Cuff Me by Lauren Layne
Series: New York's Finest #3
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 29, 2016
Format: eARC, 384 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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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...
I love Lauren Layne’s books. I’ve spent some time catching up on her backlist over the last few months and I’ve enjoyed each and every one of them. I’ve been following her New York’s Finest series since I picked up the first book on NetGalley. I liked Luc’s story in Frisk Me. I loved Anthony’s story in Steal Me. I couldn’t WAIT to get Vincent’s story with this book. I think I was half in love with him before even cracking this book. During and after? Well, t was everything I wanted and more, even if I was a little unsure in the beginning.
Vincent and Jill were fantastic characters. I loved their chemistry and their partnership and, it could probably go without saying, I was shipping them HARD throughout this series. I NEEDED their book. I was admittedly a little put off in the beginning when I learned she was in a serious relationship with another guy. It made me sad because they were so right for each other. My heart hurt for Vincent early on in this book as he realized he might not have a chance will Jill after all. I won’t get all spoilery, but what I will say is that I ended the book with a smile and was completely satisfied by it. So you can draw your own conclusions. 🙂
Lauren is the master of unexpected feels and she delivered in a big way with Cuff Me. I swear, I felt them all. This book was sweet and swoony, funny, charming and heartwarming. And, of course, sexy in all the right ways. I absolutely adore the Moretti family and I loved getting to see more of them here. Fans of the New York’s Finest series will not want to miss this one. I think I’ve said it before and I’ll say it here just to be sure – if you love romance and you’re NOT reading Lauren’s books, you’re missing out. Big time. And you should probably do something about it.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
He’d always thought they’d shared a secret understanding that the fact that what was between them couldn’t be named was precisely what made it theirs. Now, he was realizing that this had been one-sided. That all this time, he’d merely been her colleague while she’d been his… everything.
Vincent forced himself to look at her fiancé again. He looked like Tom Fucking Brady. Even the first name was the same.
“Sweetie, if you’d spent your entire life silently waiting – desperately wanting – someone to love you, and never having that gift even offered – would you know how to give it?”
Have you read any of Lauren Layne’s books?
If yes, which has been your favorite?
If no, what are you waiting on? 🙂