{Review} Once Upon a Dare by Jennifer Bonds (with Giveaway)

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We love all of the Entangled: Brazen titles, so we were thrilled to be invited to participate in the blog tour for Once Upon a Dare, the first book in the Risky Business Series by Jennifer Bonds. We’ve got a great giveaway for you today, Pretties. But first, here’s the 411 on Once Upon a Dare:

{Review} Once Upon a Dare by Jennifer Bonds (with Giveaway)Once Upon a Dare by Jennifer Bonds
Also by this author: Once Upon a Power Play, Seducing the Fireman
Series: Risky Business #1
Also in this series: Once Upon a Power Play, Seducing the Fireman
Published by Entangled: Brazen on April 7, 2015
Pages: 181
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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 façade 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?

Kassiah: Ad exec Olivia Masterson is out with her happy-go-lucky BFF Chloe, preemptively celebrating Olivia’s impending promotion. Chloe challenges Olivia to let loose and hook up with a guy, and despite Olivia’s best intentions, she sees just the man to make her change her mind.

Olivia had never been a believer in lust at first sight, but apparently her body hadn’t gotten the message.

Sparks fly as soon as she talks to Cole Bennett. He can’t wait to take things up a notch.

“There’s nothing sexier in the world than a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it,” he murmured, cupping her chin and raising her lips to his. He stopped just short of kissing her. “Do you know what you want, Olivia?”

Hotness ensues, and while both Cole and Olivia wish it could be more than just one night, they’re both satisfied and know that’s all it can ever be.

Once Upon a Dare Jennifer Bonds Teaser

Imagine their shock the next day when they meet again at Olivia’s office, where Cole has just been taken on as a partner. Meaning, Olivia is not getting the promotion, and they’ll have to see each other every day at work. You know what happens, of course. They can’t keep their hands off each other, despite her best protests. And it’s hot.

“It doesn’t matter. It’s over now. It has to be. Do you have any idea what they say about women who get caught screwing the boss?”

Once Upon a Dare Jennifer Bonds Teaser “Sweetheart,” he drawled, trailing a hand seductively down her arm, “what we do behind closed doors is no one else’s business but ours.”

“You know,” she stammered, resenting the way her body reacted to his touch with fireworks and songbirds, “I kind of hate you sometimes.”

“If that’s code for ‘I want to fuck you until I can’t walk straight’, then I kind of hate you, too.”

I really liked this story. You might know that office romances are some of my favorites. I especially loved Cole. He was sexy and strong and sweet when he needed to be. I loved his relationship with his sister. Olivia was sassy and though she went overboard, I wasn’t surprised by that. And I loved the ending. Really, this book had me grinning pretty much from start to finish.

Once Upon a Dare is a fast, steamy read with likable characters and a fun storyline. You can’t go wrong with this story.

Report Card
Overall: 4

***About Jennifer Bonds***

Author Jennifer BondsJennifer 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.

Find Jennifer Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


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