TITLE - Say you'll Stay
AUTHOR - Kathryn Shay
Releases July 11th
A family of heroes, all in dangerous jobs, all irrevocably tied to those they love. Read about the Marino clan in this fast-paced, emotional new series, To Serve and Protect, by NYT bestselling author Kathryn Shay.
Gabe Marino has been a disgraced Secret Service Agent since his advance team in South America fouled up. After he helps the president solve a case involving his sister, Gabe is on the verge of getting exactly what he wants: a spot on the coveted Presidential Protection Detail. He’s known Macy Stevens and her son for years, helping her out after her agent husband was killed and befriending the troubled child. Just as Gabe is preparing to go to the White House, sparks fly between him and Macy. But he can’t give up his dream of restoring his reputation in the service and she can’t marry another agent who wants to spend his life in the kill zone. Exactly who is going to give up what to pursue this doomed romance?
SAY YOU’LL STAY give readers an in-depth look at training Secret Service recruits, a peek into the life of a boy with emotional disorders and the man who befriends him, and a tender love story that you won’t want to end. The book will have you pulling out the Kleenex.
"Love underfoot, 4 stars"
I started crushing on Gabe in Above and Beyond (for the record you do not need to read Above and Beyond before Say You'll Stay, but I recommend it). He was the misunderstood, serious older brother. He got the short end of the stick and wears other peoples mistakes. He takes blame where he shouldn't and is more giving than most.
Finally his time on the Secret Service blacklist is coming to an end and he can make his name "clean" again by protecting the President. But its not so cut and dry. Will he get his dream job or will he find that he's clearly meant to be elsewhere?
Macy lost her husband thanks to his job as a Secret Service agent. She has a son who has behavior issues and life is just hectic. Her one bright spot is her friend Gabe. Everything is easier when he's around, shes been in love with him for years. But she can't lose another love to the Secret Service, leaving her holding back.
When Gabe and Macy get it together and get together they fall hard and fast. They transition from friends to lovers flawlessly. Although the relationship isn't without its problems. Can they handle it? I enjoyed Say You'll Stay and can't wait for the next book in the series.
Writing style- 4/5