After a courageous rescue is caught on camera, NYPD officer Luc is thrust into the national spotlight, but there’s one beautiful reporter out to prove this hero cop isn’t all he seems…
Trope: Enemies-to-Lovers, Law-Enforcement
❗️The cover show on my website is different from what you’ll find on the retailers, but the content of the book is the same! The original publisher covers are very well done, but I think they look like suspense novels, when the stories themselves are romance.
"The first in Layne's New York's Finest series is funny, delightfully steamy and deeply touching, setting the bar quite high." —RT Book Reviews
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.
This is set in NYC like the rest of my books, but is a little more blue collar, with fewer suits!
This book is written in third-person, with alternating POV. Some people only like first-person. You've been warned!
This series was the result of my publishers wanting something Blue Bloods-esque. If you like that show, you might like this too.
Yes, this is cop-book, but make no mistake, the "cop stuff" is minimal. This is contemporary romance, not romantic suspense.
🔥 This book is steamy with explicit sex scenes.
Ava is prickly and ambitious. I love that. A lot of readers don't.
“Layne (the Redemption series) launches the New York's Finest contemporary romance series with this stellar example of the genre. Ava and Luc's sparks are immediate, and the evolution of their relationship-which starts with little common ground except a dedication to singlehood-is stimulating and realistic. They negotiate their professional and romantic interactions with banter that's clever but not self-satisfied, and their moment of truth feels warm and real. Fans of slightly gritty contemporaries will adore this"―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"4 1/2 stars! The first in Layne's New York's Finest series is funny, delightfully steamy and deeply touching, setting the bar quite high. Layne creates protagonists who are fully realized and likable, ensuring that their individual journeys are as clever and moving as their romance, and her novels are always the better for it. A bustling, detailed setting and a stellar cast of supporting characters, particularly the hero's large and outspoken family, provide the perfect backdrop for her characters and keep expectations high for the rest of this soon-to-be-a-hit series."―RT Book Reviews
"Layne is hands down the queen of witty dialogue and sexy scenes. Frisk Me was a sensual combo of both that left me dying for more."―#1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken
"Frisk Me is a terrific love story--equal parts sweet and hot. Layne is a master of both sexual tension and the soul-satisfying HEA."―USA Today bestselling author, Serena Bell
“You know what else I’d like?” Ava hissed. “If you took your police baton, or whatever it’s called, and shoved it up you—”
His mouth was on her before she could finish the sentence.
It was a quick kiss.
Just a hard stamp of shut-the-hell-up. There was no tongue, just the press of his mouth against hers, lingering only slight, but the kiss rocked Ava all the same.
❗️The cover shown on my website is different from what you’ll find on the retailers, but the content of the book is the same! The original publisher covers are very well done, but I think they look like suspense novels, when the stories themselves are romance.
I often get asked if I will write stories for the remaining Moretti siblings. Sadly, I don’t think so. The publisher opted not to continue the series, and too many years have passed for me to remember the details to properly continue them via self-publishing.
Real-talk: I don't know all that much about law-enforcement. At all. But it was really fun to write a book about three brothers whose blood runs NYPD blue. It was even more fun to watch them fall in love!
The covers shown on my website are different from what you’ll find on the retailers, but the content of the book is the same! The original publisher covers are very well done, but I think they look like suspense novels, when the stories themselves are romance.