It Had To Be You

Hidden Cove

Book 5
Ocean View Books
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 Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America’s Bravest. Read one of the novels that resulted from her intense relationship with firefighters!
“Kathryn Shay loves firefighters, and if you didn't love them before, you'll love them after reading some of her books featuring firefighting heroes and heroines.” Judith Arnold, Romance Writer

Army veteran Beckett Sloan is just trying to make it through the day. After having spent twenty years in the service, he was given an opportunity to join the fire department in Hidden Cove, NY, on an elite crew called the Rescue Squad. There’s one catch. He has to attend a support group for firefighters, police officers and veterans with PTSD, a malady which caused the breakup of his marriage and the estrangement of his son. At the first session, he meets Lela Allen, a former army medic, who’s divorcing her army husband because of his inability to manage his own post traumatic syndrome. Though Lela and Beck are attracted to each other, they resist it. When both their children show symptoms of PTSD, common in kids of sufferers, a lasting relationship between Lela and Beck seems doomed. But fate has other things in mind for them, for their children and for two veterans of war whose experiences are also featured in the book. With the backdrop of a modern fire department and exciting fire scenes, this highly charged emotional drama will bring tears to the readers’ eyes as everybody struggles through this untenable situation.

Praise for Kathryn Shay’s Firefighter books

“Shay’s powerful characters and emotional topics strike a chord with her readers and have earned her a well-deserved place among the top romance authors.” Waldenbooks Romantic Reader

“Powerful and compelling, this novel reinforces Shay’s well-earned reputation as a first rate storyteller.” Booklist
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Publisher
Ocean View Books
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Published on
Dec 2, 2014
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781939501004
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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 spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Bravest. Read the firefighter romance books that resulted from her intense relationship with firefighters! 


Fire Department Psychologist Jack Harrison has spent his life helping firefighters in Hidden Cove deal with firefighting deaths, PTSD, broken marriages, the fear of spouses for their loved ones, and a variety of firefighter romances. He is especially beloved by the Malvasos, as revealed in the previous family saga novels. But when he goes to upstate New York to train incognito with a recruit class, he meets Captain Tess Righetti, unaware of her connection to the famous Italian family. And he clashes big time with her about her stern approach to teaching the recruits. 

Then, one night after she is injured, their contact unexpectedly explodes into sizzling passion, but because of circumstances, Jack never contacts her again. Until she moves to Hidden Cove. Tempers flare, sparks fly and fireworks follow them everywhere. Readers will be surprised at the twists and turns of the seventh book in the Hidden Cove firefighter series.


Praise for Kathryn Shay’s Firefighter Books

“Inspiring and emotionally invigorating…a true hero’s tale.” RT Book Reviews 


“This powerful, emotionally realistic book is the first of Shay's series about the men and women who put their lives on the line every day and how that dedication and commitment affect all those around them. Poignant and compelling, this novel reinforces Shay's well-earned reputation as a first-rate storyteller.” Shelley Mosley, American Library Association. 


“A superb contemporary romance that grabs you in the prologue and won’t let go until you’ve read the final page. Bravo, Ms. Shay!” The Romance Readers Connection

“One of the best running collections on the market today.” A Reader


USA TODAY bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Bravest. Read the novels that resulted from her intense relationship with firefighters!

“Powerhouse author Shay follows up AFTER THE FIRE with another dramatic and dynamic thriller. Her complex and unforgettable characters breathe life into this truly intense novel.” RT Book Reviews

Fire Chief Noah Callahan can’t understand what’s going on in his department. A series of arson fires, broken equipment and unusual accidents plague the firefighters. It’s no surprise when he comes under investigation by Captain Eve Woodward from the Office of Fire Prevention and Control. She arrives in Hidden Cove believing he’s guilty, but soon begins to respect, understand and care about this very good man. A second storyline follows hotshot Zach Malvaso as he befriends, then falls in love with tough, aloof firefighter Casey Brennan. Together Casey and Zach confront their demons and alter the course of their lives.

