For The One (Gaming the System #5) by Brenna Aubrey – eARC Review

29926526Publication Date:

May 10th, 2016


Silver Griffon Associates

Goodreads Synopsis:

He’s got everything but game….

William Drake is an artistic genius with a photographic memory and the intensity to master practically any task. Oh, and he owns a chunk of a billion-dollar gaming company. A twenty-six year-old guy with his wealth, talent, and good looks shouldn’t have problems winning over women. Except he does. To be exact—and detail-obsessed William is always exact—he’s got problems with Jenna Kovac, the troubled beauty who has his heart working overtime and his tongue tied in knots.

And she can’t afford to lose.

Jenna Kovac is a survivor. When war ripped her world apart, she lost her family, her homeland, and her one true love. She’s made a new life for herself in the US, but she’s learned that nothing is permanent, and some nights it’s not even safe to dream. When a scumbag sells her future out from under her, suddenly the only man who can get it back is William Drake, geeky—but scorching-hot—social disaster. William must learn to stay cool under pressure for the all-important duel he’s about to fight. Unless she can teach him to loosen up, she’ll lose everything. Again.

But Jenna’s got a few things to learn from this irresistibly enigmatic man. As they spend time together, they’re soon exchanging long, slow kisses—and painful secrets. There’s so much more to William.

Something that might be worth taking one more risk…


*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Once again this was a buddy read with Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions so click HERE to read her thoughts about this book :).

Let’s me just tell you how much I enjoyed this book and how different the main characters were from every NA book I’ve read before. Jenna survived a war and had to leave her parents when she was a little kid so she could be safe and William has Asperger so both have their issues and this is a big part of the book.

I really liked the characters in this book and how they helped each other throughout the book. As I said before both of them had a lot of issues that were mostly due to what happened to them when they were younger but that didn’t changed how they saw each other. I had a few problems with Jenna and I was frustrated a lot of times because of a few things she would say and think but I do understand where she was coming from and that she didn’t want to lose anyone else in her life. William was just William. I really liked him and I loved how we could understand how he saw the world having Asperger. I think this was a really big part of this book and I really liked it. I also really loved these two together because they had an amazing chemistry but also because they didn’t judge each other and their flaws (most of the times) and because they were trying to help each overcoming a lot of things.

This book is told in a dual POV, which I appreciate, that was really well done. While reading you could identify which POV you were reading because the main characters had different voices and this is something that sometimes doesn’t work that well but in this case it worked. However, I did have a few problems with the pacing and sometimes it was too slow for me. One of the things I really didn’t like was the last chapter. The last chapter was told from Mia’s (William’s stepsister and Jenna’s friend) POV and while I understand why the author did this, since she was the main character in the first three books from this series, I didn’t like it at and I would have preferred if it ended in Jenna or William’s POV and if it was something important for this book in particular. The whole chapter felt pointless to me but that might be because I haven’t read any of the previous books and I wasn’t emotionally invested in Mia as a character.

Overall, this was a really enjoyable read and I can’t wait to read the other books in this series. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a good new adult book.


4 stars

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?

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