Review: Once Upon a Dare by Jennifer Bonds

Today I have the awesome pleasure of sharing with you Once Upon a Dare by Jennifer Bonds.  This is an erotically fun book with so much sexual tension it oozes from the pages.  From the moment I picked this up I couldn’t put it down.  I finished it in a day and sadly wanted more even when it was done.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

OUaD_500 (1)Book Blurb:

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?


Olivia lives a life dedicated to her work.  Her life and world revolves around her career goals.  So her love and sex life has been non-existent for a very long time.  That is until her best friend dares her to hit on the hottest guy in the bar.  Deciding she should at least try she jumps head long into what is the best night of sex she has ever had.  Sneaking out and putting her night of hot monkey sex behind her she moves ahead looking for a well deserved promotion.  Only what she finds instead of her promotion is her one-night stand, who also happens to be the guy who stole her promotion.

Cole can’t believe his luck when he sees Olivia again.  Unfortunately, though their chemistry was off the charts Olivia decides to wall herself up behind her anger and hatred toward him.  He is determined for their one night to be a lot more than that.  What he doesn’t count on is how his feelings toward Olivia change him and his goals.  Can Cole and Olivia find common ground or will ambition tear apart what could be the best thing of their lives?

This was an addictively sexy read.  Jennifer Bonds is a master of weaving the story and the sex in a way that makes it all feel very natural.  Cole and Olivia were great characters.  They had depth that was naturally portrayed with little effort.  The idea of the dare becoming more was fantastic and fun.  I think almost anyone could put themselves in Olivia’s place at the beginning of the book.  Overall, I would recommend this book for anyone who wants a fun, erotic read with a great story to boot.  Jennifer Bonds has a new fan in me.

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JBonds Head ShotJennifer Bonds Bio:

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.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. reviewdirector
    Apr 16, 2015 @ 10:50:54

    Nice review!


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