Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Book Review : Once Upon a Dare (Risky Business, #1) by Jennifer Bonds

Once Upon a Dare
by Jennifer Bonds

Release Date:
April 7th, 2015



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eARC received in exchange of honest review


The first night was a dare. The second night was trouble...

Advertising guru Olivia Masterson is all work and no play. But on the eve of earning her dream promotion, her best friend dares her to drop her ice queen fa├žade for one night and seduce a sexy stranger. Olivia’s worked her ass off to get where she is—why the hell not? 

Cole Bennett never thought he’d run into his feisty one-night stand at the office, furious that he stole her promotion. No matter how hard she tries to ice him out, they can’t seem to keep their hands to themselves…or their clothes on. 

Olivia's talented—maybe even more than Cole—so when his dropped hints to the boss net her a promotion of her own, he’s ready to celebrate...until she accuses him of fueling office rumors that she slept her way to the top. She wants to earn her own way? Fine. So what the hell does a guy have to do to permanently melt an ice queen? 

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I love the Brazen collection from Entangled. I have discovered so many amazing authors because of the Brazen collection. When I was given the opportunity to receive an ARC of Once Upon a Dare I did not think about it twice before accepting it. I always love to discover knew authors and I am always looking for my next memorable reading escape. I am so glad that I gave Jennifer Bonds a chance. Her Risky Business series is off to a wonderful start and I can't wait to see what's next!

Once Upon a Dare, by Jennifer Bonds, is a forbidden office romance that will leave you fanning yourself hours after you have finished reading it! Olivia and Cole have an explosive chemistry that will keep you glued to your seat from beginning to end! Olivia Masterson has big dreams of being promoted and she knows she's one step closer to achieving her dreams until  Cole Bennett walks into her life and turns it upside down. They may have shared a night of passion, but when Olivia comes face-to-face with Cole again it's not under good circumstances. As days go by, Olivia and Cole will need to work side-by-side. The intense chemistry between them is so hot that even the Ice Queen of Pritchard and Associates is starting to feel the heat. Will she be able to resist Cole or will she give their relationship a chance?

Once Upon a Dare was fun, sexy and a real page-turning reading escape! The author did an amazing job with her first novel. It did not put it down at all and even if the characters got on my nerves sometimes (Cole!!!!!) I was cheering for them to find their HEA. I can't deny that the chemistry between Olivia and Cole was freakin' hot!!! Jennifer Bonds knows how to write some pretty steamy scenes!!! *Fans Self* 

I loved Olivia. She knew what she wanted and she was determined to achieve all of her goals. She has worked so hard to get where she is and she deserves all the success that is directed her way. Cole's arrival was another obstacle in her life she had to overcome, but it turned out that he melted her heart ... And, her panties too! :P I really liked Cole as well, but I have to admit that sometimes he was a bit too cold. I know that Olivia was driving him crazy, but I found that under the circumstances that he got the job that she so badly wanted, he could have been more understanding about her behavior.

Overall, it was a great book that I would recommend. If you are looking for a forbidden office romance that is sexy and fun there is no doubt in my mind that Once Upon a Dare is exactly what you are looking for! I'm very curious to see if Chloe will get her story next. She's Olivia best friend and she's really funny and lovable.


I give Once Upon a Dare, by Jennifer Bonds, 4 steamy, engaging, fun, panty-melting stars!

About the Author:
Jennifer Bonds writes sizzling contemporary romance with sassy heroines, sexy heroes, and a whole lot of mischief. When she’s not writing or wrangling toddlers, she can be found curled up with a good book and a bottle of wine. Jennifer lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where her overactive imagination and weakness for reality TV keep life interesting. She’s lucky enough to live with her own real life hero, two adorable children, and a pair of rambunctious dogs. Loves Buffy, Mexican food, the Winchester brothers, and all things zombie. Sings off-key.

1 comment:

  1. I love Brazen too! And forced to work side by side after a night of heat? Can you say sexual tension? Nice review.


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