Dec 3, 2015

Steal Me by Lauren Layne Review

Steal Me
New York’s Finest #2
By: Lauren Layne
Releasing November 24, 2015

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.

Steal me is not just about a man and women who fall in love! Oh no it’s much more! It’s about a family full of police officers and how they struggle with their family and professional lives. It’s about a daughter who enables her alcoholic father and immature brother, just so she can feel loved. But it is also about a man and women who have been hurt in the past and continue to allow that pain to stop them from moving forward.

Our hero is Captain Anthony Moretti is one of NYPD’s finest, but has been burnt by love and doesn’t think that he can have both love and a job.

Our heroine; Maggie Walker is a waitress, dutiful daughter, enabler aspiring writer and a people pleaser.

The one thing that they both have in common! They are both very attracted to each other, but are fighting it. Then one day Maggie recognizes the face of her ex in the sketch of a perpetrator that Anthony is carrying, their relationship suddenly got a lot more complicated.

Maggie now finds herself in the middle of a criminal investigation that Anthony is in charge of, while Anthony is fighting his attraction to Maggie while trying to remain professional. It all comes to a head when Anthony has to choose between his job and Maggie and you are left hoping that he makes the right decision.

So I have never had the privilege of reading one of Lauren Layne’s books before, but I am so very grateful that I got the opportunity to read Steal Me, it truly is a surprising book! In the Beginning you think this book is a predictable romance, I would like to tell you that you are WRONG!!! The twist and turns of this book will keep you gripped and you cannot help to fall in love with the whole of the Moretti clan…especially Nonna.
This story was beautifully written, the plot is inspiring and the characters are a lovable band of characters that you honestly wish could be a part of your own family.
I give Steal Me 10 out of 10

Lauren Layne is the USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. In 2011, she and her husband moved from Seattle to New York City, where Lauren decided to pursue a full-time writing career. It took six months to get her first book deal (despite ardent assurances to her husband that it would only take three). Since then, Lauren's gone on to publish ten books, including the bestselling Stiletto series, with several more on the way in 2015.

Lauren currently lives in Chicago with her husband and spoiled Pomeranian. When not writing, you'll find her at happy hour, running at a doggedly slow pace, or trying to straighten her naturally curly hair.

Want More Moretti's? Don't miss FRISK ME 
(New York's Finest #1)
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1 comment :

  1. Great review! Thank you for hosting!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours