Review: Present Perfect by Alison G. Bailey

Posted 23 December, 2019 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Present Perfect by Alison G. Bailey
Title: Present Perfect
Author: Alison G. Bailey
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Series: Perfect #1
Date Published: 1 August, 2013
Pages: 420
Genres: Romance
Format: eBook, Paperback
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
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I’ve been unsure about many things in my life except for one thing, that I have always loved him. Every single minute of every single day that I have been on this earth, my heart has belonged to him. It has never been a question, never a doubt. The love had taken on many different forms over the years, but it had always been a constant.

Everyone has their definition of love. There have been countless songs sung about it. A gazillion books, articles, and poems written about it. There are experts on love who will tell you how to get it, keep it, and get over it.

We’re led to believe love is complicated. It’s not the love that’s complicated. It’s all the crap that we attach to it and put in front of it that makes it difficult. If you’re smart, you’ll realize this before it’s too late and simplify.

Amanda Kelly spent her entire life trying to control every aspect of it, while striving for perfection. Her obsession with being perfect, along with her feelings of worthlessness, consumed her. The one thing she thought was perfect in her life was the bond she shared with her best friend, Noah.

Everything was going according to her life plan until she woke up one day and realized she had fallen in love with him. The one thing she couldn’t control was the affect he had on her. Noah had the power to give her one hundred lifetimes of happiness, which also gave him the power to completely devastate her. He was the one thing in her life that was perfect, but she couldn't allow herself to have him.

Her life begins to unravel. Events take over and force her to let go of her dreams and desires. She needs to realize that a person cannot control the events in their life, only their reaction to them...but will it be too late for her to save her relationship with her best friend?

Present Perfect is a story of how past events have present consequences and how perfect your present could be if you stopped fighting and just allowed it to happen.

My Thoughts
Holy heck, y’all. I mean, seriously. This book. This book is…….well, simply put, it’s LIFE. This is my first Alison G. Bailey novel, and all I can say right now is, where the heck have I been to not have read this sooner? 
Noah Stewart. Good God, he is absolutely perfect(no pun intended!). From a little kid, to becoming an adult, he was chiseled perfectly by the talented hands of Bailey. His emotions jumped off the pages for me! And, Amanda Kelly. Y’all, don’t get me started on her! She’s created amazingly for her role but she made me wanna throw my book so many times! Which, to me, made her a wonderful part of the book, because without her, ALL THE FEELS would not be happening with this read.
Bailey is positively stunning with her writing style and is absolutely going on my list of favorite authors. She writes with her soul and the reader can feel it. She creates the perfect blend of angst and beautifully chiseled characters that come to life. She made me smile, made me cry(what a twist that was!),made me want to smack a few characters. With the piece she throws in unexpectedly, she made this the perfect read. I can not wait to dive into book 2!

About Alison G. Bailey

Alison G. Bailey is an award winning, Amazon and International bestselling author living in Charleston, South Carolina. At an early age she fell in love with writing, reworking scenes from her favorite TV shows and movies with new dialogue. Alison wrote and produced several stage plays before turning her sights on the book world.

Under the influence of a copious amount of Diet Pepsi and nonstop listening to her Spotify playlists, Alison writes unique emotional stories full of love, laughter, and romance.



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