"Shay has crafted another gripping tale, and her many fans will be delighted to return to Hidden Cove and see what's happened to their favorite characters since AFTER THE FIRE." Shelley Mosley Booklist

“An exhilarating, fiery romance.” Midwest Book Reviews

"Shay’s powerful characters and emotional topics strike a chord with her readers and have earned her a well-deserved place among the top romance authors.” Waldenbooks Romantic Reader 

 He was the most upstanding lieutenant in the department, until he made a critical error in judgement that almost ended his career. And she’s a mistake just waiting to happen.

 

Fate has been cruel to Lieutenant Jake Scarlatta. His father died when he was ten, his best friend stabbed him in the back and his marriage went sour. When he’s saddled with a female firefighter on his crew, he knows trouble is coming his way again.

 

Chelsea Whitmore is a pariah in the RFD. A stellar firefighter and competitive weight lifter, she assumes none of that will matter this time around either. When Scarlatta says he’ll help her fit in, she doesn’t believe a word he says. She plans to keep her head down and her heart safe from more bruising.

 

But when she’s accused of one rookie mistake after another on the line, that she knows she didn’t make, all hell breaks loose.

 

If that isn’t bad enough Chelsea finds herself falling for Jake. And he feels the same.

Can things get any worse?

 

With cutting edge fire scenes, exploding passion at the station house, and emotions shooting off the charts, readers will gasp at the stunning conclusion to this suspenseful and scorching story.

 

Cameo appearances from your favorite guys in Hidden Cove will delight readers.

Be sure to follow up with the rest of the Rockford Fire Department Series: FEEL THE HEAT, RISKING IT ALL and NEVER FAR AWAY, as well as all of the Hidden Cove Firefighters series.

 

*** NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Bravest.

 Welcome to The Educators, a riveting contemporary romance series about today’s schools by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay. Veteran teacher Shay returns to one of her favorite settings and vividly portrays the teachers, administrators and students of Crystal Corners High School. As is her trademark, sizzling romances are back-dropped by controversial, complicated and sometimes dangerous situations. 
"Kathryn Shay clearly has lived the life of a teacher--a good teacher! As a former teacher myself, I loved the insights the young female lead character in MAYBE THIS TIME had regarding her students, and the way teaching was her life, not just her job. And the love scenes burned with excitement! Great job Ms. Shay!!" A Reader 

In MAYBE THIS TIME, Delaney Dawson, a good teacher, has just been transferred to the high school. Her lessons are innovative, she participates in school activities and her students love her. But when she hooks up with the Gage Grayson, the father of a girl she has in class, a myriad of problems occur. At first, the two adults don’t know of their connection through Stephanie. And Stephanie hates her father, which jeopardizes the troubled teen’s burgeoning relationship with her teacher. 

Gage is shocked by his white-hot attraction to Delaney Dawson. She’s totally different from him, but he can’t stay away from her. However, his daughter needs her more than he does, so he tries distancing her. 
But when they learn that Steph is being lured in by a bad crowd with a proclivity towards school violence, all three must work together to prevent deadly consequences.

If you like books about teacher romance, high school romance, reunion romance, opposites attract romance and teacher student relationships, look for the other two stories in the Educators series: STILL THE ONE and SOMEONE LIKE YOU. 

Praise for MAYBE THIS TIME:

“The Educators series has been excellent. This last book was a fitting end. Unlike some of Ms Shay's other series this one doesn't leave me hanging about secondary characters.”

“I love the idea of teachers & students. Kathryn Shay has great way of telling a story--love it.” 

“Shay is an awesome writer! I buy every book. This series seems as good as the Hidden Cove Fire Department series. You won't be sorry you bought this book!!”
Editorial Reviews

"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words

"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers

"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens

"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog

"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews

Synopsis

Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.

The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.

But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…

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