Hayley Dooley

I’m a happily married mother of three children with autism from Liverpool, UK. When I’m not writing, I love to read all books of the romance genre.

When did you realise you wanted to be a writer?

I love to read, but I found as a reader there wasn’t many stories out there that had autism in its storyline, so that’s why I wanted to write my own and use my experience as a mother of children with autism and my own experiences of autism.

When did you write your first book and how old were you?

I started in May 2017, so I was 34 at the time.

How long does it take to write?

Depends really, each book has been different for me. It can take months as being a mother of children with additional needs it’s hard to find the time to write.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Read.

What was one of the most surprising you learned in creating your book?

That I’m a good writer (or so I’ve been told)

What do you think makes a good story?

Depends on the story really, but for me and the books I read, it’s the storyline, the chemistry between characters and the humour.

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

A vet or a hairdresser 😂🤣

What quote inspired you and your life by?

If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.~ Dolly Parton

What Movie or series character would you say describes you as a person?

I’d say Fat amy from “Pitch Perfect”

What song inspires you?

Chris Brown- Beautiful people

When you wrote your first book. What inspired the story?

My children.

What inspired your characters in your first book and were they based on people in your life?

My children inspired the autism perspective, and the personalities of the women in the book are me basically.

Would you change anything from your first book?

Maybe change what Justin’s profession was 🤷🏻‍♀️

If there is a message in any of your book, what would you like people to take away from reading your book?

Maybe have an idea or some understanding of autism.

Why is reading a book better then watching the movie?

I think the movies miss out a great deal of what’s in the books.

If they make a movie of your book who would you like to play your main character.

That’s a hard one, they’d have to be able to talk scouse—that shits hard 😂🤣

Do you like to read ebooks or paperback?

Ebooks mostly, I have paperbacks but they’re signed by the authors, I don’t read them.

Who is your favourite author?

That’s a hard one, I don’t just have one, I have several.

*Lani Lynn Vale

*Amo Jones

*Aurora Rose Reynolds

*LA Casey

*KC Lynn

*Harper Sloan

I have more, but that’s all I can think of at the moment.

Tell the people about your book and what it is about.

Well, Eva & Her Striker is a sports romance comedy book, with autism mixed into the storyline. Eva is an Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant at the school her sister attends, making a difference in the children’s lives was all that mattered to her, along with her family and best friend, Amber. Until she bumped into him, the lost gorgeous Irish man who turned out to be the school’s special guest coming to talk to the children. With his gorgeous face and sexy Irish lilt, he made her heart pound in a way she’d never experienced before, and she knew she’d never be the same again. Eva then falls victim to a ghost from her parents past and ends up in danger.Any unknown author you would recommend.

See number 18…

Have you ever felt your heart beat so fast, that you thought it would burst through your chest? I did… the day I met him.

Eva: My younger sister’s diagnosis with autism drove my career choices. Thanks to college and hard work, I loved my job as an Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant at the school my sister attended. Making a difference in the children’s lives was all that mattered to me, along with my family and best friend, Amber. Until I bumped into him, the special guest coming to talk to the children. With his gorgeous face and sexy Irish lilt, he made my heart pound in a way I’d never experienced before, and I knew I’d never be the same again.

Justin: Being signed to a top English club had been my goal since, well, birth. But the move required leaving Ireland behind to start a new life in Liverpool… which would be simple if I didn’t have to move my parents and younger brother, Brandon, with me. We’d found him a place in a top special needs school, and I was looking forward to visiting with the rest of the team to check the place out. Of all the things I expected to find there, it definitely wasn’t her. All gorgeous smile and mesmerising eyes that made my heart race as if I’d just ran twenty lengths of the pitch.

But when Eva falls victim to a ghost from her parents past and ends up in danger, will Justin be able to save her before the final whistle blows, or will it be too late?

They say that one guy can make you hate all the guys, but one man can teach you, that not all guys are the same.

Amber: I first fell in love when I was 16, or what I thought was love between me and Pablo, was nothing but a bet between him and his friend. I thought we were going to start our forever together, more fool me. He broke me in the worst way, he played me, he made me fall in love with him. I vowed to never be swayed so easily by a man ever again. Until HIM!

