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Steal Me

(New York's Finest #2)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  2,181 ratings  ·  247 reviews

Being a cop might be in Anthony Moretti's blood, but protecting and serving the city of New York has always been more than just the family business. If that means his love life stays locked up, well then that's just another sacrifice made in the line of duty. That is, until he sets eyes on the gorgeous new waitress at The Darby Diner and suddenly Anthony's mo
Mass Market Paperback, 323 pages
Published November 24th 2015 by Forever
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• Lisa •
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it

"She wanted him. All of him. Always."


This novel boasted the best in pure, undiluted, Lauren Layne style sexual tension. The lust combined with the sweet was the perfect style for me to get lost into with this latest by my favourite author. When I first 'met' the Moretti brothers in book one of this new series by Lauren Layne, I already found myself predicting this would be a series that I would happily find myself overly giddy with romantic feelings about and I'm gl
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 Stars

His eyes were wild as they looked down on her, and the last thought Maggie had before his mouth slammed against hers was that Anthony Moretti completely out of control was the sexiest thing she'd ever seen.

I have a rule when it comes to Lauren Layne books: she writes them, I read them. Period. It doesn't matter what she writes, because each and every time I know I'll be in for a treat. Her New York's Finest series has quickly made its way onto my favorites list as well. I love
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 "Dreams" Stars!

ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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I am always excited when I recieve an ARC, especially if it is from one of my new favourite authors. I decided to first read Frisk Me (the first book in the series), you know me I have to read in order LOL, and now it's time for the second novel in the New York's Finest.

Steal Me continues with the story of the eldest Moretti brother, Anthony "Anth" a.k.a Captain (he is the new Captain in the NYPD, he is gorgeous
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**

"Maggie," he whispered, just as her eyes started to close.
He was silent for a long moment. Then, "Nothing. Go to sleep."
So she did. But in her dreams, he finished that sentence with something else entirely.

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I am so so SO happy to announce that Mizz Lane has outdone herself...AGAIN. I can't make this stuff up, folks. It's not possible. Contemporary is hardly worth reading most of the time, in my opinion, so it's no
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★

This is the second instalment in this series of standalone romances based around a family of New York City cops, who are all larger than life and considered the cop royalty to those who are in their circle.

Steal Me follows eldest brother Anthony Moretti, who has recently been promoted to Captain. He is ambitious and focused 100% on the job, with dreams of becoming Commissioner like his father once was.

Despite being incredibly good at what he does, he is failing to catch a thie
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

Loved this one! One of my favorite Lauren Layne books.

It was all because of Captain Moretti....*sigh*.
He’s supposed to catch thieves. He never thought an intriguing waitress would Steal his heart. A sexy slow burn and sweet romance that will make you smile.

Anthony Moretti has his priorities straight: family, the NYPD and the NY Yankees. And while number one and two are closely intertwined since most of his family is in law enforcement, achieving his career goals are what drives him. He can very well ignore everything else, including his love life. That is until the sexy new waitress at his f
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
5 stars

Truly adored this one. When I was reading this I felt like I was reading a JJ book. Nothing about it irritated me. Loved all the characters. Loved the butterflies it gave me. Loved the tension. Loved the steam.

If I had to really critique something I would say the end was a bit rushed and I would have liked to kick Anthony a time or two. But when he says something like this how can I not swoon:

(view spoiler)

Also I noticed
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Steal Me is the second in the New York’s Finest series and it sort of reminds me of Blue Bloods, the TV series, but funnier. This big cop family is loving and loud, and their eighty-five year old Grandma, Nonna’s appearances have me laughing out loud! She is one hip, feisty lady!

Captain Anthony Moretti is all about his job in the NYPD and things are on track for him to realize his ultimate goal of becoming the city’s Police Commissioner, a job his father had filled for years until his recent re
Geri Reads
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this one better than the first. Plus Nonna is the bomb. And I really, REALLY, REALLY WANT Vincent and Jill's book.

ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lauren Layne Fans, Romance
4 You Can Have It All Stars * * * *
Earlier this year I fell for the Moretti Family in the first book of this series,
Frisk Me.
We were introduced to all of the Moretti's and they were wonderful with individual styles and swag. But with all of that going on, there was one universal theme happening and it was family will always be there for you.
They may not deliver the message the way you want or may get in your personal business one too many times... but
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Lauren Layne will steal your hearts in her newest installment to New York's Finest Series with her sizzling addition, Steal Me. Ms. Layne serves up a sexy, riveting, slow burn, and touching romance that will slowly steal the hearts of all those romance aficionados out there and will have you on lock down as she delivers a sweet and emotionally charged second chance romance.


For thirty-six year old Captain Anthony Moretti, there a
Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
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Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

I really enjoyed this one. The first book in this series, Frisk Me, was good but this one was even better in my opinion. This book was really the perfect combination of romance and suspense. Once I really had a chance to sit down and read, I didn't want to put this one down. I am falling in love with the Moretti men along with the heroines in these books. I kind of wish that this fictional family could adopt me because they are just a lot of
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Steal me? More like kidnap me. This book is boring. The story is typical cheesy romance. A brooding hero saving damsel in distress heroine. The character development is non existing. The plot is super cheesy. The suspense makes it more horrible.

The chemistry is also cold between the heroine and the hero. The smut scenes are minimum and sound very force due to lack chemistry.

2 stars
Lyndy Ann ♫
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: law-enforcment
Steal Me is the second book in the New York’s Finest series by Lauren Layne and I loved it.

Captain Anthony Moretti is the eldest of the Moretti siblings who is married to his career and climbing the career ladder to the top. He has no time for a personal life until a certain waitress gets mixed up in his first case as Captain.

Maggie Walker is a waitress at The Darby Diner every time she serves Captain Moretti she ends up dropping food on him which makes him glare/scowl even harder at her. She ge
I loved this book!

Steam and chemistry – check
Humor – check
Strong family presence – check
Likable multidimensional characters – check
Thought-provoking scenes – check

Can’t wait for the next book in this series! Full review to come.
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars

We're back with the Moretti family and I seriously miss a certain grandmother, Nonna . This old lady never fails to entertain me. I wish there is a novella on all her shenanigans and escapade.

"Did you show her your wang?"

"I'll bring my sharpshooter."

This time we have the story of the big brother of the family, Anthony Moretti. We had a little dose of him previously, mainly about his seriousness of his law enforcement career and a major hardass. Anthony is now a Captain, and working on
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rating~ 3.5 stars

So I’m trying a new way of reviewing which starts off with first impressions of the protagonists of the book from the first two chapters, which is from the first two chapters I believe:

I still havn’t posted the review I wrote for the first book but lets just say I didn’t enjoy the family dynamics in that book. I still didn’t in this one either however I really felt for Anthony Moretti. He came across as worried, frustrated and tense about his work. He seemed really focused on hi
Angie Elle
Dec 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Thank you to FOREVER (GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING) and Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

2.5 stars

After enjoying Only with You from this author, I had hoped Steal Me would give me more of the same feelings. I get what the author was trying to do here – the close-knit Italian family where meddling abounds, but the execution just wasn’t there. I never felt the chemistry between Maggie and Anthony, and I’m still not sure why Anthony’s family was so drawn to M
Anna's Herding Cats
Oh I loved it. What a family! Loved the scowly hero and the fiery heroine.

Full review to come.
nick (the infinite limits of love)
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc


Having loved the first book in the New York's Finest series and having loved everything that Lauren Layne has written, I was eager to start Steal Me. As usual, Lauren Layne exceeded my expectations and made me fall in love with the characters and the romance. Here are 5 reasons to convince you to pick up Steal Me!

