Someone To Believe In

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Follow New York Senator Clay Wainwright and anti-gang specialist, the Street Angel, Bailey O’Neil as they battle over how to control street gangs and unexpectedly fall in love. Originally published by Berkley Press.

“Shay’s writing trademark is taking seemingly impossible relationships and developing them into classic tales of true love, which is what she does here.” Fresh Fiction More

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About Kathryn Shay

Kathryn Shay is a lifelong writer. At fifteen, she penned her first ‘romance,’ a short story about a female newspaper reporter in New York City and her fight to make a name for herself in a world of male journalists – and with one hardheaded editor in particular. Looking back, Kathryn says she should have known then that writing was in her future. But as so often happens, fate sent her detouring down another path.

Fully intending to pursue her dream of big city lights and success in the literary world, Kathryn took every creative writing class available at the small private women’s college she attended in upstate New York. Instead, other dreams took precedence. She met and subsequently married a wonderful guy who’d attended a neighboring school, then completed her practice teaching, a requirement for the education degree she never intended to use. But says Kathryn, “I fell in love with teaching the first day I was up in front of a class, and knew I was meant to do that.”

Kathryn went on to build a successful career in the New York state school system, thoroughly enjoying her work with adolescents. But by the early 1990s, she’d again made room in her life for writing. It was then that she submitted her first manuscript to publishers and agents. Despite enduring two years of rejections, she persevered. And on a snowy December afternoon in 1994, Kathryn sold her first book to Harlequin Superromance.

Since that first sale, Kathryn has written twenty-five books for Harlequin, nine mainstream contemporary romances for the Berkley Publishing Group, one mainstream novel with Bold Strokes Books and two online novellas, which Berkley then published in traditional print format. There are five million copies of her books in print. She has three never-before-published novellas, one firefighter anthology and seven full-length novels up on Kindle, Nook, SONY, iTunes, Kobo and Diesel.

Kathryn has become known for her powerful characterizations – readers say they feel they know the people in her books – and her heart-wrenching, emotional writing. (Her favorite comments are that fans cried while reading her books or stayed up late to finish them). In testament to her skill, the author has won five RT Book Reviews awards, four Golden Quills, four Holt Medallions, the Bookseller’s Best Award, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year and several “Starred Reviews.” Her work has been serialized in COSMOPOLITAN magazine and featured in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and PEOPLE magazine.

Even in light of her writing success, that initial love of teaching never wavered for Kathryn. She finished out her teaching career in 2004, retiring from the same school where her career began. These days, she lives in upstate New York with her husband and two children. “My life is very full,” she reports, “but very happy. I consider myself fortunate to have been able to pursue and achieve my dreams.”

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Review by: Yenny D. on July 19, 2013 :
Great story. But I've never read a story involving two more frustrating and stubborn characters! There were times where I had to stop reading just because it was giving me a headache to watch these two try to work out their issues. But otherwise, very well-written story!
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Review by: lisa on July 18, 2013 :
Loved it!!!!!
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Review by: Gloria De Jesus on May 30, 2013 :
This is a very great book, I love the characters...
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Review by: Martine Celestin on Feb. 07, 2013 :
Great Story the ups and downs....Loved that he broke through and was just patient.
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Review by: candyconesa on Jan. 23, 2013 :
As always, another winner by Kathryn Shay!
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Review by: holy angel on Jan. 11, 2013 :
An awesum book... totally loved it. b4 left it unread aftr 3-4 pages but after reading the reviews, i went for it, and it was totally worth it.. :)
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Review by: Doris Holmes on Sep. 06, 2012 :
It is good to see all heroes and heroines are not perfect or waiting for someone to come and rescue them....flawed people are more believeable. I really enjoyed the book, it is the first of Kathryn Shay I have read, bit it will not be the last.
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Review by: hrhsophia on Sep. 02, 2012 :
Truly truly a page turner. This was very well written and a joy to read.
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Review by: bertie welck on Jan. 02, 2012 :
I have yet to read a book by Ms. Shay that I didn't like. This one was no exception. Loved it
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Review by: Chiai Liang on Dec. 29, 2011 :
This is the first book of Ms.Shay that I read, and I was hooked to her writings since then.
I enjoy reading about the conflicts between the main characters and how they conquer their problems with their love. This is a very well-written story.
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