Tuesday, July 7, 2015

REVIEW - For The Win (Gaming The System #4) - Brenna Aubrey

TITLE: For The Win (Gaming The System #4) 
AUTHOR: Brenna Aubrey


Millionaire bad boy Jordan Fawkes has problems. Big problems. 
That molten-hot intern he hooked up with at Comic-Con is now his assistant. No one can know they’re the stars of the cosplay sex tape that broke the Internet.

Business school hopeful April Weiss has drama. Big drama. 
Working under the CFO of Draco Multimedia should be the opportunity of a lifetime for her, but Jordan Fawkes is the boss from Hell—a sexier-than-sin boss from Hell who holds all the cards for her future career.

And then there’s the small problem of a certain video…

**This novel can be read as a stand-alone**

My Thoughts:

I absolutely love this series, it's so well written and the characters are captivating.
I totally fell in love with the world these books were set in. I had never read any books, where a huge lucrative online gaming world was the background. It was unique to me, and as someone who loves online games, I found it totally addictive.
So through the first 3 books in the series, we followed Mia and Adam's story, and I swear I cried, laughed and fanned myself down endlessly. They were truly awesome characters, and even the characters in the background had fantastic personalities, and I loved to follow them.
For the Win follows on of those secondary characters, Jordan.
Jordan is Adam's CFO in Draco Multimedia. Where Adam has always been the brains and genius behind all the technology, Jordan has always been the brains in his own right. He pretty much runs the company alongside Adam, and has made some fantastic moves, and choices right from the start. Except when women get involved.

When Jordan see's April, one of the new batch of Interns, thoughts take an inappropriate turn. He can't help but be drawn to her, yet he is one of the bosses, and you can't dip your pen in the office ink, and all that.
But does it stop him?....

April has got everything planned out, she needs to complete her internship at Draco Multimedia, then get her recommendation for Business School. She has put up with being pushed aside by her parents, and ex boyfriend for more than long enough, and now she is setting her sights on the goal.
But first she has to get past an epically proportioned, drunken mishap.

After a night that was full of booze, and partying, all dressed up in comic and game style costumes. Avery thought her outfit hid her perfectly, and after having a little too much to drink, decides to become someone she has never been. Reckless, fun, and a risk taker, with a gorgeous but totally disguised body to drool over.

One incredible night, to leave enough memories for a lifetime, and a hangover to beat all hangovers, and when April wakes, she realises she wasn't the only one who enjoyed her reckless night.
Pretty much all of the internet did too, after a video of her escapades are leaked on to the net.

So this book was funny right from the get go. Yes totally cringeworthy kind of funny. Poor April never does crazy things, she works hard, and doesn't really let loose, yet her one night off from that good girl act, is now biting her in the butt.

When she returns to work on the Monday, everyone is going crazy over the drama with the cos-play sex tape.
But only a handful of people know it was April, and even less than that know who the man in question is. And to top it all off, her boss is determined to make her regret the trouble she has brought upon the company, yes he knows it was her. After seeing a tell-tale tattoo on her back.

So through a series of sometimes funny, sometimes painful, and sometimes incredibly hot and sizzling chemistry. This is how April's days as an intern go.
She is more than made guilty, and her boss, Jordan is a complete ass to her. He feels like she is to blame for a potential company explosion, if what he's been working on for years is pulled, due to scandal. And he will make her pay. Jordan at times, was almost evil in the way he treated April, and I felt so sorry for her, but he totally made up for all of it by the end.

Yet, during all this the chemistry is growing to epic proportions. And when they blow, the pages literally disintegrate. That couple is pure fire waiting to happen, and watching them try to avoid the inevitable was completely addictive.

Of course I was really happy to see some of the others had a part in this book still too. Adam and Mia makes lots of appearances, and are as perfect a couple as always. Mia also shows again what a lovely character she is.

There was times, when I really could of knocked Jordan's inner thoughts with a baseball bat, he seriously sounded like such a plonker, and his lines sounded so cheesy, and smarmy in his head. But luckily when he spoke they didn't actually pass his mouth, thank god. Otherwise it would of totally put me off him.

I'm so glad that April grew with the story, and stopped letting herself get pushed around by her family. She totally handled them well by the end. And everything seemed to be perfectly concluded.

So, to round up. Loved this story, it was great to step back into this world again. I loved the new characters, and found them addictive and compelling. It was a completely easy read, thoroughly enjoyable and I recommend it to anyone who loves their stories, funny, sexy, hot and exciting!!
I can't wait for William's story!!!!


Plot = 4.5/5

Characters = 4.5/5
Heat = 4/5
Writing Style = 4.5/5
Overall Rating = 4.5/5


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