Cuff Me (New York’s Finest #3) by Lauren Layne REVIEW

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Cuff Me (New York’s Finest #3) by Lauren Layne REVIEW

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. . .


★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★


Cuff Me is the third installment in a collection of standalone romances from Lauren Layne, which focus on a family of New York brothers who all work within the police department.

This is the story that I have been patiently waiting for since first introduced to the brooding Vincent Moretti right at the very beginning of the series. He is tall, dark and handsome, but moody and mysterious, and I was rooting for him from the very first page – he was swoon city in a very understated way.

Vin and his partner on the job Jill Henley have been best friends for six years. They have been through a lot together in their line of work and understand each other so well after having spent so much time in close proximity and in some really stressful situations.

Jill is yang to Vin’s yin – she is like the human version of sunshine where he is a man who keeps his cards close to his chest. Jill has always been a part of the Moretti family, and she loves being around them. The only thing missing in her life is the companionship only a lover can provide. She is lonely and so when she finds a way to fulfill her dreams, Vin’s world is tilted on its side, and he finally realises what’s been in front of him this whole time.

What I loved most about his book, was the longing and the palpable tension that was present from the very get go between Vin and Jill, and I am not ashamed to admit that a kaleidoscope of butterflies took up in my belly for the duration of this story. It was like a sweet angst that wasn’t overly dramatic but extremely addicting and very realistic.



Let me tell you, this book was more than I ever thought it would be and exceeded my expectations big time, I live for books that give me this five star feeling and couldn’t be happier with the way the story played out. I completely fell in love with both of the main characters and especially felt for Vin.

“He wasn’t accustomed to being anyone’s favorite.
Wasn’t used to being first in anyone’s life.”

A great love story between a Good Cop/Bad Cop duo who complement each other so well, mixed with a little bit of suspense and a fabulous cast of supporting characters. I bloody adored watching these two fall in love, or at least finally realise that they have loved each other from the very start.

Cuff Me is a standalone contemporary romance, told in third person dual POV.

ARC gratefully received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

About the Author

Lauren Layne

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!

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More in this Series

Frisk Me (New York's Finest #1) Steal Me (New York's Finest #2) Cuff Me (New York's Finest #3)


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