Steal Me (New York’s Finest #2) by Lauren Layne REVIEW

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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.


★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★

This is the second instalment in this series of standalone romances based around a family of New York City cops, who are all larger than life and considered the cop royalty to those who are in their circle.

Steal Me follows eldest brother Anthony Moretti, who has recently been promoted to Captain. He is ambitious and focused 100% on the job, with dreams of becoming Commissioner like his father once was.

Despite being incredibly good at what he does, he is failing to catch a thief who is currently causing havoc on the Upper East Side and evading the police at every corner.

Maggie Walker is the waitress who serves the Moretti family on a Sunday after church. She is a recently divorced aspiring author who is struggling day to day to pay the bills, due to her parasitic alcohol fuelled father and brother who only ever seem to need her for money.

Captain Moretti intimidates her and she can’t see to stop spilling food and drink in his lap, and whilst Anthony is annoyed at this clumsy woman, he can’t help feeling drawn to her. His whole family seem to adore her and even though he tries hard not to fall for her charming and endearing ways, he subconsciously becomes her protector.

My favourite thing about this series, is the family dynamic of the Morretti clan, they are a fabulous bunch of diverse and colourful characters who always manage to keep me entertained throughout the book. A special mention goes to Nonna, who never fails to make me laugh with her inappropriate comments.

The romance element, as is usual with this author, a slow burning and passionate affair and although I didn’t quite fall entirely in love with Anthony’s gruff and closed off manner, Maggie more than made up with it when she vowed to fight for her man.

I am more than eager to read Vincent’s book, I am sure that his book will be absolutely a winner for me.

Steal Me is part of a series of Standalone Contemporary Romance novels, 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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