The Betrayal

Sexy Men...Sassy Women

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Welcome to Sexy Men…Sassy Women

 

A bestselling author, a medevac pilot, a hotshot lawyer, a bodyguard, a football coach and a children’s book author…all sexy, sensitive men who can be stubborn and infuriating.

 

A reclusive artist, a CEO, a family court judge, a businesswoman, a college professor and a celebrity food channel host… all successful, smart and sassy women who try to tame the men they love.

 

In book one, THE BETRAYAL, Darcy Weston flees to her grandparents’ abandoned farm after her stepfather rapes her. There, she meets Jordan Mackenzie, a local boy, and the friendship of a lifetime begins. In subsequent years, the two young people try to stay in touch from their disparate worlds, but eventually they drift apart.

 

Flash forward twelve years. Jordan is an accomplished teacher and Darcy, an internationally famous, reclusive artist. They meet again when Jordan publishes a book that reveals secrets about Darcy's past. They are thrown together first over the scandal his book creates, then over a murder. Once again, they turn to each other for help and comfort as they deal with police investigations, a variety of suspects from each other's worlds, and a passion between them which won't be denied.

 

Praise for THE BETRAYAL:


"This is definitely a page turner (I stayed up way too late because I just couldn't put it down!!), and there's enough romance to keep your heart fluttering."


"It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a book as much as THE BETRAYAL. I've always been a huge Kathryn Shay fan mainly because her books are unique, meaningful and never trite. This one is no exception. If you enjoy good writing, love stories and suspense like I do, fire up your Kindle and start this book. You won't be disappointed."


"Kathryn Shay is no typical romance writer, but she sure does know how to paint a hot love scene with words!!"


Don’t miss all the books in the Sexy Men…Sassy Women series. While not connected by characters and plot, in all six books, you’ll find the men sexy and women sassy.


The Betrayal (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 1)

Stay With Me (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 2)

Ties that Bind (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 3)

The Bodyguard ((Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 4)

Playing for Keeps (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 5)

Dancing in the Dark (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 6)

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Ocean View Books
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Mar 3, 2011
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9781452469638
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Welcome to Sexy Men…Sassy Women

 

A bestselling author, a medevac pilot, a hotshot lawyer, a bodyguard, a football coach and a children’s book author…all sexy, sensitive men who can be stubborn and infuriating.

 

A reclusive artist, a CEO, a family court judge, a businesswoman, a college professor and a celebrity food channel host… all successful, smart and sassy women who try to tame the men they love.

 

Kathryn Shay would like to thank Mercy Flight Base in Canandaigua, New York, which served as the basis for her research for this book. She is grateful for all the hours the dedicated pilots, paramedics and staff spent with her.

 

In STAY WITH ME, Guardian Flight Base, a search and rescue air ambulance service, needs another helicopter and Alexis Castle has come to Catasaga Lake to see if her company, Castle Industries, deems them worthy of grant money. She finds out that they are very deserving, but not before she falls in love with their head pilot, Spence Keagan, a set-in-his-ways, untrusting man. Both Spence and Alexis know getting involved smacks of impropriety, but they can’t help themselves. They’re further bound together when their two kids, both of whom are estranged from their parents, form a bond of their own. Complicated and intense, this relationship sets the stage for some high powered action and passionate love scenes.


Praise for STAY WITH ME:

 

"One of the best features of this romance is the authentic air ambulance/search and rescue backdrop. I enjoyed reading this family focused romance."

 

“STAY WITH ME is a warm relationship drama that highlights the interchange between three generations of two dysfunctional families. The lead characters, their fathers and their children behave like real people struggling to find a connection between one another. Kathryn Shay, whose firefighter series was a blazing success, scores with another triumph that echoes the need of love and understanding to forge a bonded family.”

 

"Shay's research is, of course, extensive, but she doesn't beat you over the head with it. The details of what it is to be part of a helicopter rescue team are there, but more importantly, her characters make it all human." All About Romance

 

Don’t miss all the books in the Sexy Men…Sassy Women series. While not connected by characters and plot, in all six books, you’ll find the men sexy and women sassy.

 

The Betrayal (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 1)

Stay With Me (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 2)

Ties that Bind (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 3)

The Bodyguard ((Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 4)

Playing for Keeps (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 5)

Dancing in the Dark (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 6) 

Welcome to Sexy Men…Sassy Women

 

A bestselling author, a medevac pilot, a hotshot lawyer, a bodyguard, a football coach and a children’s book author…all sexy, sensitive men who can be stubborn and infuriating.

