“Kathryn Shay blends romance and realism to flawless perfection. There’s no stopping this gifted author.” The Literary Times.
“What can I say about the talented Kathryn Shay? She writes a well-paced, terrifically plotted novel filled with real feelings and believable dialogue. Highly recommended.” The Romance Reader Connection
“With brilliant characterization and sizzling sensuality, fast rising star Kathryn Shay gifts us with an emotional powerhouse of a love story.” RT Book Reviews
Say You’ll Stay is the second book in a series of standalones. The first book ( Above and Beyond )does not need to be read to understand and enjoy Say You’ll Stay, but I would recommend it as Gabe is introduced in that book.
Gabe is a brooding hero. He absorbs blame, even when he shouldn’t. He’s carried things on his shoulders that no one should. He has a connection with Macy’s son that is beautiful, as beautiful as it can be with a moody ten year old involved. Macy is tough. She’s an entrepreneur. She’s an amazing single mother, doing it on her own, with a high needs child.
I loved these two together. The spirit and chemistry between them was so much fun to read. Their relationship evolved in a realistic way. Say You’ll Stay is well written and keeps you hooked from the first page.
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Macy crawled into bed at 1:00 a.m. almost too tired to sleep. What a day. Simon had thrown a tantrum, even though those outbursts had lessened over time. Then she’d talked with Gabe. But the hard conversation had to take place. Not only was Simon going to be overwrought when Gabe left, but so would she. Somehow, she’d managed to maintain a platonic relationship with him despite the fact that she’d always thought, even when she was married to Spike, that Gabe was about the sexiest guy she’d ever met. Something about his quiet ways, his intense concentration when he focused on you made him super-attractive. Then, there was his dark hair, crystal-blue eyes and a trainer’s build.
Which sometimes made her antsy at night.
Like now. After being with him.
But she’d squelched her attraction to him with a ruthlessness she hadn’t even known she had, because it was obvious to her that if she couldn’t keep her husband happy, interested and wanting to be home more, she could never satisfy a man like Gabe. On that ugly thought, she turned over and willed herself to sleep.
A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher.
She has written dozens of self-published original romance titles, including 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 called her work “emotional and heart-wrenching.”