Lynn's rating: 5 of 5 stars
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 and fight as best friends do. Yet there is in an underlying tension with all the feelings involved. Adam has never felt good enough for River, where as Bobby the golden child never seems to have any problem trying to get River to pick him, but River doesn't feel for him that way. They all date others but nothing ever lasts. Where River and Adam are hurt by their parents actions and attitude towards them, Bobby does no wrong, this allows River to bond with Adam more then Bobby.
Even though this is a love triangle the dynamics between them are wonderful. They do frustrate you at times and you want to reach in and shake them as they try to come to terms with the feelings and try not to hurt the other one so much. None of them want to lose the friendship they have but what the heart wants the heart wants. it was hard at times to decide what brother I think I wanted to see River with. Bobby was more outgoing, more vocal about his feelings but at times a goof. He makes you laugh. Adam is more brooding, serious and more then likely to keep his feeling to himself.
The secondary characters play a great part in this story and River's best girlfriend Tara plays a major role in the story. The ending is not what I thought it would be, it does leave it open for the next book. If you love books that make you feel, and not just happy feelings but the whole gauntlet of them this is a must read for you.
Flawed Perfection (Beautifully Flawed #1)
by Cassandra Giovanni (Goodreads Author)