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Frisk Me

(New York's Finest #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  2,410 ratings  ·  304 reviews
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 r ...more
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Published July 28th 2015 by Forever
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• Lisa •
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing

"I'd give up being everyone else's hero, if you'll just let me be yours.


For those that don't already know, (and I'm well aware that I'm not alone in this) I have a huge thing for an officer in uniform. Yes, I admit I'm one of 'those' women who will melt at the sight of handcuffs and those 'boys in blue'. Put together Romance, my above obsession and Lauren Layne (my favourite author of all) and I'm provided with the perfect opportunity to fall in love with a book th
Geri Reads
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

If not for Luc and the whole Moretti family, this book would probably get less than three stars. So despite the aggravation I felt towards the heroine, Ava, I still enjoyed this because of Luc and his boisterous Italian family. It saddens me when a character succeeds in ruining a book. Ava was a difficult heroine to relate to and as much as I love this author and enjoyed her previous works, I just didn't fully enjoy Frisk Me as much as I'd like to.

The moment Luc and Ava met three years
Sandy ღCoffee Addict Booksღ

***4 Moretti stars***

Before I begin I want to clear two things

#1- With Lauren Layne’s book one cannot expect a heart-shattering, jaw-dropping story but simply put together a delightful enjoyable story. Being a critical reader that I am, LL’s books are my guilty pleasure, her writing is something which throws my “bitch mode” button outside the window and let me for once love the story without judging it.

#2-Who in the world is responsible for designing this cover??!! It’s such a turn off!! Luc is
★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★

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Ava Sims is a broadcast journalist who first met Officer Luc Moretti a few years back when he gave her a parking ticket. When the opportunity arises for her to host her own TV spot featuring the sexy cop she grabs it with both hands. If she can become anchorwoman for CBC then her parents will finally be proud of her and this gig is sure to make her dreams come true.

Luc is horrified when he discovers that he is to be
3.5 'the cop and the reporter' stars.

Let me just get this off my chest first. There is seriously something wrong with the cover model. The hero is supposed to be an Italian stud in standard-issue uniform. Instead, we got a surfer dude in plain clothes. That's just wrong. Did Lauren see this?

So I provided myself with a better visual for Luca Moretti.

Luca Moretti is from a family of cop that dub as the NYPD royalty. He is the youngest in the tight-nit Italian family and being a roommate with his N
Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I completely fell in love with this new story by Lauren Layne!

Contemporary Romance novels are my happy place. But there are so many of them that it’s not uncommon to pick ones that are only passable, some of them good, but only a few will be GREAT.
Obviously, the later happened with “Frisk Me” book 1 in the New York Finest series by Lauren Layne.

When Ava Sims’ chance to finally be an anchorman at CBC network presents itself she seizes the opportunity and is more than
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lauren Layne Fans, Romance
4 Two Different Paths * * * *

Family desires...they can be encouraging, thoughtful, help the children to believe in themselves and produce strong capable people. That is when they are shown with love and support; with the clear understanding of the children and what the family is demonstrating.

On the flip side... these desires or ambitions can be foisted on children to fulfill lost dreams of the parents... to live vicariously through them. This can create hostility, self doubt, esteem issues and
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 Stars

Whatever they had, it wasn't typical sexual attraction.
It was something deeper.

Whenever I see a new series come out by Lauren Layne, I don't even bother reading the synopsis before adding. I don't need to because I already know that the chances are 99.9% that I'll love it. But I was an extra shot of excited when I read the blurb for this book because...HOT COPS! What? Like you didn't? Don't judge me! Although admittedly, I could have done with a different cover *cringes
3,5 Sweet Stars.

Ava is a journalist hoping to get her big break… and her break comes in a form a hot Italian officer, Luc Moretti, who is known known as a national hero after what he believes being just doing his job. Having to do a documentary about him, they have to spend a lot of time together and that eventually leads to knowing each other more… and wanting each other. It was supposed to be just a job, neither of them was supposed to fall in love. But life happens when you least expect it
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 "Parking Ticket" Stars!

