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Release Week Blitz & Giveaway : Cuff Me by Lauren Layne


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. . .

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One never really realized how much New York City got under your skin until you left it for a while.

It was like one minute New York was your adopted home—a little bit intense, a lot scary.

And the next, you were holding your breath as your plane landed, your entire body on edge with the anticipation of being home again.

Jill Henley smiled as the plane touched down, her eyes closing just for a moment at the realization that she’d be sleeping in her own bed tonight. Going back to her job tomorrow. Eating at her favorite gyros place tomorrow.

But none of that—not the city, nor her pillow-top bed, nor the really freaking amazing gyros—were as important as who awaited her.

The Morettis.

Jill loved her mother desperately—it was the reason she’d spent the past three months in Florida taking care of her.

But the Moretti family had become every bit as much family to Jill as her own mom.

She couldn’t wait to see them again.

All of them.

Okay, so maybe there was one Moretti in particular whom she was especially excited to see.

Not that the excitement was mutual.

As she walked through JFK toward baggage claim, she couldn’t figure out for the life of her why she was even the tiniest bit disappointed about the fact that Vincent Moretti wouldn’t be the one picking her up from the airport.

She hadn’t even asked him. He might have said yes. Maybe. But it would have been done with a grunt and a grumble, and probably a lecture about how his workload was double because his partner had “up and ditched him.”

Besides, it made more sense for Elena to pick her up anyway.

Not only was Elena her best friend, but Elena was an attorney at a fancy-pants law firm, with access to a company car that was a hell of a lot nicer than Vin’s car and didn’t smell like old coffee.

Plus, Jill had news.

Big news.

The biggest.

The kind of news that female friends squealed over in the appropriate, gushing manner.

So why was she so nervous?

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. 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 | Twitter | Facebook


Cuff Me by Lauren Layne is a great 5 star book. Lauren Layne is one of those authors that if she puts out a new book, I'm usually right there to one-click it. She has just enough background with her couples and just enough of the sexy times to make it all enjoyable to read. So enjoyable that I read this book all in one evening. 

Vincent (Vin) is a closed up detective from a long family of cops. He doesn't share his feelings, and he doesn't talk much. More like grunts his answers. He is so closed off that he doesn't see the great thing he has in front of him, even when his family does. But that focus makes him great at his job. He has a 100% closure rate on his resume which for being a detective is pretty awesome. 

Jill (Henley) is a bubbly, friendly detective who is partnered for the past 6 years with Vincent. She has feelings for him, but doesn't share them with him since she is afraid he doesn't feel the same. Jill is close to Vin's family as well and is invited to all the family dinners and is treated as one of them. So Jill believes Vin only sees her as a little sister type. 

When Jill and Vin begin to realize that there is more than their partnership they go through a plethora of emotions and for Vic he kept denying himself what he knew he truly wanted. Causing Jill whiplash with his mood swings. It takes the whole family of Vic to knock some sense into Jill and Vic to come around and realize they are right for one another. Nothing like a bunch of cops talking about feelings. When the two of them worked together, they knew what the other was thinking and what the next move was. Too bad neither of them could take that and realize they both wanted a relationship. 

It was such a fun read. With a little mystery, little sexy times and a whole lot of back and forth between the 2. Plus Nonna was such a hilarious person. I loved when she spoke up. 

REVIEWED BY : Jennifer A