Let me start off by saying that I absolutely adored…and I really mean it…I loved Present Perfect! Past Imperfect can be read as a standalone, but Brad was introduced in Present Perfect and to get a good indication of what kind of guy you’re dealing with, you should read it.
Well, Alison Bailey did it again. I really enjoyed this book. I was on the fence about Brad after reading the first book. Yes, he was a player and the choices that he made weren’t exactly top notch, but at the same time I also recognized that he was a lost and lonely soul. It certainly doesn’t excuse his dick-ish (yes, I said it) behavior, but it does explain why he might have done the tasteless things that he did. I was glad to have the opportunity to read a book about Brad and to see how he has grown as a character.
Mabry Darnell is another lost and lonely soul. She has experienced a great deal of heartache in her life and hasn’t been able to find an adequate/normal method to cope with her grief. Mabry and Brad just seemed destined to be together. They have incredible chemistry and they feel at home and at peace with one another. Of course, it wouldn’t be a great story if it was all dancing unicorns and lollipops! They both have demons in their pasts that they would rather leave buried there, but you know that is not going to happen.
*Swoon Alert*"I'm sorry, Mabry. If I had known you were going to be in my future, I would have been a better man in my past."
I don’t want to get into the specific details of the story…I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. I liked way the story flowed, it went from the past to the present day from both of the character’s perspectives. I also loved the fact that the author mentioned Amanda and Noah (from Present Perfect)… Brad definitely had some explaining to do there! It was an emotional book that made me smile, laugh, and at times it just broke my heart. It does deal with difficult subject matter, but it is handled in a very thoughtful manner. I felt completely satisfied with Brad and Mabry’s story. I’m happy that Brad was able to have his story told.
I can’t wait to read more by this author!
*5 Stars *
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