Another Side of Perfect by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #WomensFiction #ContemporaryRomanceKaren Cino, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Another Side of Perfect by Karen Cino

Genre Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Richie and Francine’s marriage takes another hit when his dad dies of a massive heart attack. Angelina, Richie’s mom is distraught, not leaving her house. When Francine finds herself pregnant, everyone is ecstatic, especially Angelina.
However, their excitement turns into worry when Francine falls putting her pregnancy in high risk, restricting her to bed rest.
Gary Thompson gets traded to another team on the west coast. Toni needs to make the decision to go with him, or stay home and end their relationship. Amy and Jason’s wedding invitations are sent out. The question is will their families accept their wedding? A surprise guest the eve of the wedding will put the spin on the next day’s festivities.

Know the Hero from Another Side of Perfect

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
If Richie is home, he’ll spend time with Francine: watching television or just chatting. If he’s on the road, he’ll call Francine good night and go over his work schedule for the next day.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
Anything Italian. He won’t think twice about eating cold macaroni or pizza. If he’s out, he would help himself to a big bag of corn chips and then workout afterwards.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
When at home jeans and a T-shirt. If at the ballpark his baseball uniform.
Does he know how to fix things?
Yes. He can make simple repairs. But because he’s on the road so much, he’ll call someone from the local mom and pop store to take care of any major repairs.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
Boy, you don’t want to be around for this. As patient as he is, if he can’t handle a minor repair, there will be a lot of swearing going on. The last time he tried to do some painting touching up, he messed up, causing him to go crazy. Needless to say, he hired the local painter to redo what he messed up.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
He is grateful, signing autographs and posing for pictures. He visits hospitals and help young pitchers from little league through college develop their pitching. He has also helped young girls playing softball teaching them the craft.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
Richie is energetic. He goes out jogging early every morning no matter if he’s home or on the road. When he come back, it’s a cup of coffee and a protein filled breakfast.
Can he use chopsticks?
Does he drink coffee? If so, how does he take it? If not, what does he drink instead?
He has one cup of coffee with half and half. After that it’s water or orange gatorade.
What apps would he have on his phone?
Besides Facebook, twitter and instagram, he has apps to major league baseball and football. He also has Dicks sporting good store, dropbox, pandora, heart and Amazon Alexa.
Android or iPhone?
Beard or clean-shaven?
Clean Shaven.
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
Unadorned skin. His baseball team, The New York Pelicans wants their players clean-shaven with no earrings, piecing or tattoos on the face. They also want short hair,
Personal vehicle or public transport?
He sports around with his BMW convertible. When he’s on the road with his team––a extra long greyhound bus.
Recycle or toss?
Recyle. He’s a firm believer in saving the universe and protecting wildlife.
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Another Side of Perfect

Publisher Mandolay Press

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. She wanted to write women’s fiction and wrote her first book during the summer before she started college. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to. The late Paul Zindel’s books took place in Staten Island and reading them, especially My Darling My Hamburger, still brings back many memories for her.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writing Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She is also busy writing newsletters and newspaper articles for the 55 and over community she resides at.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
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