Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review: Flawed Perfection By Cassandra Giovanni

Flawed Perfection (Beautifully Broken, #1)

Flawed Perfection 

By Cassandra Giovanni

Series: Beautifully Flawed 1

Published: March 7, 2014

Pages: 450

Genre: New Adult / Contemporary Romance

Source: Bought Kindle Edition

Buy: Amazon

My Rating: 

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...

Cassandra Giovanni

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.

Author Links: Goodreads / Website / Facebook 

That was it--I loved him desperately, completely, and he wasn't threatening to consume me anymore. He already had. Everything that was me was him.


"I don't know how to be in love. I don't want to hurt you anymore than I have, but I can't lose you. Don't walk away from me." 

"Fix me, please. I want to be yours forever." - Adam

Their personalities though--that was what made them Beckersons'; passionate, obstinate, arrogant, yet loving, kind, and amazing all at once.


"Bobby, I love Adam."

"And I love you, River."
"Will things always be this twisted?"
"I'm afraid so."

It took 10 years for River to find out Adam felt the same way about her. No thanks to his brother Bobby who's also hopelessly in love with River. He knew Adam was trying to fight his feelings for awhile but didn't want to ruin the friendship that they've had forever. So yeah, Bobby was selfish in keeping River all to himself, and that's not even the worse part, he flips out for months when he finds out they're together. To wrap it all up, the boys' mother hates River, like hates her like there's no tomorrow. She really dislikes the fact that River has both boys wrapped around her finger.

I liked River, she wasn't the type of girl to just sulk because she couldn't have the guy she loved, but boy did it hurt her when Adam had a different girl in his bed every week. She didn't think she could ever be with him, but at least she tried to date.

I loved Adam! He was my favorite character. He was damaged, sensitive, hot, and an underdog. He wasn't as built or as muscular and strong like his brother but he's still the one that River wanted. His parents didn't accept his life choices; he's in a band and he's a music teacher. His parents don't agree and haven't heard him sing or seen him perform. It wasn't fair how his parents made him feel inferior to Bobby. He had a vulnerability to him that he tried to hide underneath the surface. At times I wanted him to just out from the book just so I could hug him and be there for him.

Bobby loved River and he thought he could make her love him, he was willing to try, but she wasn't doing that, not because he wasn't enough but because she knew he could never have her fully because Adam was always going to have a part of her. But Bobby was the golden boy, he was good at sports, had a great job, and had his parents love. He had it all except River. She was the missing puzzle piece.
That is what confuses Bobby because what could Adam have that he didn't? He had it all, except he wasn't Adam.

I really liked Flawed Perfection, apart from the ending. I don't like what the series is leading towards. The next book is going to be so depressing, their relationship is going to be tested, and they have to find a way to be there for each other so not only for their relationship to survive but so they could too.


  1. This sounds like an interesting read. Two guys, one girl, one cranky mother! Argh! You have me curious about the ending, the author is grabbing for you to hold on... Great review Itara.

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    1. It was really good! The author is grabbing alright, but I might not make the journey with her. I don't like sad stories and the next one in this series is promised to be one. So Idk.


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