At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Achievement Unlocked: Geek Virgin
Mia Strong, proud geek-girl and popular gaming blogger, auctions off
her virginity online, she knows she'll make waves. But what she will not
be making is a love connection. Her rules are set in stone: One night.
No further contact.
It's a desperate step, but it's the only way she can go to medical school and pay her mother's mounting hospital bills.
Difficulty Level: Millionaire CEO
Drake, the enigmatic auction winner, is a software prodigy who made his
first million at seventeen. Now, in his mid-twenties, he's sexy, driven
and--as CEO of his own gaming company--he's used to making the rules.
Before Mia knows what's happening, he's found the loophole in the rules
of her auction. Every stipulation she's made to protect her heart gets
tossed by the wayside.
She can't tell if he's playing her...or if he's playing for keeps.
This New Adult book is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content and adult situations.
This was a fun book to get me through a power outage. I was looking for something light to read since there was nothing else to do, and I couldn’t lose hours of time on GR, so I decided to give this a shot.
From page one, I was hooked. The Manifesto written by Mia was funny and insightful to the historical significance to a woman’s virginity. And her solution was quite…unusual. I can’t say I would use her solution, but it definitely set up one crazy (funny) romance.
But our Mia wasn’t all bubblegum and video games. She also had traumatic events in her past as well as family and school drama. But she had some great friends that stood by her. I would love to know more about her friend Persephone and I would like to see Heath find someone.
I really did enjoy every second of Mia and Adam’s story. I’ll admit that I saw the little twist(s) with Adam coming early on, but I can’t complain because the fallout was spectacular. My one complaint actually comes after the book ends. At the end, there is an afterword from the author and down at the bottom is a note that says “Mia and Adam’s story continues in Books 2 & 3 of the Gaming the System series.” Now…this dismayed me greatly. I was more than satisfied with the current ending. I don’t feel that there’s a need to tell more of their story. But I’ll reserve complete judgment until I read the blurbs of the other books. If Mia and Adam are just secondary characters in someone else’s story, I’m good with that. But I really don’t think they need 2 more books for their HEA. As far as I’m concerned, they already got it.
*I received an advanced copy from the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
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