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Frisk Me by Lauren Layne
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bookshelves: arc-read, contemporary-romance, published-2015, series, standalone, tortured-hero

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 over doing what he thought should be his unsung job while getting caught on a video that went viral.
“You’re America’s Hero not because of your acts, but because of your heart.”

Nursing an acute case of misplaced guilt, the last thing he wants is his life on display. He wants his life to get back normal, but being forced into doing a national TV special is just the opposite. Can the two month interaction with the beautiful reporter who’s been assigned to him remain professional or will she be the one he breaks his no serious relationships rule for?
“I think the woman behind the reporter is pulled to me. Just like the man behind the cop is drawn to you.”

Ava Sims is an up and coming TV reporter. All she needs is a break to get her the anchorwoman spot her parents have always wanted for her. Even though she’s probably the only woman who’s met officer Moretti and hasn’t thrown herself at him, she’s still interested in him… as a story, to reveal the man behind the uniform. Will she use and betray Luc to help her further a career she’s been compelled to follow or will the time with him help her find out what she really wants to do with her life?
“Luc Moretti the officer was the cover of the story, but Luc Moretti the man was the heart of it.”

Picking up a Lauren Layne book has become a natural thing when it comes to contemporary romance for me. She has a talent to create relatable characters you want to know. I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough with all the spark provoking banter infused with a bit of hostility between Ava and Luc. The story made me smile and laugh constantly. From the beginning I knew I would thoroughly enjoy this book.
“I don’t know quite whether to kiss you or strangle you.”

I loved Luc and Ava’s chemistry. It was great that they had briefly met some years back while he was writing her a parking ticket, the memory of which served to stoke the fireworks between them. Their angry back and forth banter was funny, cute and sexy. The more they got a rise out of each other, the more they wanted to get under each other’s skin and deeper.
“Guess you shouldn’t have flirted with a cop then, lady. No such thing as an interview in my line of work…” He moved in closer, shifting so that his upper body leaned into hers. “We start with interrogations.”

It was wonderful how they both gave each other what they needed and I’m not just talking about incredibly racy moments. I’m referring to how Luc understood and supported her and ultimately put her above himself, and conversely how Ava saw beyond the badge.
“I’d give up being everybody else’s hero, if you’ll just let me be yours.”

Both main characters were equally endearing. Ava with all her sass, self-assured ambition, determination and smarts was charmingly flawed because she was also a bit lost, a lot unloved, vulnerable, but still funny and sweet underneath.

All the grumpiness in the world couldn’t completely cover up the gooeyness within Luc. Who wouldn’t appreciate a truly good man that dedicates himself to protect and proudly wears his uniform? But it’s a job that required him to face death and sometimes even make life or death decisions. One of which still haunted him and tugged my heart.
“A hero cop who was long on charm, short on pretense, with a hidden sweet side.”

I can’t not mention Luc’s overbearing, in your face, incredibly loveable Italian family, especially his quirky and mouthy grandma, Honky Tonky, Ava’s aloof cat and her bridezilla best friend Beth which rounded out this wonderfully entertaining story, with the right mix between slow burn sexiness, comedy, angst, and heartfelt, tear jerking moments.

Frisk Me is the first book in the New York's Finest series by Lauren Layne. It is a standalone, full-length, contemporary romance full of fun, sexy bits and swoon worthy moments. Told from both points of view, with a happy ending.

4.5 super cop stars.

Amazon US -> http://amzn.to/1IX9NhY

* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via NetGalley. The excerpts are from that copy. *

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Reading Progress

December 27, 2014 – Shelved
December 27, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
July 10, 2015 – Started Reading
July 10, 2015 –
10.0% ""No ho-blooded straight woman could look at that guy and not fantasize about what he looked like under that uniform."\n "
July 10, 2015 –
10.0% ""No worm-blooded straight woman could look at that guy and not fantasize about what he looked like under that uniform."\n "
July 12, 2015 – Finished Reading
July 13, 2015 – Shelved as: arc-read
July 13, 2015 – Shelved as: contemporary-romance
July 13, 2015 – Shelved as: published-2015
July 13, 2015 – Shelved as: series
July 13, 2015 – Shelved as: standalone
July 13, 2015 – Shelved as: tortured-hero

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Dali Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ wrote: "Great review, Dali! :)"

Thank you so much Alleskelle! No awesome graphics like yours though :)


Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ Dali wrote: "Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ wrote: "Great review, Dali! :)"
Thank you so much Alleskelle! No awesome graphics like yours though :)"


But fab review nonetheless! ;)


Dali Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ wrote: "Dali wrote: "Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ wrote: "Great review, Dali! :)"
Thank you so much Alleskelle! No awesome graphics like yours though :)"

But fab review nonetheless! ;)"


You've made my day Alleskelle! Thank you :)


message 5: by Laura (new)

Laura Great review Dali!!


message 6: by Terry (new) - added it

Terry What a great review! So enjoyable to read. This book sounds so interesting & entertaining. It's now added to my list to read & I am so looking forward to reading it!


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Dali Terry wrote: "What a great review! So enjoyable to read. This book sounds so interesting & entertaining. It's now added to my list to read & I am so looking forward to reading it!"

Thank you so much Terry! I really do like this author's writing. I that when read it you enjoy it as much as I did :)


Dali Laura wrote: "Great review Dali!!"

Thank you Laura!


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Pearl Angeli Love the review, Dali! ;) xx


message 10: by Sophia (new)

Sophia Triad Great review Dali :) x


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Candace Great review, Dali! :)


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Alp Fab review, hon. xx


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Dali Alp wrote: "Fab review, hon. xx"

Candace wrote: "Great review, Dali! :)"

Sophia wrote: "Great review Dali :) x"

Pearl wrote: "Love the review, Dali! ;) xx"

Thank you so much ladies :)


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