If You Were Mine

Bayview Heights Series

Book 5
Ocean View Books
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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay writes fascinating, realistic contemporary romances. Her specialty is troubled teenagers. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kids and the men and women who teach them, as evidenced by this new book in the Bayview Heights series!

 

Joe Taylor has followed in his father’s footsteps. A former journalist, he switches careers and becomes a high school teacher, just like Seth. He also loses his wife and is left a single father. When he returns to Bayview Heights to live and work, he settles in a wing of his family’s home. He has great childcare, is surrounded by unconditional support and a job he adores. But something’s missing. It’s time to move on.

 

Juliet Mason returns to Bayview Heights High School to teach in the English Department. She left her job to have a baby five years ago and help her husband with his career as a U.S. Congressman. When she meets Joe, she sees a gentle, tender man who loves deeply. But because she’s married, they maintain a collegial relationship. Until her secret is revealed…

 

The world of education and politics clash in this story of love and hope when Joe realizes that Juliet needs rescuing…and he’s the man to do it, even if Juliet has other ideas.

 

If you like the Bayview Heights series, teacher romances and teacher student relationships, be sure to read COP OF THE YEAR, BECAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS, COUNT ON ME and BETWEEN TWO WORLDS.

 

Praise for the Bayview Heights series:

 

“Kathryn Shay will make you pull out a hanky for more than one intensely moving scene.” RT Book Reviews

 

“You have to read this powerful, heart-wrenching story. Ms. Shay…is a truly gifted storyteller.” Old Book Barn Gazette

 

“Shay’s heart-touching, sympathetic approach, powerful storytelling ability and depth of characterization of not only the main characters, but also the secondary characters, speak of first-hand knowledge of teens, challenges, and matters of the heart.” Word Weaving

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Ocean View Books
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Published on
Feb 5, 2016
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781939501363
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay writes fascinating, realistic contemporary romances. Her specialty is troubled teenagers. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kids and the men and women who teach them, as evidenced by this new book in the Bayview Heights series!

 

From gang kid, to famous heart surgeon…John Battaglia is back with his own book. So is the love of his life, Meg Mancini, who he abandoned in his quest for the brass ring. Delve into the world of heart surgery and, once again, into the brutal society of gang life.

 

John is proud of his rise in the ranks of the medical field. At only thirty-six, he’s performed more surgeries and had more success than most doctors in the middle of their careers. He hasn’t forgotten his roots, though. The Lansing family is still near and dear to him. He’s happy and content with his life. But his outlook changes when he sees Meg again at a shelter where they both volunteer. Old feelings deluge him as their past together resurfaces.

 

Meg wants nothing to do with hotshot Johnny Battaglia. She was crazy about him years ago, but he broke her heart when he chose a different path from the one they’d planned together. Though she’s satisfied with her life, she’s never found anyone to fill the hole Johnny left in her. But she knows better than to let him get close again.

 

However, when gang member Dash Bodine, who resembles Johnny in looks and circumstances, brings John and Meg together, they can’t avoid each other. And when they’re together, passion flares. Is that enough? Or will past mistakes preclude any kind of happily-ever-after?

 

Also, look for appearances by the beloved O’Neils, who are also involved in gang prevention.

 

If you like the Bayview Heights series, stories about troubled teens and medical romance be sure to read COP OF THE YEAR, BECAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS, COUNT ON ME and IF YOU WERE MINE.

 

Praise for Bayview Heights books:

“Master storyteller Kathryn Shay pens an emotionally powerful tale that leaves you breathless. Woven into this riveting plot are wonderfully written characters that grab your heart and don't let go. Bravo Ms. Shay!" RT Book Reviews

 

“Ms. Shay writes a strong and compelling dissertation on a very real and complicated social issue of our time, weaving in an unforgettable, touching love story.” Old Book Barn Gazette

 

“Shay makes this a story of hope, not despair. The ending almost brought me to tears. Three cheers!” The Romance Reader

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay writes fascinating, realistic contemporary romances. Her specialty is troubled teenagers. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kids and the men and women who teach them, as evidenced by this new book in the Bayview Heights series!

 

From gang kid, to famous heart surgeon…John Battaglia is back with his own book. So is the love of his life, Meg Mancini, who he abandoned in his quest for the brass ring. Delve into the world of heart surgery and, once again, into the brutal society of gang life.

