Beautiful Facade has now been launched!
On the day that 16-year-old Winter Starling had her life and dreams shattered by a sexual assault, she meets Kai, a boy from her high school obsessed with music. They develop a deep friendship, which comes to an abrupt end when Kai unexpectedly has to leave. Winter has no idea why he went or any way to contact him.
Ten years pass, and Winter has constructed a new reality for herself. Now living in Melbourne, she has a successful career in advertising and is engaged to Liam King, a star player in Australian Rules Football. Winter has a perfect life.
During a night out, Winter runs into Kai, now the lead singer of 'The Stonevilles.' Winter and Kai rekindle their friendship, and to everyone around them, their attraction is evident. With Kai back in her life, Winter's past threatens to ruin her relationship with Liam and everything she has worked to achieve. But can she risk losing Kai a second time?
Emotional and edgy, Beautiful Facade is about love, loss, healing, self-discovery, and the messy battle between one's head and one's heart.
Beautiful Facade is a refreshing yet intense love story. One of those stories like The Notebook, but with a deep and tough past.
Letizia F, NetGalley Reviewer
I absolutely blitzed through this book over 2 days. The plot and characters catch you from the start and you can not let them go. Winter and her friends are all realistic, flawed and a little bit lost - just as they should be as 20-somethings. I think we have all encountered people like these characters in real life which grounds Beautiful Facade in reality.
Laura C, Reedsy Discovery Reviewer
This book wasn't just a romance. It was about healing, mental health, and finding yourself again. Winter's journey was so much more than I expected. It's rare for a romance to have this kind of depth, and I hope more authors have that in their novels.
Kaylee C, NetGalley Reviewer
Kathryn S Rose is a mum, wife, reader, writer, traveller, and food enthusiast. Writing a book was always on her bucket list, and finally, with Beautiful Facade, it has come into fruition.
Kathryn is interested in the study of human behaviour and obtained a Bachelor of Social Science, with a focus on Community studies and Welfare Work.
Since completing her studies, she has worked in several jobs, which have enhanced her understanding of social issues, human development, relationships, and lifestyle. Some of these insights are reflected in her writing and give her inspiration.
Besides books, Kathryn has many other loves. She enjoys listening to live music, relaxing at the beach, embarking on random hiking adventures, and indulging in too much food and wine with family and friends.
When Kathryn and her family aren’t traipsing around the world, they can be found residing in Perth, Western Australia.
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