Between Two Worlds by Kathryn Shay
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay writes fascinating, realistic contemporary romances. Her specialty is troubled teenagers. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kids and the men and women who teach them, as evidenced by this new book in the Bayview Heights series!
From gang kid, to famous heart surgeon...John Battaglia is back with his own book. So is the love of his life, Meg Mancini, who he abandoned in his quest for the brass ring. Delve into the world of heart surgery and, once again, into the brutal society of gang life.
John is proud of his rise in the ranks of the medical field. At only thirty-six, he's done more surgeries and had more success than most doctors in the middle of their careers. He hasn't forgotten his roots, though. The Lansing family is still near and dear to him. He's happy and content with his life. But his outlook changes when he sees Meg again at a shelter where they both volunteer. Old feelings deluge him as their past together resurfaces.
Meg wants nothing to do with hotshot Johnny Battaglia. She was crazy about him years ago, but he broke her heart when he chose a different path from the one they'd planned together. Though she's satisfied with her life, she's never found anyone to fill the hole Johnny left in her. But she knows better than to let him get close again.
However, when gang member Dash Bodine, who resembles Johnny in looks and circumstances, brings John and Meg together, they can't avoid each other. And when they're together, passion flares. Is that enough? Or will past mistakes preclude any kind of happily-ever-after?
Praise for Bayview Heights books:
"Master storyteller Kathryn Shay pens an emotionally powerful tale that leaves you breathless. Woven into this riveting plot are wonderfully written characters that grab your heart and don't let go. Bravo Ms. Shay!" RT Book Reviews
"Ms. Shay writes a strong and compelling dissertation on a very real and complicated social issue of our time, weaving in an unforgettable, touching love story." Old Book Barn Gazette
"Shay makes this a story of hope, not despair. The ending almost brought me to tears. Three cheers!" The Romance Reader
If you like the Bayview Heights series, stories about troubled teens and medical romance be sure to read COP OF THE YEAR, BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS, COUNT ON ME and IF YOU WERE MINE.