Review/Release Week & Giveaway: The Bad Boy's Gift by Sara Daniel

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

Out March 29th – The Bad Boy’s Gift (The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow #1) by Sara Daniel

Author: Sara Daniel
Series: The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2016

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.


Do all those things I confided in you years ago mean nothing to you?”
Family’s important,” she whispered. She hadn’t imagined he’d see her actions as a betrayal of trust.
I remember exactly how important family is to you.” Sarcasm crept into his voice. “A hell of a lot more important than me, definitely more important than this.” He hooked his arm around her shoulders and hauled her across the console, slamming his lips against hers.
Hard, angry demands from a man who no longer cared about pleasing her contrasted sharply with the memories of teenage sweetness and gentle tentativeness he’d once shown. He thrust his tongue between her lips, plundering her mouth. Instead of pushing him away and ordering him to stop, she leaned into him and tangled her tongue with his, meeting him stroke for stroke.
The hands gripping her shoulders relaxed, and the demanding thrusts of his tongue turned to languid strokes. She sifted her fingers through his soft black hair. Oh, how she’d missed being held in his arms, touching him, exploring him, and being one with him.
But they were hardly on their way to becoming one when he kissed her as a punishment.
She jerked away.
A car horn blared.
She straightened. Damn. She’d forgotten about Len, forgotten everything but Zane’s hands and mouth and sweet exploration.
Blinking out the windshield, she braced for the sight of Len laying on the horn of his pickup. Instead, he stood across the yard, wearing padded headphones and maneuvering a weed whip.
If you’re looking for the honker, I believe you’re the culprit.” Zane nodded to her elbow resting on the steering wheel.
Oh.” She yanked her arm back, settling into the passenger seat and pulling the seat belt strap. After three tries, she managed to lock the buckle into place. If Zane noticed her shaking hands, he didn’t mention it as he pulled away from the curb and left her house and his father behind.
If he’d kissed her to teach her a lesson, she’d learned one thing. She still wanted him, now more than ever.

Sara Daniel writes what she loves to read—irresistible romance, from sweet to steamy and everything in between. She grew up in a small town and was once a landlord of two uninvited squirrels. She has no regrets about turning her back on her accounting degree to write romance, but she deeply regrets her inability to keep track of her car keys. 

This is the first time I've read Sara Daniel's. It won't be the last. I really enjoyed, The Bad Boy's Gift! At first I wasn't a fan of Julianne. For some reason she just set me off. I didn't care for how she thought she knew better about someones life then they did. 
Yes, she's a nice person but she thought more about herself and what she wanted then how Zane really felt. 
As the book went on I did like her more but she will never be a favorite character of mine. Now Zane I really liked. I understood him. He is a real nice guy who hinds that niceness underneath a ton of hurt. 
As a whole, The Bad Boy's Gift is really a good story of second chances and coming to terms with your past. The falling back in love part might seem a little rushed but handled well. I do wish the story was slightly longer. 
For the most part I think you'll enjoy this sweet story. 
If you've read The Bad Boy's Gift or any other book by Sara Daniel's I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! 

More from The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow:

The Bad Boy’s Guilt – Releasing April 12, 2016
Available for pre-order from:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | All Romance eBooks
The Bad Boy’s Guarantee – Releasing April 26, 2016
Available for pre-order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | All Romance eBooks
The Bad Boy’s Goodness – Releasing May 10, 2016
Available for pre-order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | All Romance eBooks

For more information on The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow – visit Sara Daniel’s webpage.


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