( Beautifully Broken #1)
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
Wow. That ending left me speechless. Totally and completely FLOORED. I was NOT expecting that little turn of events AT ALL…and by little, I really mean HUGE. I am in desperate need of the sequel!! Seriously, I am. I absolutely LOVE it when authors manage to surprise me along the way, and let’s just say, Cassandra definitely pulled the rug from under me. It’s a huge plus, but like I said, I am in desperate need for book two. So this is me, BEGGING you, Cassandra, to write faster!! Hahahaha!!!
“I should never have fallen in love with my best friend.”
The Beckerson brothers, Adam and Bobby, were in love with the same girl – their best friend, River. So basically, this was sort-of a love triangle, but not really. You see, unfortunately for Bobby, River never saw him as anything more than her best friend. He was like a brother to her, and even though he knew this, he always hoped she would change her mind. River was madly in love with Adam, but Adam was focused on ‘playing the field’. To him, River was his best friend, nothing more. So yes, expect a lot of emotional angst throughout this book.
Even though they considered themselves best friends, Adam and Bobby always had a competition going on between them. Not only where River was concerned, but their parents as well. They always argued about the fact that their parents made it super clear that they preferred Bobby’s life choices over Adam’s. Hell, their parents were very open about the fact that they didn’t even respect Adam’s job as a music teacher, yet they loved that Bobby’s was the coach for a hockey team. Sports vs. Music. River hated that their parents were so mean and cold-hearted towards Adam, and Bobby loathed that she cared so much about it. But fact was, Bobby was their favorite and Adam was always left out.
“You don’t let anyone in.”
“I let you in.”
“But I’m me.”
After one emotional night, things started changing between Adam and River, much to Bobby’s frustrations. Bobby always thought Adam would be forever focused on being a player and never realize just how much River truly loved him. Suffice it to say, my heart ached for Bobby and I truly felt bad for him. Even though I was #TeamAdam (I mean, the fireflies!!!! How could I not be #TeamAdam!??), I could not help but love Bobby too….well, most of the time. The plot started picking up even more. Adam’s character started developing in an even more swoon-worthy way. I was very much happy with how things were unfolding. I was hooked.
“I’m yours, River. I’m yours.”
Things were a bit crazy sometimes for these characters, but overall, they were great. Everyone was getting along and new relationships were developing. I was happy. And then, it happened. Cassandra pulled the rug right from under me. To say I was utterly SHOCKED would not even begin to cover it.
Sigh. Wow. Go read this book. Really, I highly recommend you do.
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.
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