Still The One

The Educators

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Ocean View Books
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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.

“As always Kathryn Shay tackles what most see as unthinkable material for a romance novel and ends up with a winner of a book. Her characters are just so human! Another one I couldn't put down…such a good read.” A reader

In STILL THE ONE, Annie Jacobs has made something of herself after a rough adolescence. A single parent, she’s now the mother of twin boys, a respected and well-liked English teacher and has good friends. But when her former high school teacher, Dylan Kane, comes back to town, Annie’s carefully created world starts to crumble. She and Dylan have a past, one which almost destroyed her. Now, he wants to be the next principal of her school. Annie’s afraid their previous relationship will endanger the job she loves. She’s even more fearful that her feelings for Dylan will rekindle, or worse, never died.

Dylan doesn’t know he almost destroyed Annie all those years ago, but he feels guilty about developing feelings for her, a student! He did the honorable thing by leaving town, but now he’s back, unaware that she teaches in the school where he’s applying for a principleship. But Dylan is sure of one thing—this time, he can never leave the wonderful woman she’s become.

If you like books about teacher romance, high school romance, reunion romance and teacher student relationships, look for the other two stories in the Educators series: SOMEONE LIKE YOU and MAYBE THIS TIME

Reader Praise for STILL THE ONE:

"Kathryn Shay never shies away from tough or controversial subject matter. I thought all the issues in this book were handled with care, and ably so. She made both characters immensely appealing, so I was really rooting for them to make it work. It was as difficult for the reader to find a way out of their predicament as it was for Annie and Dylan. But Shay comes up with the perfect (and only, IMO) solution available to them." Lori Sherden, Goodreads

“I love this series by Kathryn Shay. She writes such passionate stories that take you into heart and lives of the story.”

“I am a retired librarian from a middle school where I worked for 25 years. Ms. Shay's books make me feel like I am right there again.”
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About the author

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 Shay sold her first book to Harlequin Superromance. Since that first sale, Kathryn has written twenty-one books for Harlequin, nine mainstream contemporary romances for the Berkley Publishing Group, and two online novellas, which Berkley then published in traditional print format.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 BookClub Magazine Reviewers Choice Awards, three Holt Medallions, two Desert Quill Awards, the Golden Leaf Award, and several online accolades. 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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Ocean View Books
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Dec 5, 2010
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90
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9781452497068
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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 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. 
“There are hot issues of the day to address in this book...The story is heartbreaking, one I'm sure is not unique at all... Another solid read from Shay.” Lori Sherden, Goodreads 

In SOMEONE LIKE YOU, teacher Brie Gorman and Coach Nick Corelli have been at odds for years. She never liked the sexy jock himself, and hates how the school tends to coddle athletes. But when one of Brie’s students, the star quarterback of the football team, goes into a downward spiral, she and Nick must work together to help him.

Nick and Brie live in two different worlds. She’s the sophisticated type and he’s all about sports. So he’s shocked when he develops feelings for her. But she’s key in helping one of his players and he’s forced into proximity with her. A fiery passion they can’t ignore erupts between them, even when they clash over the best way to save the boy’s life. 

If you like books about teacher romance, high school romance, opposites attract romance and teacher student relationships, look for the other two stories in the Educators series: STILL THE ONE and MAYBE THIS TIME 

Reader Praise for SOMEONE LIKE YOU

“I love Kathryn Shay's books and this one did not disappoint. I look forward to seeing what she writes next.”

“I have always relied on Kathryn Shay's books for relaxation and for a most enjoyable, realistic story. SOMEONE LIKE YOU is just that! I found it hard to put down after I started to read, and - in fact - didn't put it down until I finished...it was that good!”

“Ms Shay did it again ... another heartfelt story dealing with real life issues. I read a lot but have never seen an author continuously write about how real people can deal with difficult situations. Her knowledge is appreciated as she imparts some serious problems in schools today.”
 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!!”
 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.

 

In STILL THE ONE, Annie Jacobs has made something of herself after a rough adolescence. A single parent, she’s now the mother of twin boys, a respected and well-liked English teacher and has good friends. But when her former high school teacher, Dylan Kane, comes back to town, Annie’s carefully created world starts to crumble. She and Dylan have a past, one which almost destroyed her.

 

"Kathryn Shay never shies away from tough or controversial subject matter. I thought all the issues in STILL THE ONE were handled with care, and ably so. She made both characters immensely appealing, so I was really rooting for them to make it work. It was as difficult for the reader to find a way out of their predicament as it was for Annie and Dylan. But Shay comes up with the perfect (and only, IMO) solution available to them." Lori Sherden, Goodreads

 

In SOMEONE LIKE YOU, teacher Brie Gorman and Coach Nick Corelli have been at odds for years. She never liked the sexy jock himself, and hates how the school tends to coddle athletes. But when one of Brie’s students, the star quarterback of the football team, goes into a downward spiral, she and Nick must work together to help him. When sparks of a different kind flare between them, the two of them react in unexpected ways.

 

“In SOMEONE LIKE YOU, Ms Shay did it again...another heartfelt story dealing with real life issues. I read a lot but have never seen an author continuously write about how real people can deal with difficult situations. Her knowledge is appreciated as she imparts some serious problems in schools today. “ 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.

 

Praise for MAYBE THIS TIME:

"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 

 Kathryn Shay creates a world of politics, gangs and her forte--the problems of teenagers. This is the first in the O'Neil Family trilogy!

“SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN is a wonderfully written, emotional and extraordinary read and truly deserves a five-star rating.” Affaire de Coeur

Bailey O’Neil, aka, the Street Angel, has been the arch enemy of Senator Clay Wainwright since he was a district attorney and she a young, idealistic social worker. He put her in jail for harboring a teen offender and never looked back. Eleven years later, she’s a thorn in his side as an anti-gang specialist trying to get kids out of gangs. While Clay wants to put them in jail, Bailey is determined to help these troubled teenagers make good lives for themselves. But when Bailey and Clay are thrown together on the mayor’s task force, the impossible happens—they’re attracted to each other. Their passion erupts early on, and only grows stronger the further they get into a relationship. When they fall deeply in love, their conflicting views drive a wedge between them. Both the Street Angel and the Senator must find a way to deal with their differences in order to make a life together.

Available also: the O’Neil brothers’ stories in CLOSE TO YOU and TAKING THE HEAT

"Once again, Shay shines in this starkly realistic story of gang members and people involved in prevention and intervention programs. Shay pulls no punches when describing brutal events, and secondary characters, including Clay's environmentalist son, Bailey's overprotective brothers, and Taz, a member of the notorious Good Girls gang, are especially well developed. This powerful story will stay with readers long after they finish the book. *Starred Review* Shelley Mosley, American Library Association.

“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

“What we get in SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN is Clay and Bailey fighting each other in the media but heating up the sheets (or the stairs, elevators, and the walls) with love making. Talk about a hot book filled with great dialogue and love scenes.” A Reader

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 novels that resulted from her intense relationship with firefighters!"I'm a firefighter at heart so I loved the fact that the story outside of the romance was so researched and the author was very knowledgeable. The stories make the romance even better!!! I couldn't wait to read the next one I could find from Ms. Shay!"The Rescue Squad in the Hidden Cove Fire Department deals with all kinds of emergencies: blazing fires, horrific car accidents and a myriad of medical calls. Like most firefighters, they also have complicated personal relationships due to the nature of their jobs. In AMERICA'S BRAVEST, each of the six novellas details both the love and work of one firefighter with overarching themes of arson, a blogger out to discredit them, and balancing their personal and professional lives.In IN TOO DEEP, Captain Gabe Malvaso struggles with his attraction to Rachel Wellington, a firefighter on his squad. But when they're trapped in a basement, thinking they'll die, all bets are off.HOT SHOT picks up with Paramedic Brody O'Malley, who's happy with single life until a class reunion where he meets Emma Walsh, the only woman he ever loved. But because he broke her heart, she refuses to rekindle old flames.WORTH THE RISK follows Ryan O'Malley, Brody's twin cop brother, as he pursues prickly Lieutenant Felicia White, who's always disliked his "playboy" persona. But when they are forced to work together on an arson case, sparks fly.EL BOMBERO is the story of Firefighter Tony Ramirez and his beloved wife Sophia, sweethearts since high school, who run into the biggest challenge of their lives: Sophia can no longer tolerate the danger her husband is in every day.In RESCUE ME, twenty-four-year-old Sydney Sands saves the life of local businessman Max Delinsky only to fall head over heels in love with him. But trouble comes in merging the discrepancy in their ages and Max's difficulty with her past.TRIAL BY FIRE tells the story of Battalion Chief Cal Erikson who has been fighting for two years with blogger Parker Allen about the fire department. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself attracted to the feisty journalist with deep scars from her past. The arson case is solved but not before both their lives are endangered.In THE EPILOGUE, get a closer look at how all six couples live happily ever after!Reader Praise for AMERICA'S BRAVEST:"I couldn't put these books down. I'm a firefighter in Tennessee; some of this hit home to me. Thank you for a great series.""This collection of short stories had it all: mystery, romance, laughter and tears. I couldn't put the book (actually, my iPad) down! I had to tether myself to the outlet as I ran out of battery and couldn't wait to recharge my tablet.""The stories not only get into firefighter's lives, but there is very realistic and in-depth descriptions of the work they do and the training they undergo. It certainly gave me an even greater appreciation for our firefighters and policemen."Also available: Don't miss the rest of the firefighter romance series AFTER THE FIRE, ON THE LINE, NOTHING MORE TO LOSE, IT HAD TO BE YOU, CHASING THE FIRE, THE FIRE INSIDE
 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. 
“There are hot issues of the day to address in this book...The story is heartbreaking, one I'm sure is not unique at all... Another solid read from Shay.” Lori Sherden, Goodreads 

In SOMEONE LIKE YOU, teacher Brie Gorman and Coach Nick Corelli have been at odds for years. She never liked the sexy jock himself, and hates how the school tends to coddle athletes. But when one of Brie’s students, the star quarterback of the football team, goes into a downward spiral, she and Nick must work together to help him.

Nick and Brie live in two different worlds. She’s the sophisticated type and he’s all about sports. So he’s shocked when he develops feelings for her. But she’s key in helping one of his players and he’s forced into proximity with her. A fiery passion they can’t ignore erupts between them, even when they clash over the best way to save the boy’s life. 

If you like books about teacher romance, high school romance, opposites attract romance and teacher student relationships, look for the other two stories in the Educators series: STILL THE ONE and MAYBE THIS TIME 

Reader Praise for SOMEONE LIKE YOU

“I love Kathryn Shay's books and this one did not disappoint. I look forward to seeing what she writes next.”

“I have always relied on Kathryn Shay's books for relaxation and for a most enjoyable, realistic story. SOMEONE LIKE YOU is just that! I found it hard to put down after I started to read, and - in fact - didn't put it down until I finished...it was that good!”

“Ms Shay did it again ... another heartfelt story dealing with real life issues. I read a lot but have never seen an author continuously write about how real people can deal with difficult situations. Her knowledge is appreciated as she imparts some serious problems in schools today.”
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