 

A reclusive artist, a CEO, a family court judge, a businesswoman, a college professor and a celebrity food channel host… all successful, smart and sassy women who try to tame the men they love.

 

In THE BODYGUARD, when Cord McKay saves Stacey Webb from an attack, she has no idea he’s played a devastating role in her past. After a second incident, she insists he become her bodyguard. Both Cord, who is guilt-ridden, and her father, who hates Cord with a righteous passion, balk at the idea but Stacey wins out. Though he tries to remain distant and remote, a vehicle accident and a kidnapping attempt bring Stacey and Cord together and nothing can stop the irrepressible attraction and ensuing love between these two very appealing characters.

 

Praise for THE BODYGUARD:


“In THE BODYGUARD, a frightened young woman falls for her brooding protector, not realizing the shattering secret he carries about her past. A fast-rising star, Kathryn Shay captures our hearts with her vividly appealing lovers whose smoldering romance thrills us to the very last page.” RT Book Reviews 

 

“Witty…very alpha male…great dialogue…great banter between hero and heroine…” Goodreads

 

“It's great if you like romance stories about bodyguards who cross the line of professionalism and bleep their principle. Hum, should I admit I do?” 

 

 

Don’t miss all the books in the Sexy Men…Sassy Women series. While not connected by characters and plot, in all six books, you’ll find the men sexy and women sassy.

 

The Betrayal (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 1)

Stay With Me (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 2)

Ties that Bind (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 3)

The Bodyguard ((Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 4)

Playing for Keeps (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 5)

Dancing in the Dark (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 6)

 Welcome to Sexy Men…Sassy Women

 

A bestselling author, a medevac pilot, a hotshot lawyer, a bodyguard, a football coach and a children’s book author…all sexy, sensitive men who can be stubborn and infuriating.

 

A reclusive artist, a CEO, a family court judge, a businesswoman, a college professor and a celebrity food channel host… all successful, smart and sassy women who try to tame the men they love.

 

In PLAYING FOR KEEPS, the Buckland Bulls professional football team sets up their summer training camp at Beckett College, and former linebacker, Mike “The King” Kingston, now a celebrity coach, upsets Dr. Jacelyn Ross’ academic life. First he mistakes her for a student where, in reality, she heads the business department. Then he accuses her of being a biased, stuffy teacher. But when he muscles his way into her personal life, and worse, falls for her, Jacelyn experiences a totally different kind of emotion. Faced with accusations of professional misbehavior, Jacelyn won’t admit she likes the rugged coach and, eventually, that she’s fallen in love with him. Because they can’t avoid contact, tension mounts. 

 

Based on the football training camp of the Buffalo Bills at a college in upstate New York (where the author did extensive research), PLAYING FOR KEEPS combines real life conflict with a fictional love story that will knock your socks off.

 

Praise for PLAYING FOR KEEPS:


“The best thing Ms. Shay does is create a strong sensual tension between two people with two very different goals. Congratulations Ms. Shay for a deeply emotional and well thought out story.” The Best Reviews

 

“A great hero…sympathetic as all get out…decent, warmhearted…a good dad…treats the new woman in his life like a princess.” The Romance Reader

 

“Kathryn Shay scored the winning touchdown with this sweet tale of love.” The Best Reviews



Don’t miss all the books in the Sexy Men…Sassy Women series. While not connected by characters and plot, in all six books, you’ll find the men sexy and women sassy.

 

The Betrayal (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 1)

Stay With Me (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 2)

Ties that Bind (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 3)

The Bodyguard ((Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 4)

Playing for Keeps (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 5)

Dancing in the Dark (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 6) 

Welcome to Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book

 

A bestselling author, a medevac pilot, a hotshot lawyer, a bodyguard, a football coach and a children’s book author…all sexy, sensitive men who can be stubborn and infuriating.

 

A reclusive artist, a CEO, a family court judge, a businesswoman, a college professor and a celebrity food channel host… all successful, smart and sassy women who try to tame the men they love.

 

In DANCING IN THE DARK, celebrity Cooking Network host and bestselling cookbook author, Clarissa Boneli, has a critical car accident and doesn’t remember who she is or what she’s done with her life. Worse, she doesn’t recognize the man she loves. But piece by piece, she begins to see there were two Clares: one who loved her friends and made time for them. And one who became aloof and sophisticated and didn’t seem to care who she hurt.

 

Children’s books author and illustrator Brady Langston is heartbroken when Clare doesn’t remember him. They were best friends, and shared their personal and professional lives for years. He can’t believe she could forget all they meant to each other. At least not the old Clare. After all, hadn’t the new Clare left him in the dust?

