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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
Paperback, 278 pages
Published June 25th 2015 (first published June 7th 2015)
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4.5 stars!

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“Things aren’t always black and white… There’s a lot of grey in the world.”

This is one of those books that was hard to read and is going to be even harder to review. Stop! is a story about three college freshman. Hollis, Risher, and Benton. These three characters were so different but I adored all three of them equally (and no- there is no love triangle). I admired the strength they had.

Hollis is a girl who is hiding who she is behind a mask of makeup. She has seen how people loo
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This is my first book by Alison G. Bailey,and honestly I didn't know what to expect.What did I find in this book?I found an emotional,heartbroken and sweet story.STOP is a realistic story which deals with a serious problems that concern us and each character has to deal with something.

Hollis Murphy has a bad accident when she was younger.Now is her time to go in college but is she ready? I don't want to say anything else about the story because if I say I think that I'll give a
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Alison G. Bailey isn’t new the book world, but she is new to me. I stumbled upon her books a few months ago when my bestie asked me to “hold her hand” during a reread. Of course, I said yes. If this book was good enough to reread I needed to read it at least once. That book shook me to my core. I am talking frantic voice messages, balling my eyes out, even sweating. Next thing I knew I was reading all her books back to back.

In my opinion books should make us feel and Alison knows how to write b
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Alison G. Bailey.)

“It was important to me to show my scars to Abigail or anyone else on my terms. When I was ready.”

This was a YA contemporary story about a girl who was bullied because of facial scarring.

I felt quite sorry for Hollis when I found out how she had ended up with her scars, as it really wasn’t her fault at all, but just a freak accident. It was pretty cruel the bullying she had to
Alison Bailey
Feb 07, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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NOTE FROM AUTHOR: I appreciate each and every review. With all due respect, please keep reviews spoiler free or place a WARNING at the beginning. Don't take the moment of discovery away from another reader. Thank you.

*Stop! is a Contemporary Fiction novel, dealing with important issues in a realistic manner.

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Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. A.L.
3.5 "Finding Peace" Stars

Having read and loved Alison's Perfect series, I sort of expected this to be along similar lines even though this is not part of that series. This story was different and not what I was expecting though not in a bad way. The story of Hollis, Risher, and Benton was very emotional, timely and more a story about personal growth than romance.

Stop! starts with Hollis. She is getting ready for college after having spend her senior year being homeschooled after a terrible acci
Jun 12, 2015 rated it liked it

While I did enjoy reading this story for the most part, I absolutely hated the ending. The main character's storyline felt incomplete and rushed. Even with the epilogue, the story ended too abruptly. And I truly feel like the secondary character Abigail should've had her own story.
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-bests
5 “I can’t stop thinking about this book” stars!

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I read “Present Perfect” by Alison Bailey years ago and it was one of these books that made me cry ugly tears. It was nearly too overwhelming for me. I was so angry with the heroine because she sacrificed herself. I thought it was sometimes borderline stupid how she would push this perfect boy away.

Anyway, when Alison Bailey offered to send some Stop! copies in exchange for an honest review, I prayed she had some left as her book made such a lasti
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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STOP! by Alison G. Bailey is a honest emotional realistic story that I highly recommend to every reader. STOP reading if you want a typical love story but if you want MORE then proceed and go read this book. STOP is a book that can't be simply summed up or reviewed because this book had so many important messages that it addresses. This is a story that reminds us all TO STOP! Stop the hate and learn to accept everyone for he or
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
STOP by Alison G Bailey
4 stars!!

“’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-dou
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 heartfelt Benton stars

Stop! by Alison G. Bailey is very different from her prior series (in a very good way). I loved the Perfect series but Stop! brings Ms. Bailey's writing to a whole other level.

You see while the Perfect series is fiction that you completely fall in love with because it takes you out of reality for a bit while you immerse yourself in a good book, Stop! is real life...Stop! makes you think about the world we live in, how we behave and act towards each other, how we want to b
Crysti Perry
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
When Alison messaged me and asked me if I'd be interested in reading an ARC of Stop!, I didn't have to think twice before I gave her my answer. I'd seen all the messages about how many tears had been shed as a result of reading this book. I swear sometimes my tear ducts don't work or I have a black heart, so I'm always looking for something that will bring on the waterworks.

Stop! didn't make me cry. What it did do was even better. Was it sad? It definitely had sad moments. There were also quite
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided for my blog for an honest review from the author

Title: Stop!
Author: Alison G. Bailey
Pages: 278
Source: eARC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Point of View: First
Release Date: June 25th, 2015
Date Read: June 19th, 2015
Overall Rating: 4 Stars

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Are just the few words that run through my mind while thinking about Stop! by Alison G. Bailey. Every book I've ever read by Mrs. Bailey has pulled on my heartstrings and has
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This was a total and unexpected wonderful surprise for me. STOP brought out so many emotions in me. I thought the author did a fabulous job in how well she portrayed the characters as real. My heart bled as I went through emotions with the characters.

Now I find myself struggling to write a review as I really don't want to spoil this for anyone. With STOP I feel the reader needs to go into the story blind and FEEL the story.

I inhaled STOP. With a subject matter that some people will find hard t
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
za wątek drugoplanowy ta książka powinna mieć 10 gwiazdek. mam ochotę wrzeszczeć. Benton. chłopie.... ty piękna istoto....moje serce bedzie zawsze z Tobą.
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Phew, ok. So I just need to say a few things here. Alison Bailey is a writer that writes on emotion, if you've read her other books then you already know this. I went into STOP with no expectations because honestly I had no idea what punches Bailey was going to pull. No matter how much I braced myself, I was never ready for the stops that she pulled.

