REVIEW: Refuse to Lose by Alison Mello

July 6, 2018Rita

REVIEW: Refuse to Lose by Alison Mello

REVIEW: Refuse to Lose by Alison Mello

Refuse to Lose
by Alison Mello
Series: A Coach's Love #1

I thought I was helping a friend, but instead I only managed to get myself in a heap of trouble which left me with two options. Coach little league as part of community service…or face jail time.
So here I am…coaching little league, a project I wasn’t looking forward to—that’s until I see Stella at the field with her son. Unfortunately for me it takes a lot longer than I’d hoped for her to give me the time of day.

Yet, now that I’ve caught her attention, things are much more complicated than I thought. Who knew juggling a struggling friend, community service, a team bully and a girlfriend would be this hard?

But I won’t let it get me down. Someone once told me the secret to success, and come hell or high water I’ll show everyone around me that I…

…refuse to lose.

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MY THOUGHTS

This was my first time reading anything by Alison Mello. I’m not a big sports romance fan but I decided to take a chance on this was and was pleasantly surprised. It’s not fully of technical terms or anything like that. This turned out to be one of the better second chance romance books I have had the pleasure of reading.

 

Stella is a widow since her husband was murdered in NYC who decides to take her son, DJ, out of the city since she no longer feels safe. She has no idea where they are going to end up but intends to lands somewhere in West Virginia. They stop at a diner and when Stella notices they are looking for help she gets the job. Stella and DJ are ready to start their new lives, one that includes DJ signing up for Little League.
For Trystan a military injury shatters his dreams of playing pro-baseball. When he makes an ill-advised judgement call to drive his drunk friend home he ends up being sentenced to coaching the town’s little league team. Sounds like he got off easy right? Trust me when I tell you that this sentence will change his life forever.

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About Alison Mello

Alison started writing during the early summer of 2015. Her debut book Finding Love (October 2015) was published by Siren Publishing. Her following books Needing Your Love (November 2015), Found My Love (December 2015), and Fighting for Love (January 2016) were also published with Siren to finish the Learning to Love series.

Her desire to see her books on shelves led to her next work Chasing Dreams (April 2015) She submitted it for publication with Limitless Publishing and was thrilled that it was quickly accepted. At the request of her readers she turned Chasing Dreams into the Club Thrive series. Excited to reach that goal, she moved on to the next series she had in mind and wrote Saved By a Soldier (June 2016), My Broken Soldier (July 2016), Forever My Soldier (August 2016), and A Soldier for Bella (September 2016).

Alison enjoyed reading as a child and found her passion for it again in 2011 when E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey was released. Her love of reading was re-ignited and she continued reading other books in the same genre. In the summer of 2015, she decided to give writing a try and two weeks later Finding Love was born. As soon as she finished the first book, she began writing the second book in the series. Her third book was finished by the time Finding Love had been accepted for publication. Alison discovered she has a passion for writing and has spent the last year meeting new readers and sharing the love she has for writing.

Married to her own real life hero, Alison lives with her amazing family in Massachusetts where she was born and raised. She loves having her own personal inspiration right at home and when she’s not writing she enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and football with her son.

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