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It Had To Be You ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ It Had To Be You ❤ Author Kathryn Shay – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America s Bravest Read one of the novels that resulted from Kathryn Shay spent five years riding To Be PDF ✓ fire trucks with a large city It Had eBook ¸ fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America s Bravest Had To Be Kindle Ô read one of the novels that resulted from her intense relationship with firefighters Kathryn Shay loves firefighters, and if you didn t love them before, you ll love them after reading some of her books featuring firefighting heroes and heroines Judith Arnold, Romance WriterArmy veteran Beckett Sloan is just trying to make it through the day After having spent twenty years in the service, he was given an opportunity to join the fire department in Hidden Cove, NY, on an elite crew called the Rescue Squad There s one catch He has to attend a support group for firefighters, police officers and veterans with PTSD, a malady which caused the breakup of his marriage and the estrangement of his son At the first session, he meets Lela Allen, a former army medic, who s divorcing her army husband because of his inability to manage his own post traumatic syndrome Though Lela and Beck are attracted to each other, they resist it When both their children show symptoms of PTSD, common in kids of sufferers, a lasting relationship between Lela and Beck seems doomed But fate has other things in mind for them, for their children and for two veterans of war whose experiences are also featured in the book With the backdrop of a modern fire department and exciting fire scenes, this highly charged emotional drama will bring tears to the readers eyes as everybody struggles through this untenable situation.

    It Had To Be You Epub ↠ To Be PDF ✓ It Had Kathryn Shay loves firefighters, and if you didn t love them before, you ll love them after reading some of her books featuring firefighting heroes and heroines Judith Arnold, Romance WriterArmy veteran Beckett Sloan is just trying to make it through the day After having spent twenty years in the service, he was given an opportunity to join the fire department in Hidden Cove, NY, on an elite crew called the Rescue Squad There s one catch He has to attend a support group for firefighters, police officers and veterans with PTSD, a malady which caused the breakup of his marriage and the estrangement of his son At the first session, he meets Lela Allen, a former army medic, who s divorcing her army husband because of his inability to manage his own post traumatic syndrome Though Lela and Beck are attracted to each other, they resist it When both their children show symptoms of PTSD, common in kids of sufferers, a lasting relationship between Lela and Beck seems doomed But fate has other things in mind for them, for their children and for two veterans of war whose experiences are also featured in the book With the backdrop of a modern fire department and exciting fire scenes, this highly charged emotional drama will bring tears to the readers eyes as everybody struggles through this untenable situation."/>
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  • It Had To Be You
  • Kathryn Shay
  • English
  • 23 February 2019

About the Author: Kathryn Shay

Kathryn Shay is a lifelong writer To Be PDF ✓ At fifteen, she penned her first It Had eBook ¸ romance, a short story about a female newspaper reporter in New York City Had To Be Kindle Ô 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 s, 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 , Kathryn Shay sold her first book to Harlequin Superromance Since that first sale, Kathryn has written twenty one books for Harlequin, nine mainstream contemporary romances for the Berkley Publishing Group, and two online novellas, which Berkley then published in traditional print formatKathryn 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 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 , 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.



10 thoughts on “It Had To Be You

  1. Mariann {at} Belle& Mariann {at} Belle& says:

    WowSuch a well written, emotional, heart breaking read Just loved it I was hooked from the start by such wonderful and lovable characters Ohthese characters broke my heart Beck and Lela, Nick and I felt so bad for Len It was hard to read these characters struggle to move on with their lives and in some cases, just survive another day It is so sad for me to think how much soldiers sacrifice and still when they come home they suffer as well as their families I thought that Kathryn did WowSuch a well written, emotional, heart breaking read Just loved it I was hooked from the start by such wonderful and lovable characters Ohthese characters broke my heart Beck and Lela, Nick and I felt so bad for Len It was hard to read these characters struggle to move on with their lives and in some cases, just survive another day It is so sad for me to think how much soldiers sacrifice and still when they come home they suffer as well as their families I thought that Kathryn did an excellent job portraying this I just loved Beck and Lela and I was so rooting for them to get their HEA together I needed the same for Nick and Amy and I wanted it for Len so bad but that didn t happen All of these characters had an impact on me and I thought about them long after the story was over This is my first time reading Kathryn Shay and I have no idea how I missed such a great author I am a big fan now I love the way she is able to bring her stories and characters to life I couldn t put it down I loved the other firefighters and cannot wait to read their stories next While this story was heart breaking it was also extremely entertaining It was so interesting to read the many different sides of PTSD from those inflicted by it, in the different stages, to their families although after reading this book it seems all those involved with a person with PTSD suffer in one form or another It Had To Be You was so muchthan I thought it was going to be I LOVED Beck s character and I loved him with Lela but I could totally see both their sides about not being able to be together Kathryn certainly put their relationship through the emotional ringer lol Loved the ending and cannot wait forI am hoping to see Beck and Lela and Nick and Amy in future books crossesfingers I definitely felt a connection these characters At the end I was smiling but this book touched me so much that I had trouble letting the characters go Definitely in my keeper pile to be reread Best of the Best rating ARC provided by Kathryn Shay Thank you so much

