Someone to Believe In [NOOK Book]

Overview

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay creates a world of politics, gangs and her forte--the problems of teenagers. This is the first of five in The O’Neils series!

“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...
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Someone to Believe In

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Overview

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay creates a world of politics, gangs and her forte--the problems of teenagers. This is the first of five in The O’Neils series!

“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 with four Irish older brothers who watch out for her. Clay put her in jail for harboring a teen offender and 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 the hands of law enforcement, Bailey is determined to help these troubled teenagers make good lives for themselves. But when Bailey and Clay are thrown together, the impossible happens—they’re attracted to each other. Both the Street Angel and the Senator must find a way to deal with their differences in order to make a life together.

Praise for SOMONE TO BELIEVE IN:
"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

Also available: the O’Neil brothers’ stories in CLOSE TO YOU, TAKING THE HEAT, HIGH STAKES and ALWAYS AND FOREVER, contemporary romances with alpha male heroes and the strong women who love them. Don’t miss these Irish romance series of novels.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
"Kathryn Shay is an awesome talent who gets better, if possible, with each new story. SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN is a wonderfully written, emotional and extraordinary read and truly deserves a five star rating."
Fresh Fiction
"Shay's writing trademark is taking seemingly impossible relationships with almost insurmountable obstaxles and delveloping them into classic tales of true love, which is exactly what she does here. SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN is another highly complex, compelling and thought-provoking novel written by one of the best."
Melissa Nix
"Once again, Kathryn Shay delivers a romance that is steeped in realism. Both Clay and Bailey feel like real people, who live in the same world that we do.Clay and Bailey, like all of Kathryn Shay's heroes and heroines, are not perfect, but you love them anyway. Someone To Believe In is a wonderful story of two people who's lives are different, and how love brings them together in spite of that. Kathryn Shay is quickly becoming an author whose books I can count on placing it on my keeper shelf."
Marilyn Weigel
"Shay has produced a smooth, evocatively written novel that tackles big issues and has substantial conflict. The believable characters and the complex, haunting plot deepen the story on every level. Because the hero and heroine have significant differences in their beliefs, the attraction between them results in an intense sexual tension that propels the reader through the novel."
Romance Reader
"Given their radically different viewpoints, I was worried that Shay would cop out and soften Bailey too much in order to keep her with Clay. But if she becomes a little more conservative, Clay becomes a little more liberal by the end of the book, and the epilogue shows that they’re both fighting the good fight in their own way. You’ll be rewarded with a powerful love story."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452420172
  • Publisher: Beastie Press
  • Publication date: 8/23/2012
  • Series: O'Neil Family Trilogy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 88,320
  • File size: 996 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Vulgar

    It would be better without the vulgarity. Did not finish. I hate dirty language.

    13 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    Really good story

    All 800+ pages contributed to making this a great almost impossible to put down read. Can't wait to read more...

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    insightful contemporary romance

    Bailey 'the Street Angel' O¿Neil has dedicated her life to rescue youngsters from gang violence. She does right on the mean streets risking her life every time she tries to save a child, but that does not stop her from being convicted as an accessory for hiding a teen in her home. The case serves as a springboard for then DA Clayton Wainwright to become a senator. Clay feels change is needed in the neighborhoods to lesson the influence of gangs on youngsters. He disagrees with what he feels is Bailey's ardent caring but insane efforts. They have a public dispute going on as to what is best to save the next generation as each argues in the media and whenever they meet. However, one night their war changes to passionate kisses. Each realizes the attraction they have for the other, but is that enough when fundamentally they disagree on how to deal with gangs? --- This contemporary romance is built off a real social issue involving how to best deal with the influence of gangs. The lead couple is a wonderful pairing of seemingly opposites though when love intercedes they begin to realize how much in common they truly have, which is the typical case in societal problems. Clay and Bailey are superb characters, who want to help people, but disagree on method making their love for one another so much more fun to follow. --- Harriet Klausner

    10 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Believable

    Leads were mature adults, emotionally stable making plot believable and highly entertaining. great love connection.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Someone to Believe In

    A good read. Would still have been a very good book minus the explicit sex scenes. Kept my interest right to the end. Would certainly recommend this Author and will read more of his books. Thanks B & N for another great free book. HM


    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2005

    Someone To Believe In

    Eleven years after being sent to jail, Bailey O'Neil is known as the Street Angel, having formed a network to rescue kids from gangs. Her work brings Clay Wainwright back into her life. Once upon a time, the ambitious attorney sent her to jail, but things have changed. A strange attraction draws them together time and again, but his life is very public, and becoming more so. In contrast, hers must be hidden, for safety's sake. As they explore meshing two worlds, a horrendous crime threatens their love. ........................ **** As always, Katherine Shay's compelling writing draws you into the scenario she creates. More about Bailey's past might have been good to know, but this does not really detract from the fast paced, yet warm plot in the least. Brava, Ms. Shay. ****

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    too much sex

    not a good enough story to lend

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Good book.

    Although the language was very hard to take the book was one of the best I've ever read. The issue of gang violence is a crucial one and was addressed realistically while at the same time being intriguing and entertaining. Highly recommended.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Great book!!

    Great book story was so intense. It covered so many areas of life like, trust,respect,passion for your beliefs and love. I think this story showed that if we love enough, there is very little we can't either overcome or learn to find an acceptable middle ground.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Absolutly amazing

    Hard to put down

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Great book..

    A great book...

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Heartwarming

    Heartwarming love story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Lots of sex and little romance, no mystery, gang prevention, teen rescues, rich people.

    800 pages. No mystery, teen gang violence and lots of sex, which became boring fast. The usual stuff for a bodice ripper, even if set in current era. Needed some editing, some words were even misspelled. ( morw for more) me and I not used correctly and so on. For adult readers.

    AD

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Five stars

    I loved this book. I read the other reviews and the language was not half as bad as other books were. I would recommend and can't wait to read the next book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Great

    Lots of exciting adventure with true love mixed in.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    I loved this book! You weren't sure what was gonna happen next.

    I loved this book! You weren't sure what was gonna happen next. I stayed interested throughout & hated putting it down! I will read more from her!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Loved it

    It was like those cliches.....there's a thin line between love and hate!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    Must Read!

    Great Read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Nice romance

    Learned about gangs. So glad my kids arent around that

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Good

    Loved except there were very explicit sex scenes which I'm not a fan of.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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