Cop of the Year

Cop of the Year

by Kathryn Shay

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Welcome to one of Kathryn Shay's high school dramas. A teacher in a public school for years, she knows kids and the men and women who teach them!

In COP OF THE YEAR (4.5 Gold Medal), 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

Winner of Best Superromance of the Year, the Golden Leaf Award and the Desert Quill Award as well as numerous 5 star ratings from reviewers.

Cassie Smith was a troubled teen who trusted no one and had a bleak future ahead of her. If not for the intervention of a caring teacher, Cassie would have fallen through the cracks. Now she's a teacher herself, dedicated to guiding her At-Risk students through the troubled waters of life. As part of the school board's Resiliency Program, Captain Mitch Lansing is assigned to spend ten weeks in her classroom. Cassie doesn't want a cop in her own private world-especially a cop like Mitch with all his rules and regulations. And the last place he wants to be is with a bunch of teenagers. But these students might not make it in the real world without some kind of intervention from the police. Once he accepts his role, he's shocked to find it's not just the kids getting under his skin-it's their teacher.

"Kathryn Shay writes from the heart! Her stories are about real people with real lives. You will laugh and cry with her characters. Cop of the Year is sure to be one of the best books to hit the shelves this year!" The Literary Times
"Prepare yourself for a fabulous emotional ride that will have you reaching for the tissues and leave you with a renewed sense of hope." Genie Romex Reviews

"Kathryn Shay has penned a most unusual novel. The teacher/cop relationship feels natural enough, and the dialogue is a standout. But oddly enough, though I found the romance to be satisfying, it's the secondary characters of the kids I remember most from the story. The teenage pregnancies, the gang involvement, the drug usage all are a part of today's high school scene, but Shay makes this a story of hope, not despair. The ending almost brought me to tears. Three cheers!" The Romance Reader

"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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013229358
Publisher: Kathryn Shay
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Series: Bayview Heights , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 171,408
File size: 809 KB

About the Author

Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has published 48 romance novels with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises, 1 mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books and several self-published works. 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, with thousands sold online. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and children.

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Cop of the Year 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed reading this book by this author. This is my first time reading this book by her. I will be recommending this book to my friend's. I loved the characters and the way it took you into the life of a teacher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel as though this book's description and cover may guve people the wrong impression.... this book gives some AMAZING insight into being a teacher in an urban setting with troubled teens. I was taking notes! The romance in the book was a great addition but its the characters, dialogues and classroom experiences that bring this book to life
ma4ohioboys More than 1 year ago
I am impressed with the depth, and twists of this writer. A troubled student makes a special connection with a caring,unselfish teacher who has already walked a mile already in his shoes. A touching story of trust and surviving life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is well written and is an excellent read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters in this novel. Story line and characters well developed . Very pertinent to today's situations of keeping kids engaged in their educational development and working with the educators and public safety officials in our communities .
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Cassie had her troubles growing up but because of her teacher Seth Taylor now high school principal she turned her life around and works with the at risk students at the school. Mitch has moved to Bayview to help a buddy who needs to replace a lost officer. Now they had work together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't finish. Could not stand the female lead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters and storylines, recommend this book and this author. Mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love stories that give second chances. To love, to waylorn kids, to humans! Life is a journey of lessons. Each journey is a chance. Sometimes you have to repeat the journey until you learn the lesson. With no judgements...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn’t put the book down. I had to finish reading it in one day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read. I'm not one to give 5 stars, but this one is heavy, heart wrenching and inspiring. Recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book that brought tears to my eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all the books I've read of Kathryn ' s
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good romance, with some suspence. Will read more by this writer. GJRA. 10/6/16
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story the characters were very well represented. This book shades a good light on the lives of young people trying to find their way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book! I loved having Johnny's POV and the topic of children and teens being swayed into gangs. I really wish the author would update the book though, there were so many outdated references it distracted me from the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book touches on so many points of humanity, this is a good clean thought and emotional read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 180 page free romance story and first in series of a teacher with a past on the streets and a police Captain with a past from Vietnam, and both living within controlled emotional armor. Teaching her tough kids, she is suddenly teamed with an uptight rule bound police Captain in her class - how will her special case teens react? And how will she react to all that manliness? Some rough language and descriptive sex scenes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inspiring novel about a teacher of at risk kids, a Vietnam veteran cop forced into the classroom and kids being serviced into gang life...a worthwhile read
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JLLo More than 1 year ago
Pretty good Well written, good characters, interesting topic. Too much "instruction/education" on gangs for my liking. But that is my preference. Still well written