Cuff Me by Lauren Layne

cuff meTitle: Cuff Me
Series: New York’s Finest bk 3
Author: Lauren Layne
Genre: Contemporary


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. 

Thoughts: This was the first book in this series and by this author that I’ve read and I have to tell you that as soon as I was done reading it I went straight to my library’s app and looked to see if the other two books were there and what other books by this Layne there were. I was really disappointed to discover there were none 🙁

One of the things I absolutely adored about this book was that it was so unlike any romance I’ve read in a long time. From the blurb you can know that Jill is with someone else for most of the book and this causes all sorts of issues with Vin.

Vin is seriously one of the absolute best heroes I’ve read in contemporary romance in a long time. Everyone, him included, believes he’s one way and that no one will ever want to be with him because of it. Watching as his vulnerability is opened for him, and us to see had me in tears.

Jill, while I liked her and connected with her, and I got why she was doing the things she was doing, it still made me mad, probably because I connected with Vin first.

For both of them, letting their real feelings for each other show through and be willing to risk everything on a relationship was the biggest risk of their lives and one that had be ignoring everyone and everything to see happen.

If you love contemporary romances with an insane supporting cast of characters all made up of an this large New York Italian family who see nothing wrong with butting their heads into every aspect of the main characters lives then you won’t want to miss this book.

Grade A+


1 Comment

  1. Rowena

    Thanks for the review. Lauren Layne is a new to me author this year and I’ve been reading a lot of her stuff so I’m adding this series to my must read this year pile.


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