The Spaniard's Kiss by Nina Croft
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Spaniard's Kiss is a great, heartbreaking story that still somehow manages to be a great love story. I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It is the story of Isabel and Rafe but, the interesting thing is it is not just their story. It is the story that begins with Isabel's life as she learns to move on after her husband, Gary, dies. Gary was also Rafe's closest friend and in his eyes his family despite having a pretty large family, including a grandfather that lives across from Isabel in Spain. Isabel has one desire after 2 years of living without her husband, to have a baby and after sharing a very deep kiss with Rafe she decides that she should have the baby with Rafe.
The Spaniard's Kiss deals with loss and moving on. It also gives the reader an amazing love story that began before anyone really knows it. But, it begins with the wonderful bond of friendship and sacrifice and shows this wonderful growth that someone can experience through grief and loss. I tend to shy away from books that can be a bit sad but this book is worth the emotional roller coaster that is experienced as you wait to see how things will go. I have to admit that I was expecting a different ending but, was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed everything this book had to offer, especially the great descriptions of London and Rafe!