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After recieving the ARC for the second book of this series, I obviously had to start with this one! Some of you may remember my 'Lauren Layne marathon' when I fell in love with her Stiletto series (I seriously could not stop reading!) and obviosly, this got me excited about the New York's Finest series as well!

Frisk Me is the first installment in the series and it introduces the Moretti family, which I am sure the other stories will continue to be about the other bro
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
RELEASED TODAY!!!! Buy HERE -You need to meet Luc!

"I love being a cop, but I love you more. I'd give up being everybody else's hero, if you'll just let me be yours."

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It doesn't take much for a book to make me happy these days-I'm much pickier and have fifty times the rules I used to. But, in doing so, I've found what works. It's not enough to have a cute boy and a lonely girl and some raunchy love scenes-I need essence. I need a beating heart between each and every page and I want that
A funny, sweet and sexy story laced with a witty love-hate banter and topped with a heartwarming relationship between a sharp Lois Lane type reporter and a good-doer Superman cop.

Luc Moretti is royalty of a different kind. He’s the kind of royalty that comes from being the youngest in a long line of police officers where his father is the ex-police commissioner and his three older brothers are all in law enforcement. But none have received the over-enthusiastic attention Luc’s gotten ove
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Luc Moretti is NYPD’s darling cop made famous by his heroic deeds blasted all over YouTube, something that makes him completely uncomfortable and the target of unwanted attention. Even worse his actions have captured the attention of Ava Sims, a reporter that wants to use him for a feel good news piece in order to further her career. Unfortunately, the NYPD is fully on board, thinking the positive coverage will help their reputation after some recent negative events. Luc dreads the stor
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

Overall, I thought that this was a solid romance novel and I really enjoyed reading it. I had a chance to read one of Lauren Layne's earlier novels just a couple of months ago and I absolutely loved it so I jumped at the chance to read this first book in her new series. I found this book a bit difficult to get into but once the story grabbed me I couldn't get enough.

I just loved Luc and his family of police officers. Luc was just a good guy
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
Lauren Layne has become an author that I can count on to deliver an enjoyable light contemporary romance. Factor in a story about a humble man in uniform and I was sure I would fall in love with this book. Well, that is, once I got over my disdain for the cover. I’m a terrible cover snob. But seriously, NYPD Officer Luc Moretti is dark-haired, stubborn, and second generation Italian so naturally he looks like Owen Wilson posing on the cover?

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Luc is the youngest of five in a family devoted to law
Marla Mei
Lauren Layne has always been one of my go-to authors but I haven't been liking any of her latest books (Blurred Lines!!! yep just want to insert my review there LOL) so I'm RATING THIS 4 STARS NOW BEFORE I OVERTHINK THINGS AND START READING NEGATIVE REVIEWS when all I really want to say and all that I should say is that I LOVE THIS BOOK.

Forget the annoying characters, the drama and angst (where in Lauren Layne's books are nil to nothing anyway), I've never swooned so hard like this before that I
Danielle (Love at First Page)
I was expecting to fall head over heels in love with Frisk Me, but then, I was expecting a much different type of book. In almost all of Lauren Layne's adult romances, there's a push-pull, slightly antagonistic undercurrent between her characters. So it didn't surprise me that the same could be said of Luc and Ava, a charming but straight-laced cop and an ambitious, stubborn reporter. I was hoping, though, for more of a romantic suspense story, that the relationship drama would be kept to a mini ...more
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 4-stars, 2015
4 "America's Hero" Stars! Being a little late to the Lauren Layne fan club, I only just discovered her writing this year with her release of Crushed (Redemption 2), a title which made my top favorites list. Needless to say, after that first impression, I just knew I had to read her next book, so when I was presented with a review opportunity for Frisk Me, I jumped on it.

Frisk Me, the debut novel in Ms. Layne's New York's Finest Series, contains many of the same attributes that I fell in love wi
Lyndy Ann ♫
Frisk Me is the first book in the new New York’s Finest series by Lauren Layne.

We have the sexy Italian Moretti family, four brothers three are cops for NYPD. We start off with the bambino of the family Officer Luc Moretti who was caught on camera being a hero and now is a internet phenomenon, he hates all the media attention he is getting and he just wants to be left alone to do his job and have a private life.

