Joaquin Del Castillo was proud of his Latino heritage & acted to right the wrong he believed had been done to his elderly, loyal employee. He would lure the girl who owed the old man money to Guatemala and here she would stay until she agreed to repay her debt!
But something about Joaquin's captive didn't add up. On the surface, Lucy appeared to be a glamorous gold digger, but underneath, she was innocent. Joaquin's pride unleashed consequences he hadn't expected -- his contempt for her was rivaled by his blazing desire!!
Joaquin is not a jerk! Naturally he was tough on Lucy when he believed that her greedy demands had reduced his elderly employee to poverty. Of course he was shocked and hurt when he discovered that Lucy was not even the woman he had believed her to be! Honesty is crucial in all relationships and a man in love would have little sympathy for Lucy's loyalty to her sister, rather than to him. What kind of man would not be frantic about the safety of a teenage sister, who has gone missing in a foreign country?