After a photograph of Luc Moretti saving a tourist hits social media, he instantly becomes New York’s most famous and beloved cop. When a major network decides to run a special on the “American Hero,” Luc’s boss gives him no choice but to cooperate in the name of good exposure for the department. Luc doesn’t mind the celebrity status-what he does mind is the gorgeous brunette journalist who’s been assigned to follow his every move. Especially since she also happens to be the same knockout that rejected him rather publicly the week before.
Ava Sims is a woman who gets what she wants. And what she wants is to be CBC’s lead anchor-but to get there, she’ll need to nail the fluff piece on the playboy cop. Luc Moretti is everything Ava knows to stay away from: a stubborn charmer with a hero-complex. But the more Ava gets to know Luc and his oddball family, the more she realizes that beneath the swagger and the blue uniform is a complex man who makes her heart beat too fast. Soon, Ava’s doing the unthinkable, and falling for the best of New York’s finest …
Okay…to be honest the cover is not Luca…Luca had dark hair and blue eyes…Italian Stallion with blue eyes (one of my favorite combos!) Luca is complicated and easy at the same time. He is the baby of a large Italian family who is NYPD…his dad, his three brothers and Luca. Luc lives the life, is the job and uses his handcuffs off duty (now this last part was hinted at, but no evidence was submitted for my perusal so I cannot confirm nor deny that Luca knows his way around the handcuffs).
Ava Sims is mess (IMHO). She is a fraud in her own life and those are the worst type of people. Living your life as secondary character is a bad, bad, bad idea. Never let anyone make you feel less, not enough or not good enough for yourself. Ava’s family did all this and more. They really messed with her head and with her heart. I loved the moments when Luca told her honestly what he saw and knew about her…broke…my…heart!!!
These two had their meet cute a couple years ago when Luc gave her a parking ticket…fast forward to Luc learning that he was going to be the subject of three hour TV special all about his Heroic actions only to have Ava toss said old, unpaid parking ticket in his face! The banter is witty, the family dynamics are good and when we finally get the lovin’…it is smoking! I loved these two and very happy for their HEA…but I too was asking Luca…Why did you let me do it…Why did you let me fall in love with you, then hand me my own rope only to let me hang myself with it…
Karia’s aside: I loved Anthony…and the teaser at the back of the book for his book Steal Me…needless to say, I must have it NOW…Not November 2015!!! Brandi is on it for me and I will be sure to update reviews with my reading!
About 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, and currently lives in the Seattle-area. 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 laurenlayne.com!