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Flawed Perfection

(Beautifully Flawed #1)

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Bobby Beckerson is the American All-Star hockey player—he’s the spitting image of perfection to his family. Goofy, sweet and undeniably gorgeous, he has everything but the one girl he wants: 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
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Mass Market Paperback, 450 pages
Published March 7th 2014 by Show n'ot Tell Publishing (first published March 6th 2014)
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• Beautifully Flawed #1
• 400 Pages
• release date - 7 March - 2014
• Publisher: Show N'ot Tell Publishing
• Cover Designer: Gio Design Studios

♥ NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE ♥

Book #2 Faded Perfection will be out in June 2016

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River has been best friends with the Beckerson brothers Adam & Bobby all her life.
She has been in love with Adam since she was 12.
Bobby is in love with River.
Bobby is the golden boy of the family & Adam doesn't seem to get any love or recognition from his parents. The b
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Barbara
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
**ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest review**

4 cute little stars!

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I wasn't sure that I would love this book, because it has two things I hate the most: love triangle and friends who later became lovers. But I wanted to read it anyway, I had a hunch this could be good. And I was right! It wasn't a five stars book to me, but it was really close to perfection.
And considering the fact the book is about things, as mentioned above, I usually don't like, I think you can guess I loved it de
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Anne Huart (Books & Tea)
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 so promising stars

Review also available on Books & Tea part of the Flawed Perfection Blog Tour

ARC provided by author for honest review



A very addicting story with great realistic characters.

I really loved this book, I could just not put it down. I've had to read up to 3 in the morning, cause I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep if I didn't finish this book. (Well I was not able to sleep after anyway).

In a nutshell, the story deals with the love triangle between River and the Beckerson brother
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Elizabeth ☆❀Hot for Alphas❀☆
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Friends to Lovers, Love Triangle, Tradgedy
3.75 Perfect For Each Other Stars

Review to Come =)



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Cyndi Becker
Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
When I begin a book, I almost always know what my emotional takeaways will be. I know from the synopsis what to expect. With Flawed Perfection, I thought I would be reading ONLY about unrequited love and an unconventional love triangle . I should have known better.

With Flawed Perfection, we do get our “unrequited love story” but Cassandra’s tale of River Ahlers and the Beckerson boys (Bobby and Adam) goes way beyond the simple HEA and reading to find out “who winds up with the girl”. It explore
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Shannie's ⭐️Lookin' 4 My Next BBF⭐️
3.5 Made For Each Other Stars

This is a new adult romance story about two brothers and their love for the girl next door. River Ahlers, Bobby Beckerson, and Adam Beckerson have been best friends since childhood. Bobby is in love with River and River is in love with Adam. Adam leads everyone to believe he is a selfish womanizer but he really is in love with River but doesn't think he's good enough. Can you say love triangle!!

This was a quick easy book to read filled with angst, friendship, and gen
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Amber
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was completely blown away by the aching depth of emotion and the high soaring spirit of hope that permeated the very core of this brilliant story. The intensity slammed into me like a brick wall, but I was held up by the tender arms of a fragile yet resilient love that refused to die. It was this love that we watch with wonder and appreciation as it transforms the stunning characters that you meet along this harsh yet beautiful journey. This story will crawl under your skin and seep into your ...more
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Review copy provided by author

Why I Read this Book: After reading the blurb, I thought this could be an intense love triangle. And what goes together better than tragedy and a romance?

What I Liked: River has a great friendship with the Beckerson boys. She’s grown up with them so she’s know them for most of her life. But I liked how different Bobby and Adam were and how they each brought something different to River’s life. This was a realistic love triangle and I enjoyed reading to see how it wo
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Emily (Mrs B's Books)
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
** I received a free copy of this book from the author for an honest review**

OMG I LOVED THIS BOOK. I mean I had tears running down my face and everything, I struggled to out the book down at all and am desperate, DESPERATE I tell you to get my hands on book two. I can't tell you how glad I am that I gave this book a chance.

