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Length: 297 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 662 KB
  • Print Length: 297 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 4, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZH3CIQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #355,197 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kathryn Shay is a lifelong writer. At fifteen, she penned her first 'romance,' a short story about a female newspaper reporter in New York City and her fight to make a name for herself in a world of male journalists - and with one hardheaded editor in particular. Looking back, Kathryn says she should have known then that writing was in her future. But as so often happens, fate sent her detouring down another path.

Fully intending to pursue her dream of big city lights and success in the literary world, Kathryn took every creative writing class available at the small private women's college she attended in upstate New York. Instead, other dreams took precedence. She met and subsequently married a wonderful guy who'd attended a neighboring school, then completed her practice teaching, a requirement for the education degree she never intended to use. But says Kathryn, "I fell in love with teaching the first day I was up in front of a class, and knew I was meant to do that."

Kathryn went on to build a successful career in the New York state school system, thoroughly enjoying her work with adolescents. But by the early 1990s, she'd again made room in her life for writing. It was then that she submitted her first manuscript to publishers and agents. Despite enduring two years of rejections, she persevered. And on a snowy December afternoon in 1994, Kathryn Shay sold her first book to Harlequin Superromance.

Since that first sale, Kathryn has written twenty-two books for Harlequin, ten mainstream contemporary romances for the Berkley Publishing Group, and two online novellas, which Berkley then published in traditional print format.

Kathryn has become known for her powerful characterizations - readers say they feel they know the people in her books - and her heart-wrenching, emotional writing (her favorite comments are that fans cried while reading her books or stayed up late to finish them). In testament to her skill, the author has had a one of her books serialized in the December 2003 COSMOPOLITAN magazine and has been quoted in PEOPLE and THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. She has won five RT BookClub Magazine Reviewers Choice Awards, three Holt Medallions, two Desert Quill Awards, the Golden Leaf Award, and several online accolades.

Even in light of her writing success, that initial love of teaching never wavered for Kathryn. She finished out her teaching career in 2004, retiring from the same school where her career began. These days, she lives in upstate New York with her husband and two children. "My life is very full," she reports, "but very happy. I consider myself fortunate to have been able to pursue and achieve my dreams."

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa VINE VOICE on May 7, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Overall this was a good story. I would have preferred more on the characters and less on the other plot, i.e. the whole building fiasco but still it was a good story. I still didn't feel like he explained his whole cheating with a co-worker though. By the way what happened to the co-worker and who is to say he won't cheat again since it really wasn't explained. I think the other stuff going on distracted from that though. Otherwise this was a good book about two people growing up and accepting the differences in each other.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By octoberwoman on July 13, 2013
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The characters have very different, distinct personalities. Zach grew up poor, with a distant father and a brood of younger siblings that he helped raise. Once a wealthy uncle took him away from the family home and introduced him to a more glamorous lifestyle, he was driven to be a success in his chosen field, live a comfortable life, and never have children. Fine dining, sumptuous home, designer clothing/shoes, etc. Annie, on the other hand, was a social worker, driven to help others, wearing vintage/thrift store clothing, etc. and very much wanting a baby. After a pregnancy scare and a fight, she walks in on Zach in his office with a co-worker, and that was the end of the marriage.

Now the collapse of a staircase in a museum that Zach designed has brought them back together. Annie arrives at the scene with the Red Cross, to help out, and because Zach is so devastated over the destruction and the injuries caused, she decides he shouldn't be alone and takes him home with her. After they spend the night together, she tells him it's a one off, and that they are not getting back together.

Then she discovers she's pregnant.

A lot of the book was taken up with the collapse and the subsequent investigation into what caused it and who might be at fault. Zach is crucified by the media, but staunchly continues to insist that his design was everything it needed to be and the collapse was not caused by any mistake on his part. I'm guessing the author did a lot of research into structural engineering, because she went into detail and some of it bored me and some of it was over my head.

Zach still loves Annie, Annie still loves Zach, Zach wants Annie to marry him and the three of them be a family when the baby arrives, Annie doesn't trust Zach not to hurt her again.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Blue Lily on May 19, 2011
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it was a nice second chance story. the hero never cleared why he cheated but the heroine said sorry for leaving him and the way he suffered. at that time she looked pathetic. she left because he cheated. it would have been nice if he cleared the air for the cheating. both of them worked for the sesond chance.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 10, 1997
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Once again, Kathryn Shay has taken the ordinary livess of two ordinary people and made them extraodinary.
In meeting Zachary Sloan and Annie Montgomery, I was transported to Lansing, Massachusetts, and took part in watching two people from opposite sides of the philosophical spectrum find love and overcome the obstacles in their way.
And, most importantly, they create a new life in the process who will benefit from the way the two adults have learned to compromise. It was a real adventure to go through the changes these two people had to go through, and to witness their love resurrect.
Just One Night is a thoroughly engrossing read, as most of Kathryn Shay's previous books have been. So grab a box of tissues, cover yourself with a warm quilt and get set to be swept away to another world.
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By Angela Raspberry on March 29, 2015
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I love this story! It's one of Kathryn Shay's best. Contrary to another review I can understand why he cheats with his co-worker. I can't understand however why his parents expected him to do so much for his younger siblings. That didn't make sense. And for the sibs to be mad when he finally started taking care of himself. That didn't sound believeable. I love the love story between Annie and Zach. The architectural details were interesting too. As I said, one of her best works.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 2, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book...and it has become one of my fav's. Even though the relations b/w the H/h is fraught with a lot you can still feel the deep connection b/w the two.
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