Friday, August 16, 2013

Review: Present Perfect by Alison G. Bailey

Title: Present Perfect
Author: Alison G. Bailey
Release Date: 1st August

Rating: 5-

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.

Present Perfect was third book this week that made me cry. Changing into blubbering mess on the floor is tiring, however fantastic feeling. I definitely won’t be reading so emotional books for a while, because I need a break from those stories. I really thought I couldn’t handle finishing Present Perfect, but when I decided that it shattered my heart, something opposite happened, which made me sob even harder.

Present Perfect is story about Amanda and Noah, and their extraordinary bound. From the day they were born theirs soul were connected. Always together, day by day they discovered world and shared theirs firsts.

But things started changing the older they got. Somewhere along the way, their feelings started running deeper. And deeper…

“You’ve always been my girl and always will be. No one will ever take me away from you, Tweet. You’re my heart and soul and that’s never going to change, no matter what you say.”

It’s truly amazing story filled with friendship, love, sexual tension and heartbreak. I can even count how many times I was astonished, heartbroken, giddy or sad. Perfect Emotional Roller Coaster!!

Overall, I immensely enjoyed reading Present Perfect it tugs on your emotions and amazing love between friends drives the story. It’s fantastic book that will leave your eyes red and puffy and extremely emotional.

Thanks to my amazing friend Lili luvs Cole, Caleb, Sebastian,Mason, Noah for coaxing me into reading this.

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