Personally, I love it; they look so much like I pictured Katrina and Elliot to look, and the emotions on their faces are perfect! SOOOO happy with it.
Here is a teaser from the book -
I was standing in front of Elliot stretching as he ran on the treadmill at lunch time that Friday, “I fucked up my exam on Wednesday,” I blurted out.
He raised his eyebrows, “What makes you think that?”
“I left before I was finished,” I told him flatly.
He looked surprised, “Why would you do that?”
“I needed to talk to David,” I watched for his expression to change. It just looked curious, not at all jealous like I was expecting.
“You couldn’t wait to talk to him until after your exam?”
“In hindsight of course I could have waited, but at the time I wasn’t really thinking.”
“So what was so important?”
“He’s not speaking to me right now; It’s killing me because we haven’t gone more than a day or two without talking since we were kids.”
“And did you find out why he isn’t speaking to you?”
“He thinks that after what happened with Christopher, I shouldn’t be dating secretly.”
“Does he think I’m like Christopher?” he looked concerned as he started to slow the machine down so he could hop off.
“No, I don’t think so, he was kind of all over the place when we were arguing. He said that he was tired of the guys I date being jealous of him, and that he was tired of watching me get hurt. And he told me something that Beth told him… about you.”
He raised his eyebrows in question, “What did she tell him?”
I looked out of the window, not really wanting to meet his eyes as I asked, I was afraid of the answer. “That you slept with her too – in secret; just like you are doing with me.”
When I looked at him his eyes were wide in astonishment. “And you believe that?”
“No… well, not at first. I guess it doesn’t really matter, but… I do feel like I need to know though.”
He looked me in the eye as he spoke, “I have never slept with her Katrina. I thought I made it clear I have never been interested in her,” he told me sincerely. “And just for the record, Katrina, I’m not jealous of David, and I am not planning on hurting you. Ok?”
“I’m sorry I just had to ask.”
“It’s fine, maybe just give David a little time to get used to us,” he suggested.
He put a reassuring hand on my shoulder, my body reacting instantly to his touch, screaming to have more of him. “I’ve missed you this week,” I told him honestly.
He gave me one of his brilliant smiles, and I melted. “Me too,” he whispered.
A Beautiful Struggle is due to release New Years Day 2013 - visit Goodreads to enter the competition to win a print copy