There is practically everything you need in this book. I love triangle, angst, fighting, good friends, nasty parents and true love. The only thing that could have topped it t
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Calatasde
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
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Zili
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it

Flawed Perfection tells the story of River and her complicated friendship with brothers Adam and Bobby. Everybody loves the wrong person (sort of) or is in denial about a few rather obvious truths.

After reading the blurb I was expecting a pain-fest (I had tissues ready) and although the story is defo angst ridden and something of a tear jerker, it wasn't until the ending where I felt the real pain began. Cassandra Giovanni started the series with a bang and at certain points it seemed nobody cou
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Bex 'n' Books
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reviewer: Lynn
Disclosure: This ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an HONEST and not necessarily positive review.

This is the story of River and her two best friends Adam and Bobby whom also are brothers. They have been friends since they were children but now as adults the dynamics of their relationship is changing. River is in love with Adam and both brothers are in love with her. The relationship between the three is complex yet at times so simple. They support one another, love a
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Kirsty Bicknell
Oh Cassandra Giovanni, what have you done to me? Flawed Perfection is the story of the ultimate love triangle, which made me want to feel apathy towards River, Adam, Bobby and the constant circuit they were on. Yet as I sat there at the end of the book with tears running down my face, clutching my Kindle, I knew I had succumbed to your brilliant writing (again!)
Although Adam and Bobby are brothers, Cassandra Giovanni has conceived very individual personalities for them, which in a sense does mak
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Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
I don't know what to rate this one. I'm going back and forth between 3 - 3.5 Stars.... Liked it, loved it, parts drove me nuts. I'll have to think about my star rating on this one a bit longer but in the end, I read this in one sitting. I had theories to what was going to happen and I guessed correctly. Yet it didn't talk away from the story at all because there was so much going on. You can't help but feel the emotions rolling off of the characters while reading and they do each go through A LO ...more
Bobbi
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Bobbi by: Author
I received the ARC for an honest review.

I absolutely fell in love with this book. There is so much emotion. I got mad, laughed so hard, and cried at the end. I truly love the friendship that Bobby, Adam, and River share and the closeness that is between them. I felt for River being in the middle of the competition of the brothers Bobby and Adam. Their friendship is strong even through all the turmoil. This is truly a love and friendship that is unbreakable. I can not wait for the rest of this se
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Tiffany
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
That ending ruined me. I did not see that coming!!! AHHH :(
Casey
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Holy cow this book! Seriously this book is not at all what I expected! I really loved Flawed Perfection, and I am still thinking about this book days after I read it. When I first finished this one I tried to sit down and write a review. I kept having to delete anything I would type because it just wasn't right. So I took a break, and I can tell you that this book and these characters have been on my mind ever since. There were things that I l
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Lisa
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: Amber Rose
I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this story for an honest review for Amber's Reading Room. Pictures used as part of this review are used for fun and do not belong to me.

Bobby is the star, the apple of his parent’s eye and a local hockey legend. Everything is Bobby’s for the taking, everything except for the girl he loves, the girl who happens to love his little brother.

“He was hot; there was no denying that, but when he touched me I didn’t feel a spark. I only felt the tenderness of a frie
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Bianca
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

“You’re worth the world to me, River, but am I worth it to you?”

Brothers Bobby and Adam Beckerson are complete opposites. Bobby is the star hockey player. His family adores him and sees him as just perfect. On the other hand, Adam is the musician that breaks girls hearts. His family isn’t fond of his life style. The one thing they have in common? They are completely in love with their best friend, River Ahlers. River doesn’t see herself as the u
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Monique Machuca-Austin
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
LOVE TRIANGLE…WHEN TWO BROTHERS & GIRL ARE BESTIES, WILL SHE FIND HER PERFECT LOVE FLAWED WITH HER DECISION?

