Have you ever considered dating a younger man? I sure did, and I really don’t think it’s as bad as many an older woman might assume. It’s especially not so daunting if the younger man is like Gianni, the white hero in Melissa Schroeder’s The Santini’s: Gianni, Book 3. Gianni, or Gee as he’s affectionately called by his relatives and friends, is the youngest of the Santini brothers. With his smokin’ hot body, his sense of humor, his obvious affection towards his relatives, and his don’t-mess-with-my-woman attitude, not even Professor Kianna Jones, a black woman, can resist him.
And who says you can’t get to know about a person through emails? Gee and Kianna sure did. Schroeder gives readers a brief insight into the email exchanges between the couple at the beginning of each chapter, which would at least evoke a chuckle from readers. Thus, by the time Gee returns to Georgia he and Kianna have really gotten the opportunity to know each other quite well, so his homecoming is explosive.
Of course, the couple has to deal with issues many couples face in real life. But in the end, Gee’s determination to woo Kianna and win her as encapsulated by his searing kiss to remind her “Just … who is the man in the relationship,” as well as their love for each other in spite of their differences in age, ethnicity and educational background ensure they have their happily ever after.
So if you’re looking for a quick, light read this summer, Gianni’s story is just right for you. In fact, you might as well purchase the other books in this series: Leonardo Book 1, Marco Book 2, and Vincente Book 4.
-Reviewed by Roxy
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”