Friday, July 1, 2016

Release Day & Review by Maimeo's Angels: The Santini's: Vol 2 by Melissa Shroeder!

The Santinis: Vol 2

Release Date: July 1, 2016
Series: The Santinis, Bundle Two
Series Tagline: Born for Sin, but Made for Love.

Main Genre: Family Saga Military Romance

The volume includes books 6, 7, and 8 in the series and is on sale for .99 for a limited time. Regular retail price: 5.99.

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A Santini In Love
Book 6

Genre: Military Romance/Romantic Suspense


She was the last woman standing.

Madison Baker was born and bred to be a Marine. When a roadside bomb ends her first deployment—not to mention her career—she is left to pick up the pieces of what is left of her life. She’s returned to Oceanside to regroup and move on. It doesn’t mean she’s ready for a relationship, even if a particular Santini has different plans.

Love happens when you least expect it.

When he first met Madison back at the Academy, Dante Santini is sure the woman was put on the earth to irritate him. She’s prickly and mouthy. She always thinks she’s right. Worse—she almost always is. She hasn’t really changed over the years. One disagreement ends up with them lip locked and very nearly falling into bed, Dante discovers he might need to rethink his first impression.

When Madison is convinced she witnesses a murder, the only person who believes her is Dante. Together, they sift through the meager evidence, trying to unearth the secrets someone is trying to hide. Neither one of them expecting it would draw them closer—or that a killer is hell bent on making sure those secrets stay buried.

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Falling for a Santini
Book 7
Genre: Military Romance/Romantic Suspense

A crush that turned into love.
Being the only girl in a family with five Santini brothers was never easy on Elena Santini. She always tried to be faster and smarter to make sure they always took her seriously. They were always trying to tell her what to do, and worse, who she could date. That’s why falling for her oldest brother’s best friend wasn’t smart especially when he treats her like a sister. That is, until she gets him alone in her apartment one night.
One night in Heaven.
NCIS agent Jethro Thomas, known to everyone as JT, has always played it smart. When his admiration turned to attraction a few years ago, he started avoiding Elena. A guy wasn’t supposed to have those kinds of thoughts about his best friend’s little sister. After returning from an undercover assignment, and about to go on another one, he can’t seem to resist the temptation. One night with her and he knows he’s lost, but he has a job to do.
A changed man.
JT returns from the assignment with a few more scars, both physical and emotional–but he survived for one reason. He’s ready to start a new life with Elena, but a dark cloud hangs over the new love. When small incidents evolve into near death accidents, JT realizes someone from his past is ready to destroy his happiness, even harm Elena to make him pay.

One Night with a Santini
Book 8
Genre: Military Romance

He was searching for something that was missing from his life.

Brando Santini is headed to New Orleans to blow off some steam with a few of his buddies. The respite from his life as a Marine doesn’t really seem to do the trick until he runs into his college crush, Kaitlin Fitzpatrick. After a little dancing and a few drinks, they end up in bed together and Brando knows she’s the one for him.

One night will never be enough.
Kaitlin never forgot Brando. She never would have thought the sexy nerd would have remembered her. More than that, she definitely didn’t expect he would be interested in seducing her. Their time in New Orleans is intense but much too short. The memories of his lovemaking leave her counting the days until she sees him again.
A complication neither of them expected. 
By the time Brando arrives in Maryland, Kaitlin suspects that their one night together has left them with more than memories. When Brando insists on marriage, she refuses on the grounds he doesn’t love her. But what Kaitlin doesn’t understand is that when a Santini wants to prove his love, nothing will stand in his way—not her five brothers, his own annoying family, or even the woman he adores.
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4.5 Star Review The Santinis Collection, Volume Two by Melissa Schroeder  
A Santini In Love:
Book 6 in the series and is the story of Madison Baker and Dante Santini. Opposites do attract and when they find each other and allow their attraction to come out to play then watch out; sparks are going to fly.
 Madison is a marine, a feisty, take no prisoners woman who views life seriously who happens to be dealing with PTSD. Dante on the other hand views life differently. He is more playful and doesn’t take life as seriously.
Madison and Dante have a history and when through circumstance they meet again, it is obvious that the mutual attraction they feel is still there.
When danger puts Madison in jeopardy, it is Dante she knows she can count on. In fact he just about melted my heart; he believed in her when she didn’t believe in herself.
There is also mystery and intrigue throughout this book and as with the previous books in the series; I read this one in one read. I couldn’t put it down.  
Falling for A Santini:
Bool 7 in the series and is the story of Elena Santini, the only girl, who has five Santini brothers to contend with. It will take an awfully brave man to be prepared to fight for her and falling for her oldest brother’s best friend NCIS agent Jethro Thomas, known to everyone as JT only opens up a can of worms she wasn’t quite expecting.
JT has had feelings for Elena for quite some time and he avoids her knowing full well he shouldn’t have these kinds of feelings for his best friends’ sister. However, temptation is there and after only one night he knows her is a goner.
JT has a job to do and when he returns, he is a changed man. What happens when his past comes back to threaten his future? Will Elena and JT survive the danger that surrounds them?
As with all these books the writing was excellent, no-one tells a military tale like Ms Schroder and I cannot wait to read more in the series.
One Night with a Santini :
Book 8 in the series and is the story of Brando Santini and Kaitlin Fitzpatrick.  A chance encounter whilst both are in New Orleans brings these two college friends together again. Ten years has passed and what neither of them knows is that they each were attracted to the other and in fact still are.
As with all the other books in the series, I couldn’t put this one down and read it in a day. I have to say, if I weren’t already married I would marry a Santini in a heartbeat. I love their loyalty, commitment, integrity, sexiness - everything about them.
Brando has always compared the ladies he dated to Kaitlin even though when he knew her she was engaged to marry another. He hasn’t kept up with her since he didn’t want to know about her marriage and life. Unbelievably, he finds out that she didn’t marry her fiancĂ© and is in fact free.  A dinner invitation is accepted, followed by a night of passion. Brando knows that Kaitlin is ‘the one” but he knows if he tells her this, she will run. She has been hurt by previous relationships and as far as she is concerned, their night of passion is a one night stand.
Brando returns to the area and accepts Kaitlin’s offer to stay whilst house hunting. Of course her brother’s hit the roof. Complications soon arise which changes the course of Brando and Kaitlin’s lives. I love how protective they are initially and have to say that when Brando has a bit too much to drink whilst talking to 3 of her brothers it made me laugh. Soldier boy vs I am a marine!
There is humour throughout. I have to say I love that these very strong men, seem to quake when the Santini women come into play. Be it Brando’s mother or his Aunt Joey, the matriarch of the Santini family. Add in Kaitlin’s extremely over protective brothers and there is sure to be mayhem. I love how Melissa Schroeder weaves such a strong, yet sexy story with the love, loyalty and commitment of family.
Sadly the book had to end. I only wish that they were longer. I love this series and cannot wait for the next instalment. 

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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 sixty 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, thirteen nominations for AAD Bookies, and made the USA Today bestseller list in 2013 with The Santinis.

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. After twenty years as an AF spouse, she and husband, a long with their brats, both human and canine, are now happy they get to pick where they live. She lives in the middle of wine and horse country in Virginia and shops for million dollar homes in Hawaii.

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