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The Imperfection Of Swans by Brandon Witt

 
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The Imperfection Of Swans by Brandon Witt

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About the Author
I grew up in El Dorado Springs, Missouri for the first 18 years of my life.  The day of my 18th birthday my mom, dad, brother, and I loaded up the cars and moved to Estes Park, Colorado.  I now live in Denver with my two perfect corgis, Dunkyn and Dolan.
  
Growing up in an ultraconservative, Christian environment, then moving on to get my bachelors in Youth Ministry, I struggled with being gay for most of my life.  This included five years in reparative therapy (ex-gay therapy), meeting one to three times a week.  At the age of twenty-six, I finally accepted who God make me to be and never looked back, and have never been happier.  Each struggle, whether it be church, fearing damnation, heart shattering break-ups, and losing family to cancer and accidents, seems to make it’s way into everything I write, as well as a core of loving being alive.  Life is hard, but man, is it ever wonderful! 

I’ve worked with children (ages 8-18) with emotional disabilities since 2000, first as a counselor in a residential treatment facility, and now as a special education teacher. 
   
During my sophomore year in high school, Ms. Hungerford introduced me to creative writing, and since that day, I’ve dreamed of being an author.  Having Elizabeth North offering a publishing contract was one of the most life-changing days of my existence.  I now dream of being a writer full-time.  My boyfriend, Stephen, is hoping for that as well, as he wants to tag along on a world tour.  Big dreams.  Big dreams.
  
Though my writing seems polarizing to many readers, both positive and negative, regardless of which of my books you choose, I pray that in its pages you find both the struggle and immense joy of life.  I am humbled and honored by each person that reads my books.  Thank you so much for making my dreams come true!
Publication Date
January 18, 2016
Pages
312
ISBN
978-1-63476-817-7
ASIN
B01A7VAIRQ
Kevin Bivanti’s dream is to open a wedding dress shop, a place with the stunning gowns to make every bride-to-be feel adored. At thirty-eight, he quits a successful advertising career to buy an old brownstone in a trendy Boston neighborhood and to make his dream a reality. When one of his cosigners drops out, fate intervenes, ushering in Casper James, who hopes to open his own bakery. With Casper willing to take the risk, their ambitions meld into a wedding dress and wedding cake boutique.

Extensive renovations to the brownstone, an affair with his ex-husband, family drama with his mothers, and the anxiety of significant life changes push Kevin to the brink of a nervous breakdown. In the midst of stress and uncertainty, Casper becomes more than a business partner, a mutual attraction that adds another layer of intensity and risk.

With their dreams on the verge of reality, Kevin and Casper must find the courage to face the stress of managing their attraction, the gamble of a new business venture, and the resurgence of Kevin’s personal demons.

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Tough subject, well done!
(Updated: January 15, 2016)
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This is only my second book by this author, it's some time since I read the first one, and I had forgotten how much I like his writing.
The Imperfection Of Swans is a beautiful book, which tells an emotional but wonderful story. I don't want to give away too much of the plot, but I want to let you know how much I enjoyed it.
Kevin and Casper appealed to me from the very start.....in my notes I said 'awesome'. There was just nothing about them not too like. I'm not saying they were perfect, but they were immensely likeable, successful men, taking very brave steps into the unknown. 
Family and friends in this book are large, loud and incredibly loving and supportive. The only character I really had no time for was Kevin's ex husband who seemed very much 'in it just for himself'.

Casper and Kevin are attracted to each other pretty much from first meeting, but the romance is slow to build. The love between the two men gradually becomes this deeply emotional, almost overwhelming connection, I think more tangible because the sexual relationship between them is not really written. It's hinted at, and talked about from time to time, but the focus is on the non physical, making it, for me, all the more powerful.
It's a lovely story, a little tough at times due to the subject matter, but not unduly hard going. It's romantic and emotional, love filled and very enjoyable.

Ooh...one last thing, the cover model is the authors friend and inspiration for this story......and he is gorgeous!!
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