Present Perfect

  • by Alison G. Bailey
  • Narrated by Appelusa McGlynn
  • 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 effect he had on her. Noah had the power to give her 100 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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Killed me several times over

Would you listen to Present Perfect again? Why?

It was extremely worth it, but, no, I couldn't go through it again.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Noah is absolutely my favorite character. All he wants in life is to love her. He's patient, kind and handsome. He's the ideal friend and lover.

Which character – as performed by Appelusa McGlynn – was your favorite?

The voice of Tweet is done really well, especially the sarcastic parts.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My reactions during this book were all over the place. It made me a nutcase. I was swooning like mad, angry as hell and crying constantly.

Any additional comments?

Writing a review for this book is very difficult. It freaking killed me several times over.

The beginning is so sweet it could break the record for awww moments. I was totally into it. Then it morphed into a case of me wanting to smack some sense into the female lead. I needed her to snap out of it. Seriously I considered DNFing several times because of her stupidity. She's in love with him. He's in love with her. But she won't be with him because it will destroy their friendship so she destroys their friendship. It went to the point that I got angry and had to step away a few times. But then, it would be gnawing at me to return to the story. I mean I really, really, really needed to continue reading like a drug addict jonesing for a fix.

Obviously I became a total nutcase as my review is highlighting. I dropped too many tears to count. I was swooning like mad, angry as hell and crying constantly. Reading this novel was epic. I feel like I should be allowed to book a resort vacation now. It was extremely worth it, but I couldn't go through it again.

I freaking love Noah. All he wants in life is to love her. He's patient, kind and handsome. He's the ideal friend and lover.

This is a love story that started around preschool age and endures through a metric ton of life's crap. I will never forget reading about Noah and Tweet. Overall it left a great aftertaste and made me want more. Even though it probably took years off my life, I loved it!

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- Toni H

Too Much!

Amanda having so many insecurities is never fully explained or justified. Her parents are great. Her sister is great. There were no experiences in her background to justify that many complications or the level of insecurities she held so tight onto.

This book has the type of misunderstandings, simple questions and dialogue that could have solved everything-except the cancer of course.


Getting my credit back.
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- Nikita Savoy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2014
  • Publisher: Alison Bailey