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Top Customer Reviews
“...it’s your job to develop your heart and intellect. Your outside will develop on its own.”
This book deals with some tough issues, but as in true Alison Bailey style it is done with heart and class. While some scenes had me in tears, the overall love story had me page turning and I couldn’t put this book down. This is more a YA/NA read, if you want a passionate read then this is not it, but this is a slow burn love, believable, full of questions and self-doubt but with good reason and all I can say is, thank god for the epilogue!
“I loved him then and I still love him. And if I can love him through all of that, why can’t he love me through all of this.”
Hollis was a beautiful character both inside and out, but for the past year she had had a tough time of it and her life was to never be the same, one life altering event that would forever shape her as a person and the opinions of those around her. Starting college is always a big step for any person, but for a girl that was extremely self-conscious and always having that mantra hanging around your head of fitting in and being accepted, college was always going to be a tough ride. Girls can be so mean, that is no secret and having been on the end of it myself I sympathised with Hollis unequivocally. Hollis was strong though, she stood up for herself, she had barbs at the ready but in secret, behind closed doors, the weight of everything would sometimes get her down.
Risher, O.M.G, one thing that Alison Bailey excels in is creating the perfect man, Risher had me swooning BIG TIME! This was a guy that was popular, all the girls wanted him, he was stunning both inside and out, but from the moment they bumped into each other, Risher only had eyes for Hollis.Read more ›
Stop! is Alison’s first standalone novel outside of the Perfect Series, and to say I was eager to see what she would come up is a massive understatement. The author has kept this book very close to her chest – with very good reason.
Stop! tells the story of Hollis who is embarking on a brave new chapter of her life following a difficult and heart-breaking year. She starts college and immediately meets dreamy Risher Stevenson, who unleashes a forgotten part of Hollis. Stop! also tells a beautiful story of great friendship, and acceptance between Hollis and Benton. I found the scenes between Hollis and Benton to be greatly emotional, and I found myself getting so angry that, in places I kept having to put the book aside for a few minutes to calm down.
Forget hot sex and erotic fantasies; this is pure romance and friendship at its best! Stop! deals with so many issues, and I’m being extremely careful in this review to ensure there are no spoilers as I would hate for any reader to not have the reading experience I had. I haven’t read many stories that deal with these sensitive issues, and I’m glad Alison took this step to tell this story, and increase awareness.
If ever there was a thought provoking book that makes you put your life in perspective, this is it! But it’s also sweet, with gentle humour that this author does so well. There is also angst, emotion, and heartfelt story telling. I enjoy this author’s style of writing immensely. She makes it such easy reading that it truly is a pleasure to pick up her books. I was 30% into this book before I even realised!Read more ›
Alison G Bailey tackles delicate issues and situations to perfection I honestly don't know how she does it but she does and after reading three books over the last fortnight I realise there is nothing that she probably can't write about because her research goes above and beyond that much is obvious.
After reading the first two books in the (Perfect Series) back in 2013 and 2014 I've only just discovered this fabulous author again but I'm all caught up now having just read the Dance, Presently Perfect and Stop... Actually I wish I didn't have to stop, I want more.!
I look forward to whatever Alison G Bailey releases next.!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the second time ive read this book yet it hit me just as hard as the first time. Its such an emotional book and such a twist as i expected the book to be about Hollis but... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ms. Helen L. Davey
Having read The Dance by this author and was awed with the way the story was written. I had to read another book as I was so moved by her writing. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Viv
(I received a copy from the author, In exchange for an honest review.)
I really liked Hollis. She was a good friend, and was really supportive. Read more
Alison is a writer that never cease to amaze me and with this book she has proven that.
This is not a simple book, one you can get over it when you're done. Read more