Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Cuff Me by Lauren Layne

Title: Cuff Me 
Series: New York's Finest #3
Author:  Lauren Layne
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: March 29, 2016 

Meet New York's Finest-three hot brothers sworn to protect and serve the city they love . . . and the women who've stolen their hearts.


Vincent Moretti is one of the NYPD's top homicide detectives-and one of the most eligible bachelors in town. His family, however, thinks he should date his longtime partner, Jill-a sassy, sexy, smart-mouthed blonde who drives him absolutely crazy.

Behind the quiet authority, tough-guy demeanor, and dark aviator glasses lies a man with a big soul-and a hard body that can soften any girl's heart. After years as his coworker, Jill Henley has given up hope that anything could happen between her and Vin. Besides, loving him would break all the rules. But seeing Jill with someone else triggers feelings in Vincent he never knew he had. Now he'll have to stop playing good cop/bad cop-and find a way to convince her to be his partner for life. . .

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This book was perfect! I love this series and I was dying to get another Moretti love story.

This time, it was Vince's turn. Vincent Moretti is the taciturn brother. He is also the permanent bad cop and Jill, his partner is the good cop. Vince is too serious, even grumpy at times. Getting a smile from him is almost a miracle. He is very competent and there is no doubt he's great at his job as a detective for the NYPD.  Relationships wise....not so much.

"He believed in love. He did.
He just didn't believe in it for him."

His partner Jill is the complete opposite. She is a happy person, can talk to anyone, gets along with him and his moods and she's almost part of his family. 

Jill Henly is coming back from leave. She was in Florida for three months taking care of her mother after a fall. She has great news to impart to her best friend Elena who is also Vince's sister. She is engaged!! While she was away she met a perfectly nice guy. Tom is everything Jill wanted. He is capable of giving Jill the happy ever after she wants so much. Someone to love, and grow old together. There is only one problem, she has unresolved feelings for Vince, her partner.

"A companion. A partner. Love.
And that's what it came down to. Jill wanted to be loved. She wanted to love."

For years, the Moretti family has known about the attraction between Jill and Vince. They love Jill as a daughter/sister and they won't miss an opportunity to make it clear to Vince and Jill what they could have before it's too late.

"You're not damaged. You're not broken. You're just male."

I LOVED how the story went. I think Lauren dealt perfectly with the engagement issue without cheating. The characters were both great and lovable.

Jill was the happy, open and sassy girl. Vince was the lonely, silent type. Their attraction was very clear to anyone except themselves, or they just didn't want to acknwoledge it. It was clear from prior books were this was heading.

I think all the Moretti characters are crucial. I was happy to get a glimpse at Marco, the missing brother living in California. I wonder when he's moving back to NYC.

Please, don't miss out on picking this gem up. It has great banter, funny scenes, and sexy times!

Cliffhanger: No

5/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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. 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!

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