Faded Perfection (Beautifully Flawed Book 2) - Cassandra Giovanni, Lara Johnson

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.