For The One (Gaming the System #5) by Brenna Aubrey
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…
For The One is a beautiful story. Absolutely beautiful.
The way Brenna Aubrey was able to capture William and the inner workings of his mind was phenomenal. The care with which William was written truly allowed me to understand and relate to him on a deep level. This is not your typical BBF, and thank goodness for that – who wants typical anyway, right? The distinct ideas of right and wrong that he holds on to are both endearing and detrimental.
Sometimes I wonder if everyone around me has the ability to read thoughts except for me. If feels like I’m deaf in some ways, missing half of what’s going on around me.
And I’m gonna say, there is one aspect of William and I loved wholeheartedly and while I don’t wish more authors would do this (because Lord knows if I do it will become the next step-brother crap), it is nice to see on occasion and the meaning behind it was beautiful … I bet you’re intrigued now, ain’t ya?
My eyes lower to the floor, her words flowing over me in a strong current. The pull at me and steal my breath like I’m trapped under quickly rushing rapids.
Jenna is quite the leading lady, also. Her fire, determination, humanity, and pain are palpable and I found myself desperate to see her find some sort of peace. Her beginnings were heart-wrenching and when she finally gets a sliver of ease, life steps in and says “Nope” I was devastated for her on more than one occasion.
I really enjoyed the story being set inside a Renaissance Fair setting. It really added so much to the story, not just as fun details, but it allowed for a deeper understanding of many of the characters. The way they were expected to handle themselves, the traditions, it was all very important and never too much.
I really think most romance readers will enjoy For The One as much as I did.