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For The Taking

(Gaming the System #7)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  150 ratings  ·  50 reviews
So I married my nemesis
My new life in the States and dream job as a game tester just hit a massive snag. If I don't want immediate deportation on my to-do list, I need help, stat. Quickest solutionmarry Lucas Walker, my cranky and oh-so-annoying co-worker.

Still, this can work. Well have rules and have to stick to them. I wont think about his muscled arms or how stupid
Published September 30th 2020 by Silver Griffon Associates
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Brenna Aubrey
Jan 09, 2019 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
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2nd teaser!! "I'm not used to you smiling this much. I think I need to be afraid, very afraid."

1st teaser"No hearts would be bruised in the making and breaking of this marriage. Guaranteed."

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Irene Sim
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-read, romance
I've been waiting a long time for this story and it didn't disappoint me. It's a long book but it worths the time.
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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*happy sigh*!!....I absolutely love this series!
There is no denying that the guys (and girls!!) from the Gaming The System series, are my favourite geeks ever!!

This is Katya and Lucas's story....

Katya is Mia's bff and a strong willed, kick-ass, witty, honest, sarky and hot nerd - loved her!!
Lucas is the brooding, grumpy, quiet, smart sexy type - and I loved him too 😘

The blurb gives the gist - Katya needs Lucas to marry her so that she's not kicked out of the country!....

I loved these two
Caroline F
God! Seriously loved this book!

"She was the perfect mix of tough tomboy gamer girl and dazzling feminine beauty."

Katya Ellis and Lucas Walker are work colleagues who have a prickly work relationship. When Katya's job is threatened due to legal reasons, she inadvertently puts Lucas on the spot. Fortunately, he wants something out of their arrangement, too. They only have to play pretend for a few months. However, their ruse - and their undeniable and unacknowledged mutual attraction - is sorely
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For the Taking is part of an ongoing Gaming the System series, but can be read as a standalone book.

Lucas Walker is a hard working game tester at Draco Multimedia Entertainment. He has worked long and hard toward a promotion and the only thing in his way is an impossible deadline he is determined to meet.

Katya Ellis left Canada to come to the U.S. to help her best friend, Mia through her cancer. Turns out she was running from more than that, but no one knows that. Until she is coming home from
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved this book.

Brenna Aubrey takes us on another great adventure with For The Taking. Lucas and Katyas story is the latest in the Gaming The System Series. Until this book Mia and Adam were by far my favourite couple in this series, but after finishing this book Lucas and Katya a close second. Each book just gets better.

Both Lucas and Katya (Kat) have a past They are hiding from and a vision for their future. Kat doesnt want to get deported and Lucas needs help with his dream job. Through a
Carly Wilson
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For The Taking is the latest book by Brenna
Aubrey, and it features all my favourite characters from the Gaming Series. I devoured this book on almost one sitting and found it incredibly addictive, and I was unable to put it down.

I love the tension, the chemistry between Katya and Lucas, and the whole will they or wont they drama. It was absolute perfection and I am so excited to see what other books Aubrey writes in the future.

The book is about Kat who is in desperate need of a Green Card and
Cynthia Settimo
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read and reviewed this book voluntarily.
I loved Lucas and Katya.....
She needed her green card to stay in the country, he didn't want to lose the person on his team that would help him get that promotion.
No one was ever supposed to know. It was a secret between them, the witness they didn't know and the person that married them.
But you know how it goes, secrets they get out; what happens then everyone finds out and both Lucas and Katya have to really pretend to be married? This is one wild
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've read this series from the beginning and have loved every book. This is one of those series that pulls at my heartstrings and makes me hope the characters can get past their demons to have a chance at HEA. This is also a series you should read in order to get the most out of it. This is Lucas and Kat's story. I've loved Kat's character from her early days as Persephone with Mia, Adam and Heath. She is tough as nails... on the outside... with a secret that could take everything she's worked ...more
HiddeninmySoul FanFiction
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
These two are so sweet together and by Joe do I see some of my traits in Katya...It may have started out as nothing more than a timely convenience for Lucas but to get a deeper look at these characters is so refreshing and the emotions you go through with these two...almost seems like a normal day for me lol.

If you havent jumped on bored yet with The Gaming the System series, do It!! You won't regret it, it's one of my favourites...and this book has made me love it even more.

Brenna you always
Mel T
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put it down! Katya and Lucas work together and enter a marriage of convenience when Katya is threatened with being sent back to Canada. This story is funny, entertaining, emotional and ultra-steamy with plenty of slow burn sexual tension. I really liked that the author brought up some very real issues of today - immigration, substance abuse - in a realistic and compassionate manner. Finally, being Canadian, I appreciated the Canadian references -it's not often I come across books with ...more
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a great book, I loved Kat and Lucas's banter, their relationship and their story! It was such a fantastic read!
Carol Gonzales
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Entire series is fantastic.

I love the very real issues the author addresses while weaving her love stories. Life isn't always rainbows and unicorns and she gives you real life problems that our hero and heroine have to overcome.
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Video game tester Katharina Ellis needs Lucas Walker to marry her if she doesn't want to be deported for working in the US illegally. The handsome but annoying Lucas agrees to marry Katya, even though she knows he hates her, and the feeling is mutual. Katya and Lucas agree to get a divorce after she gets her green card. This can only go one of two ways ... they kill each other or they just need to **** and get it over with but how will it all end?

