Your personal information is secure! Read our privacy statement

« Back to Login
By creating an account, you agree to abide by Entangled’s Terms of Use.
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
"Email" is not a valid hostname!
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 16 or less characters!
Email or Password is wrong!

Peek Inside The Spaniard's Kiss

Widow Isobel Sinclair is desperate for a baby. Unfortunately, right now the only man in her life is her husband's best friend, Rafael Sanchez. An incredibly wealthy, super-hot player is not exactly family material. When desire sparks between them, Isobel asks Rafael for the one thing he can never give her—a child. Now Rafael faces a choice beyond imagining: give Isobel the baby she wants...or lose the woman he wants forever.

The Spaniard's Kiss

Availability: In stock

USD Buy today and earn 399 points!
Get your e-book automatically
delivered to your Kindle™ or
open directly on your iPad™,
phone, or computer.

One kiss will change their friendship forever…

Widow Isobel Sinclair knows it’s time to move on, and she believes the next chapter in her life involves a baby. All she needs is a man to help her with the finer details. Unfortunately, right now the only man in her life is her husband’s best friend, Rafael Sanchez. And an incredibly wealthy, super-hot player is not exactly family material.

That’s okay since she wants a baby sans the husband part.

Billionaire playboy Rafael has carefully hidden his longing for Isobel over the years. He’s wanted her from the moment they met. When desire sparks between them, Rafael faces a choice beyond imagining: give Isobel what she wants…or lose her forever. He has a good reason why a child can’t be in his future, but telling Isobel the truth could destroy everything.


"The Spaniard's Kiss is emotional, romantic, captivating and thought provoking. A beautifully written story." -- Hopeless Romantic 

"Excellent read that pulled me in from the first page." -- Bette Hansen, Goodreads

"Nina Croft has become an author who I know I can rely on to bring me a good romance irrespective of genre and if you're looking for a book to lose yourself in, The Spaniard's Kiss ticks all the boxes." -- Nicola, Goodreads 

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622667017
Release Date: Jul 14, 2015
Page Count: 211
Imprint: indulgence
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: forbidden love/off limits

Select Featured Reviews

See All Reviews on
By Claire July 13, 2015

4 - "One look and I was lost." Stars!

I love me some Nina Croft, whatever the genre and tropes being used, she manages to deliver up a storyline that I get involved in and a couple that I want to see get the ’happily Ever After’ they deserve. The Spaniard's Kiss is no exception, and I loved every min ...more

By Nicola July 14, 2015

Nina Croft has become an author who I know I can rely on to bring me a good romance irrespective of genre and if you're looking for a book to lose yourself in, The Spaniard's Kiss ticks all the boxes.

"Well, I suppose you're good-looking and you've been around."
"I think I've just been insulted."

By Emily July 14, 2015

Isobel Sinclair has grieved the loss of her husband for two years and now wants to take a new path in her life, have a child. She wants her husband's best friend, Rafael Sanchez to be the father. She is not asking for a relationship or anything of that nature, but she feels he is the right choice.

Ra ...more

By Emily July 31, 2015

**My thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing LLC, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

It's a friends to lovers story with a bit of a twist.

Isobel is a young widow at 24, she married her best friend at eighteen but he died two years ago. Rafael (Rafe) was her husbands best fr ...more

By Angie July 06, 2015

I received a copy of this story through NetGalley from Entangled Publishing for an honest review. This is another great story from the Entangled Indulgence brand. This is a great story told from alternating points of views and a standalone.

Rafe had just the right balance of alpha, angst and stubborn ...more

By Bette July 04, 2015

Excellent read that pulled me in from the first page. Isobel Sinclair was widowed young but now it's time for her move forward and enjoy the next phase of her life. That phase she hopes will include a baby. Rafael Sanchez was her husband's best friend but right now he seems to be the only man around ...more

By Jasmyn June 23, 2019

This second-chance romance hit all the feels for me. Rafael and his best friend fell in love with the same woman when they were just kids. Now, his best friend is dead, and Isobel is a widow. But she's still off-limits. Rafael swore to look after her and make sure she was OK, and he has other, more ...more

***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World.*** :)

Rating: 4.5/5

The Spaniard's Kiss was such an interesting story to read that had me guessing until the very end, it was a complete page-turner that is going to leave you wanting for more.

For widow Isabel Sinclair everything changed after the de ...more

By Jeannie July 15, 2015

The Spaniard's Kiss,  Nina Croft
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre:  Romance.
I’ve enjoyed many of Nina’s paranormal novels so wondered how I’d take to this contemporary romance.  It was a fun read, light but with real feeling.
Isobel, she’s a lovely lady, still only in her twenties bu ...more

By Kristin July 02, 2015

My thanks to Entangled Publishing, Indulgence, for an advance reader copy via NetGalley of Nina Croft’s new romance in anticipation of her July 14, 2015 release.

This book had me smiling from the beginning with Nina Croft’s undertone of teasing humour!

Bella’s husband, Gary, has passed away, leaving h ...more

By LadyTechie July 23, 2015

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 Is ...more

By Deanna July 19, 2015

*ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review *

The Spaniard's Kiss is a fast-paced and emotionally-satisfying new contemporary romance by Nina Croft that deals with the unrequited, somewhat forbidden, love between two friends who unexpectedly find themselves exploring and wonde ...more

By Angela July 12, 2015

Isobel has lost so much in her young life. Her husband and unborn child all in the same week. Now two years later, she is ready to begin her life and move forward. She doesn’t want a husband anymore but she definitely is ready to be a mother. After one smoking hot kiss from her dead husband’s best f ...more

By Donna July 17, 2015

I received an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.

Now this is the way to write a romance! Take two interesting characters, Bella, a young widow who miscarried the baby she was carrying a week after her husband's untimely death, and Rafe, her late husband's best friend. Add the fact t ...more

By Erica July 04, 2015

4.5 stars

I quite adored this book, as I seem to always do when it is a Nina Croft book at hand. The Spaniard's Kiss was equal parts intriguing and adorable, with a hefty dose of chemistry. I loved it, and I was super sad when it ended.

Isobel and Rafael are great. Both of them have their insecuritie ...more

By CassandraG July 14, 2015

Friends who learn to cope after the loss of one of their loved ones and friends who never thought they’d be anything but friends. Rafe was Gary's best friend who looked out f or Gary's wife Isabella after Gary's untimely passing. They'd known each other for years and there was never any attraction, ...more

By Lori July 15, 2015

I did enjoy reading this book with Rafe and Bella. Although there were a few times I was completely frustrated with Rafe, all this hot and cold mixed messages. But once he gave in, momma mia, he did it correctly. I loved the passion between them and that it started as friendship. It was very sweet r ...more

By Isha July 11, 2015

There are so many facets to this story. It's obvious that Isobel and Rafe have a strong connection to each other. What muddies the water is that Isobel is the widow of Rafe's best friend. The deeper that I became engrossed in the story I realized just how complicated their relationship actually was. ...more

By Samantha July 09, 2015

I wasn't sure what I was expecting with this ARC, but I was surprised and seriously enjoyed it. Rafe and Gary had been best friends forever. There may have been an age gap but they were as close as brothers.

For Isobel losing her husband was hard, Gary was everything to her. Now she wants a baby but ...more

By Linda July 07, 2015

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
It all started with a kiss, at least for Bella. For Rafe, it started the moment he first saw her. She's the widow of his best friend and she wants a baby - his baby. His kisses and touches awaken a passion she has never ...more

By Ash P July 14, 2015

A sweet and hopeful love story about the bitter realities of life., chasing your dreams and making wishes come true. Rafael and Isobel have this amazing chemistry that neither can deny but his secrets keep getting in the way. But Rafe's integrity doe not allow him to keep Bella in the dark. I loved ...more

By Irene July 16, 2015

4 stars

The Spaniard's Kiss was such a good read, I was drawn into the story from the first page.

I enjoyed reading Isobel/Bella and Rafael/Rafe love story, it was heartwarming and emotional seeing them give into their feelings and move from friends to lovers.

Overall an enjoyable afternoon's read, hig ...more

By Calm Your Pits July 30, 2015

*** This ARC was received from Entangled Publishing via Net Galley in exchange for a honest review***

I love that this is a story about learning to love and make concessions with out all the drama. I also like that they don't think too much about her dead husband being mad about thier releationship. ...more

By Patricia July 14, 2015

I absolutely love this author!
She always provides us with a story that draws upon our emotions.
Her characters are enchanting, the story moves at a perfect pace.

With the loss of a loved one moving on is never easy yet one kiss changes everything.

I think this book will appeal to a multitude of reade ...more

By Catherine July 14, 2015

This was an amazing story. I love that he had always wanted her bit was an honorable man and never thought about hurting his friend. So many obstacles stood in their way of finding happiness, and I love that they weren't afraid to fight for it. ...more

Showing 1 to 25 of 25
3.72 avg rating
Nina Croft

About the author

Nina Croft

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia, which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of nine-to-five work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain. Nina writes all types of romance, often mixed with elements of the paranormal and science fiction. And if you’d like to have learn about new releases sign up for Nina’s newsletter here:

entangled reward points