Sunday, June 21, 2015

Book Review : For the Win (Gaming the System, #4) by Brenna Aubrey

For the Win
Gaming the System, #4
by Brenna Aubrey

Release Date:
June 16th, 2015

Silver Griffin Associates


eARC received in exchange of honest review


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**

Gaming the System Series on Goodreads:

Our review of At Any Price HERE
Our review of At Any Turn HERE
Our review of At Any Moment HERE

Purchase links:

Falco oh Falco where for art thou my Falco

I simply cannot get enough of the Gaming Series!! This installment can absolutely be read as a stand alone but as always I recommend you read the whole series. That is always the best way to get all of the details and get to know all of the characters from the beginning. This is the story of Jordan and April, aka beast and Snow White. Aubrey has created another hit. This story captivates the reader from the first page until the last. The video fiasco was the perfect amount of scandal and drama to make this an incredibly enjoyable read. The chemistry and forbidden romance these two shared was off the charts as I said before I could not get enough.

F-orbidden, a fun night deciding to let all inhibitions go will lead to one of Aprils biggest mistakes. She wants to forget about what happened but the video is viral and theres no escaping now. 

O-pportunity, April is beyond excited about her new position as assistant but the fact that the video of her nightmares/ greatest fantasy is everywhere tarnishes that excitement she should be feeling.
R-egrets, Jordan has been working on this IPO for many years and now one night of forbidden sex is threatening everything. Working with April is proving to be one of the hardest things he has had to do yet. Something about her is so alluring staying away is easier said than done.

T-rust, a certain bond begins to form between April and Jordan but he has been pushing people away for a long time and is not ready to start letting anyone in any time soon. 

H-iatus, both April and Jordan have made promises to each other about their behavior but being together far away proves too tempting to deny themselves those desires. 
E-scalated, from the very first kiss these two were doomed. Soon the events of the night that have haunted April will come to light. Tired of being too nice she will take a page out of Jordan’s book and tell everyone exactly how she feels.

W-ithout, Jordan has sacrificed so much and now he feels as though he has lost April as well achieving all of his dreams feels shallow without her by his side. 

I-nquisition, after confronting April’s father things aren’t perfectly fine but okay for now. They both knew they would face plenty of ridicule but all they care about is being together. 
N-otorious, Jordan has always been widely known as a player and ruthless businessman. Somethings never change and somethings will surprise everyone.

Eeeeeeeeep! That ending!!! That book!!! Those two!!! HOT HOT HOT! Jordan is charismatic and knows his way around everything. April is innocent and a little naive but her personality is addictive she wormed her way into my heart. The best part of For the Win is the chemistry between these two. It is so intense but at the same time calm and innocent. From the moment these two met and every moment after the reader falls in love every page after. I cannot recommend this enough! There is nothing sexier than nerdy sexy gamers ;)

My Rating

4.5 Mask, Video, Bankers, Assistant, Roadtrip, Family, Mother, Martini Lounge, Back Door, Vancouver, Matching Tattoo’s, Press, TED, Project, Secretive, Tour, Pool party, Bathing Suit, Social Media, Changes, Realizing what is really worth fighting for Love filled stars!!!

Mikki's Review:

I knew I was going to love Jordan's book, but what I did not expect was the major book hangover that came after reading it!!! For the Win, is now my favorite book of the Gaming the System Series. I loved Mia and Adam's incredible love story, but April and Jordan totally stole my heart!!! Brennan Aubrey writes so much details in her stories that I feel like I'm living in the same world as her characters. I will be attending Comic-Con this year, and I am positive that April and Jordan's love story will pop-up in my mind when I least expect it!

Jordan Fawkes knows what he wants. April Weiss, his intern, has been on his mind since the first moment that they met. The night of unforgettable passion that they shared at Comic-Con is consuming all of his thoughts. When a video of that night appears on every social media, he is determined to make April's life a living hell. As days go by, April gets under Jordan's skin like no one else ever did. He wants her more than ever, but demons from his past and the fact that she's his employee makes him push her away. Will Jordan break all the rules to get what he wants?

What I loved the most about this book is how Brenna Aubrey wrote April and Jordan's journey. They are so different from Mia and Adam. This is very important to me. I don't want to read about similar characters, they all need to have their own personality. I really liked that April and Jordan helped each other out with their personal problems. Jordan tried to act like a tough boss, but April took no time at all to get under his skin and make him care. These two have an intense chemistry and I loved how they slowly fell for each other. Their steamy scenes are spicy and left me fanning myself more than once!

It was awesome to see Mia and Adam again. I loved the role that they had in this book. Mia is such a wonderful person!!! April did, and said, some things that could have made Mia very upset. But no! Mia gives April a chance and offers her the gift of friendship when she most needed it. No wonder Adam fell so hard for her! Don't even get me started on Adam!!! Gah!!! Love him to pieces!!! I really loved to see him as ''The Boss''. He really cares about his employees and his company. This book can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend the entire Gaming the System Series! 


I give For the Win, by Brenna Aubrey, 4.5 fast-paced, page-turning, steamy, exciting, falling for Mr. Inappropriate stars!

Teasers from Brenna Aubrey's Website:

About the Author:

I’m a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary romance featuring geek culture. My bestselling romance series, Gaming The System, is available in eBook and print format across all vendors. 

When I’m not dreaming up people and worlds and writing them down, I’m also a mom, wife, teacher, avid reader, a proud geek-girl, a self-confessed gaming addict, a French-speaking Francophile, lover of nature and beautiful sunsets. 

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  1. Thanks for sharing. I like that they hook up at Comic Con, just because I'm a nerd like that. ;) It's also good to know if books can be read as standalones, even if they ARE better when read all together.


  2. Guys, you have me completely convinced that I've missed out. I'm intrigued by the Comic Con and Cos Play angle set against the office romance.

  3. This one sounds very nice as well! I'll definitely make sure to check it out and read it sometime. Excellent review!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  4. Love the Big Bad Wolf vs Prince Charming teaser! Haven't seen this series around much but will be looking into it.

  5. Hehe. I love books that put the couple in an uncomfortable situation in close quarters. Things are bound to heat up! Sounds like they did too. Great reviews.

  6. Well, I've been missing out in this series, the romance sounds steamy and adorbs. xD Wonderful review as always. <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections


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