Start reading Saltwater Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Saltwater Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story [Kindle Edition]

Krista Lakes
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (540 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $14.99
Kindle Price: $2.99
You Save: $12.00 (80%)
Borrow this book for free on a Kindle device with Amazon Prime. Learn more about Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
Join Prime to borrow this book at no cost.
The Kindle Owners' Lending Library gives you access to thousands of books, including New York Times bestsellers, to borrow and read for free.
  • Borrow a book as frequently as once per month
  • No due dates — keep books as long as you like and return them when it's time for something new
  • Read on any Amazon Kindle device

Amazon Prime members also enjoy:
  • Unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video
  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, with no minimum order size

For more information about the Kindle Owners' Lending Library visit our help page.

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for FREE. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $2.99  
Paperback $13.49  
Audible Audio Edition, Unabridged $17.95 or Free with Audible 30-day free trial
New Adult Fiction by Rainbow Rowell
Acclaimed author Rainbow Rowell's latest book, Landline, offers a poignant, humorous look at relationships and marriage. Learn more

Book Description

Saltwater Kisses- Can anything taste sweeter than love?

When small-town girl Emma LaRue won a vacation to an exclusive tropical island, a last minute cancellation meant she would be going by herself. Shy and studious, she never had time to fall in love, and often wondered if she was just meant to be alone. However, that all changed when a handsome stranger literally walked into her life while on the beach and sparks began to fly.

New York's most eligible billionaire bachelor Jack Saunders thought this vacation would be the perfect escape, one last hurrah, before taking full control of his father's company. When an innocent Emma didn't recognize him, he figured that he might get a chance to have a vacation from being rich. He didn't tell her about the cars, the yacht, or the penthouse. All he did was let her fall in love with him.

Soon, Jack found that he was the one falling in love with Emma. When they enjoy a fantasy marriage ceremony on the beach, they thought it was a bit of harmless fun before returning to their normal lives. A bittersweet goodbye was supposed to be the end of their perfect vacation romance, but when photos of the ceremony were leaked to the press, everything changed.

Feeling lied to and thrust into a world of wealth and privilege, Emma must choose between following her dreams or following her heart. Will she be content at being nothing more than the billionaire's wife, or will she return to her normal life with only memories of saltwater kisses?

He pushed me back until I bumped against the door. His mouth skimmed my jaw, down to my throat, his teeth grazing my skin and his five-o-clock shadow scratching gently. He pressed a thigh between my legs, sending heat through my belly and then south. I whimpered for more, the noise low in my throat.

“You want to invite me in?” he whispered in my ear. Goosebumps ran down my arms, but not from cold.

“Why? Are you a vampire?” I asked with a wry smile.

He didn’t answer but instead kissed me again, drawing me to him like a magnet. He wrapped his arms around me and pulled on my waist, guiding me through the open door. He released me and I felt woozy on my feet from his kisses. The door thudded softly shut and I licked my lips.

He was perfect in the moonlight. His shoulders were broad, tapering into a tight waist and an ass that my fingers itched to squeeze. The darkness and the wine made me bold, my desire growing by the minute. His eyes caught mine and he smiled, knowing that I was checking him out. Those eyes turned up the flame growing in my belly, now spreading north and south, filling my core with need. The sexual tension wrapped around us like taut guitar strings, filling the room with vibrating desire.

His hands grabbed my hips again, pulling me into him with strong fingers. I wrapped my arms around his shoulders, tangling my fingers in his hair as we stumbled towards the bedroom. A part of me told me that I should stop, that I should think this through, but the other voices in my head quickly drowned her out; I wanted him more than I wanted to breathe.

Editorial Reviews


If you enjoyed this book...

Enjoy all the books in the "Kisses" series!

Saltwater Kisses -
Rainwater Kisses -
Champagne Kisses -
Freshwater Kisses -
Sandcastle Kisses -
Hurricane Kisses (new!) -

Product Details

  • File Size: 628 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Zirconia Publishing, Inc. (April 17, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DIM87FC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,073 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A romance with heart and passion June 22, 2013
By K.B.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"Saltwater Kisses" is a fresh take on a familiar theme. Author Krista Lakes seems to know this genre in and out and hits all the right buttons, creating a story that anyone who loves romantic novels will enjoy. Often with these types of stories, the author includes a lot of cheesy dialogue and situations that just aren't believable. That is not the case with this story. While the idea of the "average" girl landing a billionaire is a bit of a far-fetched dream, Lakes does make the characters seem believable and their situations plausible. If you're looking for a well-written book with interesting characters, snappy dialogue, and some steamy love scenes, you need look no further. It's all here. Recommended.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun summer reading June 26, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Emma is from a small town in Iowa and wants to be a veterinarian. Jack is a billionaire, lives in New York and will be taking over his father's business. Their lives couldn't be any more different. But, when they meet and spend some time together, they find out they have a lot in common. Emma goes to New York and is thrown into the lifestyle of the rich and famous. She can have anything she wants, except to live a normal life with the man she loves.

