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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 26-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.

©2016 Brenna Aubrey (P)2016 Brenna Aubrey

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  • Sugarpucker
  • 16-05-2019

Could Not Finish

I did not like this book for a couple of reasons. First, the female lead is a jerk. If the genders were reversed, people would be up in arms about her behavior. She’s basically knowingly taking advantage of a guy who is heal over heels for her. Second. I know autism is a spectrum and, in this case, Aspergers presents in many ways, but I did not care for the way it was presented here. It felt reductive. Unintentionally. I think the author intended sensitivity, and I am glad that the author chose to make the protagonist be on the spectrum. It just felt like the author decided which “quirks” the male lead was to have and then beat them into the ground. Also, this is something that bothered me but did not affect the rating because it’s not exactly reasonable. Because this is an audio format, hearing their group called “the clan” over and over again was......uncomfortable. In print it’s probably less noticeable.

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  • AudioBookHoe
  • 26-06-2019

liked it alot

I love male virgin stories and it'd taken me so long to read this, I totally forgot the hero was a virgin. He was autistic, second one I've read in such a short time, and off sometimes but charming in his own way. He was loyal and expected it, and I liked how he treated his leading lady, despite feeling she didnt deserve it sometimes. The heroine was cool too. She was a refugee from Bosnia who'd lived in the US most her life. I think there was a great opportunity to normalize Muslim characters, but she turned out to be a Bosnian-Croat, which was ok, but didnt challenge more than your typical white, christian heroine. Even though they both kinda annoyed me at times(william didnt get colloquials so he often couldnt take a form of expression without questioning it. that was ok, but for him to be in his 20's, it felt like most of them he'd heard for the first time). But Jenna lost a past boyfriend as a teenager, who she felt was her soulmate, so she never let people in, even after William vowed to get a family heirloom back. He was always there for her, without expecting anything in return, and the minute he needed her, she bounced. I understood why he got so upset with her, and while he was a little honest/mean about it, how was he supposed to feel? I didnt like that the last two chapters were from Mia and Adam's POV(one was a sneak peek from book 6) because I wasnt particularly interested in their story yet, so I didnt really care about them. But maybe one day I'll start the series from one, but until then, I'll have this story...

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  • Amanda
  • 03-11-2016

Great Series

I really enjoyed this book and I loved this series. I would actually like to see another book about William and Jenna. Jenna kind of got on my nerves sometimes but overall most certainly worth a credit.

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  • Voracious Book Addict
  • 27-11-2020

Amazing Story, Fantastic Narration

If you love books with neurodiverse characters, For The One is a must add to your TBR. Can be read as a completed stand alone. Jenna and William were both so unique and complicated I couldn't put this book down. Let's start with William, a 26 year old virgin with Autism and an infatuation with a beautiful woman, Jenna. William shows a lot of growth in this book, and he truly is a knight in shining armor and Jenna's real life hero. He struggles with his anxiety as Jenna tries to teach him coping strategies to help him when he is overwhelmed or routines are broken. Jenna has one of the most interesting back stories of any character I have ever read. She is a refugee from Bosnia-Herzegovena and came to the United States when she was 5. She has her own trauma and PTSD from her experiences growing up in a war zone and then coming to the US. There were times however where Jenna made me very angry. She could be just as rigid and unmoving as William, but didn't see that behavior in herself. When William would call her out on it, she would get angry and walk away, which I found very frustrating. Overall I really enjoyed her character but there were moments when I thought "I don't like you very much right now". This is my second (but no where near my last) Breann Aubrey book and she has to be a SoCal girl, because I am loving all these LA and OC landmarks in her books. One of my favorite chapters included a trip to Disneyland, and it was so realistic and relatable I was moved to tears. Jason Clarke and Kristen Leigh are a great team once again. Jason found an especially good balance between sounding stoic without sounding robotic and still bringing depth and emotion to his performance of William. This book is an absolute must read!! I can't recommend it enough!!

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  • Tammy B Oakley
  • 16-11-2020

Good story!💜

Great storyline and wonderful characters. I love when a series grabs all the secondary characters and make a series. The narration is amazing. This is book 5 and I recommend this book/series. Sisters Spotlight 💜

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  • christine
  • 06-11-2020

Will❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

I received a copy for an honest review. Let me start with the narration which was excellent. Kristen Leigh is a new to me narrator and she was great. Jason Clarke was awesome as always. He portrayed William perfectly. Now on to the story. William was a great H. He was interesting and sexy without trying. I would have loved a little more detail about his black smithing. Jenna’s back story was great. Something different. She did annoy me sometimes. She was a little manipulative. But I did feel the love between them. I also loved The Renaissance Fair aspect. It was fun. Overall it was a good listen and I would recommend it. Brenna Aubrey is a new to me author and she did not disappoint.

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  • Lisa Osborn
  • 02-11-2020

Enjoyable

Brenna Aubrey challenged me to think outside the box with William and Jenna’s relationship. William, who is autistic, is not only a genius but very intense, detailed-oriented and unforgiving at times. Whereas Jenna is resilient and caring but very selfish! Both have invariably suffered traumatic experiences and both have a lot to learn about the give and take required in a true relationship in order for it to be successful. Jacob Clarke and Kristen Leigh did a great job with their narrations. This was an enjoyable listening experience.

