A billionaire surfer… A down-on-her-luck hotelier… One hot summer fling…
Esmerelda Quinn has been looking for a place to belong since her parents were killed in a car crash when she was young. The closest thing to home has always been Aunt Constance's villa in Puerto Vallarta, so after a string of dead-end hotellier jobs, she's coming home to run the villa.
Santiago Cruz has called the villa home for as long as he can remember. In between surfing events, Constance has always had a room for him. Color him surprised when Constance decides to retire - and leaves a joint interest in the villa to both Santiago and Esme.
Esme isn't thrilled to share ownership of the villa with the the youngest Cruz brother - especially when she learns Santiago's brother has been after the villa for years. But Santiago has grown up while she's been away at school and soon she finds herself falling for the rich boy down the hall.
This book was previously published by Crimson Romance (2012)
About the Author
Kristina Knight decided what she wanted to be when she grew up one cold, winter day in Missouri when she was home sick from school. She turned on the soap opera Another World and was captivated by Felicia Gallant's character. Felicia always knew what to say, had great fashion sense - you know, for the early 1990s - and a stockpile of feather boas. Kristina took a detour into radio and television journalism, worked for a non-profit, and then back to TV. She never forgot her first love of romance novels, or her favorite character from her favorite soap. One magical day in 2012 she finally got the call from an editor who wanted her book. Of course she celebrated by buying her own hot-pink boa and pretending to be Felicia, just for a couple of minutes.
Kristina is slightly addicted to Facebook and Twitter, loves the Kansas City Royals and Coca-Cola Classic. And shoes. She swears that one day she'll own a home that has enough closet space for all her shoes. In the meantime she's busy storing shoes in closets and using some as bookends.
Kristina lives in Ohio with her handsome husband and incredibly cute daughter, two dogs and a menagerie of characters in her head.
When two former lovers are drawn back to the same financially vulnerable property, the Mexican sun isn’t the only heat they have to contend with. As past and present collide, there’s no telling what the future will hold - for them or the threatened resort. Will Esme be able to save her beloved oasis or will Santiago romance it away from her forever? There’s a lot to like in The Saint’s Devilish Deal; a gorgeous setting, simmering emotional tension, and cross-purposes to make the plot more interesting. It’s irresistible. I hope you agree. I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.