3 starsContemporary Romance

At Any Price (Gaming the System #1) by Brenna Aubrey

At Any Price Book Cover At Any Price
Gaming the System #1
Brenna Aubrey
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
December 9th 2013

When 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

Adam 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.

Maria’s Review

So… this was a case of “I liked it but didn’t love it”

➦I enjoyed the gaming aspect of the book. The heroine is a female gamer in a MMORPG and has a very popular gaming blog about the game she plays. She struggled big time financially; we are talking barely enough money to eat. She has a dream of going to medical school and so she comes up with this idea of selling her virginity at an online auction……..

➦Come in wealthy CEO of a gaming company… (I’m not giving any spoilers, it’s in the blurb) He wins her auction. Can you make any connection yet?

✘The book is very predictable. I mean I saw it coming from a mile away. And despite it being a somewhat enjoyable and at time sexy read it fell short for me due to the fact that I already knew what it was all building up to.

✘There was a lot of back and forth between these two which left me exhausted by the end. And we only get HFN ending because… surprise surprise… there are a bunch of books after this one which I am not going to read!

❤It’s a sweet story. The whole having friends online is understandable, it’s kind of the age we live in. The internet makes it easy to make connections. I once met someone in real life who I spent hours playing a game online with… by ACCIDENT in a DIFFERENT COUNTRY. Small world! (No, it wasn’t my husband)