Trust In Me

Lean On Me

Book 3
Ocean View Books
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As kids, the stock car racing town of Glen Oaks called them The Outlaws. Who knew the hoodlums on the street would grow up to be upstanding citizens? Their leader, Linc, has become a minister, but never got over his first love, Margo, now an atheist because of her upbringing in a religious cult. Beth is lonely after the death of her husband Danny, until Tucker, the man who blames himself for Danny’s death, comes to town. And Annie has overcome emotional and physical scars from her youthful marriage to Joe, but will her progress be enough when he reenters her life? In Book 3, TRUST IN ME, troubled teen Ronny reunites them, and in trying to help the boy, the three couples uncover a passion for each other that can no longer be denied.


Don’t miss all five books in the Lean On Me Series, heart-wrenching stories of teens in jeopardy and the adults who’ve dedicated their lives to helping them: PROMISES TO KEEP, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, TRUST IN ME, WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN and A PRICE WORTH PAYING.


Praise for TRUST IN ME: 

 “Filled with hope, this novel's emotionally charged plot delivers a read that is as memorable as it is moving.” RT Book Reviews Top Pick

“An unusual and compelling tale. I don’t know when I’ve been more involved in a novel’s characters and story.” The Romance Reader

“A master story teller…don’t miss this book or you’ll be sorry you did.” Reader to Reader Reviews

“Talk about emotional, heart-wrenching stories…be prepared for an extraordinary reading experience that will linger in your thoughts for a long time.” Tanzey Cutter, Old Book Barn Gazette

“This is definitely another hit for Kathryn Shay. The story…involves some very deep issues which some authors may not cover quite as well as Shay does.” A Reader

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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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Publisher
Ocean View Books
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Published on
Oct 20, 2014
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9781452482354
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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Single parent Nick DiMarco is out to prove something to himself and to the world. His ex-wife abandoned him and his two children to lead the life of a socialite. Now, Nick’s working two jobs and attending law school. But when his daughter’s counselor, Amanda Carson, tells him his child is suicidal, Nick must make difficult choices to save his family. Further complicating these issues are the feelings both Nick and Amanda, a woman too much like his ex, develop feelings for each other. In WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, Book 4, intense emotional scenes, a frightening look at teenage suicide and a love story that won’t be suppressed all combine to make this a powerful, heart-wrenching drama.

 

Don’t miss all five books in the Lean On Me Series, heart-wrenching stories of teens in jeopardy and the adults who’ve dedicated their lives to helping them: PROMISES TO KEEP, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, TRUST IN ME, WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN and A PRICE WORTH PAYING. 

 

Praise for WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN:

“Seldom have I read a more gut wrenching, emotionally riveting book. WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN weaves a tale of hopelessness, desperation, humor and salvation around a cast of exceptional characters. Hats off to Kathryn Shay. This is a keeper.” Rendezvous Magazine

"New talent Kathryn Shay bursts onto the scene with WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, an emotionally gripping story with brilliant characterization and sparkling touches of humor.” RT Book Reviews Gold Medal Rating

 

"In WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, Kathryn Shay has penned a story that will make every parent want to go home and hug their children. Romances readers will love Nick and Amanda and will be on the edge of their seats waiting for them to learn the power of true love." Genie Romance Exchange

 

“Kathryn Shay delivers a stunning novel that addresses some social issues with a powerful yet compassionate touch. Ms. Shay is an incredibly gifted author who pulls no punches.” Affair de Coeur

When Callie Casewell tells her husband Nick Muscato she’s pregnant with another man’s child, and hours later, he’s accused of sexual misconduct with a student, they’re shocked by what is sure to destroy their marriage. After all, she’d followed him to Vassar so he could pursue his dream of being a major league baseball player and spent years in limbo about her own career. But even then, they dealt with an injury that caused Nick to lose his dreams, his inability to have children and Callie’s yearning to return to their Alma Mater and teach. Though this stress might split up a lesser couple, In A PRICE WORTH PAYING, Book 5, Nick and Callie fight the accusation and try to keep their marriage together.

 

Don’t miss all five books in the Lean On Me Series, heart-wrenching stories of teens in jeopardy and the adults who’ve dedicated their lives to helping them. PROMISES TO KEEP, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, TRUST IN ME, WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN and A PRICE WORTH PAYING. 

 

Praise A PRICE WORTH PAYING:

“I started the book well after midnight...almost didn't sleep... and woke only to continue reading and finished it out in one fell swoop.”

 

“It was so refreshing to read a book about an imperfect couple who have been married a long time with big problems in their relationship but a determination to save the marriage.”

