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Posted February 19, 2014
Present Perfect was an emotional roller coaster. I went to wanting to smack the main character to absolutely sobbing over the situation she was in. I was physically exhausted when I finished because of all the feels. I had an idea of what I was getting myself into when I began Past Imperfect and, while it wasn't necessarily the roller coaster ride that Present Perfect was, I still felt the feels. They were just a little different than the ones with Present Perfect.
Brad and Mabry were a powerful duo. They both had tumultuous pasts and were keeping secrets. They've both done things they're not proud of. Despite their attraction and their connection to the other, they're still both afraid to be completely honest with the other, which leads to some problems, as you can imagine. I think what impressed me most about these broken characters and their relationship with each other was the pure NEED between them. I'm not just talking physical need here, either. Yes, there was that lust. (My word was it hot!) But it was more than that.It was like they were each other's air. They were better together, stronger together.
I adored Mabry, don't get me wrong. She was complex and interesting. She had problems, and I desperately wanted to help fix her. But Brad was, without a doubt, the star of this book for me. What we're shown here is a completely different side of Brad than we saw in Present Perfect. I suspected there was more to him than met the eye, but when I look back, I don't think I expected him to be quite like this. I love when an author shows me the softer, better side of a character I had issues with in a previous book. Bailey does that here with Brad. Fans of the first book will definitely appreciate his growth and, if you're like me, might get a little choked up at his reminiscing about Amanda.
I loved every single thing about this book. It flowed well. The dual POV was fantastic. Both characters had a clear, distinct voice. I don't always love flashbacks in a story, but it really worked here. I felt like I got the full story of both characters. I want more of this series. I don't even care which characters it involves. Alison has earned a spot on my "auto-buy" author list. I'll be anxiously awaiting more form her in the future.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Posted April 4, 2014
Posted April 3, 2014
I absolutely LOVED the first book Present Perfect. I could hardly wait for this one. I am so disappointed. Both characters are so flawed and depressed. I couldn't get past page 80. I expected it to get better but it was just a dark, negative book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 18, 2014
Past Imperfect is actually quite perfect.
This anticipation for this book was nearly killing me. After reading Present Perfect, I couldn't wait to get my greedy little hands on this book. It was so worth the wait! Oh my word, cam Alison G. Bailey tell a story. A story that will grab you by the throat and the heart. Brad was a despicable person in Present Perfect. In Past Imperfect, he is a man trying to change for the better. He made me smile, laugh out loud and yes, even cry. I am thinking it won't be an Alison G Bailey story, if we don't cry at least once. ;) And Mabry. Poor beautiful, sweet, tortured, but deserving to be loved Mabry. She is so much stronger than she realized. It just took Brad to show her that. This book deals with some heavy subject matter. It's dealt with in such a beautiful and believable way. I am so proud of the way the author handled what is a very tough subject. I absolutely adored this book. Bravo,Alison. You are brilliant. I am so thankful you decided to take up writing again. Your voice deserves to be heard!! I can't recommend Present Perfect and Past Imperfect enough.
Posted May 7, 2014
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