into the latter category, he is a Navy SEAL and that means dangerous deployments. She doesn’t want to fall for him, but he’s getting close to charming the sense right out of her. Will she give him a chance to prove that he’s the man for her, or will her inability to open up to him run him off? Melissa Schroeder doesn’t disappoint as she continues to unleash her sexy Santini brothers on us. With Marco, she delivers us another great couple – the quiet but intense Navy SEAL and the philanthropist beauty whose sunny disposition gives him butterflies whenever she just smiles at him. I loved how Marco remained a gentleman throughout his courtship. Instead of showing her all his assets at once, he went for the kill with swoon-worthy, toe-curling kisses. Alana’s insecurities were believable and to a point understandable (except maybe at the end because I can’t see any SEAL, married or not, telling his gf/wife about any deployment. I even asked my DH about that). Packed with even more humor than the previous book, pick up this book, and let Marco seduce you as thoroughly as he did Alana. Favorite Moments: Alana sees all four Santinis for the first time ;) Good God, they were walking up from the beach, without shirts, wet…her mind went blank. ~*~ “You know, I do have some ability to resist your charms, Marco.” He smiled at her as he held the passenger side door open. “I’m trained to break through the enemy’s front line.” “So you think of me as the enemy?” “No, not really. Just as someone I need to conquer.” Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. More on my blog at MsRomanticReads.
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In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Navy SEAL Marco is the “quiet one” of the Santini brothers.  Stationed in Hawaii he was lucky enough to find a cottage to rent instead of an apartment.  Even better his landlord is a curvy bombshell he has been attracted to but was hesitant about approaching until his brothers visit and start flirting with her.  He stakes his claim and makes his move.  Alana has lost her family and has been hurt by a gold digger ex.  This doesn’t leave her open to relationships but a Navy SEAL never backs down from a challenge and a Santini always gets his woman. Le sigh.  Marco is an alpha male all the way.  And when he gets done being a neanderthal he is actually achingly sweet and sexy.  Bring on Gee.
KittyKelly28 More than 1 year ago
As posted on The Smutty Kitty 4 out of 5 Licks Clearly I am really feeling the military reads lately. :) I am loving this series and I can't wait to read about the last two brothers (Mel is also planning a spin-off series! squee). I would have loved to know a little more about Marco's SEAL life but it's all secretive so it makes sense that he didn't talk about it. Alana is a sweet but strong woman-a trait I happen to love. Marco's brother Gianni came close to stealing the show. He is going to be a really fun one to read about. I would have liked to get a little more back story for Alana, her past makes it hard for her to talk about but it would have been nice to see her break out of that shell. The ending felt a wee bit rushed, but we get a resolution for the characters. Don't miss this series. The Santini Brothers are a hilarious band of sexy military men and watching them be brought to their knees by a woman is exhilarating.