Bailey O'Neil, known as the Street Angel, works to help tough New York City teens escape gang violence. Though young, she's turned her cause into a lifelong crusade.
Senator Clay Wainwright has been one of Bailey's staunchest opponents for more than a decade. When the governor assigns the two of them to the same task force team, sparks fly. But their heated battles on philosophy soon give way to an unexpected passion.

Shay has produced a smooth, evocatively written novel that tackles big issues and has substantial conflict. The believable characters and the complex, haunting plot deepen the story on every level. Because the hero and heroine have significant differences in their beliefs, the attraction between them results in an intense sexual tension that propels the reader through the novel. (Sep., 368 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Marilyn Weigel