I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
Where do I begin with this review? I just finished it and I am still reeling over this story. It was adorable, nerdy, romantic, and steamy all rolled in one.
Twenty two Emilia (Mia), a popular gaming blogger finds herself in monetary problems. She decides to auction off her virginity to the highest bidder. That highest bidder happens to be the hot young billionaire, Adam Drake who happened to make his millions through software development and gaming. Mia explains her auction as a way to empower herself as a woman and be in control. When we meet Adam he is arrogant and undeniably handsome. He is persistent and it's easily seen that he gets what he wants.
At Any Price turned out to be a passionate, heart-felt romance. Adam and Mia's both have pasts that caused them to be numb when it comes to love, romance or relationships. They both coax through life with an unknown emptiness until they meet each other. I absolutely loved this story! Mia and Adam's love story is one that will stay with me for a very long time. They connected on such a deep level. I felt their immediate connection the moment they laid eyes on each other. It goes beyond their similar interest in gaming. Things make sense when are together. It's as if how did they live before each other? Their all consuming love made this to be one of my favorite debuts this year!
"I'd led my entire life until that very second firmly believing that I didn't need anyone-not a goddamn soul. That Mia Strong was an island, a fortress. But I needed Adam Drake. I needed him as much as I needed to breathe, eat or drink. And finally my brain allowed my heart to admit it."
What started out as what was supposed to be one night of Mia losing her virginity, turned into so much more. This story is so much more than your typical girl virgin meets billionaire. They have a love that captivated me as a reader. Two very empty people found solace in each other. I really enjoyed the author's style of writing. So many authors get wrapped up in the plot and forget about the writing. However, Brenna Aubrey keeps the reader engaged as her writing allows the story to flow nicely. I had a very hard time when it came to putting this book down. I needed more and wanted to know what would happen next.
"Every minute I spent with you made me want a hundred minutes more."
This story is full of hotness, romance, and secrets. I found it to be not only heartfelt but also completely romantic. Mia and Adam are two broken people that found their missing pieces in each other. You get to watch them fall in love without realizing it. I loved this story and cannot wait to see what the future holds for Adam and Mia.
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.
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