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|Read E-pub à Leonardo ⚣ 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 herMaryanne Johnson doesn t have time for a romance especially with a military man Sure, Leo is drop dead sexy, but 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 himLeo 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 I love stories where the men are comfortable with themselves that they can be the romantic caring alpha man Leonardo fits that bill Leo Santini joined the army after living a life as a military brat, but under the marine arm He had a dream early on to be a medic and figured the army was front and center in the action that needed medical help So he ditched college and dug in We don t see him in his job during the course of this book unfortunately.The story opens with Leo visiting a friend in I love stories where the men are comfortable with themselves that they can be the romantic caring alpha man Leonardo fits that bill Leo Santini joined the army after living a life as a military brat, but under the marine arm He had a dream early on to be a medic and figured the army was front and center in the action that needed medical help So he ditched college and dug in We don t see him in his job during the course of this book unfortunately.The story opens with Leo visiting a friend in he hospital who was injured during battle and comes face to face with a hardheaded physical therapist He is put off by her attitude, but totally attracted to her that he overlooks her hard edges.Maryanne Johnson I used to taking care of everyone and never allows anyone close enough to take care of her Her mother passed away while she was young and growing up with a marine for a father wasn t easy going, let alone all the brothers who also became marines But one constant was her grandmother, who eventually moved in with them to help raise Maryanne.With hard edges keeping her protected, she tries to put distance between Leo and herself, which Leo won t allow His kisses, patience, and sheer romantic side that sees past all her insecurities, is grinding down her resistance.The story is short, but the timeframe passes in weeks So while we don t see everything that happens to them, we do get time for these two to grow closer I didn t feel rushed into a relationship, which I appreciated.Here is the biggest part I loved about this story Leo He comes across as strong, trust worthy, alpha, hardworking, and fun Yes, fun He is romantic when needed, but also he sees past the barriers Maryanne puts up all over the place Taking the time to learn about her, he knows he is in love early one, but can t tell her or she will freak out I just adored him and want to meet the rest of these men.We meet Momma Santini, and all I will say is you don t mess with Momma s boys Full of Italian heritage, wild hot sex, a salute to restaurants Melissa misses, and a visit to the zoo, I can t wait for the next installment in this series I love reading novellas and when an author can deliver a whole story within less than 100 pages, then that makes me a very happy reader Melissa Schroeder definitely did that with Leonardo Despite its shortness, the author delivered a whole story with Leonardo and I couldn t beof a satisfied reader This novella was loaded with lots of fun dialogue, humor, sexiness and plenty of charming characters.I think what won me over with this story was the characters Leonardo was just theswee I love reading novellas and when an author can deliver a whole story within less than 100 pages, then that makes me a very happy reader Melissa Schroeder definitely did that with Leonardo Despite its shortness, the author delivered a whole story with Leonardo and I couldn t beof a satisfied reader This novella was loaded with lots of fun dialogue, humor, sexiness and plenty of charming characters.I think what won me over with this story was the characters Leonardo was just thesweetestguy ever Like seriously Oh yes, very sexy tooAs if conjured out of her thoughts, she saw Leo walking down the hallway She couldn t fight the little sigh that slipped from her lips There was nothing like seeing a military man, dressed in his uniform, striding down the hall like he owned the place Just seeing him made her heart do a little tap danceI also loved how he romanced Maryanne in the story and his sweet ways with her In addition, I loved Maryanne She had sass and was a feisty heroine I really adored her character and liked the fact that she didn t constantly push Leo away even though she did have reservations about getting involved with him Their chemistry was nicely written and it there was plenty of sizzle between these two 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 wantof these delicious Santini menGood lord I don t know why I like you He gave her that lopsided smile that always gave her a jolt But you do A lot She swallowed, trying to remember to keep it light I m not so sure now Really Because you screamed my name enough times to make me think it had something to do with liking meARC courtesy of the author in exchange for an unbiased review a quick energetic funny sexy read The hero is Hot The heroine is brilliant, strong and funny.This is an awesome kickoff to this engaging new series I love all kinds of romance, in particular military stories If they feature gorgeous hunks who have special skill sets and lots of brothers in arms or blood, well that makes it so much better Add a strong determined female lead and some conflict or issues and fireworks galore both in and out of the bedroom and you definitely have a recipe for a great read Leonardo is the first book in a new series, The Santinis by Melissa Schroeder who is already well known for her Harmless and Harmless Mi I love all kinds of romance, in particular military stories If they feature gorgeous hunks who have special skill sets and lots of brothers in arms or blood, well that makes it so much better Add a strong determined female lead and some conflict or issues and fireworks galore both in and out of the bedroom and you definitely have a recipe for a great read Leonardo is the first book in a new series, The Santinis by Melissa Schroeder who is already well known for her Harmless and Harmless Military series among many others I was provided with the ARC of Leonardo for a frank and honest review, so here goes The cover of Leonardo is so sinfully sexy and drool worthy That alone is enough to make you want to pick up the book When you do start to read, it isn t like Melissa s other military stories, but boy it is still hot and sexy and a great read In Leonardo, we meet the first of the Santini brothers, Leo He runs into Maryanne Johnson when he goes to visit his friend who is recovering in hospital and undergoing rehab The dragon in charge of Jeff s rehab is Maryanne and when Leo first sets eyes on her, he is floored She isn t the dragon he pictured, rather she is quite the opposite and he recognizes that her bark is much worse than her bite Add a few hilarious run ins and misunderstandings, where Maryanne manages to get the upper hand and the cool and usually unflappable Leo Santini is rather at a loss I enjoyed the fact that Leo was floored by a scrap of a female, but he didn t let that get him down The Santinis and the Johnsons are both military families and this is what has forged all of them and helped them become who they are and also influenced how they behave and for some it has caused some issues Leo and Maryanne are no different Leo uses his military know how to wear down the enemy He makes a plan of attack and goes for it Maryanne on the other hand, despite being military doesn t seem to like military men all that much and it is obvious that she has some issues that hark back to her childhood, her upbringing and the fact that her family members are all in the military, well apart from her and her grandmother who helped raise her and her brothers 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 in the bedroom and elsewhere and everything is wonderful, until Leo says the LOVE word The fight that ensues after this is heartbreaking for Leo, Maryanne and the reader I could feel Leo thinking that everything had just gone south but that he had done all he could at that point and really felt for him I was also angry with Maryanne for rejecting such a special guy, but on the other hand I could also understand her insecurities were driving her to be that way and that there were obviously issues that she had to work out Can Maryanne work out her issues or will she lose Leo What happens when an angry and upset military mama is on the warpath and gunning for Maryanne This story is a great start to the Santinis series and I cannot wait to read about the rest of the clan I also hope that there might be a possibility of spinoffs featuring some of the Johnson siblings because they sound like very interesting guys as well If this story is any indication then this series is going to be another one well worth reading Well done Ms Schroeder