Beautifully Flawed, #1 by Cassandra Giovanni
Publisher: Show N’ot Tell Publishing
Cover Designer: Gio Design Studios
Release Date: March 7, 2014
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 brother’s 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 girl’s 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…
GENRE: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Excerpt from Flawed Perfection
I came out wrapped in a towel and leaned over the island that separated the kitchen and the living area. Adam stood at the stove, spatula in hand, nodding his head as he sang.“I didn’t know you could sing,” I teased, but his voice was so low now I could barely hear it.He turned and kept singing to himself. Behind him I saw there wasn’t only bacon, but pancakes simmering in the pan.“You should come over here more often,” I commented as I stood, hands on hips.Adam’s voice slowly drifted off.“Go put some clothes on,” he ordered, pointing the spatula at my bedroom.“You’re becoming more of a tease every day.”“I didn’t think it was a tease unless it was something you wanted,” I found myself flirting back.Adam bit his lower lips before turning back to the pancakes, voice cracking as he repeated, “Get some clothes on.”“Better?” I asked.“Much,” Adam replied looking over his shoulder at me in my jeans and band t-shirt. “Love that band.”“Too bad I’ve never seen them,” I commented, taking a seat at one of the white plastic stools.“Poser,” he teased as he poured me a glass of coffee, added sugar and creamer and handed it to me. I took a sip and closed my eyes as the creamy taste washed over my tongue. “It’s scary you know exactly how I take my coffee.”“It just shows I pay more attention than you think,” Adam commented as he took a sip out of his own cup.“I can’t for the life of me understand how you know how I take my coffee.” I shook my head at him as I took another deep sip.He piled two plates with bacon and pancakes, balancing them as he grabbed the syrup from the fridge and came to sit next to me.“You love mangos, but they make your lips itch…your favorite drink is black cherry seltzer water. Your favorite wine is Kangaroo Moscato. If you could eat anything it would be fish and chips—a true New Englander. You hope fireflies are fairies that grant wishes, you’re scared of the dark, and,” Adam nodded down at my pancakes as I stared at him in shock; “You love your pancakes a little gooey in the middle,which is gross by the way.”I couldn’t hold his gaze anymore and I found myself staring at his hand holding his fork mid-air.“You’re amazing, you know that?” I finally whispered.He leaned over and kissed the top of my head. “That’s what friends are for, right?”There was that word, but did friends really act like this?
About The Author
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.