 

“Overall a good read. Subject matter was very serious, but done very well. It also had enough of a mystery going on that it keeps the reader engaged.”

 

“This has been by far one of the best books I have read in a while!”

 

“This is pure drama with a very good dose of angst thrown in. I wondered how these two could ever come back together again since what has torn them apart has become a runaway train. They both have to admit what their part is in what has happened to their love. Again......I love the teenagers in this book and Kathryn Shay knows how to write her kids (and adults).”

 

“Kathryn Shay is best at creating edgy plot lines from hot button issues, and creating a world where Romance characters heroically meet tough challenges. She is able to take the best from the Romance genre and complicate the lives of realistic and exceptional characters to create satisfying stories that don't shy away from the complexities of life - a must read!!!”

By-the-book Secret Service Agent Joe Stonehouse is assigned to work with rebel Agent Luke Ludzecky on a task force to combat school violence.  When they go undercover in Fairholm, NY, to a school flagged for an outbreak, they find that the institution is indeed in danger. But when Joe butts heads with principal Suzanna Quinn, and teacher Kelsey Cunningham gets close to her new student Luke, all their personal lives are turned upside down. In Book 1, PROMISES TO KEEP, follow the fast-paced plot ripped straight from the headlines and bask in the love stories that will make you believe in romance.

 

Don’t miss all five books in the Lean On Me Series, heart-wrenching stories of teens in jeopardy and the adults who’ve dedicated their lives to helping them: PROMISES TO KEEP, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, TRUST IN ME, WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN and A PRICE WORTH PAYING. 

 

Praise for PROMISES TO KEEP:

"Shay does an admirable job with a difficult subject, writing about school violence with sensitivity and realism and without shying away from any of the hard issues, such as the balance between the students' protection and their civil liberties." Shelley Mosley Booklist

 

“Kathryn Shay’s storytelling grabbed me on page one and her characters held me until the very last word.” Barbara Bretton, USA TODAY bestselling author.

 

“Kathryn Shay is a master of her craft. PROMISES TO KEEP will hold you on the edge of your seat with an ending you’ll remember long after you turn the last page.” USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Anderson.

 

"Kathryn Shay’s first mainstream romantic suspense is a gripping story that will haunt readers with its authenticity. And those who pick up a copy will find not one, but two absorbing romance threads, full of sensuality and fire. If ever the label of “sure thing” were deserved by a book, PROMISES TO KEEP is such a book.” The Romance Reader

 

“These are all living breathing people you might meet anywhere at any time. The action and suspense balance well with the love, so that neither plot is skimped upon. I eagerly await her next release.” Huntress Reviews

 

“A wonderful work of contemporary romance, with a plot ripped straight from the headlines. Kathryn Shay never disappoints.” NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Lisa Gardner

Three years after his wife’s death, Public Defender Luke Rayburn is still struggling with loneliness and the trials of being a single parent. But when his son Michael decides he wants to meet his biological mother, Luke must face one of the biggest challenges of his life. Who knew, when they both meet the haunted, beautiful Meredith Hunter, their lives would get inextricably bound together? Full of hot passion and tender family scenes, as well as insights into some explosive legal cases, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, Book 2, is sure to tug on your heart strings.

 

Don’t miss all five books in the Lean On Me Series, heart-wrenching stories of teens in jeopardy and the adults who’ve dedicated their lives to helping them: PROMISES TO KEEP, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, TRUST IN ME, WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN and A PRICE WORTH PAYING. 

 

Praise for MICHAEL’S FAMILY:

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

 

"Each page is pure seduction of the senses.” Genie Romex Reviews

 

"Once again, Kathryn Shay blends realism and romance to flawless perfection. Her strength lies in her ability to capture the voice of children with thoughtful insight into how they think and what they feel. The love story is passionate and bittersweet. There's no stopping this gifted author!" The Literary Times

 

“I quite enjoyed this story. I loved the characters - all of them and especially Michael, himself. The romance aspect was wonderfully written and had enough heat to satisfy this reader and her penchant for the more heated of romance novels.” A Reader

 

“Kathryn Shay's greatest gift as a writer is her ability to create characters who are real, relatable and human. She forces them to confront challenges real people might confront.” A Reader

Single parent Nick DiMarco is out to prove something to himself and to the world. His ex-wife abandoned him and his two children to lead the life of a socialite. Now, Nick’s working two jobs and attending law school. But when his daughter’s counselor, Amanda Carson, tells him his child is suicidal, Nick must make difficult choices to save his family. Further complicating these issues are the feelings both Nick and Amanda, a woman too much like his ex, develop feelings for each other. In WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, Book 4, intense emotional scenes, a frightening look at teenage suicide and a love story that won’t be suppressed all combine to make this a powerful, heart-wrenching drama.

