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on March 7, 2014
Genres: New Adult
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Bobby Beckerson was the American All-Star hockey player--he was the spitting image of perfection to his family. Goofy, sweet and undeniably gorgeous, he had everything but the one girl he wanted: River Ahlers.
River Ahlers is successful in everything but love. She's been in love with Adam Beckerson since they were kids. Worst of all she's stuck right in the middle of the brothers dueling over everything and anything, and she doesn't even know she's the ultimate prize.
Adam Beckerson was a boy with a guitar, a smile that sunk girls' hearts and a stone wall around his own. He was anything but perfect, and no matter how hard he tried he was nothing compared to Bobby. Sweet, damaged, with boyish good-looks, nobody thought Adam loved anyone but himself.
Bobby loved River, River loved Adam and Adam only loved himself--or so everyone thought. Then one night everything changes, and as it threatens to destroy everyone involved a tragedy strikes that will break them all...
River is successful, smart, funny, and best friends with two brothers. One is head over heels in love with her, but she doesn’t share his feelings, because she is head over heels in love with the other brother. It’s a story packed full of drama, heartache, and lots of ups and downs.
I really enjoyed Flawed Perfection, it was not at all what I was expecting. It sounds like a total love triangle, but it’s not. It’s a story about family, and love and loss. The characters are fun, likable, and even hate worthy. All in all they are very real people. It was full of ups and downs and drama. This kept the pace moving forward. Sometimes reading other people’s drama is nice.
The writing was good, I was engaged in the story, and I cared about what happens to the characters, and I also want to know what happens next. The story ends on a sad note, but there is still so much left to be told. And I can’t say more than that without posting spoilers. And my co-bloggers freak about spoilers. The last half of the book was definitely when the story picked up, the characters and their very complicated relationship was well established so I could just enjoy the ride.
I look forward to reading more about these characters and more from this author in the future.
About the Author:
Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. In 2012 she became a published Young Adult author, releasing In Between Seasons (The Fall, #1) and the Amazon bestselling thriller, Walking in the Shadows. In 2013 she branched out by using her artistic illustrating talents to publish her first Children’s novel, The Adventures of Skippy Von Flippy: Tales of Friendship (Skippy Tales, #1). Cassandra released her first New Adult novel, Love Exactly, which became an Amazon Bestseller overnight in June of 2013. She’s currently working on her new New Adult Contemporary Romance,Beautifully Flawed. The first novel in the series, Flawed Perfection is scheduled to be published on March 7, 2014.
Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is the owner of Gio Design Studios Photography and Gio Design Studios Publication Marketing . She is currently studying to receive a degree in Marketing. Cassandra is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with the other loves of her life their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.
Cassandra can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cassiegiovanni