  2. Sassy Moms Say Read Romance Sassy Moms Say Read Romance says:

    This story is just another in the great Hidden Cove series With each Hidden Cove book, I fallin love with the crew of Hidden Cove This story was no different WARNING This story discusses PTSD, suicide, drug use and violence With that warning being sad, this story is such a powerful and realistic portrayal of PTSD It shows PTSD from both sides and how serious it really is I really don t know how to review this story without giving away anything Lela is the ex wife a a service member This story is just another in the great Hidden Cove series With each Hidden Cove book, I fallin love with the crew of Hidden Cove This story was no different WARNING This story discusses PTSD, suicide, drug use and violence With that warning being sad, this story is such a powerful and realistic portrayal of PTSD It shows PTSD from both sides and how serious it really is I really don t know how to review this story without giving away anything Lela is the ex wife a a service member that has PTSD that has been able to get his symptoms manageable She has decided that she wouldn t be involved with any one else that has PTSD Beck is a probie on the Hidden Cove Fire department that has PTSD, but his symptoms are manageable However, he is force to attended a support group for PTSD sufferers and their family members.Beck and Lela meet at this support group and their connection is almost instant Yet, they have their own demons to fight in order to be together This story gives us the ups and downs of their fight

  3. Kristi Kristi says:

    Such an emotional book to read If you know someone with PTSD you will know why This book was very detailed and well written The emotions that were experienced seemed real The choices that made were heartbreaking The demons that were written about were intense Yes, I did even tear up a few times I was glad for the happy moments in the book too I love the fact that Beck was a former Army Captain who became a Firefighter Lela is an ex army trauma nurse working as a nurse at the hospital A Such an emotional book to read If you know someone with PTSD you will know why This book was very detailed and well written The emotions that were experienced seemed real The choices that made were heartbreaking The demons that were written about were intense Yes, I did even tear up a few times I was glad for the happy moments in the book too I love the fact that Beck was a former Army Captain who became a Firefighter Lela is an ex army trauma nurse working as a nurse at the hospital A nice combo I also liked how there were multiple people involved in the book and not just a story of 2 people.Out of all the books in the series so far this is my favorite one Hidden Cove Firefighters Series

  4. Diane Diane says:

    This book was an emotional journey for me Kathryn Shay has written a gritty and very realistic storyline about PTSD and the tragic effects it has on the sufferer and their entire family It broke my heart to read about these characters because they represent the real life struggle of our returning military heroes who live with this debilitating disease every single day Yes, this is a romance book but it is oh so muchKudos to this exceptional author.

  5. Cynthia Cirrincione Cynthia Cirrincione says:

    I enjoyed this book would love to read about the other characters, but when I searched this author on , the listings are too confusing I don t know which books relate to this one I enjoyed this book would love to read about the other characters, but when I searched this author on , the listings are too confusing I don t know which books relate to this one

  6. Kim Kim says:

    Lela is a trauma nurse with a background of army medic in Afghanistan She met her husband there while he was serving as a supply officer The ravages of war wear heavily on those that serve and their families and her marriage did not survive the PTSD her husband has and refused to get help and the effects on her four year old son living with a father with the condition Beck Sloan now retired Army Colonel who has been hired by the Hidden Cove Fire Department and because of his PTSD condition he Lela is a trauma nurse with a background of army medic in Afghanistan She met her husband there while he was serving as a supply officer The ravages of war wear heavily on those that serve and their families and her marriage did not survive the PTSD her husband has and refused to get help and the effects on her four year old son living with a father with the condition Beck Sloan now retired Army Colonel who has been hired by the Hidden Cove Fire Department and because of his PTSD condition he has been assigned to attend a counseling group for PTSD and family members group The condition has claimed his marriage and his relationship with his ten year old son is suffering and his son is acting out at school It is at the meeting that Beck and Lela meet and due to their jobs, friends, and connection to PTSD their paths keep crossing This book delves in the heavy subject matter of war veterans with PTSD and those people that love them

  7. Rachel Rachel says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 1 As a veteran with PTSD, I know for a FACT you should NEVER try to hold down or touch someone in a PTSD attack It s also so much worse for the person suffering That is why Lela kept getting hurt physically Nicks wife should have been in a support group and or therapy as well I know this is a work of fiction but it s such an important subject to be taken lightly or with misinformation 2 I hate that Lela and Beck SLEPT WITH and USED other people to try and get over each other If you re th 1 As a veteran with PTSD, I know for a FACT you should NEVER try to hold down or touch someone in a PTSD attack It s also so much worse for the person suffering That is why Lela kept getting hurt physically Nicks wife should have been in a support group and or therapy as well I know this is a work of fiction but it s such an important subject to be taken lightly or with misinformation 2 I hate that Lela and Beck SLEPT WITH and USED other people to try and get over each other If you re that desperate and in love then find a way to get better so you can be together They hurt themselves, Christian, Lexie, each other and Josh by splitting up They were really good about not taking their own advice It all came off as an oops at the end Josh and Tommy should have been in therapy a LONG TIME AGO Any children dealing with this should be I know my kids were

