Officer Luc Moretti had no idea that his dive into the East River would have him drowning in a media frenzy. No matter how many times he tells reporters he was just doing his job, they're determined to make him into NYC's newest hero. Coming from a long line of NYPD's finest, Luc knows that being a cop has nothing to do with headlines and viral videos, and he's more than ready to get back to life away from the cameras-until he meets the gorgeous but jaded journalist assigned to film a TV special on him . . .
Ava Sims may be the only woman in NYC who isn't in love with Officer Moretti. That's why she's going after the real story-to find out about the man behind the badge. Ava's determined to keep things strictly professional, but the more time she spends around Luc, even she has to admit there's something about a man in uniform . . . and she can't wait to get him out of his.
Layne (the Redemption series) launches the New York's Finest contemporary romance series with this stellar example of the genre. The recent endeavors of Luc Moretti, the youngest son in a family of NYPD officers, have earned him the nickname America's Hero, catapulted him to unwanted fame, and made him the subject of a national television special that the department hopes will counter some recent negative press. Reporter Ava Sims is assigned to his story; she intends to advance her career, and her reporter's sense tells her there is something more to Luc than heroics. Luc and his loving family, especially his outspoken grandmother, offer a nice counterbalance to Ava's dysfunctional background, which leaves her unwilling to let anyone get close to her. Ava and Luc's sparks are immediate, and the evolution of their relationship which starts with little common ground except a dedication to singlehood is stimulating and realistic. They negotiate their professional and romantic interactions with banter that's clever but not self-satisfied, and their moment of truth feels warm and real. Fans of slightly gritty contemporaries will adore this.
For story value, Lauren Lane’s books deserve 5 stars. I have a hard time giving one, however, because of the bad language. I can’t stand it and especially taking the Lord’s name in vain. I do not consider myself a prude by any means, I just find it offensive and very unnecessary to Ms. Layne’s story telling!!! She has strong main characters and all the other characters in her story are memorable…….even the waitress who has served the Moretti family for years. There is humor, pathos, tears, just life in this story and all told in a very human everyday way. You can really get into the characters as human beings. They seem real people as Ms. Layne writes. If she could just understand, to make a good story, she only needs her talent. She doesn’t need the shock value of the bad language thrown in.
Fun, fast-paced and super sexy!
What can I say…? I am a huge fan of Lauren Layne. Haven’t met a book she’s written that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. She’s my go-to romance author.
FRISK ME is fun, fast-paced, and super sexy. Layne definitely turned up the heat for this new series. The chemistry between Luc & Ava is off the charts. I also love ho she continues to write strong, independent women who are capable of finding success in both their professional and personal lives. Cannot recommend it enough. Looking forward to the next in the series!