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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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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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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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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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Sweet and loved that the main character was not your typical

I loved that this book was so different from your typical romance but still had all of the qualities as well as a HEA. The narrators were good and helped bring more realistic qualities to the characters voicing.

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Enjoyed this series

Down to the last few minutes of For the One and enjoying the series. I was not sure at first when I learned that it was going to be several stories but happy I jumped into read/listen to all of them. William and Jenna are a sweet couple. Brenna has a special way of bringing the story alive from the first page until the end. I visualize like watching a movie so this has been fun to sit back and enjoy. Looking foward to starting the next one tomorrow. Jason and Kirsten are amazing.

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Favorite in Series

My favorite hope that they get at least one more book!! Would recommend this book

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In love with these beautiful souls

Wow.... Brenna has addressed and beautifully written this book in a way that helps readers understand and glimpse into the essence of a person who isn’t neuro-typical (asbergers). She goes beyond the face of Liam (Will] and into the real him. I didn’t think I could love another couple as much as Adam and Mia, but, Liam and Jenna proved me wrong. Their love story is much sweeter than the previous couples but so much more depth to it. Jenna and Will (as Jenna calls Liam) have a connection that no one else understands and I love how in unfolds. Liam is a strong, gentle, loyal hunk who falls for Jenna, broken but strong, empathetic and beautiful inside and out. Liam gets to play hero to her damsel in distress, and I seriously swooned over him. Jason Clarke, now I understand what you meant in your interview about this series. I honestly can’t imagine anyone else voicing Liam.
Brenna doesn’t skimp on details, making the reader invested 100% into this world she created. Could this book have been trimmed down a bit? sure. There was some repetition to the theme, but that’s pretty consistent with all romance novels. There isn’t anything I would change about this book except to have more Liam and Jenna. I hope that Brenna gives this sweet couple another book! Until then I will continue binging the rest of this series.

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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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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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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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  • Cathy Cay
  • 10-03-21

Great story

These books just keep getting better and better.
I Love William and Jenna and this story is both Sexy and sweet.
I have never actually read a story with an Autistic character in it before and I think Brenna Aubrey did a wonderful job with writing William,and Jason Clarke read the part perfectly.
I have a cousin who has Aspergers and so I know how Amazing and unique someone with this is,So I immediately adored William.
Jenna is his perfect match and together they are adorable although the road to Love is a rocky one as they both have issues with their past to deal with.
This is an excellent read
And I Loved it and enjoyed every word.
I highly recommend it.
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  • Dektolia
  • 07-20-21

Excellent audiobook, love William's directness

This is my favorite so far of the series. I love that William is so literal and straightforward about what he wants. It meant there was very little miscommunication relationship drama which I can find tedious. For the One was great in that once they got to the verge of the relationship, they were each very direct about what they wanted. They had other obstacles to overcome which made the book interesting. And much of the slang that William took literally made me smile. I'm a geek at heart, so I really enjoyed this one.

I listened to the audiobook and I'm not sure what I can say about the narration that I haven't said before, other than you should definitely listen to this series. The narrators do an excellent job of bringing the story to life and adding unique voices for the characters. It's the same excellent team of Kirsten Leigh and Jason Clarke from the earlier books in the series.

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  • Garden girl
  • 11-20-20

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
  • 10-17-20

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🎧
  • 08-27-20

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
  • 08-05-16

Love these books!

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