Saturday 2 April 2016

✪ Cuff Me (New York's Finest #3) ✪ Lauren Layne ✪ Release Blitz & Giveaway ✪

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. . .


ARC received from publisher via Netgalley for an honest review

This is the 3rd book in the New York's finest series, and although I have not read the first two this has not affected my enjoyment of the Cuff Me.  I have read other books by Ms Layne so I knew what I was in for with Cuff Me.

And I really did enjoy this book.

You never know what you've got till it's gone, isn't that how the saying goes.

That's how it is for Vincent Moretti when his partner, his best friend, Jill Henley comes back from leave engaged. 

The emotions jumped off the pages as Vin comes to terms with losing Jill - even though technically she was never his.  Everyone around them knows how he feels.   You could feel his hurt as he tries to come to terms with this new man in her life.

This is a friends-to-lovers/work partners-to-lovers read, and one that had me drawn in from the beginning. The UST between our lovelies is off the charts.  You just know that things are going to be explosive if/when they get their act together.

There is great banter between the characters, and especially with Vin's family.  They had me laughing out loud at times, and even though they taunt each other, it is done with so much love.

These are two characters that I just wanted with my whole soul to be together.  No one else would do.

But do they get together?  For that you will need to read for yourself.

Ms Layne is one of those authors that you know you are going to get a smile out of reading.

I look forward to going back and reading the first two books in this series, and look forward to more in the future.

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!