I like Kathryn Shay books and this one is no exception. Bailey O'Neil goes where other angels fear to tread: the roughest neighborhoods of New York City. With a heart as big as the city itself, Bailey - known to some as the Street Angel - works to keep teens away from drugs and gang violence. Senator Clay Wainwright really pushes Bailey's buttons - so she signs up to help his opponent's campaign. But when the governor assigns them both to a gang violence task force, heated discussion soon turns to fiery passion. Now the two will have to challenge their own beliefs.
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She has the face of an angel. But Bailey O'Neil goes where other angels fear to tread: the roughest neighborhoods of New York City. With a heart as big as the city itself, Bailey-known to some as the Street Angel-works to keep teens away from drugs and gang violence. Because she knows what it is to lose a loved one to senseless violence-and because her half-sister would have wanted her to...
It is people like Senator Clay Wainwright who really push Bailey's buttons-so she signs up to help his opponent's campaign. Although Bailey and Clay work for the same cause, their approaches are as different as uptown and downtown. But when the govenor assigns both to a gang violence task force, heated discussion soon turns to fiery passion. Now, the two will have to challenge their own beliefs-but the Senator and the Street Angel are always up for a fight...
A very enjoyable book as are all of the books I have read written by Kathryn Shay!
Bailey O'Neil is known as the "Street Angel" for her work in helping kids get out of gangs and into a better life. Her work is effective but she has her detractors. One of them is Senator Clayton Wainwright. Clay believes the gang members are criminals who should be arrested, and that Bailey is more or less helping the criminals escape justice. As their differences go public during Clay's re-election campaign, he tries to meet with Bailey in order to achieve a cease-fire. They are both surprised to discover that they actually like each other and have a lot in common. When the Governor assigns both of them to the Gang Violence Task Force, sparks begin to fly.
This is the first book in Kathryn Shay's O'Neil series. We have a hero and heroine who are two good people with opposing point of views. There is a lot of conflict between them as they get to know each other and try to build a relationship. I thought it was well-written, but I felt the story had a little too much angst for me. My rating: 3.5 Stars.