The Bad Boy's Gift

Sara Daniel
The Bad Boy's Gift
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Publisher
Self-Published
Release Date
March 2016
ISBN
2940152738179
Series
Book 1 of The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow
Genre
Contemporary Romance

SUMMARY
His gift is the only thing left from the love they shared…and she plans to sell it.

Former bad boy, now famous artist, Zane DeMonde laughs off an engraved invitation to return to Regret Hollow, the same town that booted him out fifteen years ago. When he discovers the woman who once broke his heart is putting his professional reputation at risk by selling his old paintings, he's no longer laughing. He'll do anything to stop her, even return to town … even put his heart in jeopardy again.

High school art teacher Julianne Truman's last chance to save her beloved art department from budget cuts is to sell the old artwork Zane gifted her. Her heart breaks to remove the final traces of him from her life, but she needs to finally move on from the love she never got over.

Julianne's life belongs to her students, and Zane's only goal is to protect his art. But the moment they wrap their arms around each other, their old attraction flares to life hot enough to incinerate them and their best intentions.


WARNING: Contains naughty words Grandma wouldn't approve of, smoking hot love scenes Grandma can't get enough of, all the quirks of small-town life, and a swoon-worthy, no-cliffhangers-no-regrets romance.

Books in The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow series:
1. The Bad Boy's Gift
2. The Bad Boy's Guilt (available April 12, 2016)
3. The Bad Boy's Guarantee (available April 26, 2016)
4. The Bad Boy's Goodness (available May 10, 2016)

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Apr 29, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
61 people found the following review helpful
I'd happily get to know a bad boy artist who knows how to handle his brush!

When Regret Hollow bad boy Zane DeMonde asked his high school girlfriend Julianne Truman to leave town with him to start a new life, she refused. And it's something they've both regretted every day of the last 15 years. Now a hugely successful artist, Zane is livid when he gets an invite to an art auction Julianne's throwing, featuring some of the sketches he did for her as a kid. Zane marches back into Regret Hollow determined to put a stop to the auction, but instead he finds that the one woman who always had his heart is just as potent as ever.

Julianne needs to raise funds for the art program at the school where she teaches, and she sees no other way than to part with Zane's art. And, to be honest, she's hoping he returns to town so she can see him again. The chemistry between them is just as potent as it was 15 years ago, but they'll have to put the past to bed before they've got a real shot at a future.

THE BAD BOYS GIFT is the first book in The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow series by Ms. Daniel. While I liked this book, I didn't love it. The plot was very "been there, done that" and didn't feature anything spectacular that made me sit up and take notice. Zane was a grumpy artist who held onto past hurts and let them color every decision he made, and Julianne was the woman who'd give anything to still be with the man who held her heart. They had good chemistry, though the book was very short and I didn't feel like there was really enough time to get a true sense for who these characters were underneath the superficial. The sex scenes were well written and pretty hot, more passionate than frantic. Overall the book was edited nicely and free from errors, which I appreciate immensely!

Bottom Line: I'm set to read book 2 in the series, The Bad Boy's Guilt, next, so I'm hoping that Ms. Daniel gives me a little something to sink my teeth into in that one.
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