Review: Frisk Me (New York’s Finest, #1) by Lauren Layne

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Review: Frisk Me (New York’s Finest, #1)  by Lauren LayneFrisk Me by Lauren Layne
on July 28th 2015
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
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five-stars

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.



 

 Karla’s Review

5 Stars! Great start to this series! I’m in love with Luc and his family!

Luc is the pretty boy and baby of the family and due to his recent heroics, he’s become somewhat of a celebrity, not something he’s a fan of. It hasn’t gone to his head, as a matter of fact quite the opposite, he’s angry and annoyed by all the attention. He doesn’t have an ounce of ego, he loves his job and truly believes what he did is all part of being a cop.

Ava is the reporter assigned to doing the fluff piece on “America’s Hero”. She crossed paths with Luc years ago when he gave her a ticket while she was covering a story. She had words with him and he remembers exactly who she is. At first, she comes off as snippy and sarcastic but she uses that a front to hide her real personality. Her entire family have all been successful in the news/broadcasting field and she feels pressured into proving herself worthy and is seeking a highly coveted anchorwoman position. Does she really want it…no, but she thinks her fluff piece on Luc will be the ticket to success and family approval.

Ava sees past the hero image and knows something else is tormenting Luc. He is  haunted by a tragic event and after years of it staying under the radar, his family and friends fear she will expose the devastating event. But underneath her persona she’s not as cut throat as she appears and finds herself having a soft spot for the handsome man in blue!

I loved these two together! The sexual tension and attraction is undeniable. When Luc and Ava remove themselves from the work setting and go casual, they find out how much they really like one another. I enjoyed this “getting to know each other” phase of their relationship. It’s a nice slow build, their exchanges are witty, but also sweet and tender, and then the heat turns up and it’s EXPLOSIVE!

A big plus and a highlight in Frisk Me was that the entire family was involved in the storyline. The sibling rivalry and banter is entertaining, laugh out loud funny and speaks of warmth, love  and gives you an idea about how much this family cares about each other. It’s an element that I adore and if it continues in the upcoming books, which I’m sure it will, I know this is a series for me!

Luc’s partner Sawyer Lopez is worth a mention. He’s amusing, intriguing, a real charmer, I want to know more about him and I’m hoping he gets a book too as well as all of Luc’s siblings including Elena, his sister.

With all the bad press about law enforcement lately, this was a breath of fresh air. The author gives the basics of what it takes to be a cop and the stress it can have on the individual and their families. It’s not quite as clear cut as it appears in the news. But in Frisk Me Luc has the support and love of his family, and since they live the life he does, they are familiar with the toll it can take and are there for each other when the going gets rough.

This book has everything I enjoy in a good contemporary romance; plenty of dialogue (witty and serious), charming characters, an entertaining amusing story, plenty of sexual tension, steamy in the bedroom, and a romance that will make you swoon! Lauren Layne’s writing and storytelling speak to me and I’ll for sure be looking for more of her books!

 

About Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne is the USA Today Bestselling author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels.

Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. A year after moving from Seattle to NYC to pursue a writing career, she had a fabulous agent and multiple New York publishing deals.

Lauren currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and plus-sized Pomeranian. When not writing, you’ll likely find her running (rarely), reading (sometimes), or at happy hour (often).

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