Book Review - Cuff Me by Lauren Layne



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'll admit it.  I've pretty much fallen in love with all of the Moretti brothers over the past three books.  I've been eagerly looking forward to this installment with Vincent and Jill, who have been supporting characters in the previous books.  The sparks have been flying for months and this book picks up just after Jill has been gone for months caring for her Mother in Florida... with a fiance.  Once they each finally realize their feelings for each other is when the story really gets good.  Layne does a great job capturing the dynamic shift in their relationship as they try and figure out how to keep things "normal" once they each realize on their own that there is more than friendly feelings between them.  The story is written well and the mystery is almost as compelling and was not at all expected.  I recommend this book for anyone who loves a good cop romance, romantic comedy, or friends become lovers story.

MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy


Prior to becoming an author, Lauren lived in Seattle with a cushy job in e-commerce/web-marketing. On a whim, she quit her job and moved to NYC to pursue a writing career. A year later, she had an agent and two publishing contracts. 

She now lives in midtown Manattan where she writes full time, although has been known to be lured away from the computer by a well-made cocktail.


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