ARC Review: Leonardo by Melissa Schroeder

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ARC Review: Leonardo by Melissa Schroeder

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.

Title: Leonardo
Author: Melissa Schroeder
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Marco, Gianni, Vicente, Snowbound Seduction
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: May 3, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 89
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Leonardo was the perfect escape from the heavy stuff I’ve been reading lately. This is the perfect beach read. Who doesn’t want to relax on the beach with a sexy Army guy who isn’t bringing the military drama to the pages? Leo brings a sweet romance with a witty gal to this fun and sweetly sexy read. There was no major conflict, the villain with nefarious plans is missing, no need to gather the teammates to rescue the damsel in distress. All of those factors lead to a completely new and different read for me. I enjoyed simply reading a man and woman falling in love and the shock of figuring out what to with that.

I loved reading Maryanne. She is sharp. She is the only girl and the baby of four Marine men raised by a Marine dad. There is no room in that mix for a weak and timid woman. She is made of tough stuff. MJ is a physical therapist who does not coddle her patients. She pushes them the way they need to be pushed. She wants them to leave her feeling whole and ready for life. Her interactions with Leo are highly entertaining. He keeps her on her toes, leaves her speechless, she never knows what to expect out of him. They were a fun read!

I have to admit I think Joey may very well be my favorite Santini and I do hope to see more of that one in the future Santini books. Readers are also briefly introduced to Vincente. He is similar to his brother Leo when it comes to entertainment. Apparently these Santini men come with ample personality.

* Each book features a different service and a location where Mel was stationed with her husband.*

Melissa Schroeder


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