I'm not even close to looking into publishing yet and was fairly certain that I would at least try traditional publishing first, but decided to read this anyway as it seemed interesting regardless. It definitely was. It has me excited about self-publishing (which may not be a good thing as I have to keep reminding myself that I really am not ready for that yet) or doing a mixture of self-publishing and traditional publishing, if it works out, depending on what's right for a particular book.
I didn't really get the importance of Alison keeping her secret a secret - yes, it'd have been awkward and painful announcing to him randomly that she'd lied but it wouldn't have lost her her job. The descriptions of 'simple breakfasts' made me conclude that I have no cooking ability whatsoever (probably partially true) or Alison is really interested in cooking (there is indication that she is interested but I'm not sure how much). I can't help but think it'd be weird for them adjusting to being married rather than to her working for him - will she now get a job elsewhere or will she continue in her job? And his thoughts during a kiss at the end kind of worried me but that kind of thinking appears to be common in novels with romance in them. Still worrying, but it's more a problem with the trend than just with this story. Editing was also a problem at times. Despite these issues - which I put first so I could end on the high note - I really enjoyed the story.