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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Rock Star PR Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: For the Win by Brenna Aubrey


For the Win
Gaming the System, #4
Brenna Aubrey
Releasing: June 16, 2015




Blurb:

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…

My Thoughts:
When I read the blurb of For the Win, I thought I have to read. I mean you have sex tape scandal to me that scream must read. Basically, Jordan finds out there's a sex tape of him and his assistant from Com-Con, but she doesn't know he knows. In essence he makes her life a living hell. Seriously, he's a rat bastard throughout the book and you wonder will he ever redeem himself. Even though he's a grade A asshole, you still hope he turns out to good by the end. Which he does, but it's not until the very end. Anyway, lets continue on.

During most of For the Win you see April used as a doormat, which isn't very nice to say but the truth. If you really look at it she's bulled by a couple of people in the story, especially Jordan. However, she takes it, because she doesn't really want to rock the boat. Yet at the get go she tries to leave her internship, but Jordan refuses. Granted it would be easier on everyone if she left. See sick twisted bastard. Jordan doesn't want to let her go, because he wants to know why she release the sex tape, and basically vows to find out and make her pay. Personally, April is too sweet for her own good, but then again I can't say much because I could totally relate to April. I liked how she explain the type of person she was:
I, on the other hand, was a social chameleon who'd had a knack for appearing to fit in without actually fitting in. I'd adopted it at an early age--a child who never fit in anywhere needed that special too in her kit in order to survive. But turned out that having to fit in meant often not being true to myself. 
In a sense you kind of pity April while she's dealing with the boss from Hell. Jordan. What can you say about the man he's a manwhore, an arrogant, charming manwhore, but when he's around April he turns it off and becomes the king of dickwads. His character is written, so well that you want to hate him, but kind of love him. It was interesting to see the dynamics of his relationship between April and himself changes over the course. Eventually, he starts easing up, but then when he gets cornered he starts to snarl back to his old ruthless-self around April. You actually learn that he wasn't always a Grade A asshole, and it stems from being hurt by a woman.

Overall, it was a pretty good read. By the end, you see April trying to become like Hester Prynne and just take what has come to her with stride. I actually like that Jordan finally finds his consciences in the long run.  One of the gripes I do have is about one of the other interns. I wonder what happen to the conniving witch, other than being let go. I would love to have seen her punished for her crimes. So, if you have a hankering for sex tape scandal with a bastard of a boss, you might For the Win a try.

Copy provided by NetGalley


Excerpt from For the Win:

While she tidied up, I packed up my stuff, ready to finish this godforsaken day. When she came out, she quietly leaned on the edge of the doorway, tilting her head and watching me again. This time, her face was easier to read as her eyes slipped down my body, warming parts of me I’d like her hands touching instead. She licked her lips when her gaze met mine again.
Fuck. I was in trouble with this one. Deep, deep trouble. I knew that and yet I allowed myself to get pulled into dangerous waters again and again, either oblivious or willingly ignorant to the pull she had on me. And any good surfer knew you avoided a riptide whenever you could. They were nothing but danger—a massive expense of energy to escape with your life intact.
“Quitting time,” I said, because I honestly had nothing else to say. And I was trying not to remember the taste of her from last night. Trying to push my way out of that dangerous current that was my attraction to her.



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About Brenna Aubrey:
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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