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At Any Price (Gaming The System Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Brenna Aubrey
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Book Description

"Pretty Woman meets The Big Bang Theory meets Grey's Anatomy!" --Goodreads Reviewer

When Mia Strong, 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.

Adam Drake, the enigmatic auction winner, is a software prodigy who made his first millions 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. **

THE GAMING THE SYSTEM SERIES:
At Any Price ~ available now (Adam & Mia part 1)
At Any Turn ~ available now (Adam & Mia part 2)
At Any Moment ~ available now (Adam & Mia part 3)
For The Win ~ 2015 (Jordan)
For The One ~ 2015 (William)


Editorial Reviews

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"I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED IT. I swear, my heart is still all in my throat over Adam and Mia!" -Marquita Valentine, NYT Bestselling Author

"Brilliantly written, beautifully plotted and deliciously wrapped up, this story from Brenna Aubrey made me happy, page after page." -Tammy Falkner, bestselling author of Tall, Tatted and Tempting

"It's sexy, it's emotional...and a great read. I would definitely recommend Brenna's debut and she's now on my authors-to-watch list."-The Season For Romance Blog (Top Pick)

"This book was a real page-turner! 4.5 engaging, emotional, passionate stars!" -A Bookish Escape 

"The chemistry between Adam and Mia is fantastic...Honestly, I couldn't stop reading. I stayed awake until stupid o'clock to finish it..." -The Book Lovers Codex

"From the complex, interesting characters to the phenomenal writing style, At Any Price captured my attention, and easily made me fall in love with this sensual and unique story." -Smokin' Hot Book Blog

"I loved this novel. I tore through it in a matter of hours and it made me smile and laugh." -Bookalicious Reviews

"Strong characters with emotional pasts! I really enjoyed this book and can't wait until the next one!" -Three Chicks and Their Books Blog

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THE GAMING THE SYSTEM SERIES: 
At Any Price ~ available now  (Adam & Mia part 1)
At Any Turn ~ available now  (Adam & Mia part 2)
At Any Moment ~ available now (Adam & Mia part 3)
For The Win ~ 2015 (Jordan)
For The One ~ 2015 (William)

Product Details

  • File Size: 3195 KB
  • Print Length: 391 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Silver Griffon Associates (January 13, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H3I2OQU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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50 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Amazing Stars.... December 5, 2013
By Jessica
Format:Kindle Edition
At Any Price
Brenna Aubrey

This ARC was given by Silver Griffon Associates via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I can honestly say I was not thrilled to hear this book was about gaming, but it spiked my interest enough to give it a shot! NEVER judge a book by its cover! My husband is an avid gamer, so I am very familiar with the gaming world and thought to myself how could this make for a good romance novel? Not only is it a great romance novel, but it is sexy as Hell.

Adam and Emilia (Mia) have great chemistry together.

Emilia Strong is not the poor, weak victim that you want to slap sense into during the entire novel. She was rejected by her own father before she was even born,but grew up in a loving home with her mother. Mia is a brilliant college student awaiting graduation and the chance to retake her MCAT to begin her premed dreams. She failed the last time because her mom was fighting cancer. Now that her mom is better, she faces losing their home and business. Mia decides to type up a manifesto on her gaming blog and auctions off her virginity to the highest bidder. Mia sees this as her mom's only chance to save the house.

Adam Drake wins the auction and has his own reasons for wanting to be the winner of Mia's auction. Little does he know how empty his very successful life has become and is constantly trying to find ways to extend their one night contract.

"Every minute I spent with you made me want a hundred minutes more."-Adam

He and Mia are happy with their "no dating" policy in order to achieve their dreams. However, they find they both share way more things in common and won't give up control.
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous debut and great love story - Top Pick! December 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The premise of this book hooked me from the start. I wanted to read it before I knew the story behind it. What’s the story you ask? This book went up for auction but at the end of the day, Brenna Aubrey decided to self-publish it.

In reading At Any Price, I can clearly see why it went up to auction. It’s a great read, great writing and even though I knew going in that it was the first of three books featuring Mia and Adam, the ending left me completely satisfied and eager to read the next book.

Long story short, Mia auctions off her virginity online at the age of twenty-two. She needs money. Her mother has cancer and needs money for treatment as well as to keep the ranch she owns and manages. Mia herself needs money to pay for medical school. She has this Virgin’s Manifesto she posts on her Girl Geek blog (gaming blog) and the comparison she draws to how women’s virtue have sort of always been given away to the highest bidder is a very very good one. After reading it, I totally got the ‘logical’ reason she decided to auction her virginity off and get something for herself in return.

