After a photograph of Luc Moretti saving a tourist hits social media, he instantly becomes New York's most famous and beloved cop. When a major network decides to run a special on the "American Hero," Luc's boss gives him no choice but to cooperate in the name of good exposure for the department. Luc doesn't mind the celebrity status-what he does mind is the gorgeous brunette journalist who's been assigned to follow his every move. Especially since she also happens to be the same knockout that rejected him rather publicly the week before.
Ava Sims is a woman who gets what she wants. And what she wants is to be CBC's lead anchor-but to get there, she'll need to nail the fluff piece on the playboy cop. Luc Moretti is everything Ava knows to stay away from: a stubborn charmer with a hero-complex. But the more Ava gets to know Luc and his oddball family, the more she realizes that beneath the swagger and the blue uniform is a complex man who makes her heart beat too fast. Soon, Ava's doing the unthinkable, and falling for the best of New York's finest …
Officer Luc Moretti wants everyone to leave him alone. After saving the life of a little girl from drowning and the video going viral, he doesn't seem to be able to go anywhere without being recognized. Even worse, his boss is making him do a CBS special focus on his life. Luc doesn't have time to have a shadow, even if it's in a cute package of journalist Ava Sims.
“I think the woman behind the reporter is pulled to me. Just like the man behind the cop is drawn to you.”
Ava still remembers Luc. She met him when he gave her a parking ticket a few years back. She can't believe this arrogant officer is her ticket to getting a promotion. She has doubts about him being a good guy and she'll be pleased to show the world his true colors. Her attraction to him is something she just has to deny.
I loved this one. From the first chapter I couldn't put it down.
Luc was easy to fall in love with. He was loyal, responsible, a good cop and a great son. His family was amazing. His grandma was hilarious with her lipstick, yoga, and matchmaking. I love the siblings camaraderie too. Now, that I met these characters I want all siblings to get a book. I'm guessing a certain brother has to come back from LA at some point.
Ava was doing everything to fit into the mold his family was expecting of her. She was living her parents dreams. She knew it too. Letting go was hard for her. She had to make tough decisions and I don't blame her for her mistakes. If anything, those made her more human in my eyes.
“I love you, Ava. And I’m not saying things are going to be easy, but I’d rather go hard with you than easy alone.”
A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
A long-time romance reader, Lauren Layne thinks the only thing better than reading about happy endings is writing them. She now pursues a full-time career in Happily Ever After, a job she's naturally suited for after marrying her high school sweetheart. A bit of a nomad, Lauren's lived everywhere from Orange County to Manhattan, and currently lives in the Seattle-area. Her hobbies include coffee by day, wine by night, and lots of writing in between. She's also a total website nerd and insists you check out laurenlayne.com!
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