Russ: To say that I was a player on and off the pitch is an understatement. Besides my family, all I ever cared about was football and sex. Nobody ever caught my eye beyond the sex, not that I wanted it. That was until I met this sexy little tigress, her body called to me. I’d never had this feeling before. Until HER!

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same- Emily Bronte

Catherine: At nearly 17yrs of age, I wasn’t one of the popular girl’s in school, I didn’t care about that though. I was quiet, and kept to myself, unless provoked. I had friends, but only one was my best friend-Layla. I wasn’t even noticed by the lad’s, I preferred it that way, to be honest, that was until HE, came along.

Craig: Growing up, I was a shadow behind my older brother Russ, at 17yrs old I was alway’s known as ‘Russ Berkeley’s Little Brother’ not that I didn’t love my big brother, I did. But I was so tired of being in his shadow, my dream was to become a footballer for who I was, not who I was related to. I was a player on and off the field, nothing besides football had ever caught my attention. That was, until SHE came along.

It’s only when an opportunity of a lifetime lands at Craig’s feet. Has their love reached an impasse or will it prosper?

Catherine: They say that true love is selfless, that it’s always prepared to sacrifice one’s own happiness for another. That’s what I did three years ago for the love of my life, and now… He’s back.

God, he’s so sexy, he’s certainly not the boy who left and went to USA. Craig Berkeley, has GROWN UP!!

My heart beats double time at the look in his beautiful eyes. It mirrors mine, the love we still have for one another. The question is, is he here to stay? Or is going to take my heart away with him again?

Will we get our second chance?

Craig: Fuck me, There she is. She’s a beautiful as I remember, but now, now she’s all woman! I left to make a name for myself, to bring myself out of my big brother Russ’s shadow, and now that I have. Well, it’s time to claim what’s always been mine…HER!

It hurt like a mother, when she ended us, I understood, but these past three years I have missed her. God, have I missed her! She doesn’t know i’m back yet but she will and when she does, she’s MINE! My Kitty Cat! MINE!!!

I’ll get my second chance, with my girl…

But when someone from their past comes out to play, and threaten their happiness will Craig and Catherine get their second chance? Or will it be the end of their Happily Ever After?

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Colton: With a difficult upbringing and only myself to rely on, building a new life for myself wasn’t always easy. But Mama K giving me a second chance at life was all a kid like me could ever hope for. She allowed me to flourish and have dreams. So finding my love of soccer and being able to be the success I am today – I owe it all to her. She showed me I mattered.

Even so, escaping my past and trying to move on proved tough at times. The darkness was always there. Always lurking around the corner, waiting to suck me in again. Finding silver linings was damn near impossible….until her.

Angels on earth. Who knew they existed? Not me. She was a beacon of light, that light you see at the end of the tunnel. Layla, was the angel’s name, and she was going to be mine…

If we’d never met, I think I would have known my life wasn’t complete. And I would have wandered the world in search of you, even if I didn’t know who I was looking for. ― Nicholas Sparks.

Michael Saint is a detective for the San Antonio Police Department, He’s always been a loner, he’s preferred it that way. That was until a little boy captured his heart, a boy who he saw so much of himself in.

That boy went missing from yet another foster home saint had put him in, he’d failed him again. He couldn’t find him, Saint was beside himself with worry until he received a call from a woman, whose voice made his stomach flutter and his heart leap. Never has he ever felt such a pull to someone before, let alone a voice. It was that voice that told him that she had found Colton, that he had saved her.

Saint wasn’t looking for a happily ever after, little did he know, that happily ever after came looking for him…

You should believe that whoever is meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, regardless of how far they wander.

Luke: I’ve always wanted to be a police officer, ever since I was a little boy, I wanted to follow in my dads footsteps. My family and career has always meant the most to me. I hadn’t had the time, nor the desire for relationships, I never had an issue in getting a woman, I was a decent looking bloke, and I knew it. Women who wanted me were forewarned before they took ‘that’ step, that it was just a ‘one time’ thing. At least that’s what I told them, until ‘she’ happened.

Helen: I loved being a midwife, I loved being there for the mums, the parents in general. And of course, being the one to bring life into the world, safely. I have a plan, my career first, starting a family last. My love life has always played second string to my career, besides my family, my career is all I have. I had a plan to follow, a plan I didn’t have any problem following, that was, until HIM.

HE wasn’t part of her plan, plans tend to change, though…