ONCE UPON A POWER PLAY by Jennifer Bonds: Review

Posted November 22, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments

ONCE UPON A POWER PLAY by Jennifer Bonds: ReviewOnce Upon a Power Play by Jennifer Bonds
Series: Risky Business #2
Published by Entangled: Brazen
Publication Date: November 16th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 170
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

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.



Every book I’ve read recently seems to be heavy on the emotional drama and baggage and ONCE UPON A POWER PLAY was a very welcome change for me. Just two people enjoying each other while trying to deal with their commitment issues and best of all, no over the top drama.

Chloe Jacobs has given up on men and dating because of her run of bad luck in the dating game, and the final straw comes when she gets dumped by a text message. What’s a girl to do? Make margaritas, of course! A trip to the corner grocery, an armed robbery, a heated exchange with a hunky lumberjack and Chloe’s resolution is toast. 

Star hockey player and team captain Ryan Douglas is back on the ice after a potentially career-ending injury but his mind is on a sassy and sexy public relations expert, not on the game and he’s more than ready for an encore of their mind-blowing one night stand. 

I really enjoyed reading this book. Chloe is an independent spitfire and more than a handful and Ryan is confident and bossy and just loves to push her buttons. They enjoy their heated and sometimes mildly sarcastic exchanges and as much as they like to pretend that their relationship is only physical, they are slowly opening up to each other and falling for each other. But how can their fledgling relationship withstand the public scrutiny that is par for the course for Ryan? Will they fight for each other when omissions and half-truth threaten to destroy them? Or will they walk away from what could be the best thing that ever happened to them?

ONCE UPON A POWER PLAY is lighthearted and sexy and has everything I love in books: witty banter, interesting characters and a bit of drama and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy read.



About Jennifer Bonds

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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