By Lauren Layne
Officer Luc Moretti had no idea that his dive into the East River would have him drowning in a media frenzy. No matter how many times he tells reporters he was just doing his job, they’re determined to make him into NYC’s newest hero. Coming from a long line of NYPD’s finest, Luc knows that being a cop has nothing to do with headlines and viral videos, and he’s more than ready to get back to life away from the cameras-until he meets the gorgeous but jaded journalist assigned to film a TV special on him . . .
Ava Sims may be the only woman in NYC who isn’t in love with Officer Moretti. That’s why she’s going after the real story-to find out about the man behind the badge. Ava’s determined to keep things strictly professional, but the more time she spends around Luc, even she has to admit there’s something about a man in uniform . . . and she can’t wait to get him out of his.
Luc is reluctantly being dragged into the media spotlight after two videos of him performing heroic acts go viral. Now a national broadcaster wants to run a three hour story about him and the life of a cop. Enter Ava, who believes this story will help her secure the anchorwoman position she’s been working towards for years. Luc is desperate to keep a past case out of the media, while Ava is determined to bring everything about him⎯good or bad⎯into the light for the whole world to see.
I enjoyed reading FRISK ME, but there were a couple of things that irked me. Both Luc and Ava feel like failures compared to their siblings and, after a while, that comparison and self-doubt got old. The other was that Luc was involved in a case that ended badly, and although the details of that case were eventually revealed in full at the end, he was thinking about it throughout the entire book. Luc’s “Great Big Secret” was dangled in front of us too many times and I just wanted it to be revealed so I could move on.
FRISK ME is book 1 in the New York’s Finest series that will revolve around the Moretti family of four Law Enforcement brothers and one Defence Attorney sister. Luc is one of those classic good guys and it was very easy to like him. He’s down to earth, he loves his job and he loves his family. He didn’t perform his heroic acts for the recognition; he did them simply because it was the right thing to do. Ava was a little harder to get a read on. She’s nice, but her lack of a healthy upbringing has taught her to put her career above anything else, even the man she knows she loves. Despite the story being about Luc and Ava, there is one character who really stood out, and that is Nonna, the Moretti’s grandmother. Every scene she was in was laugh-out-loud funny.
Frisk Me (New York’s Finest # 1)
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