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
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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.
I knew the song, and I had to take a deep breath as the words of Five Finger Death Punch sunk in. It was painful to watch and hear him singing that song; to know that was how he felt in this very moment. That was how he felt so many times over.
A break came in the singing and he looked away from me and down to the strings as he slapped them with his thumb. I knew he didn’t need to look away. He knew the song by heart, and his voice came again, clear, strong— angry. Just like the singer from the band, he dragged out the alone until it ended in a growling scream.
His shoulders collapsed under the pressure of the words, and his knuckles turned white from holding the guitar neck too hard. I knew he was crying.
I stood slowly and pulled his head to my stomach, running my hands through his hair to comfort him.
He didn’t respond to my touch at first, but then as I continued to run my hands through his hair, he caved, wrapping his arms around my waist as his back wracked with a silent sob.
“I’ll never be enough, River, never enough for them,” he finally whispered, his voice cracking.
He pulled away from me with one arm still around my waist, fingers tangled in my back belt loop while the other wiped his face.
“Why do you always try to be enough for them?” I asked. He was more than enough for them, but they were too blind to see it.
He shook his head as his chest rose with a deep breath before his red eyes met mine.
“Don’t you always try to be the enough for someone else?” he whispered back.
The truth in his words silenced me. I’d always tried to be enough for them too—to prove I could be enough for him. It just never seemed to work.
“I don’t know what you mean,” I finally responded.
His eyes fluttered as his tongue ran over his parched lips. He stood, free hand moving the bass guitar behind him, one arm still around me.
He let his fingers run up my arms as he leaned his lips to my ear.
“You’ll always be too good for me,” he whispered, sending an electric shock up my spine. He knew. He’d always known.