(The Santinis # 2)
By: Melissa Schroeder
Pub. Date: May 10, 2013
Marco is the quiet one of the four brothers which works well for his career as a Navy Seal. Living in
Hawaiiis 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. Still, she tells him that an affair is all she wants.
Marco doesn’t want an affair—he wants forever. He agrees to her idea of an affair determined to use every chance she gives to convince her that they were made for each other.
Marco is the quiet brother. Where his brothers are loud, he is more reserved. He has a crush on his landlady Alana, but would never say anything to her about it. It isn't until his three brothers come for a visit, that he finally gets up the nerve to ask her out, but only after he already embarrassed himself in front of her! Alana is 25 years old and lost her family 7 years earlier in a car accident. She is a private person whose been hurt, but she has a huge likable quality. I really loved the two of them together. They had a little bit of a rocky start, but I was rooting for them from the beginning.
I also loved getting to know the brothers a little bit more. We already met Leonardo and Vicente in the first book, but in Marco we also got to meet Gianni, the baby in the family. I am very excited to read Gee's story, which is the next one to be released!
4.5 stars rounded up to 5