Once Upon a Dare was my first book by Jennifer Bonds and I enjoyed it. I thought the story was well written overall, but there were a few points that I felt jumped further than I was expecting. Cole and Olivia had amazing chemistry and were definitely made for each other. She was strong and fiercely independent; afraid of being seen as a woman who slept her way to the top (even though she didn't), so she went to the other extreme and became the Ice Queen. Cole ended up taking Olivia's partnership without realizing it and that gets them off on the wrong foot professionally. What made things worse was the fact that they'd slept together the previous weekend. I really enjoyed reading their story and look forward to reading more from Jennifer Bonds in the future. I give this book 4 stars and suggest it to those who enjoy contemporary romance.
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?