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Between Two Worlds

Book 4, Bayview Heights

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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 performed 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? 

Also, look for appearances by the beloved O’Neils, who are also involved in gang prevention.

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.

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 

Customer Reviews

More Than a Romance, Loved it!

So much more than a romance, loved it. The story of Meg and Johnny, whom we met in their younger years in the story of Cop of the Year. They now both physicians and reconnect. They had an on and off relationship, that ended when neither would give. Now they both found out they still love each other and will try to bring their worlds into one and to believe in each other.

Love the gang aspect of the story, to see how Johnny made it out of the gang and is a successful cardiac surgeon. Now he wants to give back what he was given to Dash. Meg has always helped the under privileged in her career.

I have been a nurse for thirty plus years and Kathryn did a wonderful job her story telling of the medical aspect of it.

I highly recommend this book to all readers. It will touch your heart. I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

Great book

This is another winner by Ms. Shay. Though it's part of the Bayside Heights series, it's a standalone. The author gives you enough information of the secondary characters that you will not be lost.
The story centers around Johnny Batagglia, a heart surgeon, and Meg , a GP physician. They were together for many years but split up after a great deal of heartaches,doubts and insecurities. Now due to unexpected circumstances they renew their relation. But the real theme of the book is the danger of gangs, not only to society, but to the kids that get into them. Many would really want to get out, but they are trapped, have no support, many are abused, and feel they are in an endless merry go round. But if helped and given love and a support system, they can be successful and they can thrive. Johnny is an example of that. So pick up the book, you will not regret it.

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Between Two Worlds
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Oct 31, 2015
  • Publisher: Ocean View Books
  • Seller: Mary C. Schaefer
  • Print Length: 300 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 4, Bayview Heights
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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