Friday, February 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Past Imperfect by Alison G. Bailey

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

Links to the book:  

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?


This is one of the most beautiful stories I've read , yes one that is surrounded by pain.
I didn't read the first book to have had an opinion on Brad going into this book but for what I've read here the guy was a piece of work at a younger age up until he was in college. Women were just a game to him and he treated them like pieces of a game until a tragic event changed everything. Brad changed and started to redeem himself and the way he looked at relationships.
Mabry is a bright, cheerful girl on the outside, but on the inside she's full of pain due to a traumatic event that happened on her younger years. She copes with her pain in a way that will make you cringed, that is her secret.
When Mabry and Brad meet at his father's law firm the attraction is undeniable, and Brad wants more than sex but that's the one thing Mabry can't or won't give him, so she'll do anything in her power to avoid getting into a deeper relationship with him.
The author gives us the story by mixing the past and the present throughout the chapters, it is beautifully written and little by little you start understanding what shaped these two people into the adults they became.
Reading about Mabry's past will bring you to tears and you'll feel incredible sorrow for the life she lived and will understand the woman she tries day in and day out to be, even though deep inside she hates being this way.
Little by little and without wanting it or realizing it Brad becomes her strength and helps her start living, that is, until the tragedy that made Brad the man he is now comes back to hunt them both.
There are millions of books out there but only a few make you really feel the story, live it with the characters, and this is one of them.The book deals with some serious issues and is gut wrenching at times but it's an incredible journey worth living with these characters.
I highly recommend this book, just be prepared for an incredible roller coaster of emotions. Alison is an amazing writer, one I'll put on my favorites list.

  About the Author:

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


  1. Beautiful review. Thank you so much. I love when a reader feels the story. :)