There are times when I was left with my mouth hanging open, shocking secrets, lies, deceit. I was transfixed, I couldn't look away, I couldn't stop
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
It seems I'm in the minority here and for the sake of the author and for other readers, that makes me really happy! It's clear this author feels strongly about the plight of her characters in this book and how they reflect the real life struggle of so many people. She tackles a subject I haven't yet read about in fiction and I commend her for that. I feel just as strongly as she does about the acceptance and support of every person facing such struggles as the characters in this story do. I just ...more
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
I know a lot of readers toss around the term "book hangover" with regularity, but to me it refers to a book that stays with you long after "The End" and makes you want to reflect on what you just read instead of jumping right into the next book on your TBR. After finishing STOP! by Alison G. Bailey, I sat in stunned silence, my mind whirring over the gasp-worthy final chapters, shocked by the unexpected turn the narrative had taken. For a second, I actually thought protagonist Hollis Murphy woul ...more
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I think of an Alison Bailey as a writer, I’m always reminded of how emotional her books will be, how the characters are so strong and how much I fall in love with each and every single one of them. I know I will cry, laugh and FEEL. With each book, I add another favorite to my shelf. STOP was no exception.

We meet Hollis Murphy is experiencing independence for the first time as she heads off to college after a life-changing event that will forever alter her character. Here she meets Benton D
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult, 2016
Things I liked
Stop! is not a good or bad story but a memorable one.
❁ The characters and their love,hate,helplessness and even angst seemed real.
❁ Risher was not a manwhore like many NA heroes and Hollis never reformed him.I just don't get how some X can reform a Y.
❁ Abigail turned out to be Benton!!!
I knew he didn't have cancer but I was not expecting that he would be a transgender(He would love that I'm using the correct pronouns).
❁ Hollis was not suffering from the disease called self pit
Rin W. Vitale
3 For-My-Love-to-Benton stars!!

"Do you ever get angry at God for your life?"

"I hurt and don't understand at times. But I believe He made me this way was for a reason. It feels too right being me for it to be a mistake."

Dear Benton, why is life so fucking cruel to you


This book is about how to be in the receiving end of bully. At the start was about Hollis's. I understand her feelings. It was nasty, and why people never try to put themselves on others' shoes before throwing their nasty judgeme
monica ♪
4 Stars

This book really was a page turner. I was hooked and didn't want to put it down. If I didn't start this book at ridiculous hour (translation: past my bed time lol) I'm sure I would have finished this in one sitting にっこり

This book teaches you how to accept someone the way they are, and how to love someone’s imperfectness. I really like this kind of story because after all, in real life, love is not as cliché as romance novels. We love someone not because of superficial insta-love, but because o
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gdybym miała oceniać wątek romantyczny dałabym 3/5. Natomiast świetny wątek drugoplanowy, wg mnie całkowicie zawładnął książką. Opis nawet w najmniejszym stopniu nie sugeruje, że pozycja porusza tak specyficzny temat. Po raz pierwszy spotykam się z takim wątkiem, chociaż jest on bardzo na czasie. Jednak na pewno z powodów światopoglądowych, wierzeniowych nie każdy będzie tak samo zachwycony jak ja. Wspaniała, trudna, poruszająca, łamiąca serce, ale momentami też lekka i zabawna. Przeczytałam mie ...more
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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“So do not fear, so I am with you: do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Beyond 6 Stars – Stop! Is incredibly powerful, it broke my heart then healed it in the most beautiful ways.

Hollis Murphy is on her way to the college of her dreams, to study her passion and start a brand new chapter in her life. But instead of being excited to begin her new journey she is nervous and scared more than anything else. Her li
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5+ stars!

Stop! is one of those books that touched me so profoundly, but it's going to be hard to review without spoilers. So forgive this random purge of my thoughts and feelings that will count as my review.

This book had me feeling so much! It was current, illuminating, thought provoking, infuriating, heartbreaking, intriguing, inspirational, humorous, romantic, and surprising all at various times.

These characters have some flaws and differences, but have such beautiful hearts and so much to g
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This is one of those books you should read in the comfort of your home, maybe with a bottle of wine and a box of tissues. I made the mistake of starting this during lunch at work and I spent that hour trying to hold back the tears. I'm sure my co-workers think I'm whacked. This book carries a lot of emotion with it and I think letting those tears flow can be cathartic.

This is the story of acceptance, strength, and the power of love.

I'm usually not a fan of weak heroines, but I admired
Jessica's Book Review
This is one of those books where the synopsis fooled me. I went into the book thinking this would be about a girl and two boys... and it's not... well not really. I guess I assumed it was a love triangle but It's not. It had a twist I did not see coming nor have I read about in a novel before. It was really interesting. I won't say too much and ruin it for you. I enjoyed the twist in the book.

STOP was a cute read written in 18 year-old Hollis's POV. Hollis is entering her freshman year of colle
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When Alison messaged me and asked if I would like an ARC of Stop! I was thrilled. I know from reading her other books what a great writer she is and that Stop! would be amazing. And it was!!

Stop! is the story of Hollis, Risher and Benton. Not only are they adjusting to their first year of college, but Hollis and Benton are dealing with their own personal struggles. The issues Alison deals with in Stop! are real life issues and they are heavy ones and she writes about them very well. Hollis and B
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