 

Irrevocable mistakes and dark secrets are revealed to the reader as Clare remembers them. Along with those, she has fleeting glimpses of tender moments and sensual intimacies that hint at the man Clare truly loves.

 

BONUS: Food lovers everywhere will relish the world of glamorous cooking shows and be privy to the recipes Clare creates and the stories that go with them. As a bonus feature, CLARISSA’S KITCHEN is included with this package.It’s a cookbook containing the recipes in the novel, many from Mary Grace Boneli, the author’s grandmother, some from the author’s extended family, the Ruoccos and meals from Kathryn’s nuclear family’s kitchen. If you love Italian food, there are plenty of dishes for you!

 

Reader praise for DANCING IN THE DARK:



“Shay's depiction of Clarissa and Brady's chemistry is excellent. They're very obviously meant for one another.” RT BOOK REVIEWS

 

“I really enjoyed reading this book. The plot was fast-driven and interesting. I absolutely loved the main characters introduced in the book.”

 

“What a fantastic book. I found myself thoroughly engrossed by the story. As I learned more about Clarissa Boneli, I truly began to care for her and her life. I thought Brady Langston was a dreamboat. A story that I won’t forget anytime soon.”

 

 

Don’t miss all the books in the Sexy Men…Sassy Women series. While not connected by characters and plot, in all six books, you’ll find the men sexy and women sassy.

 

The Betrayal (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 1)

Stay With Me (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 2)

Ties that Bind (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 3)

The Bodyguard ((Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 4)

Playing for Keeps (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 5)

Dancing in the Dark (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 6) 

Welcome to Sexy Men…Sassy Women

 

A bestselling author, a medevac pilot, a hotshot lawyer, a bodyguard, a football coach and a children’s book author…all sexy, sensitive men who can be stubborn and infuriating.

 

A reclusive artist, a CEO, a family court judge, a businesswoman, a college professor and a celebrity food channel host… all successful, smart and sassy women who try to tame the men they love.

 

Kathryn Shay would like to thank Mercy Flight Base in Canandaigua, New York, which served as the basis for her research for this book. She is grateful for all the hours the dedicated pilots, paramedics and staff spent with her.

 

In STAY WITH ME, Guardian Flight Base, a search and rescue air ambulance service, needs another helicopter and Alexis Castle has come to Catasaga Lake to see if her company, Castle Industries, deems them worthy of grant money. She finds out that they are very deserving, but not before she falls in love with their head pilot, Spence Keagan, a set-in-his-ways, untrusting man. Both Spence and Alexis know getting involved smacks of impropriety, but they can’t help themselves. They’re further bound together when their two kids, both of whom are estranged from their parents, form a bond of their own. Complicated and intense, this relationship sets the stage for some high powered action and passionate love scenes.


Praise for STAY WITH ME:

 

"One of the best features of this romance is the authentic air ambulance/search and rescue backdrop. I enjoyed reading this family focused romance."

 

“STAY WITH ME is a warm relationship drama that highlights the interchange between three generations of two dysfunctional families. The lead characters, their fathers and their children behave like real people struggling to find a connection between one another. Kathryn Shay, whose firefighter series was a blazing success, scores with another triumph that echoes the need of love and understanding to forge a bonded family.”

 

"Shay's research is, of course, extensive, but she doesn't beat you over the head with it. The details of what it is to be part of a helicopter rescue team are there, but more importantly, her characters make it all human." All About Romance

 

Don’t miss all the books in the Sexy Men…Sassy Women series. While not connected by characters and plot, in all six books, you’ll find the men sexy and women sassy.

 

The Betrayal (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 1)

Stay With Me (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 2)

Ties that Bind (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 3)

The Bodyguard ((Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 4)

Playing for Keeps (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 5)

Dancing in the Dark (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 6) 

A family of heroes, all in dangerous jobs, all irrevocably tied to those they love. Read about the Marino clan in this fast-paced, emotional new series, To Serve and Protect, by NYT bestselling author Kathryn Shay. 

 

Gabe Marino has been a disgraced Secret Service agent since his advance team in South America fouled up. After he helps the president solve a case involving his sister, Gabe is on the verge of getting exactly what he wants: a spot on the coveted Presidential Protection Detail.  He’s known Macy Stevens and her son for years, helping her out after her agent husband was killed and befriending the troubled child. Just as Gabe is preparing to go to the White House, sparks fly between him and Macy. But he can’t give up his dream of restoring his reputation in the service and she can’t marry another agent who wants to spend his life in the kill zone. Exactly who is going to give up what to pursue this doomed romance? 

