Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Review of Frisk Me (New York's Finest #1) by Lauren Layne

"You are a pain in the ass." - Luc Moretti

Frisk Me
Series: New York’s Finest #1
Author: Lauren Layne
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Source: Netgalley

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After a photograph of Luc Moretti saving a tourist hits social media, he instantly becomes New York's most famous and beloved cop. When a major network decides to run a special on the "American Hero," Luc's boss gives him no choice but to cooperate in the name of good exposure for the department. Luc doesn't mind the celebrity status-what he does mind is the gorgeous brunette journalist who's been assigned to follow his every move. Especially since she also happens to be the same knockout that rejected him rather publicly the week before.

Ava Sims is a woman who gets what she wants. And what she wants is to be CBC's lead anchor-but to get there, she'll need to nail the fluff piece on the playboy cop. Luc Moretti is everything Ava knows to stay away from: a stubborn charmer with a hero-complex. But the more Ava gets to know Luc and his oddball family, the more she realizes that beneath the swagger and the blue uniform is a complex man who makes her heart beat too fast. Soon, Ava's doing the unthinkable, and falling for the best of New York's finest ...

As a lover of all things romance, I always look forward to all of the fun firsts between the hero and heroine. That first glance. The first kiss. The first time they have sex. All of those magic firsts that everyone looks forward to in a romance, whether it is a book or a movie. However... Put a Lauren Layne book in front of me and all of that flies out the window. When it comes to sexual tension, Lauren is the best. I know that when I start one of Lauren's books, the characters will always have the best foreplay in the guise of arguing. They can swear up and down that they are just arguing, but everyone else knows what is really going on.

Frisk Me is the start of what I hope is a very long series. Why? Because I flipping loved every damn moment of this book and I want sequels for just about every character. Where do I start? Ava and Luc... Sweet Mother of Pearl, those two were amazing. Both are the odd balls in their respective families. Ava's family are media hogs, whereas she would rather not. Luc is on the bottom of the totem pole in his family of cops when he is a little scared of what his future holds. The difference is their families. Luc's family loves him, flaws and all, but Ava's family just glaze over her. All of their differences and similarities bring them together and show them what is important in life. They help each other make amends with their pasts as they move forward towards a future together. 

I loved Frisk Me so much, I stayed up until 3am because I could not put it down. The only reason why I got any sleep that night was because my Kindle ran out of battery. Lauren is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I love her writing style. It is fun and flirty with a dash of sexy. Her characters are so easy to fall in love with. Luc and Ava were perfection. From their bickering to the sweet and tender moments... From the foreplay to the first kiss... Every moment made me smile and giggle. And let us not forget the force that is Nonna! Oh, the wait for the next book is going to be absolute torture...

Lauren Layne is the USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. In 2011, she and her husband moved from Seattle to New York City, where Lauren decided to pursue a full-time writing career. It took six months to get her first book deal (despite ardent assurances to her husband that it would only take three). Since then, Lauren's gone on to publish ten books, including the bestselling Stiletto series, with several more on the way in 2015.

Lauren currently lives in Chicago with her husband and spoiled Pomeranian. When not writing, you'll find her at happy hour, running at a doggedly slow pace, or trying to straighten her naturally curly hair.

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