  8. Merle Merle says:

    This one is a roller coaster, combining the dangers of firefighting with the issues suffered by returning military Beck is a retired Army officer with PTSD Lela is also a veteran, and has divorced her veteran husband who also suffers from PTSD She meets Beck but is reluctant to become involved, since she is still reeling from her husband s abuse They both spend time shielding their sons from their affliction They try and fail to keep the private parts of their relationship private, so many This one is a roller coaster, combining the dangers of firefighting with the issues suffered by returning military Beck is a retired Army officer with PTSD Lela is also a veteran, and has divorced her veteran husband who also suffers from PTSD She meets Beck but is reluctant to become involved, since she is still reeling from her husband s abuse They both spend time shielding their sons from their affliction They try and fail to keep the private parts of their relationship private, so many things happen that they part, believing that there s no hope for them There are tragedies but there is a hard fought for HEA

  9. Tina Tina says:

    3.5 stars

  10. Ronna Ronna says:

    4 starsIt Had To Be You by Kathryn Shay was a bit of a surprise for me I have read her books in the past due to my weakness for firefighter protagonists I have found them to be enjoyable, easy reads, which is why I picked this book up the other day during a promotion onWhat I did not expect was the very serious and interesting storyline weaved in about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD and how it has impacted these individuals as well as the families of returning veterans and post 4 starsIt Had To Be You by Kathryn Shay was a bit of a surprise for me I have read her books in the past due to my weakness for firefighter protagonists I have found them to be enjoyable, easy reads, which is why I picked this book up the other day during a promotion onWhat I did not expect was the very serious and interesting storyline weaved in about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD and how it has impacted these individuals as well as the families of returning veterans and post 9 11 firefighters One out of every eighty returning soldiers kills himself on their return to society This is a statistic referenced in the book and vividly brought to life through the multiple characters that have to face the reasons for the statistic every day The triggers for PTSD are not always known And much like alcoholism or drug addiction, it cannot be cured, only managed The book brings to light efforts, in this case Hire Our Heroes, to help those affected through initiatives that encourage appropriate employment with consideration for their condition as well as a requirement that they participate in counseling or support groups It is common knowledge the dangers that our servicemen face, however, not much is discussed about how that danger affects them and their families I expected fluff from this book and got some hard truth For that, I am incredibly grateful and encourage people to read this book for the enlightenment it provides on the sacrifice so many make to keep our families safe when so often the cost is their very own families, happiness and the peace of mind we so often take for granted It Had To Be You is a part of Shay s Hidden Cove Series featuring the firefighters of Hidden Cove, NY This edition is Beckett Sloan s story Beck, as he likes to be called, served in the army for 20 years, spending extended tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan Upon his return, and after several flashback incidents in which he injured his wife, damaged his home and terrified his son, he decided it best to divorce his wife, let them get on with their lives safely, and get some help Through the Hire Our Heroes program, he was able to become a probationary firefighter serving on the elite Rescue Squad in the Hidden Cove fire department As part of his job, he was required to attend a regular PTSD support group The particular group he attended paired PTSD sufferers with family members of those affected, so that they could share their stories It was in this group that he met Lela Allen, a former Army Media and current ER Nurse Lela was attending this meeting because her now ex husband had PTSD, and had hurt her as well Both were now divorced and had young children that were greatly affected by the disorder Suffice it to say, empathetic feelings and respect turn into friendship and later love, but the impact of PTSD on the safety of their significant others and children presented a seemingly unscalable wall for them to be together While I never truly doubted the outcome it was not a clear path This book also features several couple that had tackled or were tackling similar issues One particular couple, Nick, a recently returned and disfigured veteran, and his wife Amy, was particularly endearing This book does indeed have the elements I expected heroic figures, beautiful though flawed, always over the top in love with their matches, etc which got a bit too sickeningly sweet in their perfection even for me at times , it also featured hard topics like dangers of the job, death, PTSD, suicide, drug addiction, broken families and the emotional toll it all takes So, I am giving this book 4 stars because everyone in this book is too perfect and altruistic and that got on my nerves, but it did not take enough away from the powerful message that with tweaks could have made this a 5 star read for me Highly encourage any fans of contemporary romance that love their protective heroes to read this book, as well as anyone that wants to better understand the complete sacrifice these heroes make on our behalf

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