That's all it takes to have everything ripped away from you.
No one knows this better than Adam Beckerson and River Ahlers.
Each is fighting a losing battle with the death of Bobby and the fallout it causes. Adam loses a brother; River her best friend.
And while Adam finds himself fading into the bottom of a bottle, River finds the only thing she can do is run away from everything-- including Adam.
Sometimes when you lose everything, you lose yourself. The important part is finding your way back again.
|Publisher:||Show n'ot Tell Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the story of how a trio of friends goes to only being a duo. The dynamic is changed, the feelings are different, and the future is drastically changed. River, Adam, and Bobby have been best friends forever. Their friendship goes beyond just friends since Adam and Bobby both are in love with River yet River is in a relationship with Adam. When Bobby dies both Adam and River must figure out how to keep living. The drinking, the lack of sleep, working long hours, and lack of communication are all things that are working against Adam and River. Cassandra Giovanni did a great job of portraying the grief and how people react to the loss of someone they love. For some relationships it would pull them together and some it pulls them apart. While this is not an easy topic to talk about in this book grief is handled with care, truth, and realistically. It is not pretty, it is not easy, and a person can’t know how they will handle it until they are in the situation. The twist… holy cow! I didn’t see it coming. Once it happen I was thrilled and am still happy with how the story went. This is the perfect book to follow up to Flawed Perfection (book one). I have hopes of how book three will continue the story but know that I will be surprised there too. This is a series full of heart. I recommend checking out the entire series, which should be read in order.
I have been anxiously awaiting reading Faded Perfection since I read Flawed Perfection back on February 25, 2014. I was not disappointed. Grant it, I was saddened by a lot of the events that took place. I really like both Adam Beckerson and River Ahlers. My heart broke for them in the first book. I want to see them both happy. They are both struggling with Bobby Beckerson’s death in this story; both dealing with his death in different ways. The pain they both suffered is heartrending. I really love River. She buries herself in her career. She doesn’t have many friends and losses the ones she has after Bobby’s death. I was extremely disappointed in Tara. I feel like River was there for her when she was in the hospital, and she let her down. Unfortunately, things like that happen in real life, making the story more credible. I love River’s boss, Jesse. He is a wonderful mentor and friend. I appreciate how he looks out for her. I thought it was great that he got her to use her photography outside her job with him and get to meet some other people. I liked the introduction of West Brighton character. He is good for River, recognizing a kindred spirit. I’m an animal lover, so I enjoyed the beagles. I was disappointed by both Adam’s and River’s moms in this story. I don’t understand how they could be the way they were with their children. I did respect both fathers, especially River’s dad. Cassandra Giovanni does an amazing job creating a believable and heartfelt story. Not everything is perfect. The characters have major obstacles they need to overcome. Faded Perfection is extremely well-written. I am highly anticipating book three Finding Perfection (Beautifully Flawed, #3). Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.