 

Don’t miss all five books in the Lean On Me Series, heart-wrenching stories of teens in jeopardy and the adults who’ve dedicated their lives to helping them: PROMISES TO KEEP, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, TRUST IN ME, WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN and A PRICE WORTH PAYING. 

 

Praise for WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN:

“Seldom have I read a more gut wrenching, emotionally riveting book. WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN weaves a tale of hopelessness, desperation, humor and salvation around a cast of exceptional characters. Hats off to Kathryn Shay. This is a keeper.” Rendezvous Magazine

"New talent Kathryn Shay bursts onto the scene with WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, an emotionally gripping story with brilliant characterization and sparkling touches of humor.” RT Book Reviews Gold Medal Rating

 

"In WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, Kathryn Shay has penned a story that will make every parent want to go home and hug their children. Romances readers will love Nick and Amanda and will be on the edge of their seats waiting for them to learn the power of true love." Genie Romance Exchange

 

“Kathryn Shay delivers a stunning novel that addresses some social issues with a powerful yet compassionate touch. Ms. Shay is an incredibly gifted author who pulls no punches.” Affair de Coeur

By-the-book Secret Service Agent Joe Stonehouse is assigned to work with rebel Agent Luke Ludzecky on a task force to combat school violence.  When they go undercover in Fairholm, NY, to a school flagged for an outbreak, they find that the institution is indeed in danger. But when Joe butts heads with principal Suzanna Quinn, and teacher Kelsey Cunningham gets close to her new student Luke, all their personal lives are turned upside down. In Book 1, PROMISES TO KEEP, follow the fast-paced plot ripped straight from the headlines and bask in the love stories that will make you believe in romance.

 

Don’t miss all five books in the Lean On Me Series, heart-wrenching stories of teens in jeopardy and the adults who’ve dedicated their lives to helping them: PROMISES TO KEEP, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, TRUST IN ME, WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN and A PRICE WORTH PAYING. 

 

Praise for PROMISES TO KEEP:

"Shay does an admirable job with a difficult subject, writing about school violence with sensitivity and realism and without shying away from any of the hard issues, such as the balance between the students' protection and their civil liberties." Shelley Mosley Booklist

 

“Kathryn Shay’s storytelling grabbed me on page one and her characters held me until the very last word.” Barbara Bretton, USA TODAY bestselling author.

 

“Kathryn Shay is a master of her craft. PROMISES TO KEEP will hold you on the edge of your seat with an ending you’ll remember long after you turn the last page.” USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Anderson.

 

"Kathryn Shay’s first mainstream romantic suspense is a gripping story that will haunt readers with its authenticity. And those who pick up a copy will find not one, but two absorbing romance threads, full of sensuality and fire. If ever the label of “sure thing” were deserved by a book, PROMISES TO KEEP is such a book.” The Romance Reader

 

“These are all living breathing people you might meet anywhere at any time. The action and suspense balance well with the love, so that neither plot is skimped upon. I eagerly await her next release.” Huntress Reviews

 

“A wonderful work of contemporary romance, with a plot ripped straight from the headlines. Kathryn Shay never disappoints.” NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Lisa Gardner

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)

Renting out the apartment over his garage shouldn’t be a life-changing decision, but when Delta soldier Cormac “Fletch” Fletcher meets Emily Grant, he feels an instant connection. He can’t stand the thought of Emily and her young daughter living anywhere unsafe. Offering cheap rent is a small price to pay for their safety...and Fletch’s peace of mind.

Being a single mother is difficult at best, but renting the extremely affordable space from Fletch makes Emily’s life a lot easier...until it doesn’t. Suddenly all the money she’s saving thanks to Fletch’s generosity is going into the hands of a blackmailer. And what little food Emily can afford goes to her daughter Annie, so the girl doesn’t go to bed hungry...leaving Emily weaker and weaker.

When miscommunication has Emily assuming Fletch is in on the blackmail, he not only has to gain her trust, but also deal with a man holding a grudge against Fletch and his entire Delta Force team. A task made more difficult when the dangerous man gets his hands on Emily and Annie...

** Rescuing Emily is the 2nd book in the Delta Force Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

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

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Read the entire Delta Force Heroes romance series, starting with the USA Today bestselling start!

Rescuing Rayne

Rescuing Emily

Rescuing Harley

Marrying Emily

Rescuing Kassie

Rescuing Bryn

Rescuing Casey

Rescuing Sadie

Rescuing Wendy

Rescuing Mary

Rescuing Macie


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