About the author:
I am a wife and stay at home mom to two wonderful children. My family is my world and one of the reasons I started writing was so I could be home for them. I was born in raised in Massachusetts where I still live today with my amazing family. After having my son fell in love with reading Contemporary Romance. As I started to read more, I started to notice things I really enjoyed in a book and things I didn’t and realizing what I didn’t enjoy really made me want to write more, so I literally woke up one morning and started writing. I am so glad I started this writing journey and I hope you will stay with me for the ride. I will definitely be writing more in the future.
Today is the release for Fighting For Love the fourth and final book in the Learning to Love series. I recommend you read the books in order. I’ve listed them below with some of their reviews for you. You can check them out on Goodreads as well! I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Stay tuned for more because Chasing Dreams will be out in April!
Finding Love – Learning to Love 1-
Abbey felt like her life was torn upside down when she discovered her husband cheated on her and filed for divorce. After a yearlong pity party, her friends think she needs to get her life back in order, so she decides it’s time for some changes and that includes finding a job.
She is so proud of her son, Brian, for starting his first summer job as a camp coach for the local Parks and Rec department. Summer is going well until her ex-husband flips because Brian doesn’t want to see him. Luckily for her she has met Seth, former soldier and owner of S&C Security. He is gorgeous with a tall, muscular build and bright green eyes, but Abbey fears he will not accept her son.
Will Seth stick around and protect Abbey and Brian or will he run when he realizes just how crazy Abbey’s ex really is?
Review: Elizabeth Neal **4.5 out of 5 Hearts from Cariad Books.**
Finding Love is Alison’s debut novel. I really enjoyed the story. I admit that at first, I didn’t feel like I was fully “into it.” I was wrong. (Yes, I mentally said that in my Ron White voice. LOL) I had to put the book down so I could adult for awhile & realized I couldn’t stop thinking about the characters. I wanted to get back to it so I could see what happened next. I’d become fully invested in Seth, Abbey, & Brian. Maybe it’s just me, but I think sometimes the best stories are the ones that sneak up on you.
They burrow inside your bookworm heart & stay with you until you’ve seen the story through.
This story is one of those. These characters grabbed onto me. I wanted to hug Abbey & throat punch her ex, Chris, for everything he put her & their son, Brian, through. Abbey suffered emotionally & mentally due to her ex-husband’s callousness & my heart broke for her. Thankfully, her son is a sweet young man & takes after his Mom. He adores her & detests what his Dad did to her, to them. (Yes, I changed it to just say HER son, because in all honesty, she raised him. She nurtured him, took care of him, taught him how to love, how to be a good kid, & how to treat others. His father was never around, he never took the time to be a Dad. In all honesty, they were better off without him & life was about to get a whole lot better for them.)
Enter Seth. Seth & Abbey lock eyes while she’s out shopping with a friend. Abbey has finally decided, with some urging from her friend, Sarah, that she needs to find herself again. She lost her way due to the actions of her ex & needs to start living. Neither Seth nor Abbey act on their obvious connection, but fate steps in & says, “Wait a minute here. You two are not following my plan for you. I will not be thwarted.” Later in the week, they’re both out with their respective friends & see each other again.
This time fate gives Seth the push he needs to introduce himself and so it begins. *I can just picture the Foreigner song, “I’ve been waiting for a girl like you,” running through Seth’s head. Yes, I’ve aged myself with this song shout out, but I don’t care. 😉 It’s a classic and so perfectly fits the situation.*
Seth has also been unlucky in love & was deeply hurt in the past. Abbey is exactly who he needs & so is Brian. He needs them, just as they need him. Seth runs a security company with his friend, Chase. Seth is a great guy. I have to say, I kept waiting for some flaw to appear like a bad pimple or there to be a huge misunderstanding that would separate them. There wasn’t & I was pleasantly surprised by that. The book didn’t need it. There was plenty going on with Seth & Abbey each finding a way to work through their own personal baggage, decide that they’re starting something special, make sure Brian was okay with the status change, & yeah, keep that jerk, Chris, away from them. It sounds like all this would be overwhelming, making the reader feel like too much is going on, but I never felt that way. In my opinion, everything flowed together nicely. The ending…it about killed me though. While it’s not a cliffhanger, per se, there is one big issue left unresolved. I actually breathed a huge sigh of relief because once I finished the book, I immediately did a search on the author, & then did a happy dance upon seeing that book two, Needing Your Love, will be released on November 5th. I have to know what happens with Sean (Seth’s friend) & Tracey (Abbey’s friend), because they got together in this book, but by the end, things weren’t all rainbows and sunshine with them anymore. Sean wanted more and Tracey feels unable to give it, regardless of how much she likes him. I will be jumping on that story as soon as it’s released. I have to know what happens next.
