Thursday, June 25, 2015

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Stop! by Alison G. Bailey



Every life has a different path full of sharp turns, smooth curves, and steep drop offs.

Hollis Murphy has a plan—college, career, boyfriend, love, marriage, family. A predictable, normal life. She’s on track until an outside force causes her to crash and burn. They call it an accident, because that’s the only word they know to explain what happens to her. It helps everyone move on with their lives, except for Hollis. She holds on to the belief that she’s been targeted for a reason.

Risher Stevenson is intelligent, caring, sweet, and the hottest boy Hollis has ever laid eyes on. He fits perfectly into her original plan for a normal life. Everyone loves him.

Benton Daniels is intelligent, caring, sweet, and the bravest boy Hollis has ever met. He doesn’t fit into her life but gives it purpose and makes it extraordinary. Everyone hates him.

One is bullied. One is tormented. All are judged. How will it STOP?

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Release Date: 6/25/15


“Name?” she said, impatiently.

I was so flustered that for a second I’d forgotten who I was. “Hollis Murphy.”

She scribbled something on a spreadsheet and handed me a packet with my name and the number two hundred ten typed out on the front sticker, which I assumed was my room number.

In a flat bored voice, she said, “Everything you need to know is in the packet. Should you have any additional questions or needs after reading the information, please ask your RA. Have a productive semester. Next!”

Clutching the envelope to my chest, my gaze shifted back down, and I walked quickly out of the office.

As I turned the corner, a loud deep woot! jerked my attention down the hall. I took one step before crashing full force into something solid and warm. Stumbling back, I dropped the envelope. Once my balance returned, my eyes focused on a gray T-shirt with cut off sleeves, stretched across broad shoulders. When I glanced down in search of my envelope, I couldn’t help but spot the narrow hips and round ass covered in black basketball shorts. As I squatted to pick up the envelope, a tanned forearm came into view. My gaze roamed up to find the arm was covered in bulging muscles.

“Oh god, I’m so . . . sor…ry,” I stammered, my cheeks heating with embarrassment.

“Here ya go,” a deep voice said.

Reaching for the envelope, my gaze inadvertently shot up to the warmest green eyes ever created. His dark brown hair was cut short on the sides, longer on top, and tousled. The perfect amount of scuff peppered his strong jawline, with deep dimples framing a sexy lopsided smile. The air was immediately sucked from my lungs. He wasn’t just hot, he was boy band hot.

A deep chuckle drifted down before I realized he had stood up and was extending his hand to me.

Oh boy! I get to touch him.

I slipped my hand into his and felt an immediate jolt of electricity. The muscles in his arm twitched. He felt it too.

“Thank you,” I said, as he helped me up.

“I’m Risher Stevenson.”

He was actually introducing himself to me.

It had become a habit not to look directly at anyone, especially a stranger. I automatically angled my head down and to the left, to hide the messed-up side of my face. But those green eyes locked me in place.

“Hollis Murphy.”

“Nice to meet you Hollis Murphy.”

“Sorry again about running into you. I need to do a better job at watching where I’m going.”

The tip of his tongue slipped between his lips before they formed into a slight smirk. Just as he was about to speak, his name came barreling down the hallway.

“Rish! Get your ass down here. We’ve got a ton of boxes to haul in.” A blond-haired guy was standing at the end of the hall.

“I gotta go finish helping my friends move in.”

I nodded.

Risher took three steps before turning back toward me. “Don’t do too good of a job.”

My eyebrows squished together in confusion.

“At watching where you’re going. I hate to think I won’t get rump bumped again.”

He winked before jogging away.

I Sasquatched those shoulders, those hips, and that ass all the way down the hall.


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Alison G Bailey has the amazing ability to bring us heart felt stories that bring out such emotion and feeling that after you finishing reading her stories it leaves you thankful that you were able to experience such a novel.  We previously feel in love with Tweet and Noah, Brad and Mabry, and now its Holis and Risher. Stop! is a great coming of age story set in the first year of college that will make you laugh, it will make you swoon, and it will most definitely shatter  your heart.  It will make you look at yourself and how you treat others.  It will open your eyes and make you look at life in a different prospective.   I would highly recommend it as one to read!
Holis is just enter her first year of college and has yet to meet her roommate. She didn’t respond to her emails so when the first day comes around she meets the girl that looks like a southern peach, all dressed in pink and a preachers daughter she looks the primp and proper roll.  What Holis soon discovers her roommate has a secret she has been waiting to let out.  When Holis discovers her secret, she gives her word to protect it.  But Holis has her own secrets and insecurities she keeps hidden.  She struggles with opening up her to others and letting them in. 

“The true character of someone is not visible with a brief glance from the naked eye.  In that moment, the purpose of my past came into focus.”

Holis also meets the swoon worthy and delicious Risher.  The quickly become friends and relationship develops to more than just friends.  I loved their relationship and the pace it developed. He sees her for who she is, he sees the beauty on the inside, not just on the outside.  Risher truly falls for Holis and it’s a beautiful thing that makes you fall in love. But Holis struggles with the fact that Risher can fall for a girl like her.  Again, her insecurities come in play and she questions why her.

“It was incredibly yeas for me to get lost in all things Risher.  Without even knowing it, he made me forget about the past year, the ugly names, and the mean looks.  I felt like a normal girl falling for this perfect boy.”

Holis and Risher believed their life were planned out for them.  One event will change it all and change their lives forever.  Secrets and insecurities are exposed and I could have never guessed how this story was going to end. I did not see the story unfolding how it did and it literally broke my heart!  Shattered it!!  But this is a story that needed to be told.  It’s a story that unfolds every day, in every city, and I commend Ms Bailey for bringing us such an emotional story.  This is a must read novel and I hope you love it as much as I did! 5 stars!!

About The Author

Alison was born and raised in Charleston, SC. She attended Winthrop University and graduated with a major in Theater. While at school Alison began writing one-act plays, which she later produced. Her debut novel, Present Perfect, landed on Amazon's Best Seller List and appeared on many "Best Reads of 2013" Book Blogs. The novel won Best Book at the 2014 Indie Romance Convention Awards. Her second novel, Past Imperfect, was published in February of 2014 and appeared on several best books of 2014 lists as well. Presently Perfect, the third and final book in The “Perfect” series was released in Dec 2014 to rave reviews. In March 2015 all the love, swoon, heat, and angst were combined into the Perfect Series Box Set.








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