 

SAY YOU’LL STAY gives readers an in-depth look at training Secret Service recruits, a peek into the life of a boy with emotional disorders and the man who befriends him, and a tender love story that you won’t want to end. The book will have you pulling out the Kleenex. 

 

If you liked ABOVE AND BEYOND, be sure to read the entire To Serve and Protect series:  ABOVE AND BEYOND, SAY YOU’LL STAY, ONLY WITH YOU, NO OTHER LOVE and COME BACK TO ME.

 

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF KATHRYN SHAY 

“Kathryn Shay blends romance and realism to flawless perfection. There’s no stopping this gifted author.” The Literary Times.  

 

“What can I say about the talented Kathryn Shay? She writes a well-paced, terrifically plotted novel filled with real feelings and believable dialogue. Highly recommended.” The Romance Reader Connection   

 

“With brilliant characterization and sizzling sensuality, fast rising star Kathryn Shay gifts us with an emotional powerhouse of a love story.” RT Book Reviews  

  **Same story...updated cover!**

Sam “Mozart” Reed’s life changed the day his little sister was found abused and murdered when he was fifteen. He’s spent the past nineteen years looking for the serial killer who took his sister from him and ruined his family. Using his connections, and SEAL training, Mozart believes he’s finally tracked the killer to the town of Big Bear, California. 

 Summer Pack is working in a crappy motel up at Big Bear Lake until she can find something better, more meaningful, more real. Living in an unhealthy situation, she meets a man who is everything she’s ever dreamed about and who helps her see that there are some people in the world who will actually do what they say they will. 

But somewhere in Big Bear a killer is waiting to strike again. Watching for the perfect victim.

**Protecting Summer is the 4th book in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s recommended you read the books in order to get maximum enjoyment out of the series.

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Read what others are saying about New York Times bestselling author, Susan Stoker:

"Riveting action and characters you'll love!” Elle James, NYT Bestselling Author

“If you love alpha heroes and nail-biting romantic suspense, then you can’t go wrong with Susan Stoker.” Sawyer Bennett, NYT Bestselling Author

“Nail biting suspense, heartwarming charm, and downright sexy characters you can't help but fall in love with.” Lainey Reese, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Nobody does intense action better than Susan Stoker” Desiree Holt, USAT Bestselling Author

“Another winner! Sexy and action-packed, what I’ve come to expect from Susan Stoker! Cristin Harber, NYT Bestselling Author

"Susan does romantic suspense right! Edge of my seat + smokin' hot = read ALL of her books! Now.” Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author

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Protecting Julie

Protecting Melody

Protecting the Future

Protecting Kiera

Protecting Dakota

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Welcome to Sexy Men…Sassy Women

 

A bestselling author, a medevac pilot, a hotshot lawyer, a bodyguard, a football coach and a children’s book author…all sexy, sensitive men who can be stubborn and infuriating.

 

A reclusive artist, a CEO, a family court judge, a businesswoman, a college professor and a celebrity food channel host… all successful, smart and sassy women who try to tame the men they love.

 

In THE BODYGUARD, when Cord McKay saves Stacey Webb from an attack, she has no idea he’s played a devastating role in her past. After a second incident, she insists he become her bodyguard. Both Cord, who is guilt-ridden, and her father, who hates Cord with a righteous passion, balk at the idea but Stacey wins out. Though he tries to remain distant and remote, a vehicle accident and a kidnapping attempt bring Stacey and Cord together and nothing can stop the irrepressible attraction and ensuing love between these two very appealing characters.

 

Praise for THE BODYGUARD:


“In THE BODYGUARD, a frightened young woman falls for her brooding protector, not realizing the shattering secret he carries about her past. A fast-rising star, Kathryn Shay captures our hearts with her vividly appealing lovers whose smoldering romance thrills us to the very last page.” RT Book Reviews 

 

“Witty…very alpha male…great dialogue…great banter between hero and heroine…” Goodreads

 

“It's great if you like romance stories about bodyguards who cross the line of professionalism and bleep their principle. Hum, should I admit I do?” 

 

 

Don’t miss all the books in the Sexy Men…Sassy Women series. While not connected by characters and plot, in all six books, you’ll find the men sexy and women sassy.

 

The Betrayal (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 1)

Stay With Me (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 2)

Ties that Bind (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 3)

The Bodyguard ((Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 4)

Playing for Keeps (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 5)

Dancing in the Dark (Sexy Men…Sassy Women Book 6)

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