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The Casella Cousins Novella 1: Hayley

She drives him crazy in court. He’s the most irritating, self-absorbed defense attorney she’s ever met. What happens when a couple like this goes from enemies to lovers in one moonlit night on his boat?

Assistant District Attorney Hayley Casella wants to tear her hair out whenever she has to argue against her nemesis, Paul Covington, in court. She’s battled the white-collar defense attorney for a year and their appearances together are only getting more emotional and tinged with sexual tension.

Hot shot attorney Paul Covington is not letting DA Casella ruin his chances of becoming a partner in the prestigious law firm he joined last year. She’s a looker and smart as hell, but he’s as determined to show her up as she’s determined to put him down.

This heartfelt legal drama is backdropped by the glamor of New York City galas, restaurants and boat trips on the ocean. Will Haley and Paul be able navigate the murky waters of competing careers and baggage from their childhoods to make a life together?

Don’t miss all The Casella Cousins Books:  Hayley, Seth, Finn, Alessia, Gideon and Ronan from the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author Kathryn Shay.

June 23
Ocean View Books
Mary C. Schaefer

Customer Reviews

BJThompson ,

Awesomely real touched every nerve in my heart

Nothing not to like, already preordered second book in this series

Grinandstampit ,

Great start to new series!

“Hayley” is a wonderful introduction to Kathryn Shay’s new Casella Cousins series. I was immediately drawn into the story about Hayley Casella and her courtroom antics with defense attorney Paul Covington. While opposing each other in court an underlying volcano is ready to erupt. And erupt, it does!!! These characters share more than just their professions and the story unfolds revealing secrets and sorrows each holds close to the heart. A refreshing romance with bits of past characters is beautifully presented by Kathryn Shay in this 5 Star read.

Ellen/Oceanside ,


HAYLEY...Kathryn Shay
The judges cringe when they find both Hayley and Paul in their courtroom.
Contempt charges rarely happened against lawyers, they got one another in trouble, when together. The courtroom drama continued and giving them a night in jail, compliments of the judge’s warning of what would happen.
Their immediate bosses understood what happened, others in their office didn’t and thought they should be dismissed. Even Hayley had her mother’s disapproval and words that she was like her father.
A delightful comedy of two grown successful lawyers acting like teenagers, when they work together. Instead of a parent saying play nice, they had a judge. Delightful to read, and still chuckling at the two of them
Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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