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"Shay's sequel to last year's Someone to Believe In continues to explore the powerful emotions and at times heart-wrenching issues associated with the O'Neil family. Attraction can develop at the most inconvenient time, and for these characters, it comes down to making serious life choices. Always a dramatic and engaging storyteller, Shay never disappoints." ( RT Book Reviews)


Close to You is the story of Secret Service Agent CJ Ludzecky, who is assigned to the coveted Vice Presidential Protection Division, guarding the Second Lady of the United States and her two children. After overcoming a rocky start in the Service, CJ is out to prove herself big-time. There's no room for men in her life, especially not the Second Lady's charming, sexy, sensitive brother, Aidan O'Neil.

Back-dropped by the hustle of New York City, the political world of Washington, D.C. and the pastoral scenery of the Finger Lakes, CJ tries to protect her charges, while Aidan tries to persuade her to let him into her life. The invasion of the press, a hostage situation involving the Vice President, a former gang member and a kidnapping attempt all move the story - and CJ and Aidan's relationship - to a stunning conclusion.

Award-winning author Kathryn Shay delivers a powerful novel about two people whose undeniable passion for each other pushes them to take the chances of a lifetime.

©2010 Mary Catherine Schaefer (P)2014 Mary Catherine Schaefer

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  • 23-12-14

Aiden is one hottie

Would you consider the audio edition of Close to You to be better than the print version?

Yes, I love audio books. I listen to them everytime i'm in the car.

What other book might you compare Close to You to and why?

Someone to believe in. I really like trilogies books

What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

He is very diverse in all the characters, changing his voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I can't wait to get to book 3 of the series

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  • 08-09-16

Close to You

I love the narrator. He has an excellent voice and the various accents provide depth to the characters. I had a hard time completing the story - the characters are so full of trauma they hardly can catch their breath. I suppose it is the same in life but it feels much more traumatic when each event takes place over the span of a couple of chapters.