The third book in Lauren Layne’s New York’s Finest series is on the blog today, please read on for my AudioBook Review of the title, narrated by Avalon Kingsbury – a twist from the written reviews you’ll find throughout the tour. In addition, you can check out the tour stops to see what readers thought of the title and be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win A Custom Mug, $25.00 Amazon Gift Card and Print Set of FRISK ME and STEAL ME. But first,
The first I’ve read in this Lauren Layne trilogy of NYPD officers and the women who handcuff their hearts, Cuff Me brought us Vincent (Vin) the middle child of the Moretti brothers. In larger families (I’m an only – so I saw this from a bit of outside perspective) middle kids are often the ones who take a backseat to the often outgoing and boisterous or ‘darling’ first and last children, and Vin’s quieter and more reserved side was taken as grumpy and guarded. He’s not though, perhaps a bit more serious than he needs be, but at his core is a solid, strong and very giving man.
Jill is Vin’s partner, and while their personalities work very well in tandem, they are opposites: she’s more bubbly and open in her personal interactions. Now, there is chemistry between them, but there has been a sort of ‘sweep under the carpet’ attitude because of their work relationship. UNTIL Vin sees Jill may have feelings for someone else!
Apparently the grass is always greener in Vin’s world – and seeing Jill interested in someone else is just enough to bring up the worst thing ever – emotions. Vin, like many men, isn’t well-versed in his own emotional capacity, and while he’s everything you could want in a man: honest, caring, family oriented, protective and sexy as sin, he’s got some fears to face. Jill, on the other hand, has to KNOW he wants her, and she does give him quite a run for his money. Perhaps I wished Jill realized sooner that nothing is ever guaranteed, and Vin was really what she wanted more than anything, so her prolonged engagement lasted a bit too long for me.
Narration for this story was provided by Avalon Kingsbury, and she did a wonderful job. Her voice was perfectly suited to the character of Jill, and kept the story available emotionally. Kingsbury didn’t overwork any of the moments for dramatic impact, yet she didn’t hesitate to modulate her tone and delivery to express obvious moments of frustration, humor, tenderness or confusion. While the story had me engaged and interested and I didn’t feel as if there were any major moments missing, I do think that readers would benefit from taking this book in series order: particularly because of the obvious long-standing relationships. I’ve added the earlier titles to my ever-growing TBR pile…
Stars: Overall: 4 Narration: 4 Story: 4
Title: Cuff Me
Author: Lauren Layne
Series: New York's Finest #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Forever
Published on: 29 March, 2016
Source: Hachette Audio
Audio Length: 7 Hours: 39 minutes
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Meet New York's Finest-three hot brothers sworn to protect and serve the city they love . . . and the women who've stolen their hearts.
ARRESTED BY LOVE
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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A copy of this title was provided via Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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