by Kathryn Shay

September 2005
ISBN: 0-425-20530-4
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Mass Market Paperback

Bailey O’Neil aka The Street Angel has different ideas on gang intervention than the politicians and the law in New York City. So different, in fact, that it earned her a year in prison as a result. The District Attorney that prosecuted her, Clayton Wainwright, was amazed when the jury only found her guilty of “Accessory, after the fact”. He felt he was right and she was wrong – imagine his surprise when he discovered that pretty much everyone else felt she was right!

Fast forward eleven years and the D.A is now a Senator in Washington and his nemesis? Sure enough, Bailey O’Neil. She’s done her time and still helping gang-bangers out, especially those that are ready to leave the gangs and get on with a normal life! Bailey and Clay have been sniping and taking shots at each other in the press for years and on the advise of Clay’s staff, he decides that maybe it’s time to make nice with The Street Angel and bury the hatchet. He calls her and well, let’s just say his first attempt is a bust! However, Clay is very stubborn and he will get what he wants – he just doesn’t realize how stubborn Bailey is!!

Their path to happily-ever-after is loaded with ups and downs and twists and turns that include family, politics, the media and surprisingly enough, Bailey and Clay themselves! There are lots of characters in this book and they all deserve to have something said about them but that would take way too long. Suffice it to say that the only characters I didn’t like in the book were the ones I wasn’t supposed to like!

Kathryn Shay’s Someone To Believe In is a fantastic book!!! It’s a perfect look at the old adage about love conquering all!! These two people are as different as night and day and yet, despite the numerous, seemingly, insurmountable odds, they do indeed fall in love and find out that anything is possible! The author also made family a big part of her book – the power of family to help you get through the rough times and the no-nonsense way that family can help us understand ourselves! Now I’m wondering if we will get a book for a couple of Bailey’s brothers!?!!?? I’d love to see one for Aiden!! This book is somewhat different for Kathryn Shay but, in my opinion, it just made it better! Get this book – you owe it to yourself!!! Kudos, Ms. Shay!

Reviewed in October 2005 by PamL.

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