 

John is proud of his rise in the ranks of the medical field. At only thirty-six, he’s performed more surgeries and had more success than most doctors in the middle of their careers. He hasn’t forgotten his roots, though. The Lansing family is still near and dear to him. He’s happy and content with his life. But his outlook changes when he sees Meg again at a shelter where they both volunteer. Old feelings deluge him as their past together resurfaces.

 

Meg wants nothing to do with hotshot Johnny Battaglia. She was crazy about him years ago, but he broke her heart when he chose a different path from the one they’d planned together. Though she’s satisfied with her life, she’s never found anyone to fill the hole Johnny left in her. But she knows better than to let him get close again.

 

However, when gang member Dash Bodine, who resembles Johnny in looks and circumstances, brings John and Meg together, they can’t avoid each other. And when they’re together, passion flares. Is that enough? Or will past mistakes preclude any kind of happily-ever-after?

 

Also, look for appearances by the beloved O’Neils, who are also involved in gang prevention.

 

If you like the Bayview Heights series, stories about troubled teens and medical romance be sure to read COP OF THE YEAR, BECAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS, COUNT ON ME and IF YOU WERE MINE.

 

Praise for Bayview Heights books:

“Master storyteller Kathryn Shay pens an emotionally powerful tale that leaves you breathless. Woven into this riveting plot are wonderfully written characters that grab your heart and don't let go. Bravo Ms. Shay!" RT Book Reviews

 

“Ms. Shay writes a strong and compelling dissertation on a very real and complicated social issue of our time, weaving in an unforgettable, touching love story.” Old Book Barn Gazette

 

“Shay makes this a story of hope, not despair. The ending almost brought me to tears. Three cheers!” The Romance Reader

 Welcome to one of Kathryn Shay’s high school dramas. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kids and the men and women who teach them!
"In COP OF THE YEAR (4 1/2 Stars Gold Medal), master storyteller Kathryn Shay pens an emotionally powerful tale that leaves you breathless. Woven into this riveting plot are wonderfully written characters that grab your heart and don't let go. Bravo Ms. Shay!" RT Book Reviews

Winner of Best Superromance of the Year and Gold Medal rating, the Golden Leaf Award and the Desert Quill Award as well as numerous 5 star ratings from reviewers.

When by-the-book Captain Mitch Malvaso is forced to work in a high school clazzroom to improve relationships between At Risk kids and the police department, he’s disconcerted about working with teenagers. But when he meets unorthodox teacher, Cassie Smith, his world goes off kilter. So does Cassie’s. She totally against all he stands for, so why is it she finds herself attracted to him? The further they go into the year, the more they’re drawn to each other. The kids also come to care about Mitch, and because of his past in Vietnam, he tries to distance himself from everybody. He can’t, and he must learn to accept Cassie and her kids into his life permanently. With several highly emotional scenes and deeply moving situations, this story will go straight to your heart.

“Kathryn Shay writes from the heart! Her stories are about real people with real lives. You will laugh and cry with her characters. COP OF THE YEAR is sure to be one of the best books to hit the shelves this year!” The Literary Times

“Prepare yourself for a fabulous emotional ride that will have you reaching for the tissues and leave you with a renewed sense of hope.” Genie Romex Reviews

“Kathryn Shay has penned a most unusual novel. The teacher/cop relationship feels natural enough, and the dialogue is a standout. But oddly enough, though I found the romance to be satisfying, it's the secondary characters of the kids I remember most from the story. The teenage pregnancies, the gang involvement, the drug usage all are a part of today's high school scene, but Shay makes this a story of hope, not despair. The ending almost brought me to tears. Three cheers!” The Romance Reader

“Ms. Shay writes a strong and compelling dissertation on a very real and complicated social issue of our time, weaving in an unforgettable, touching love story.” Old Book Barn Gazette
I have debts to pay and secrets to keep. When someone threatens my life, I crash into him: Jackson Ludlow

The recluse billionaire of New York

Once, he had everything a man could want. Then, he lost the only thing that he ever loved.


So, he spent four years holed up in his mansion doing the only thing he knew how to do: make money. 


We are all wrong for each other. He’s cold, uninterested and demanding. 

I’m impatient and inexperienced. 


The only thing we have in common is that we both have secrets. 

And the closer we get, the more they threaten to destroy us.


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