When Callie Casewell tells her husband Nick Muscato she’s pregnant with another man’s child, and hours later, he’s accused of sexual misconduct with a student, they’re shocked by what is sure to destroy their marriage. After all, she’d followed him to Vassar so he could pursue his dream of being a major league baseball player and spent years in limbo about her own career. But even then, they dealt with an injury that caused Nick to lose his dreams, his inability to have children and Callie’s yearning to return to their Alma Mater and teach. Though this stress might split up a lesser couple, In A PRICE WORTH PAYING, Book 5, Nick and Callie fight the accusation and try to keep their marriage together.
Don’t miss all five books in the Lean On Me Series, heart-wrenching stories of teens in jeopardy and the adults who’ve dedicated their lives to helping them. PROMISES TO KEEP, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, TRUST IN ME, WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN and A PRICE WORTH PAYING.
Praise A PRICE WORTH PAYING: “I started the book well after midnight...almost didn't sleep... and woke only to continue reading and finished it out in one fell swoop.”
“It was so refreshing to read a book about an imperfect couple who have been married a long time with big problems in their relationship but a determination to save the marriage.”
“Overall a good read. Subject matter was very serious, but done very well. It also had enough of a mystery going on that it keeps the reader engaged.”
“This has been by far one of the best books I have read in a while!”
“This is pure drama with a very good dose of angst thrown in. I wondered how these two could ever come back together again since what has torn them apart has become a runaway train. They both have to admit what their part is in what has happened to their love. Again......I love the teenagers in this book and Kathryn Shay knows how to write her kids (and adults).”
“Kathryn Shay is best at creating edgy plot lines from hot button issues, and creating a world where Romance characters heroically meet tough challenges. She is able to take the best from the Romance genre and complicate the lives of realistic and exceptional characters to create satisfying stories that don't shy away from the complexities of life - a must read!!!”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story was fabulously heart-wrenching. You've got a couple who've been married for over 20 years and have lost touch with one another - in every way possible. Nick and Callie Muscato are true high school sweethearts and as such have history (and deep love) that cannot be ignored but alas, has suffered from inattention. There is also an ex-boyfriend who is rather psycho and he has certainly worked hard (over the years) to pull Nick and Callie apart.
This is pure drama with a very good dose of angst thrown in. I wondered how these two could ever come back together again since what has torn them apart has become a runaway train. They both have to admit what their part is in what has happened to their love. Again......I love the teenagers in this book and Kathryn Shay knows how to write her kids (and adults).
Highly recommended for anyone looking for drama, angst, love, and romance. This book left me feeling.....HAPPY!
Kathryn Shay is best at creating edgy plot lines from hot button issues, and creating a world where Romance characters heroically meet tough challenges. She is able to take the best from the Romance genre and complicate the lives of realistic and exceptional characters to create satisfying stories that don't shy away from the complexities of life - a must read!!!
This was a really good book. I did receive a free copy on my kindle in exchange for this review from bookrooster.com!
The characters were very well developed, I felt like I really got to know them. Nick and Callie have been married for 20 years and have adopted twin sons, Ty and Joe, who are in college. All characters face a lot of adversity in this book, probably more than one would expect in real life, however the author handles the situations with great care. In my opinion the author also handles the dilemmas realistically. Katherine Shay doesn't rush through a resolution of each situation -- I enjoyed the ride to the end. The characters feel anger, pain, disappointment, frustration and grief. Shay does a very nice job detailing all of their emotions.
The romance was good and the mystery had some pretty good twists. I read the book in one night and had trouble putting it down! It is not a short book -- I am a fast reader.
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