One Bossy Dare by Nicole Snow

Rating: 4 out of 5.


It was one little dare with razor-sharp teeth—work for him.
Yes, he’s a fire-breathing grump and gazillionaire bachelor.
Yes, I just gave him an ego check he’ll never forget.
Yes, he’s still offering me the job dreams are made of.


But Cole Lancaster is the stuff of bossy nightmares.
Too handsome for real life. Big Coffee kingpin. Guarded papa bear.
His precious daughter is the only reason he ever stops grumping for five seconds.
I’m sure I can deal with his scowls and cutting glances for one huge payday.


Only, sometimes your best assumptions are dead wrong.
Like the business trip to paradise that shows me a different Cole.
A man with a beating heart and a billion-dollar smile.
A master of soul-stealing kisses.
A mess of secrets that leave me reeling.


I wish my taste in men didn’t match my coffee.
Strong, steamy, and unspeakably complicated.
When I took the job, I didn’t know the risks.
What if one crazy dare means falling in love?

My Review

Eliza is a coffee snob; she loves her cup, and the smell is the theme of her life. She likes to play with coffee and its flavors like a coffee chemist, but her day job is as a virtual assistant. She has some hefty opinions on the manager-type boss hole in the coffee shop. I love that she is sassy and not scared to stand up for the little guy, even if it does get her in trouble. Unfortunately, her mouth and the CEO of her favorite coffee shop don’t go well together. 

Cole Lancaster, CEO, single dad of a teenager, and coffee affection-ado. He at least admits when he is wrong. I have to say this book starts differently. I can’t wait to see where it goes. The plot thickens as we get more info on Mr. Hotshot, his daughter, and their lives. He has some major skeletons in his closet. But apparently, he gets what he wants, and this book takes an exciting turn. 

I don’t know about you, but I’m craving a cup of steamy joe right now. Cole has an intriguing rapport with his co-workers and friends. I don’t think any average person could talk to their boss like this, but I guess that is the joy of this story being fictional. I love where this story goes from Seattle to Hawiia; the adventure in coffee is real.  

This book gets steamy, and they are on this dreamy island for work-related stuff. Can this budding romance stand in the real world? 

Ah, life isn’t so easy in the real world and especially when the past comes to bite you or, in this case, sink you. But Cole being the hero he is, makes a huge difference just in time. This romance has some communication issues, but they may be willing to try harder. 

This book is coffee themed thru and thru, but I’m thrilled they got a unique HEA. I loved how this quirky, grumpy sunshine romance ended.

If you want to read One Bossy Dare by Nicole Snow, you can find this book on Amazon. As an Amazon Assocaite, I earn on qualifying purchases.

If you like this book, you may also enjoy books with these tags and categories Grumpy/Sunshine, Enemies to Lovers, and Work Romance.

Published by Tanya

I am an avid reader who loves amazing romance, fantasy, or paranormal books. I spend as many hours reading as I can and love to find a fantastic story,

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