Michael's Family

Michael's Family Summary

Three years after his wife’s death, Public Defender Luke Rayburn is still struggling with loneliness and the trials of being a single parent. But when his son Michael decides he wants to meet his biological mother, Luke must face one of the biggest challenges of his life. Who knew, when they both meet the haunted, beautiful Meredith Hunter, their lives would get inextricably bound together? Full of hot passion and tender family scenes, as well as insights into some explosive legal cases, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, Book 2, is sure to tug on your heart strings.

Don’t miss all five books in the Lean On Me Series, heart-wrenching stories of teens in jeopardy and the adults who’ve dedicated their lives to helping them: PROMISES TO KEEP, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, TRUST IN ME, WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN and A PRICE WORTH PAYING.  

“With brilliant characterization and sizzling sensuality, Kathryn Shay gifts us with an emotional powerhouse of a love story.” RT Book Reviews 

"Each page is pure seduction of the senses.” Genie Romex Reviews

"Once again, Kathryn Shay blends realism and romance to flawless perfection. Her strength lies in her ability to capture the voice of children with thoughtful insight into how they think and what they feel. The love story is passionate and bittersweet. There's no stopping this gifted author!" The Literary Times

“I quite enjoyed this story. I loved the characters - all of them and especially Michael, himself. The romance aspect was wonderfully written and had enough heat to satisfy this reader and her penchant for the more heated of romance novels.” A Reader

“Kathryn Shay's greatest gift as a writer is her ability to create characters who are real, relatable and human. She forces them to confront challenges real people might confront.” A Reader

Book Reviews


A book everyone can enjoy.4 star

Families are awesome aren’t they…love the mix of personalities!!!45


Luke and Meredith4 star

Little bit of a roller coaster on emotional insecurities (especially in men), but all in all, good reading and HEA.45


Michael’s Family5 star

Beautiful Story, so many emotions, happiness, grabbed my heart. Made me cry. Wow, one of best I’ve read this year.55


Michael’s Family5 star

One of the best sad to happy endings I have ever read. Loved the strong characters who met their issues head on and came out on top. I have an adopted daughter who does not know anything about her birth Mother. She feels a loss and wants to find her. That scares me. While my daughter was not born out of a rape as the teenager in this book, she does feel the abandonment. An emotional read on all levels. 7/29/2155


Michael’s Family5 star

At times heart wrenching but most of the time heartwarming, you will love this story of this group of people who love Michael and also begin to love each other.55

Clean romancer

Michaels Family4 star

A good story. Kept reading until done. Liked it a lot.45

Sue Dlug

Michael's family4 star

Interesting story about a man and his son. Sad, endearing, funny.45


Michael’s family1 star

Boring. I couldn’t finish this book.15

Elizabeth 3814

Michaels Family5 star

Wow! What a story I really do not know where to start. I guess I will start with Michael requesting to meet his real mother. His adoptive mother had just died 3 years earlier. And with that request he turned his DAD' life upside down and his real mother also.55

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