Title: Frisk Me
Author: Lauren Layne
Series: New York’s Finest #1
Genre: contemporary romance
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.
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***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 black-haired, blue-eyed deliciously hot, NYPD cop not Fabio!!!
So this is a huge case of “don’t judge the book by it’s cover”
Anyway moving on...
Luca Moretti is youngest in a family of cops, having far more successful siblings in that field and son to ex-commissioner he was never on the spotlight that is, until he saved a little girl from drowning which was being filmed by a tourist and soon becomes viral on youtube. Overnight Luc became an American hero, he couldn’t walk on a road without being acknowledged for his heroic act. When he should have been happy to acquire this fame, deep down Luc knows he doesn’t deserve to be called an American hero while he holds himself responsible for death of two people on his watch, whose guilt has burdened his heart for almost two years now.
Ava Sims moved to New York six years ago to pursue her dream or rather her family’s to become a national anchor-woman, while she is still struggling to reach there, she is very much ambitious and won’t miss any opportunity which leads her to path of success. When she was offered to run a three hour prime time on the American hero she knew this would be her big ticket to become a TV anchor and for once wanted her family to be proud of her.
Luc is not thrilled to be part of this show, least of all he wants a journalist following him everywhere while he is on duty. Ava has not seen anyone who doesn’t wants a media attention or publicity like Luc, for a matter of fact she knows he isn’t camera shy and she’s hell bent on finding out why? or if he deserves the tile of an hero?
Coming from family of cops Luc is under pressure of carrying the family legacy, fortunately the case which was his only failure never made it to media but he knows better not to give any reason for a nosy reporter to go digging his past and wants to keep things between them very professional. However it’s been very difficult for him to draw a line, when both of them are at each other’s throat at one minute and having a strong sexual pull the next!
Frisk Me is my fifth book from Lauren Layne and this woman never ceases to amaze me with her comprehensive writing. Her story might be simple and light but she adds her own elements making it one entertaining story. Just like all her other books (atleast the one's I've read) this is also an enemies to lover’s plot, which will bring you a lot of bickering, banters, witty remarks, snarky comebacks and one hell of sexual tension! Of course the best thing is the characters, not just the MC’s but the secondary characters are endearing and damn funny too!
“I'd always heard that the whole man-in-uniform thing was supposed to be a turn-on.Can I adopt the Moretti’s?! I’m loving this big fat cute Italian family who obviously are close knitted and overbearing but have a tendency to interfere in each other’s life. Oh, how can I forget Nonna?! This eighty something crazy Moretti had me LMAO everytime she was present at the scene, she just stole the show.
Guess it's an acquired taste.”
“See, here I am having a similar revelation. Always thought you TV people were supposed to be likable.
Guess that's subjective too.”
“I need her uterus for grandbabies.”And my favorite Nonna scene is
“What color lipstick do you think I should wear?Isn't she a treat??
Classic red or shocking orange? I'm thinking orange.
Also, have either of you seen my push-up bra?
I'm worried I left it at Ned's house.”
Neither brother responded, and Anthony very slowly turned his head to look at Luc.
“She belongs in a home. One with bars on the window.”
I’m so glad every Moretti’s are getting their own book! Can’t wait to read their stories.
ARC kindly provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley, for an honest review.