For The Taking is an emotional rollercoaster ride
Sammi Dyer
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Brenna Aubreys For The Taking book 8 of the series Gaming The System could be read as a standalone, but personally I loved each and every one of the books in this series and would highly recommend reading every one of them. Katya and Lucass story is a marriage of convenience arranged between two co-workers that prove that love and hate is a very fine line. A true romance that starts out as enemies to lovers and is filled with feelings the cross that line of love and hate in so many ways until it ...more
Veronica Mostel
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Wow. I really enjoyed this book. Even though they got married for the wrong reasons. They were in love with each other forever. Got married and had issues but true feelings came out. Great book
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book, this series, its perfection. I loved every second of Katya and Lucas story is so perfect,
I loved their banter and the chemistry between them is phenomenal.
I will always recommend this series to anyone and everyone.
Sharon Daugherty

For the Taking is an absolute gut wrenching, beautifully written love story! This book will definitely pull at your emotions. The ending is everything I needed it to be! Thank you Brenna for blessing us with Katya and Lucass story. 💞 It was nice being back in the Gaming Series with all the characters that we love! Cant wait for the next installment 🌟👏💖
Warning: some scenes may be too sexy to read in public. Brenna Aubrey is the queen of unrequited sexual tension...and then she turns the heat up when she allows her couple to finally come together via her skillful, steamy, romantic, arousing writing.

Im easy when it comes to the marriage-of-convenience trope. So when Canadian Katya Ellis must marry to stay in the United States and in the gamer quality assurance job she loves, she proposes a you scratch my back, Ill scratch your back Green Card
S Knoll
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Long, anticipated wait for this book and incredibly worth it. Katys snd Lucas story is sweet, spicy and engaging. The chemistry between these two just jump off the page. You get their secret marriage story along with their own secrets and dysfunctional families. They end up being each others biggest support when needed most. Brennas books are always well written with a plot that seems to move at the perfect pace. With this one (as with all her books), you get a romance but you also get so much ...more
Collette Underwood
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading for the taking. What can I say another amazing book by the amazing brenna.

Kat and lucas story is beautifully written has you fallen in love with them right from start and watching there story and there love develop you cant help but root for them both for the happy ending they both deserve.

100% recommend reading you won't be disappointed
Angela Raby
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to the series. I love Brennas stories and I really enjoyed getting a look at how the other characters are perceived by people not currently in their circle
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Brenna doesn't disappoint. The characters are always intelligent and interesting. Careers are important to them and their struggles are relatable. Katya and Lucas were great! Cant wait for the next release. Well done Brenna
Yoshitha : BookJunkieJane
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was an icing on the cake to this series! Katya n Lucas were so wonderful together, dayum, they were next in line to April n Jordan being my fav couple! Kat n Lucas had intense gripping sexual tension n chemistry n their scenes together along with their hot banter just set the book on fire! 💥🔥 This series is one of my top fav n wil always be! 👌👏 April, Jordan, Mia, Adam, Jenna, William, Katya, Lucas n Heath will remain evergreen characters! Will miss the Dragon Epoch video game setting ...more
Erika Adkins Russell
By far my favorite book of the series. Ive loved them all but there is something about this one. ...more
Jill Van
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Its good, I preferred the others

What I liked:
Brenna's writing is consistently of good quality. The stories come through as well thought out and put together.

What could have been better:
The story is nice and you can get into. The beginning is a bit slow but starts to speed up later. I feel like I've read or seen something like it before.

Why 4 stars and not 5:
I couldn't quite put my finger on it for a while. Eventually I figured out (in my opinion) that it was missing the 'secret magic
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an absolutely breathtaking, heartbreaking read for me! This wasn't my first experience reading this author's work, as I previously read High Risk and High Reward, but I've never read any of the Gaming the System books until this one and now I'm asking myself where I've been all this time!? OMG, this was such an emotional read for me -- it had everything I look for in a contemporary romance. And anyone who knows me knows I love the fake marriage genre and this was the best! Katya and ...more
Dirty Dayna
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read Brenna Aubreys very first book in this "series" (even though this is a spin off). I have NOOO idea why I didn't continue reading the series.. I am dumb.

This is a cute enemies to lovers trope
What do you do when you hate your coworker, you have no friends and you are about to be kicked out of the country... this book is more than a marriage of convenience... you can actually feel the characters fall in love, fight and really you put yourself in the shoes of both of our main characters
Joe Kendall
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A brilliant addition to Gaming The System series.
I loved Kat from the first book, as a supporting character she caught my attention and this book did not disappoint.
The push and pull between Kat and Lucas is palpable.
The simmering feelings, angst and passion that boils below the surface had me hooked. Lots of revelations keep the pace fast and engrossing.
I loved this book. i love these characters. i was so nice to see the supporting cast from previous books expanding the universe and cementing
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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*Note: I was given an advanced readers copy (ARC) of the book for my honest review. This review may contain spoilers*

At this point, all I can say is that Kat & Lucas are currently fighting Liam & Jenna for my top favorite couple in the entire series, and that's saying a lot. Keep in mind that I have loved every single book that Brenna has written. We waited a bit for Kat's story, but it was WELL worth it. I loved everything about this story. I got this book as an ARC from Brenna, but I
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