Who can help being intrigued by a contemporary romance featuring a hunk in uniform? Certainly not me, and this story did a great job of feeding my addiction. Not only is the main character one of a family of policemen, but he is also a humble hero. The sparks that fly between him and the heroine combined with the mysterious secrets that are gradually revealed keep the story interesting and hold one’s attention and the interaction with the secondary characters are an added bonus. One can’t help but be charmed (and occasionally appalled, lol) by feisty and outspoken Nonna, and the glimpses of Luc’s brothers makes one anxious to read their stories as well. The blending of elements drawn from recent headlines with the challenges facing this particular officer make this a realistic and entertaining read, and the angst evoked by each of the main character’s conflict between duty and heart is compelling and emotional. I love a story that has romance, heat, humor and emotion, and this one hit all of those points for me and I will be looking for more titles by this author!
“Frisk Me” by Lauren Layne is part of the ‘New York’s Finest’ series and centers on Officer Luc Moretti, who is about to star in a television special based on his heroism and altruism, much to his dismay. Even worse, his past encounter with reporter Ava Sims was memorable due to the clash between his by-the-book style and her freedom-of-the-press stance. Ava is driven to distinguish herself enough to win an anchor position at her television station but she will only be able to do that if she can ferret out enough information to garner ratings. The attraction that grows between Luc and Ava can only complicate things, especially since he has secrets she’s determined to unveil. Each of them will have to figure out what should have the highest priority, career or personal life, and whether the price for success is worth it.
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.