I’m eager to see Alison grow as an author, to find her voice, her style, and embrace it. I definitely plan on being along for the ride & hope to see you there. I have a feeling it’s going to be a fun journey.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
Needing Your Love – Learning to Love 2 –
Tracey and Sean meet while hanging out with friends one night at a club. They start dancing and quickly discover they have this great electricity flowing between them, but Tracey’s fear of relationships has her leery. She finds herself reminding Sean that after years of working as a marriage counselor, she is not looking for a serious relationship but more of a friends with benefits type of thing.
Sean agrees to her arrangement until he discovers he really likes her and wants more than the benefits she is offering. Sean finally convinces her to give them a try when she discovers she has an ex-fling who has been watching her and wants her back.
Will her crazy ex win her back or will Sean protect her and show her what a real relationship is like? Her ex could just end up proving her point of why she felt a relationship was not a good idea in the first place.
This book is not stand-alone. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, we recommend reading the series in sequential order.
Review-5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling – and smoking hot!
ByLady Phoenixon December 6, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Wow! Where to start?! Alison’s books are insanely addictive. I got both books today and read straight through them like my life depended on it. This author has mastered the ability to grab her readers’ attention and keep them guessing what will happen next. I’m thoroughly addicted and I can’t wait to see more of her work. The characters are relatable and there’s plenty of humor/playful banter and intense action mixed in with smoking hot sex. These have me begging for more. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!!! These books are great by themselves or as a series.
There are a few times I really wanted to choke the main character, but at the same time, I totally understood where she was coming from.
Found My Love – Learning to Love 3
Available now at www.bookstrand.com/book/found-my-love
Found My Love is the third book in the Learning to Love series and is Chase and Tracey’s story.
Theresa is a single mom afraid to love. She was never married her ex Kyle but he does pick up their daughter once in a while, so he is still in her life.
Chase and Theresa meet in book two when Theresa shows up to Abby’s engagement party late. Chase spots her and has this instant pull to her, so he walks up to her and introduces himself. They hit is off that night and exchange numbers, but Theresa is being shy and wants to take it slow. He is willing to go at her pace as long as she is committed to him.
Will Chase be able to stick it out when Kyle stops showing up to take Katie making it hard for them to have alone time? He says he wants to take care of them but she needs his help with Katie because her father falls ill will he step up to the plate or run out the door.
Cassie Hess-dean rated it 5.0 out of 5 stars
I loved this story. Chase and Theresa are both sweet and deserve to find happiness. But can they find happiness in each other?
Theresa devotes all of her free time to her daughter Katie and just wants her ex Kyle to give there little girl some time and attention. But he continually leaves her hanging. When Theresa meets Chase at Abbey’s the two are drawn to each other and seem to hit it off. Katie falls for Chase immediately and he is willing to include her in any plans he makes with Theresa. Theresa’s parents are a big part of their lives and are there to help when needed. But will Chase stick around when things start to get a little crazy? Can he step in and be who Theresa needs in her life? Or will Kyle step up and be the dad that Katie needs?
Fighting For Love – Learning to Love 4
Available now at www.bookstrand.com/book/fighting-for-love
Sylvia Knox is a well-known family court lawyer who is being threatened by the husband of one of her clients. Michael Larson is one of the top security guards at S&C Security and is sent to protect Sylvia after his detail at Seth’s house is over. Sylvia and Michael want each other from the start but when the threats towards Sylvia start to get serious will Michael be able to keep her safe? Time is of the essence and they need to quickly figure out who it is and how he is getting information. He already knows she has security and makes sure to inform her that he could care less and isn’t giving up on getting what he wants.
On top of this, how will Sylvia react when Michael brings home a seventeen year old foster child, Chandler? Will she send Michael and Chandler packing or will she agree to help? Can their relationship survive the obstacles constantly getting in their way?