Tuesday, February 18, 2014

TitlePast Imperfect (Perfect 2) by Alison G. Bailey
Age group: NA/Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover designer:Robin Harper, Wicked by Design

Photography by Abigail Marie, NON`PA*REIL photography

Scheduled to release: February 2014
Tour organized by: WordSmith Publicity

In Present Perfect, Brad Johnson was sexy, cocky, rich and a complete Smurff**ker. He could afford anything he wanted and could charm any girl he set his eyes on. Everything was laid out in front of him, all for the taking except the one thing he craved and needed. A tragic event forces him to reevaluate his life. When he tries to change, will the people in his life let him move on from his past or will they constantly hold him to the life altering mistakes he’s made?

Mabry Darnell is intelligent, ambitious, beautiful, and sassy. Secrets from her past haunt the present causing her to question her actions in order to shield her heart and protect her life.

From the moment Brad and Mabry met, their connection was strong, intense, and electrifying. Both knew they had found the one person who could satisfy what the other ached for. When their pasts collide with their present, will it prevent them from having a future together or will love be strong enough to conquer their demons?

WAMFU and Beyond!! 5 Star Perfection!!!!

“I’m sorry Mabry. If I had known you were going to be my future, I would have been a better man in my past” - Brad

We first met Bradley (aka the Smurff*cker) who stole Tweet’s V card in Present Perfect. He was a superb example of Mr. Douchebag. Past Imperfect is Brad and Mabry’s story, and it is just as poignant and beautifully written as Present Perfect.

Brad has gone through serious changes since we last seen him whoring himself out to the female population in Present Perfect. All grown up, graduated from Duke University he’s a fully functioning lawyer, practicing at his useless and womanizing father’s law firm.  Yeah I’m not a fan of either of his parents; both are selfish, cruel and extremely self centered people. For example, Brad overhears his loving parents arguing over the fact that he was never wanted, and his parents regret not aborting him before birth. I know right? This will do wonders for a person’s emotional stability. Anyway I digress, let’s just say his parents are not good people, moving on.

Mabry has had her fair share of life altering traumas as well. She lost her mother in the worst possible way, and to top it off, she was the person to find her. Her father is closed off and emotionally crippled, leaving her to suffer alone. Mabry is also a practicing lawyer and has recently accepted a position in Bradley’s firm. Mabry has some very serious emotional issues and she is hiding some very painful secrets. Emotionally and physically numb, she unavailable for any type of relationship, outside of a casual romp. She fears Brad’s feelings for her, and she does the unthinkable, she lashes out, she runs, she hides. Mabry drove me to drink, I loved her, but she frustrated the hell out of me, probably much they way she infuriated Brad ironically enough.

“One day I gave in and kissed him. Since then it’s been a constant struggle to keep him at arm’s length because I crave him and I scared to death I’m starting to need him. But I can’t have him.” - Mabry

Brad and Mabry’s chemistry is undeniable, and captivating, right from the start. Their pain and scars are so prevalent your heart and soul aches for them. Brad is head over heels in love and wants to share his life with Mabry, but Mabry is terrified of her feelings, and what can, in her mind, happen if she allows herself to fall.

“Don’t go. I’ve never had anyone in my life like you, Mabry. You’re mine.” - Brad

The love scenes in this book are sexy and romantic. The connection between Mabry and Brad makes your heart race and ache. I spent a few minutes swooning and blushing over the wonderfully dirty things, that came out of Brad’s mouth. For instance...

“Resting his forehead against mine, he said, “I want to lick, suck, and fuck every part of you all at the same time.” – Brad



“You could watch yourself in the mirror while as I make you come, Mabry. Watching you come is the most beautiful fucking thing I’ve ever seen.” - Brad

Emotionally this book will more than give you all the feels, it will hold you in its grasp until you’re finished. Brad loves Mabry in a way that makes you sigh, blush, tingle and swoon. Every woman should be so lucky. I adored this book; I adored the characters, and the writing. Past Imperfect is the total package.

“Trying to catch my breath, I rest my forehead against hers, and ask, “Do you think it’s possible to love someone before you’re met them? Because I think I’ve loved you my entire life.” “I do. I’ve been waiting for you my entire life.” - Brad and Mabry

Sexy, romantic, tragic, funny, emotional, heartbreaking. The ending is beyond touching and magical, it leaves you as reader, satisfied and your heart overflowing.

“Wamfu, “ I breathe out. “Wamfu?” She scrunches up her face in confusion. “My brain couldn’t decide whether to say ‘wow, damn, or fuck’, so it came out ‘wamfu’. – Brad

I can’t recommend Past Imperfect highly enough; it goes onto my favourites list for 2014. Read this book, it’s totally WAMFU!

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Alison was born and raised in Charleston, SC. As a child she would create (write) additional scenes to TV shows and movies that she watched. She attended Winthrop University and graduated with a major in Theater. While at school she began writing one act plays which she later produced. Throughout the years she continued writing and producing several one act plays, but then life got in the way and she hung up her pen for a while. At the end of 2012 a very talented author friend convinced Alison to go back to writing and see what happens. So she did and fell back in love with it. Present Perfect will be Alison's first self-published book. A few personal facts, Alison loves anything sweet, especially frosting, and is addicted to Diet Pepsi. Alison's philosophy: Don't let your obstacles define you. At times life can get pretty overwhelming, but with a great support system and a lot of humor you can get through them. If you have humor in your life your spirit stays strong and you can tackle anything.

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