Monday, December 16, 2013

At any Price By Brenna Aubrey Review By Sandie

Achievement Unlocked: Geek Virgin

When Mia Strong, proud geek-girl and 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.

Difficulty Level: Millionaire CEO 

Adam Drake, the enigmatic auction winner, is a software prodigy who made his first million 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

Have you ever seen a book blurb and been like Damn that looks pretty effing good?? I do it all the time and usually I am good at spotting good books, I mean don't get me wrong I have read some that were less then brilliant. Anywho, I saw this and I liked the premise of the story. It is not like anything that is out at the moment so I scooped it up right away!

Mia is in college, a blogger, a gamer and has a very sick mother. She does something, that for me was brave. She is auctioning off her virginity. 
I mean med school is a pretty penny. Not to mention that breast cancer treatments are no joke. I understood why she did what she did, would I ever be that brave if my hymn was in tact? HELL NO! Like I said she is brave. First off to have rich billionaires bidding on you, I mean what if they looked like this?
Lucky for her she has a BFF that would never let that happen. Heath is an amazing BFF and I love him for trying to talk her out of this, for screening the applicants and the love you know he has for her. 

In comes the "devirginizer" as I like to call him, or maybe he's a john? LOL I am kidding geez peeps. 

Enter Mr. MoneyBags Devirginizer extraordinaire Adam Drake.
Yeah I could deal with that! And AMEN that he is not the first guy! Adam is a CEO of his gaming Co. He made his first million at 17 designing a game. That is pretty hot. I like playing games so I know that you have to be pretty nerdy and smart to know how to make code for a game. Well, lets just say that these two do not hit it off right away. He is actually kind of a dick head and I wanted to slap him. 

You should all know me well enough to know that I like books to have drama. 
I was pleasantly surprised, I was like really two gamers like how nerdy and dorky are they going to be. Trust me they are far from that. One thing I have learned about the gaming community is never judge. I have met some really hot gamers! Plus Mia is not like a professional gamer she is after all in college trying to get into med school. 
Gaming and blogging are just things she does on the side for extra money. Plus there wasn't any gaming jargon for me to get all lost. I LOVED that Mia's mom lives in Anza. I live not to far from there so I get giddy when books mention where I live (or towns close to there). 

Breanna Aubrey's debut novel is refreshing in the aspect that I have yet to read about a college blogger, gamer virgin actioning off her virginity to the highest bidder. I mean how a 22yr old stays a virgin? Well once you read Mia's backstory then you will understand why. I enjoyed the banter and the fact that Mia while instantly attracted to Adam hated his arrogance and wanted to pick another guy. He was kinda Christian Greyish but not so much Alpha does that make sense? 

There were things that I was like yeah this is kinda predictable. I wont say what they are because you all know I don't do spoilers, and that would defo lead to that. All in all I would recommend this book to others. Its cute and quirky. 

I gave this book 
4/5 hearts
** I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review**

Brenna Aubrey is an author of New Adult contemporary romance stories that center on geek culture. Her debut novel, AT ANY PRICE, releases in December, 2013.

She has always sought comfort in good books and the long, involved stories she weaves in her head. Brenna's favorite author is Jane Austen and favorite novel is PERSUASION.

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. A mommy to two little kids and teacher to many more older kids, she juggles schedules to find time to pursue her love of storycrafting.

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

Brenna’s short story “The Love Letter” was the Grand Prize winner of the JANE AUSTEN MADE ME DO IT Short Story Contest. As such, it was included in the anthology of the same name (Ballantine, 2011)

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