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Lauren Layne

"Romantic Comedy at its finest." —USA TODAY

Lauren Layne

"Romantic Comedy at its finest." —USA TODAY

Steal Me

"HOT! Smart dialogue, creative plotting and an insightful, unexpected romance ensure that Layne's latest New York's Finest novel is a sure-fire success...a pitch-perfect addition to a lovely series."―RT Book Reviews


Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

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“I don’t know what to do about it either. But I feel it. Like I’ve never felt anything before.”

He closed his eyes. “You shouldn’t have said that.”

“Why not?” she asked, lifting her chin in annoyance that he’d all but begged her to tell him what she was thinking and was now scolding her for it.

He made a low growling noise. “Because now I won’t be able to stop myself from doing this.”




Heat Level: Very Steamy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Series: New York's Finest


Being a cop might be in Anthony Moretti’s blood, but protecting and serving the city of New York has always been more than just the family business. If that means his love life stays locked up, well then that’s just another sacrifice made in the line of duty. That is, until he sets eyes on the gorgeous new waitress at The Darby Diner and suddenly Anthony’s morning coffee is leaving him a whole lot more hot and bothered than usual.

Though waitressing at The Darby isn’t exactly Maggie Walker’s dream job, it pays the bills and gives her time to work on her novel. Now if only she could stop fantasizing about gorgeous Anthony Moretti every time he sits down at her table, she’d really be in great shape. But when he needs her help identifying a criminal threatening The Darby-and Maggie recognizes her ex-husband-she fears her fresh start might be a pipe dream. Faster than a New York minute, Maggie and Anthony find themselves in one perilous pursuit that only gets hotter with each and every rule-breaking kiss.


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