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  • Bette
  • 02-11-2020

Outstanding Story & Narration🎧Gripping & Heartfelt

This book wowed me like no other, it is an original story that is beautifully told and written. I have been loving this series and book may be my favorite so far, ok, I said that after each book so maybe it is a tie but this one definitely touched another place in my heart. This is William Drake and Jenna Kovac’s story, the story grabbed my attention right away and captivated it straight to the end. The characters are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with. William is a character I will not forget anytime soon, he has a brilliant mind in many ways, but he lacks social skills, his ability to understand things figuratively is outside his realm, he is cut and dry and to the point. He has a huge crush on Jenna Kovac, they both share the same love for period re-enactment and are in the same circle of people. William finds his in with her, he wants to come to her rescue, help her get back something that is precious to her. Jenna, came to the US as a young girl, her father sent her away from her war torn country. Her troubled childhood left her with issues, she is a little bit broken and suffers from PTSD. When William offers to help her she reciprocates and tells him she will help him get over his fear of crowds. I thought these two were great together, perfect for each other. She was so patient with him, understanding he did not always get certain sayings, she explained it to him without judgement or ridicule. I loved how everything plays out in this book, the story is beautifully plotted and there is never a dull moment, there is drama, a touch of angst, a whole lot of heartfelt and emotional moments and a slow burn romance. Brenna Aubry, thank you for this outstanding novel! 🎧📚🎧 And for the fabulous narration, Jason Clarke and Kirsten Leigh are the perfect cast to bring these characters to life. They give each character their own distinct voice making it easy to follow along and know who is who. Their portrayal of the characters is spot on, they performed each role with perfection, completely grasping their characters persona, capturing all their emotions and projecting them into their performance. I adored Jason Clarke’s take on William, he played that role perfectly, Kirsten Leigh’s Jenna was awesome too. These two are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another awesome listen🎧

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  • PATRICIA
  • 23-09-2020

Will & Jenna

Gaming the System is one of the best series I have had the pleasure to listen to. I was thrilled to get William(Liam)'s story! Will is brilliant, extremely artistic, but being on the spectrum, he has some social issues....with women. Jenna is the woman he lusts over, so when given the chance to become her knight is shining armor, he takes it. But will he be able to win her love? This is an intricate story, with many facets. Aubrey takes into account PTSD, autism, male ego and grief just to name a few. With her ensemble cast, she creates a story that is realistic and will make you smile, laugh out loud, tear up and love. It's got a little of everything. Will is incredibly fun. His literal thinking kept making me laugh. His focus is incredible and I love how Aubrey lets him evolve. Jenna has had a tough life, and her self worth is so low. She shoulders a lot, and her relationship with Will may just be what she needs. I loved the story, the chance to see old friends and can't wait to finish the series with Worth Any Cost. Jason Clarke and Kirsten Leigh continue their fabulous narration. They bring out the best in these characters, find the nuances and create their personalities just as I imagine. It is another enjoyable listen by this team.

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  • Regan
  • 26-08-2016

Hello Sir William!!!

I just finished this book and was disappointed with no epilogue but was pleasantly surprised that finally I had read a romance novel that was not like the usually lead male and was not surprised that I could want a mam like that.
Autism spectrum is not reason for romance and love not to make for a good love story.
I feel like we need to be as open to love and look inside of a person and not follow a set of social regulations to guide our heart.
worth a credit; in this audible fanatic mind was a yes hands down.

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  • Garden girl
  • 20-11-2020

Emotional and beautiful.

Liam and Jenna's story is touching, heartbreaking at times, and completely engrossing. I just cannot stop listening to this fantastic series. Once I start, my ear buds are in place for the duration! Cue some fed up looks from my grumpy husband 😂. Liam is beautiful, creative, tunnel visioned about certain things, noble and just down right adorable! I loved Jenna's heart. She is so vulnerable, yet also rich in character. Their slow coming together is littered with triggers and potential pitfalls, but it is a thing of beauty to witness. The book and audio are filled with wit and humour, the characters richly drawn and Jason Clarke and Kristen Leigh bring them to life perfectly. Their ability to capture the heart of the story is nothing short of wonderful. I will be listening to this again! 💖💖💖💖💖

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  • Claire Annovazzi
  • 17-10-2020

It hurts so good

That series! It hurts so good, and this book hurts almost as much as Adam and Mia’s whole story. The level of acceptance and support between Jenna and William was beautiful, and emotions ran deep and strong. I especially enjoyed the depiction of William’s autism. Nobody–besides the bad guys–think of it as an illness, and what Jenna tries to fix isn’t his ‘ailment’, but his phobia, which is more related to his past than to his autism. As for Jenna’s PTSD, she finds comfort with William. Until the inevitable conflict, their relationship is quite healthy. Except for their intimacy–I found Jenna’s insistence disrespectful at first. Another type of geekiness is at the center of the story. After video games and literature, it’s now historical reenactment that is the main characters’ passion–for different reasons though. It was interesting, and offered some of the most interesting moments in the story. With a narration still excellent, it’s a must listen!

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 27-08-2020

This series is EVERYTHING!

Oh William, sweet sweet William. This book steps up to the challenge of a relationship with someone who could be labelled as difficult. Well he is a man! The way these characters learn to love each other is beautiful. Excellent narration from Kirsten and Jason.

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  • fred
  • 05-08-2016

Love these books!

Great Characters and narration. I would recommend this book and the others in the series.

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