This is the follow up to Present Perfect, which I would recommend reading before you read this one. Is it absolutely necessary? No. But you will learn who Brad was before, and why that’s important to who he is now.
In this book, the Author, Alison Bailey, gives our Hero, Brad, the chance to redeem himself from the last book. And boy does he ever.
“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 finally meets a girl he wants to spend the rest of his life with and his past gets in the way. Mabry has a past too that keeps her from letting Brad in and keeps the two apart.
“I want to love you so bad,” I say.
“Then love me, he whispers.”
“I’m scared. There are things about me…”
“You weren’t a dude at some point, were you?”
“No,” I say, laughing.
“Look, the stuff people have said about me is true, but I’m not that guy anymore. If you let me into your heart, I’ll spend the rest of my life proving it to you.”
We get alternating POVs as well as the story being told in the past and present tense. This was very well done. Bringing the plot together nicely. The characters were rich and thoroughly developed. As with the last book, this one is rich with dialogue, which I love. Very descriptive and emotionally packed. A great read!!