4 out of 5 Licks
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 taking everything he can do to make sure Alana understands they were made for each other.
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.