Jennifer Bonds’ Top Ten Favorite Things About Ryan Douglas from Once Upon a Power Play (with Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway)

Once Upon a Power Play Jennifer Bonds

We’re kicking off the blog tour for Once Upon a Power Play by Jennifer Bonds with a super fun Top Ten list. We’ve also got a great giveaway to share with you, as well as our thoughts on the book. First, here’s Jennifer Bonds’ Top Ten Favorite Things about Ryan Douglas!

***Jennifer Bonds’ Top Ten Favorite Things about Ryan Douglas***

  1. Ryan likes to play games…the sexy kind!
  2. As a professional hockey player, he’s got rock hard abs. And biceps. And thighs. Well, you get the idea.
  3. He’s good with his hands on the ice…and off.
  4. And when the mood strikes, well, nowhere is off limits.
  5. His favorite Christmas move is Gremlins. How cute is that? I mean, once you get past those murderous little beasts. You know what? Let’s just focus on Gizmo, shall we?
  6. Dimples. Enough said.
  7. He’s got a very sarcastic mouth and he. Knows. How. To. Use. It.
  8. Ryan is a Sci-Fi geek and proud of it. Star Wars anyone?
  9. He’s been known to slip the kids an extra holiday cookie (or five) when the ‘grown ups’ aren’t looking. No judging. It’s tradition.
  10. Ryan’s skate blade isn’t the only thing made of steel…
  11. Did I mention he likes to play games? 😉

***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

***About the Book***

Jennifer Bonds’ Top Ten Favorite Things About Ryan Douglas from Once Upon a Power Play (with Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway)Once Upon a Power Play by Jennifer Bonds
Also by this author: Once Upon a Dare, Seducing the Fireman
Series: Risky Business #2
Also in this series: Once Upon a Dare, Seducing the Fireman
Published by Entangled: Brazen on November 16, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Character(s): Hockey Players
Pages: 170
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He'll do whatever it takes to get her against the boards…

Sidelined by a potentially career-ending injury, the only thing hockey player Ryan Douglas should be thinking about is recovery. But after sharing a near death experience and a night of passion with a spunky brunette, the only thing on his mind is five and a half feet of sexy sarcasm. And he'll do whatever it takes to get her back in his bed--even if it means playing dirty.

Chloe Jacobs is done with fairytales. And men. She's kissed her share of frogs and what's it gotten her? Dumped by text--again. Determined to eighty-six illusions of romance and prove she's more than just a good-time girl, the last thing she needs is a pushy, arrogant hockey player testing her resolve. Especially one who's sinfully good with his hands and thinks date-by-blackmail is a perfectly acceptable social convention.

Ryan wants to play games? Fine by her, but this is one faceoff he's going to lose.


Should she invite him up? Offer him a drink? What was protocol for a near death situation among strangers?

Before she could overthink it, Ryan took the decision out of her hands.

His lips descended upon hers, gentle at first, but growing hungry and desperate when she stretched up on her toes and kissed him back. Opening herself to him, she took the kiss deeper, tangling her fingers in his damp hair and pulling him closer. It was hot and cold and hard and soft all at once. Everything she’d expected and nothing she’d imagined. Unable to process the conflicting feelings, her brain shorted out from sensory overload. He snaked his arms around her back, gripping her ass and pulling her body flush to him as her tongue mated with his, caressing and massaging in response to his dominating thrusts. She was vaguely aware that he’d lifted her from her feet and the realization sent white-hot need tearing through her. The groan that rolled from his lips confirmed that he also craved more. Sucking his lower lip, she teased him mercilessly, enjoying the taste of spearmint on his breath.

When they finally broke apart, she was breathless, gasping at the icy cold air that filled her lungs but did nothing to mitigate the scorching hot lust burning up her skin. “I’m Chloe, by the way.”

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“Nice to meet you, Chloe.” He grinned, looking entirely too pleased with himself. “You should know I’ve wanted to do that from the moment I first saw you.”

For the second time that evening, she found herself speechless. That kiss? It had been seductive, and sweet, and mind-blowing. And jackass or not, she kind of wanted another one. She couldn’t remember the last time she’d been so thoroughly kissed. Probably never. The guys she normally dated were a little lacking in the passion department. She’d never kissed a man with facial hair before and she was surprised to discover she didn’t hate it. There was something very masculine about the way it scratched her face, no doubt leaving her lips red and swollen.

Oh, who was she kidding? Everything about him was masculine. It wasn’t just his size. It was his protective nature. He was a throwback to another age. With a little encouragement, he’d probably throw her over his shoulder, tote her upstairs, and screw her eight ways to Sunday. She just had to say the word.

Too bad she’d sworn off men just an hour ago. She was over them. Completely. Totally. Over them. On the other hand, she didn’t feel like being alone tonight. What harm could come from one little drink? Or one more kiss, for that matter? They’d been through hell. They deserved it, didn’t they? The words were on her lips before she could stop them. “Come up for a drink?”

***Our Thoughts***

Kassiah: I’ve been kind of totally obsessed with reading books about hot hockey players and boy am I glad I checked this one out. Ryan is hot!

Chloe hasn’t been having the best luck with her love life lately. She decides to have a party for one at home and heads to the store to get some limes for margaritas. She runs into sexy Ryan Douglas, who grabs the last lime. There’s sexual tension in spades before something unexpected happens that bonds them together. Ryan insists that he walk her home and Chloe invites him in and then you know what happens. They expect it to be a one-time thing, so imagine their surprise when they end up working together. Of course, they can’t keep their hands off each other. There’s some drama, but overall this is a fluffy, extremely fun story.

I loved Ryan. He was so sexy and didn’t let Chloe get in the way of herself. He was so cocky.

Right now you want me to fuck you so dirty the only thing you will be able to think of—-the only thing you will care about—-will be your next orgasm. The first of many I’m going to give you tonight.

He’s just the perfect example of alpha sexiness, and I flailed every time he called her “Princess”! I liked Chloe, too, and really enjoyed them together.

I don’t really love the cover. I think it’s hot, but along with the title, I kind of felt like this sounded more BDsm-y, and it’s totally not. That’s not really a complaint, just an observation depending on what readers are expecting. I read the first book in this series, Once Upon a Dare, about Chloe’s BFF, Olivia. I honestly barely remember Chloe from that book, but I like this one even more. You don’t have to read that first to enjoy this one, and I think you’ll really love it.

Once Upon a Power Play was a quick, fun read with characters who had amazing chemistry, including a dirty talking hockey player. It was steamy and sweet, and I really loved it.

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Overall: 4.5


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