Close To You

Close To You

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by Kathryn Shay
     
 

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Do you like Kathryn Shay’s high-powered stories about cops and firefighters? Then you’ll love the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author’s O’Neil books. CLOSE TO YOU centers around the Secret Service, an exciting and important profession she’s tackled before.

"Kathryn Shay writes believable characters you can't help falling in love with. While this is my first

Overview

Do you like Kathryn Shay’s high-powered stories about cops and firefighters? Then you’ll love the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author’s O’Neil books. CLOSE TO YOU centers around the Secret Service, an exciting and important profession she’s tackled before.

"Kathryn Shay writes believable characters you can't help falling in love with. While this is my first Kathryn Shay book, it won't be my last. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment in this series.” The Romance Reader Connection

CLOSE TO YOU tells the story of Secret Service Agent CJ Ludzecky, who is assigned to the coveted Vice Presidential Protection Division, guarding the Second Lady of the United States and her two children. After overcoming a rocky start in the Service, CJ is out to prove herself big-time. There's no room for men in her life, especially not the Second Lady's charming, sexy, sensitive brother, Aidan O'Neil.

In this Secret Service romance, back-dropped by the hustle of New York City, the political world of Washington, D.C. and the pastoral scenery of the Finger Lakes, CJ tries to protect her charges, while Aidan tries to persuade her to let him into her life. The invasion of the press, a hostage situation involving the Vice President, a former gang member and a kidnapping attempt all move the story—and CJ and Aidan's relationship—to a stunning conclusion.

Praise for CLOSE TO YOU:

“Award-winning author Kathryn Shay delivers a powerful novel about two people whose undeniable passion for each other pushes them to take the chances of a lifetime.” A reader

“Shay's sequel to last year's SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN continues to explore the powerful emotions and at times heart-wrenching issues associated with the O'Neil family. Attraction can develop at the most inconvenient time, and for these characters, it comes down to making serious life choices. Always a dramatic and engaging storyteller, Shay never disappoints.” RT Book Reviews

Also available: the O’Neil brothers’ stories in SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN, TAKING THE HEAT, HIGH STAKES and ALWAYS AND FOREVER, contemporary romances and alpha male heroes and the strong women who love them. Don’t miss these Irish romance kindle books.

Editorial Reviews

Tracey Vest
"Fans of Shay's O'Neil series (as well as PROMISES TO KEEP which features CJ's brother Luke) will find that this is not only an old fashioned romance but more a heartwarming story about the bonds of friendship and family. No one writes family better than Shay. Featuring an extended cast of the O'Neil and Ludzecky clans, additional intrigue, great dialogue including Irish and Polish terms of endearment that you can actually imagine the family uttering, it's a good continuation of the series."
Best Reviews
“Close to You is a delightful contemporary romance. The story line is character driven as the O'Neil clan comes home to insure Pop is okay. The lead couple is a delightful pairing as she takes her job seriously while he takes her seriously. Readers will enjoy Kathryn Shay's appealing tale.”
RT Book Reviews
"Shay's sequel to last year's SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN continues to explore the powerful emotions and at times heart-wrenching issues associated with the O'Neil family. Attraction can develop at the most inconvenient time, and for these characters, it comes down to making serious life choices. Always a dramatic and engaging storyteller, Shay never disappoints.”
Romance Reader Connection
“CLOSE TO YOU is a fast paced story about the Secret Service and what is required of their agents when they are guarding the first and second families. The story reveals how complicated their love life can be, not only for the agents, but the people they are involved with as well. Kathryn Shay writes believable characters you can't help falling in love with. While this is my first Kathryn Shay book, it won't be my last. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment in this series."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452433912
Publisher:
Kathryn Shay
Publication date:
01/24/2011
Series:
O'Neils , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
34,138
File size:
945 KB

Meet the Author

A NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has written dozens of self-published original romance titles, print books with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises and mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books. She has won five RT Book Reviews awards, four Golden Quills, four Holt Medallions, the Bookseller’s Best Award, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year and several “Starred Reviews.” Her novels have been serialized in COSMOPOLITAN magazine and featured in USA TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and PEOPLE magazine. There are over five million copies of her books in print, along with hundreds of thousands downloaded online. Reviewers have call her work “emotional and heart-wrenching.”

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Close To You 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Secret Service Agent C.J. Ludzecky is assigned to protect the wife and children of the Vice President. When the father of the Second Lady has a heart attack, she heads to the family lake house to be there for him. C.J. is one of the agents sent to escort and protect Bailey O¿Neil whose spouse VP Clay Wainwright accompanies his wife and children to see his in-laws. --- C.J. finds s three of Bailey¿s brothers and their mom friendly and nice. The fourth sibling Aidan is another story altogether as C.J. is attracted to him and believes he wants her too. However, as the father of the Second lady recovers from Myocardial infarction as best he can, C.J. knows she must not let her heart get in the way of her mission, as terrorist groups would love to kill Bailey or any family member for that matter whereas Aidan wants her as much and is not concerned about ruthless killers at first. --- CLOSE TO YOU, the sequel to SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN (Clay and Bailey¿s romance when he was a senator) is a delightful contemporary romance with a late suspense caused by a kidnapping attempt. The story line is character driven as the O¿Neil clan comes home to insure Pop is okay with the siblings all having differing personalities (Bailey¿s nicknames of her brothers seem so apropos). The lead couple is a delightful pairing as she takes her job seriously while he takes her seriously. Readers will enjoy Kathryn Shay¿s appealing tale wondering whether C.J. will call in that marker she earned. --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked how the storey moved quickly. It has a lot of shifts that keep things interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't feel like the stories are different enough. There are too many similarities. It seems impossible, they fall in love, decide it can't work abd brake things off, then they realize they can't live without each other and get back together and are in a lasting relationship. Don't get me wrong, I liked the books but wish she was able to come up with a different story line.
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I love your hooks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aiden's story wasn't a disappointment!! I love how the author shows the struggles and hardships of relationships and not just the warm and fuzzy.
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Cant wait to read book three
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bertie43 More than 1 year ago
I always like a series
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littlebitst More than 1 year ago
Not as good as the  first book  in  the series.   It moved slower   and did not "feel" as believable
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Couldn't put it down
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Great book
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