This is a fun story and to read, with some pretty hot sex scenes. There are some grammatical and spelling errors, but not enough to take away from the storyline. If you're looking for something to read this summer, this would be a great choice.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful & Timeless Love Story! June 22, 2013
By Jenna V
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found this book to be a really easy and delightful read! The characters are well developed and the love story is sweet and charming. The romance scenes are definitely steamy! I found Emma to be relatable and witty, a perfect match for the strong and handsome Jack. I would highly recommend this book - the author's writing style is easy to follow, and I really enjoyed reading it!

~ Jenna V.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome read! June 23, 2013
By Stacey
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a genuine love story! I loved the characters, especially the way Emma was described. Not all characters have to be model thin! I read this book in about 6 hours ~ couldn't put it down! I laughed as well as cried! Great read!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Missed opportunity July 2, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Some spoilers may follow...The author really had a great opportunity to write a much better story and missed it. The story starts out good, but falls flat at the end. There are way too many unresolved issues that just leave the reader hanging and wondering. To me, it would have been a much better story if Jack was forced to choose between the company and Emma. We just don't know if that is the case, but would any woman really marry the guy if she loved him that much and was forced to only see him at dinner and he spent every night sleeping in his office? Maybe those issues resolve after the company transfer is complete and he may have more time for her? What about her just not feeling like she belongs in New York? We never find out. Jack's parents don't seem to want Emma around. How does this issue resolve itself? We never find out. This story had a lot of potential, but was just too short for my taste. At least it was free.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved this book! It read so quickly and easily, the worst was that the ending had to happen. Props to Mrs. Lakes! I liked how she tackles the weight that would come with being swept up to riches and and the almost-royalty status that comes with it...and how sometimes it's more trouble than its worth. It's the find of fun romance that you wish yourself would be swept up in, and Lakes makes it seem like it really could happen one of these days. I'll certainly keep an eye out for more of her work in the future!
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect June 25, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Excellent story, this book is written really well and keeps up it's great pace the whole way throughout. The characters are all original and unique and their relationships and interactions with each other are definitely different from the norm in a completely good way. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a creatively, well-written book with a solid foundation.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loves reading June 23, 2013
By Freida
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Loved the story. It was sweet, heartfelt and a fun read. Perfect beach reading or rainy day reading. Would recommed!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute
Quick, easy, sweet read, although completely implausible. It's the kind of story we secretly wish would happen in our lives.
Published 22 hours ago by Susan Franson
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant, Entertaining Read!
This was the first Krista Lakes book I have read.
I really enjoyed the book, excellent beach read! Read more
Published 3 days ago by Lowcountry Gal
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Never had
Published 3 days ago by sherilyn
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not that great of a book
Published 4 days ago by Tori Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It was great, can't wait to read the next book!
Published 7 days ago by Ginger Reale
3.0 out of 5 stars A quick, okay read
I downloaded this book after a friend mentioned it and how the main character is from Iowa (as I am) so of course that interested me. Nobody ever writes about Iowa... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Emily Chhouy
5.0 out of 5 stars Saltwater Kisses
My continuation of the contemporary romance, Kisses series finally led me to the first book in the series. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Jackie
4.0 out of 5 stars A Sweet Romance Novel
Makes a person have a good dream or look forward to the near future. Also a relaxing time of reading.
Published 15 days ago by Doris Myers
4.0 out of 5 stars Good summer beach read
It had all the elements of great quick read. Likable characters, great bedroom scenes and a fast paced storyline. Read more
Published 16 days ago by P. Merten
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it
i love this book sometimes i imagine that im the main character
and plus i think krista uses very good details with every thing
Published 16 days ago by shifra pinkhas
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Check out Krista's newsletter!

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Krista Lakes is a newly turned 30 year old who recently rediscovered her passion for writing. She is living happily ever after with her Prince Charming and her bouncing baby boy.

Thank you for supporting an indie author. Anything you can do, whether it be writing a review, or even simply telling a fellow reader that you enjoyed this, helps keep my baby in diapers. Thanks!

Krista would love to hear from you! Please contact her at or friend her on Facebook!

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category