Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Bad Boy's Goodness by Sara Daniel

Title: The Bad Boy's Goodness
Author: Sara Daniel
My Rating: B-

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Bad Boys of Regret Hollow #4
Main Characters: Bethany and Ken
Release Date: May 2016
Publisher: -
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
He’ll do whatever it takes to save her from himself.

Just once, straight-laced teacher Bethany Wilkerson wants to make love with a man who’s not a dud in bed. When she finally meets the perfect man, he turns her down. Humiliated, she studiously avoids him for months…until she’s stranded at his house during an ice storm.

Ken Hawkins might have cleaned up on the outside, but on the inside he’s still a bad boy from the ghetto who will never be good enough for Bethany. Keeping his distance is a lot easier when she’s not parading through his house wearing nothing but his sweatshirt. No matter how hard he tries to reform, he’s not a saint.

The more Ken tries to convince her of his rotten core, the more Bethany believes in his innate goodness. But until she can convince him to believe in himself, he will continue to push her out of his life.

My Review:
This book got seriously downgraded in my rating just because if this had been any other book, this heroine would have been the cray-cray stalker chick who became obsessed and fell madly in love after a single orgasm. Seriously?? If she hadn't been quite so nuts, I could have classified this book as my favorite of the group...BUT combine her actions with her mother's obsessive, over the top NEED to know exactly where Bethany was at all times (which just proved that Bethany has it in her genes to become that obsessive, too) and all I could see was "future crazy stalker right here" flashing over her head. 

And I hate that because I loved the set-up for this one. If the author had just waited for Bethany to use those three little words until the happy ending section of the book, I could have been really cool with it. But in those moments after her "O" and when their friends show up, she's not taking any hints from Ken and seriously acting like the crazy stalker chick who you want to tell..."he's just not that into you." 

Although, admittedly he was into her....internally...although the reader was the only one to see that because he is NOT acting that way with Bethany. The girl needs to take a hint. :( 

And that drives me nuts because it RUINED the book for me. The rest of the story on this one was SOOO GOOD. I loved the ice storm and what it did for drawing the two characters together. I loved the prologue and how devastated Bethany was. I also could really like her over-protective mother (the story, not the actual character because that woman needed to get a life...beyond her daughter's.) I loved the backstory with Ken and Zane and why he thinks he's not good enough for Bethany. I even liked that Bethany is kind of awkward with her teacher sweaters and sad dating history. Seriously, everything else in this book worked so well...but those few lines where Bethany went from heroine to pathetic because she jumped the gun emotionally... Maybe I'm overly sensitive. 

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






He’ll do whatever it takes to save her from himself.
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Title: The Bad Boy’s Goodness
Series: The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow #4
Author: Sara Daniel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 10, 2016
Format: Digital
Blurb: Just once, straight-laced teacher Bethany Wilkerson wants to make love with a man who’s not a dud in bed. When she finally meets the perfect man, he turns her down. Humiliated, she studiously avoids him for months…until she’s stranded at his house during an ice storm.
Ken Hawkins might have cleaned up on the outside, but on the inside he’s still a bad boy from the ghetto who will never be good enough for Bethany. Keeping his distance is a lot easier when she’s not parading through his house wearing nothing but his sweatshirt. No matter how hard he tries to reform, he’s not a saint.
The more Ken tries to convince her of his rotten core, the more Bethany believes in his innate goodness. But until she can convince him to believe in himself, he will continue to push her out of his life.


Excerpt:
“I need you to fix something for me, but you have to promise not to freak out.” Bethany Wilkerson closed her eyes as she danced cheek to cheek with Ken Hawkins, their forced coupling as groomsman and bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding having evolved until they’d become inseparable over the course of the evening.
“You can’t shock me, babe. I’ve seen it all.” He chuckled.
The corresponding, reassuring vibration strumming through her chest convinced her to throw the last of her misgivings aside and go for it. She wanted him to be the one. After tonight, he’d return to Chicago, and she’d still be living in her mother’s house in Regret Hollow in southeastern Wisconsin. She lifted her head so she could look him in the eye. “I’ve never had an orgasm.”
Deep-green eyes flaring, he choked out a strangled sound. “Never?”
“I can’t wait for you to be my first.” She hugged him tighter.
Within her embrace, he recoiled. “Are you a virgin?”
“No, of course not. I’ve had lovers.” A whole two of them. “But no orgasm.”
He didn’t need to know she’d never had one because she was boring in bed. Worse, she couldn’t even work up the nerve to attempt to pleasure herself. Before today, they’d been mere acquaintances, but from the moment he’d kissed her in the limo after the ceremony, she’d known that going to bed with Ken would be anything but boring.
“I need you to help me fix this. Tonight.” She kissed his chin then caressed up to his lips.
He turned his head and clamped his hands on her waist, holding her away from him. “Babe, that’s the wine talking. You don’t want me. I’m no good for you.”
So what if she was plastered? The alcohol had simply lowered her inhibitions enough for her to admit what she wanted. “I’m not drunk. I’ve only had three glasses of wine.”
“Which is—what? Two glasses more than usual?”
Three glasses more, to be honest. The one time she had tried to enjoy a bottle of wine in her bedroom, Mom had scolded and fretted so much Bethany had limited her consumption to ordering a glass when she went out with friends. No surprise that she couldn’t get worked up enough to touch herself in her mother’s house either. At thirty-two years old, she’d become a teetotaler spinster who’d never had an orgasm and lived in her childhood bedroom.
Allowing her life to continue along its pathetic trajectory was not an option, especially while she danced with the sexiest man who’d ever given her a second glance. Not only had he kissed her during the ride to the reception, he’d danced with her all night, far exceeding any obligation he had to stay by her side. “Tonight, I’m cutting loose—with you.”
His jaw tightened. “I’m not taking advantage of you while you’re drunk or going along with something you’ll regret in the morning.”
“Who regrets having an orgasm?”

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


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 Guarantee
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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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