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The Bad Boy’s Guarantee by Sara Daniel
Series: The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
This is my firs bad boy in accountant clothing! I have been enjoying this series and even though they are pretty quick reads they are actually really good. Seth Gardner should never be judged as an accountant and you all know what I mean. He is not stuffy and uptight not in the way that I would picture an accountant is. While he is fairly safe and not as much of a bad boy as some of the other guys in this series he is still HOT! Trying to help his aunt and uncle save their pizzeria while trying to get Haley Miller her fantasy may be more than he can manage.
Haley is the typical party girl who becomes fairly responsible when her dad needs help. She spends the week working at her job in the city and then comes home on the weekends to help her dad. She is also Seth’s teenage fantasy girl and when he overhears her fantasy well lets just say that he jumps into action. However Haley isn’t so sure that she can have a future with Seth even if he is the bad boy of her dreams.
So far I will say that this is my favorite of the series. I enjoyed how Seth and Haley were written and that they each loved each other just how they are even if they don’t acknowledge it right away. They weren’t a couple you would picture together at first but they work and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.
“I have the missing ingredient. Chocolate martini lovers, gather round,” Haley called out from across the room.
Seth clicked off the phone and switched it to silent. He’d never be the life of the party like Haley, but he wasn’t anyone’s burden anymore. Time to crawl out from under the counter and stand so he could confront her like he’d planned.
“I’m gathering! Don’t even think about putting that half-and-half in the mini-fridge,” another female proclaimed.
Haley’s shapely legs sauntered around the corner straight for him, while his own legs refused to budge. She stopped in front of him, and he braced for the inevitable question of what the hell he was doing sitting on the floor under there. But she didn’t look down, simply concentrated on organizing something on top of the counter.
Her absolute immersion in the bartending duties hurt. As fast as they’d come together in the kitchen, she’d moved on just as quickly. Other women recognized Seth had something to offer, but the one woman who revved his libido into overdrive never gave him a chance. Maybe she deliberately didn’t check under the counter because she expected her fantasy lover to be there, and on the site, he’d stupidly requested not to be identified.
Tomorrow, he had to work with Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Mike to find every bit of legal ground they could stand on to keep the pizzeria open. Monday, he’d file motions and countermotions and fight with every avenue available to save their livelihood.
After all these years of ignoring him, Haley wasn’t going to suddenly look at him like he was relationship material or even hookup material. But he had an opportunity right now to drop his boring good-guy image and do something shockingly wicked. If her biggest fantasy was to come while she poured a bunch of drinks for people, then he’d give her an orgasm she’d never forget, even if his balls turned blue and she never believed he had enough bad boy inside him to be worthy of her notice.
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