1. Grumpy hero meets strong, kind and slightly clumsy heroine
I don't know about you guys, but grumpy heroes are my Kryptonite. I always find myself being drawn to them and a lot of my
Jacob Proffitt
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, audiobook, steamy
This is the second of a series and you really do benefit from having read the first. You don't have to, because you get enough background here, but it's worth the extra understanding, I think.

So Anthony (I love that they call him Ant because Tony is his dad) isn't really much of a surprise. He's gruff and work obsessed and dedicated and all that. So romance catnip, if you see what I mean. I wasn't happy with the stupidity from his background with the ex-girlfriend. He does the thing where you cl
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Anthony Moretti loves being a cop. More specifically, a captain in the NYPD. He has siblings as cops, his father was the chief of police - it's in his blood and it's his passion in life. So when a burglar who has been hitting random homes in New York City continuously escapes capture, it really irritates Anthony. This burglar has been named Smiley, because he leaves a yellow smiley face sticker in each home he breaks into. Stealing random things - sometimes valuable, sometimes just trinkets, the ...more
Rhea Dsouza
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Steal Me is the story of a surly cop with ghosts in his past, and the woman he adores (who has balls of steel). No kidding, ladies and gents; this book has my favourite Lauren Layne heroine in it, and she's exactly the type of woman I want to be when I grow up!

Sometimes it feels like I am always saying this about LL books, but seriously you guys. This woman can basically excel at any trope she picks up. If you like your heroes grumpy, shy and adorably clueless about their feelings, then you
Pianka *call me PIU*
May 11, 2015 rated it it was ok

Ok… so I am not sure how I feel about this book. In general I am kind of bummed that this read did not turn to be as great as expected. The series started out great and the Moretti brothers are simply awesome, but I think the main problem with this book is the repetitive plot line. In the first book we have Luc battling with “I am a cop so I can’t have a relationship” woes and the same thing gets repeated again in this book. I was looking for something different but what I got was a gru
Danielle (Love at First Page)
I think I've found a new favorite Lauren Layne book! Steal Me was oh so sexy and oh so tantalizing. I was shipping this couple hard. Anthony and Maggie's dynamic - a sweet and fierce dreamer paired with a grumpy, tough as nails cop - had me from the beginning. Their romance is a torturous slow burn, but in the best possible way. Lauren Layne had me on the edge of my seat, waiting for them to just kiss already! Thankfully the payoff was well worth the wait. The intimate scenes were perfect and pe ...more
Lisa Filipe
Have you ever picked up a book that you just knew was going to leave you with a huge smile on your face? That is what I can always expect from a Lauren Layne romance. Laced with sexual tension, perfectly timed laugh-out-loud banter and characters you can't help but fall in love with...Lauren's romances are not to be missed. That being said, STEAL ME certainly stole the show for me!

"Captain" Anthony Moretti is one sexy piece of Italian beef baby! I for one LOVE a hero who is gruff, a little grump
monica ♪

4 Stars

This book was indeed better than the previous one.
I had fever last night. I was supposed to sleep right after I took my medicine, but instead I stayed up late just to finish this book because I just couldn't put it down. LOL

I liked Captain Anthony Moretti. He's cold and grumpy on the outside, but he's actually really care and kind from the inside. Or Japanese people usually call it tsundere.

The story was good, not slow-paced and sexy.
But I found some similar 'pattern' from the previous
Jessica Morales-Lafaille
I just love the grandma in this series. She is such a hoot and has no boundaries. "You either showed her your Wang, or didn't show her your Wang. And whichever choice you made was the wrong one." What grandma talks about her grandson who is an adult privates just grandma Moretti.

A sweet romantic comedy I just love all the characters.
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Lauren Layne is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Hot Asset, Hard Sell, and Huge Deal in her 21 Wall Street series, as well as her Central Park Pact series. Her books have sold more than a million copies in nine languages. Lauren’s work has been featured in Publishers Weekly, Glamour, the Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She is bas ...more

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