Perfection is an illusion fueled by the perception of others.
Tweet was my heart, my soul, and my purpose. She was my everything.
Neither of us were perfect. We both made mistakes. Looking back, that was okay, because every choice brought us to where we needed to be at the time we needed to be there. The one constant, our love and friendship.
There are two sides to every story and I wouldn’t trade our sides for anything in the world.
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About the author:
Alison was born and raised in Charleston, SC. As a child she used her imagination to write additional scenes to TV shows and movies that she watched. She attended Winthrop University and graduating with a BA in Theater. While at Winthrop 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. On the advice of a friend, she started writing again. In January 2013, Alison sat down at her computer and began writing her first novel, Present Perfect.
Alison lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Jef, and their two furry children (dogs). She’s addicted to Diet Pepsi and anything with sugar.
Review by Yvette:
Seeing as Present Perfect is one of only a handful of books to induce a full-fledged ugly cry, it was with some trepidation that I approached its companion novel, Presently Perfect. As the saying goes, there are two sides to every story and I was eager to fill in the blanks in the tumultuous love story between Noah and Tweet, but this time viewing the story from Noah's perspective. I a self-professed wimp when it comes to angst and, while I knew how the story would end, the process to arrive at the ending was just as emotionally gripping as the first time around. Through Noah's perspective, Presently Perfect relives all of the milestones along Tweet and Noah's friends-to-lovers journey, with a little something extra for fans of the Perfect series.
I'll admit that there were times I wasn't Noah's biggest fan in Present Perfect. To be perfectly frank, there were also numerous occasions where I wanted to throttle Tweet for some of her ill-advised decisions, but it made it easier knowing what she was thinking at any given moment. Luckily Presently Perfect sheds some light on Noah's mindset, relating the confusion he experiences as his once comfortable relationship with his best friend turns complicated. I appreciated getting the chance to know the struggle he went through alongside Tweet as they attempted to navigate through the many roadblocks in their relationship.
You would think that knowing the beginning, middle, and end of a story would soften the blow of the narrative's emotional impact, but that wasn't the case with Presently Perfect. I expected my feelings to be condensed the second time around but, if anything, I was even more devastated because I just wanted to skip the pain and jealousy that Noah and Tweet put each other through. Their relationship was messy and dysfunctional, but the unerring love they had for each other overpowered everything else. Reliving both the joy and heartache of Noah and Tweet's romance was more than worth it to be able to read the book's epilogue, which had me grinning from ear to ear and marveling at how far these characters have come.
Rating: 4 Stars
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