Enter Ava Sims who is a journalist going to be shadowing Luc around for a three hour
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
I fell madly in love with this story!  Frisk Me was a dynamic blend of laughter, sarcasm, sexiness and characters that found their way into my heart.  But in all honestly, I was nervous to start this book.  I struggled with the idea that a police story could be fun and sexy.  BUT the first page alone proved me SO wrong because I was already smiling.  Never again will I second guess or question the storyline or type of characters in a Lauren Layne book!  Because the stories and characters she cre ...more

Things I liked:
The whole Moretti family and their relationship with each other.

Things I didnt like:
Everything else.

Things I learned from this book:
- If you are a reporter you dont have to pay a parking ticket because you are above the law.

-New Yorkers are really selfish people (according to the book) since even a small act of kindness or just doing your job or being a decent person can get you either too much media buzz or shitty people like Ava will question your motives (even though you saved
Can you proclaim yourself a fan of an author if you’ve only read a couple of books written by him/her? No? I’ve read only two books by Lauren Layne: Isn't She Lovely and Broken yet I dare to say that she is one of my favorite authors. I can’t quite explain this, but every time I open a book written by this author, I have very pleasant feelings, it’s like tasting your favorite chocolate after a long break: anticipation and when you finally put a bit into your mouth, you are lost to sensations.

Jane Stewart
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
DNF. I just couldn’t get interested. Nothing pulled me in.

Luc and his family are very likeable, but that doesn’t mean the book will be good. There was no chemistry for me. Normally a DNF is 1 star for me, but I don’t want to hurt the authors stats too much for something that might be more about personal preference, so I upped it to 2. This might work better for other readers. I read the first 87 pages and the last 2 chapters.

Ava is a TV reporter doing a story on Luc a NY cop. She has permission
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
Apr 20, 2015 marked it as to-read
ARC provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
nick (the infinite limits of love)
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

Lauren Layne is easily one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. She writes really fun romantic comedies and she has yet to disappoint me with her books. When I saw that she was releasing a new series with cops at the center, I was ecstatic. Now, I'm not a reader who actively seeks out books about men in blue, but I knew that Lauren Layne would be able to make me fall for them and boy was I right!

Frisk Me might actually be my favorite book by the author. Lauren Layne excels at writing rel
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, 2015-reads
Much to do about nothing - that’s how I felt about this book

I’m a very character driven reader. When I really and passionately don’t like a character, I’m not going to like the book. Such was the case with Frisk Me.

Ava Simms is a reporter who’s been given the assignment of creating a three-hour feature about the America Hero in the NYPD who has been caught on video a couple of times helping people… also known as doing his job. Anyway, Ava first met Luc when he was writing her media van a parking
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016, did-not-finish
12% and I'm giving up.

First thing's first: This has a Truly Terrible cover design.
The guy is described as "gorgeously dark haired" annd yet the cover would have you believe he's a blonde dancer in a cheap music video from the 80's.

It's slow... but also not. Maybe not soo much slow as uninteresting. I was tempted to start skimming by chapter two.

The characters didn't really mesh for me.
A lot of the focus was on the families, even though it was just the beginning of the first book of the series. T
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
3.75 stars rounded up

This is my fourth Lauren Layne's book and I really enjoyed it despite issues that I had. In the beginning, I definitely felt the sparks between Luc and Ava. Their arguments felt lively and delicious to follow. But yes, the further I went, the more I discovered things that didn't sit well with me, and I ended up writing notes about it. Let me try to get away with them first, so I could close this review with a more positive sentence, considering that yes, I did rounded my rat
Jun 25, 2015 rated it liked it
What I've come to really love and expect from Lauren Layne are fresh, modern characters--especially women--who are ambitious, driven, and practical in their approach towards life. I've become accustomed to cracking open one of her novels and not only swooning, but also finding rich female friendships and a deeper understanding of what it means to be a working woman than I do in other books in this genre. That being said, Frisk Me read much more like a classic romance novel--which isn't a bad thi ...more
Suraya (thesuraya)
okay first off, the cover is awful. Sorry.

Five words to describe the book : Lauren Layne did it again.

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