Now of course we know the winner of this big is the hero, who is Adam Drake, a software prodigy who, in his mid-twenties, is the CEO of his own gaming company. Why on earth does this sexy, hot, driven young man have to resort to buying Mia’s virginity online? Yes, there is a very good reason and most readers will pick up on this pretty soon in the book but that knowledge in no way spoils the journey we take with them.

Adam initially rubs Mia the wrong way. So much so, she’s ready to take Mr. Runner-up. Heath, her good friend and fellow gamer, tries to convince her to stick with Adam and eventually she does.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
By Maggie
Format:Kindle Edition
3.5 stars

This started out being about a 4-star read for me, but the more I read the more I felt like this fell into too many new adult/rich-billionaire romance novels tropes.

I immediately liked Mia, she was an interesting, smart, and strong (appropriate since that's her last name) main character. The manifesto she posts on her gaming blog, about the cost of virginity in history and how she wants to kind of claim her own virginity for herself by auctioning it off, was really interesting.

The man who wins the auction, billionaire Adam Drake, took me by surprise. I didn't expect him to want to be so intimately involved with Mia, I guess I kind of expected that would grow over time, or to be such an a-hole at the beginning. It was kind of like the more time Adam and Mia spent together the more of Mia's personality fell away until she was just this lost, sad girl.

Even though it bothered me that Mia lost so much of herself to Adam, I don't think it was completely inappropriate for the story. Mia is fighting some bad experiences from her childhood (her dad abandoning her, being sexually assaulted as a teen) and she's built a lot of walls around herself (see staying a virgin until 22-years-old) so it makes sense these would have to fall down before she can move on with her life, but I still didn't love the way that it happened or the person Mia became.

Adam also has some secrets, but I thought they were pretty easy to figure out. I correctly guessed one of his secrets towards the beginning of the story, but I don't think it took away from the story at all, I kind of liked that I knew this big secret (or assumed I knew) that Mia didn't, even though I thought Mia was kind of ridiculous for not being able to figure it out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hey!!!!
OMG, i love love these books, so much drama and romance!!!
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Read the book in two days. Could not put it down. Can't wait to find out what happens next.
Published 2 hours ago by Adriana Cardona
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good
Mia auctions off her virginity to an unknown or is he. As she gets to know Adam secrets revil themselves and mia questions everything.
Published 11 hours ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars sigh
Wow i loved this story. No one is perfect we all have our baggage. I'm glad they overcame them and were able to be together.
Published 1 day ago by sandra
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed
I can't read further anymore after the yacht scene, I'm very disappointed that this book turned out to be a cliche.
Published 2 days ago by Bertina
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed reading this book
I enjoyed reading this book. Adam and Mia were believable characters and you could just see their story unfold like you might in real life. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Jodie
5.0 out of 5 stars A closest thjng to real life situations and completely believable.
I read novels everyday and I'm not one to leave reviews after each novel but I felt compeled to do so after reading all 3 books. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Scoobby Nero
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great story! Looking forward to reading the next 2 books in the series.
Published 3 days ago by Katie
2.0 out of 5 stars At Any Price
The first book in the "Gaming System" series.

I liked Adam a lot and felt bad for him at times because no matter how many nice things he tried to do for Mia, more times... Read more
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More About the Author

Brenna Aubrey is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary romance stories that center on geek culture.

She has always sought comfort in good books and the long, involved stories she weaves in her head. Brenna is a city girl with a nature-lover's heart. She therefore finds herself out in green open spaces any chance she can get. She's also a mom, teacher, geek girl, Francophile, unabashed video-game addict & eBook hoarder.

She currently resides on the west coast with her husband, two children, two adorable golden retriever pups, a bird and some fish.

To sign up for Brenna's email list for release updates, please copy & paste this link into your browser:
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Her bestselling series, GAMING THE SYSTEM, consists of the following titles:

1- At Any Price ~ Adam & Mia part 1 (available now)
2- At Any Turn ~ Adam & Mia part 2 (available now)
3- At Any Moment ~ Adam & Mia part 3 (available now)
4- For The Win ~ Jordan & April (coming 2015)
5- For The One ~ William & Jenna (coming 2015)
6- For The Taking ~ Katya & ?

More information available at www.BrennaAubrey.net

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