Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Bad Boy's Guarantee by Sara Daniel

Title: The Bad Boy's Guarantee
Author: Sara Daniel
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Bad Boys of Regret Hollow #3
Main Characters: Haley and Seth
Release Date: April 2016
Publisher: -
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
If she trusts him, she can have it all…or lose everything.

Between working her day job in the city and tending her father’s small-town bar every weekend, Haley Miller can’t remember the last time she had a date. When she trips over a stack of her dad’s unpaid bills and into the man of her dreams, she knows the night is guaranteed to be the best of her life…or the worst.

Seth Gardner returns to Regret Hollow to save his family’s business from their landlord’s financial mismanagement. The chance to finally act on his crush on Haley is a bonus he’s not about to turn down. But if he waits too long to confess his secrets, he’ll lose her trust and his chance.

Just when Haley thinks she can have the love and the life she always dreamed of, she discovers everything was built on a lie. Seth will lose her unless he can guarantee a lasting love built from nothing more than their fantasies.
 


My Review:
This is another really short little story, but it worked for me. Seth is a lawyer and has come home to help out his aunt and uncle sort out the developer who's threatening to shut their pizza shop down. They rent the building from Haley's dad who's been very tight-lipped or completely non-responsive about what's going on. 

Haley has no idea that this is happening. Her father had a heart attack a year ago and she's been coming home on weekends to help take up the slack at his bar so he can rest and recover. She has no idea that things are as bad as they are. 

Seth and Haley knew one another in high school. He was the geeky nerd. She was the high school bad girl. Neither ever knew that the other had a crush on them. So there's that existing attraction already brewing between them and the business issues become a bit secondary as they realize that they really do have something in between them. 

It's a quick story, but I liked it. I had NO IDEA how in the world the author could work out that fantasy sequence to possibly work, but she did, and it worked for me as the reader, too. 

The nice thing about these little novellas is that they're quick. You can read them and get a pretty satisfying contemporary romance with very little time commitment. They're well written...a little shallow for a happily ever after, but they definitely work as a happily for now grouping of books. Each book in the series covers a different couple so you get to see more of them in the later books, too, which helps. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.




If she trusts him, she could have it all…or lose everything.
Out April 26th – The Bad Boy’s Guarantee (The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow #3) by Sara Daniel
Title: The Bad Boy’s Guarantee
Author: Sara Daniel
Series: The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Blurb: Between working her day job in the city and tending her father’s small-town bar every weekend, Haley Miller can’t remember the last time she had a date. When she trips over a stack of her dad’s unpaid bills and into the man of her dreams, she knows the night is guaranteed to be the best of her life…or the worst.
Seth Gardner returns to Regret Hollow to save his family’s business from their landlord’s financial mismanagement. The chance to finally act on his crush on Haley is a bonus he’s not about to turn down. But if he waits too long to confess his secrets, he’ll lose her trust and his chance.
Just when Haley thinks she can have the love and the life she always dreamed of, she discovers everything was built on a lie. Seth will lose her unless he can guarantee a lasting love built from nothing more than their fantasies.
For more information on The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow – visit Sara Daniel’s webpage.


About Sara Daniel:
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.

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More from The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow:
The Bad Boy’s Gift
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The Bad Boy’s Guilt
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The Bad Boy’s Goodness – Releasing May 10, 2016
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Excerpt:

            “Are your plans so urgent that you can’t make out with me right now?”

Nothing in his life couldn’t wait until after he’d kissed her. “No.”

“Good. Then I don’t want to know about them.” She dived at his mouth, thrusting her tongue inside.

As much as he enjoyed her bold moves, he couldn’t let her think he didn’t have anything to match them. He met her stroke for stroke, exploring her sweetness, demanding more.

She rubbed her thigh over his leg, and he glided his hand up her silky, smooth skin under her skirt until his fingers reached the delectable curve of her ass. She really had come prepared to carry out her fantasy. She moaned something incoherent, and he inched his fingers higher, the heat from her core drawing him closer.

“Do you always go commando under your sexy skirts?” He needed to explore her heat and sweetness more than he needed his next breath. The good guy inside warned him to stop touching her until they’d settled everything between their families’ businesses, but after discovering the freedom of reinventing himself, he couldn’t stop.

She pulled away, pushing against his chest until their bodies broke contact and he had no choice but to release his hold on her. “I need to do something. I’ll be right back.”

Disappointment threatened to choke him, as she chose the right, responsible option. He’d been foolish to hope a staid attorney who wore a freaking business suit to a basement drinking party would be enough for her. Of course he didn’t fit in with her crowd.

            He’d never been a bad boy and didn’t know her well enough to guarantee her the satisfaction she demanded.





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