Flawed Perfection is the first novel in the Beautifully Flawed series by author Cassandra Giovanni. River Ahlers and the Beckerson brothers, Bobby and Adam, have grown up together since River was five years old. All three are the best of friends, but the brothers are completely different physically and in their personalities. Bobby is tall, muscular, and hockey player who wins at every
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Lydia H
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
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Julia
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
**Flawed Perfection was reviewed by me or Fun Fab and Tantalizing Reads**

What I Thought of The Plot:
Wow, I’m in shock of how this story played out, and I was not expecting it to stick with me days later. I felt a broad spectrum of emotions, well written to the point that you could see the characters’ lives through their eyes. How do you distinguish the difference of love for, and in love? Family, favoritism and appearances, acceptance all took precedence in this book. You laugh and cry and have
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Paola
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
*Received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is a story about two brothers and their love for the girl next door. River Ahlers has been the best friend of Bobby Beckerson and Adam Beckerson since childhood. Bobby is in love with River, River is in love with Adam, and Adam loves himself. Can you say love triangle?!

"Listen Riv, the Beckerson boys share one common flaw - you."
"You're fighting over me?" I said in shock.


Like I've said before, I have doubts about reading love tr
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Kim
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads .

Flawed Perfection is a story of friendship and love. There's a love triangle, which I'm not always fond of, but kind of enjoyed in this book, and a friends to lovers story, which I almost always love. There's a great cast of characters and the novel is very realistic. The friendships, the relationships between characters, the feelings and emotions evoked by both were all very believable. As I review this book, I'm pretty much going to skip over t
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Christie72
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
***I received a complimentary copy by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.***

Let me begin by saying that this is one of the hardest reviews I have written, not because the book was horrible, but because it was close to “perfection.” My emotions WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE! I don’t want to share too much because I don’t want to spoil it, yet I want to give it the justice it so very much deserves. So, I will reveal just enough to persuade you to one-click this one today!

The Story:
Riv
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Bee

2.5 stars

I hate it when this happens. You receive a book from an author for review and the author is really nice and awesome and then you read the book... and don't like it. So then you have to write a negative review on a book from that incredibly nice author. And you hate to hurt her, but you have to be honest. And I'm in that situation now. I didn't like this book. I'm really sorry for that, but it's true. I just didn't. There were a few good points, but the bad outweigh the good. And I'm so
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Jackie
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
River has loved Adam for as long as she can remember and for just as long Bobby has loved River. The problem is that River is best friends with both Adam and Bobby, who happen to be brothers. Now that they are all grown up and live across from each other things are becoming more difficult. Bobby tries his best to slyly seduce River, which never works and River pines over Adam. Adam is an enigma even as an adult and ties River up in knots not knowing what feelings are real or just friends. After ...more
Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews
4 Stars

What happens when the girl next door grows into a beautiful woman with brothers as best friends? Flawed Perfection!

This is the start of a great series that could potentially rip your heart out and will leave you wondering where this tragic story is going to go and what bumps are we going to hit on our way to the destination.

River grew up next door to Adam and Bobby Berkerson. As an adult she continued to live next door to the men she considered her best friends. As with all male/female re
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Charlotte Lynn
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am struggling to write this review, only because I absolutely loved this book and do not want to give too much away. It is a book that had me smiling, shaking my head, and crying. I want to be River’s roommate or even just a friend so that I can know Bobby and Adam. I wanted to grow up in their neighborhood so that I could be part of their family and know them back then. It is very rare for me to feel so connected to a character in a book, much less three characters in a book.

Bobby and Adam h
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Sarah (Workaday Reads)
I don’t read much new adult, contemporary, or romance books, so I approached this story without many expectations. What I got was an incredible story that felt me unable to move on. As I write this review, it’s been several days since I finished the book, and I still don’t want to even look at other books. I want more of this one.

The strength of this book is in the characters and the emotions. This is a fairly clean, new adult story with realistic 20-somethings. All the characters have jobs, and
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