A Review of Once Upon a Dare by Jennifer Bonds!!
Once Upon A Dare
Synopsis:A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...
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 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?
This was my first Jennifer Bonds read and I really enjoyed her writing and the story line. It was a quick and sweet read that will leave you wanting more of Olivia and Cole!
Olivia is trying to make it in a mans world. Let’s face it the stereotypes are still out there that some jobs are just for men. The other awful stereotype is that when a woman is in a mans job she slept her way to the top… Like we aren’t brilliant enough or scholared enough to become a partner in one of NYC finest Marketing firms… Up for a huge promotion Olivia has worked her hardest to earn the spot at a partner, but fate had other ideas…
Cole is coming off somewhat of a rocky past in London and drops into NYC with a BANG! He’s there one night and manages to not only find a woman that turns him inside out like no other, he’s stolen her job! All of his arrogance fled the moment Olivia and he were introduced and he realizes that he’s stolen her job! Her boss needed a cash influx for the company and Cole is just the man for the job, but taking Olivia thunder wasn’t something he was prepared for.
Overall I loved the push and pull between the characters. I did think Olivia overreacted a little at times but I got where she was on her thinking process. What I was disappointed in was the fact that we never really learn what Cole ran from in London. I thought that part of the book was a bit underdeveloped. Their passion and the sex was spot on and extremely hot! There was also just enough of it. But I like a well rounded story and I felt it was a little lacking in the development of Cole’s past. But overall I give this one 4 stars cause I still loved the characters and the writing was really good. I love a good Dual POV book and Cole’s voice was spot on for a guy! I will def read more from this author in the future.