The Bad Boy's Gift (The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow, #1)

The Bad Boy's Gift (The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow, #1)

by Sara Daniel

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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

3.  The Bad Boy’s Guarantee

4.  The Bad Boy’s Goodness

5.  The Bad Boy's Commitment

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152738179
Publisher: Sara Daniel
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Series: Bad Boys of Regret Hollow , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 104,613
File size: 200 KB

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The Bad Boy's Gift (The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But good
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
Short and sweet - and with a lot packed into it. I was engaged from the first to the last - and would enjoy reading more in this series. What more could you ask?!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Wounded pride and a painful breakup drove Zane away from Regret Hollow. Can the same things that caused him to leave play a part in bringing him back? Obviously Julianne and Zane had history. When the heart is involved, mistakes are made and relationships don't always end pretty. The Bad Boy's Gift takes place fifteen years after Zane's departure. Unwittingly the actions of Julianne lead to Zane's unexpected return. The Bad Boy's Gift is a story of healing and understanding. In order to move forward Zane and Julianne have to exercise a little forgiveness and admit the part they both played in the relationships demise. Off to good start.
LiveLaughandLoveBooks More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet and short afternoon romance and I liked the amount of steaminess too. I love how much they both still love each other, I enjoy second chance romances because of just how sweet they are and this one didn’t let me down at all! I’m looking forward to reading more from Sara Daniel! *Received a complimentary copy from Netgalley and the author in exchange for an honest opinion*
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4.5 star I was pulled right into this short story. This is the first story I read by this author and I was not disappointed. The story has laughs, pain, and heartbreak. This is Julianne and Zane’s story. Julianne had a choice fifteen years ago to stay with her family or leave with Zane. She chose to stay. She has struggled over the years with her decision over the years. Now she is about to give up one of the things she had left of him. Zane is in town to get his art work. With the chemistry between these two will they be able to just leave the other alone? Or will they finally get a chance to make a wrong right? I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book.
BookReaderAnnie More than 1 year ago
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.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
It's a nice fast read that's highly enjoyable. It has great engaging characters. Young love, first love you never forget. Julianne is planning on selling the last link she has to Zane. Zane left Regret Hollow to leave behind the label of bad boy he never wanted and left his heart there in the process. When Julianne picked her family over him he was crushed now to see his art work being sold by her just reopens those old wounds. But it is not all that it seems. Could Zane and Julianne have a second chance? Julianne has such a big kind heart and she needs to use it big time on Zane to even have him think of changing his heart. Julianne is risking more heartbreak getting involved with Zane again. Can she trust him with her heart this time? Zane needs to see Julianne in action with her art students to really see the big picture. Can Zane over come the bad boy label and his troubled past to grasp the chance with Julianne again?
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4 - "We don't need a light to find each other." Stars! The Bad Boys Gift is the first book from Sara Daniel’s, new The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow Series of novellas, and it was a pretty good introduction for me to the town, people and the authors writing style. Zane DeMonde returns to Regret Hollow, under extreme duress fifteen years after leaving everything he knew and loved behind. Everything has changed in that time, apart from his feelings for Julianne Truman, and the passion and chemistry that ran turbulently between them as teenagers still has the same impact as he discovers upon his return. The vulnerable, lonely outsider who’d been head over heels for the most popular, sweetest girl in school. Forced into a corner by budget cuts in the school district, in order to keep her job and her art program running at the local school, Julianne is forced to sell artwork that Zane gifted to her prior to his leaving town, his return to stop her from doing so, causes more than friction between them, and even more problems for her in relation to pulling together the money she needs to keep her classroom open if she can't sell the pictures, even though if she is honest she doesn't really want to. If she was a canvas he intended to paint, he already made her feel like a masterpiece. This was a quick and sexy, second-chance reconnection, no massive surprises with the plot, but it was really well written, with plenty of background and story between Zane and Julianne to make it feel fully developed. You are introduced to a few other Regret Hollow residents in its telling, some of whom I am looking to read stories of from forthcoming books in the series. One peeve (and it is a very small one), Zane referring to himself as a Bad Boy kind of took away from the badness for me, because let’s face it no self-respecting bad boy would ever acknowledge that fact that he is one! The Bad Boys Guilt is next up, and this is Wyatt Truman and Nicole DeMonde’s story, you meet Wyatt in this installment, and I am interested to see if he comes across as more agreeable when he has his own happily ever after told. ARC generously provided by Barclay Publicity via Netgalley, and it was my pleasure to provide the above honest review.