My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Steal Me by Lauren Layne ~ 4 Stars
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.
This book is a continuation story of the Moretti’s family; however, it can be read as a standalone as it follows different brothers.
Steal Me tells the story of “captain” Anthony and Maggie. Anthony is older, more career driven and more serious one. That’s until he met Maggie – a gorgeous fresh face waitress who seems to successfully distracted him. Maggie is a sweet character. Maggie’s passion is to write novel but she works at The Darby to pay the bills. Maggie has a crush on Anthony – she gets extremely skittish and nervous around Anthony e.g. spilling coffee on him LOL… Their love story was slow going, sweet and cute but not lack of sexual tension . I love the Moretti family – they sorted of adopt Maggie and treat her like their own. I especially enjoy the interactions between the brothers and especially Nanna. She cracked me up plus the sibling’s constant banters are quite entertaining as well. There are many LOL dialogues.
Overall, Steal Me is a fun read. It got sexiness and whole lot of humor. Lauren Layne sure know how to write witty and entertaining story. I was definitely entertained. Besides, I love men in uniforms (police officer, military romance) so this is right up my alley.
I am interested in reading about Vincent in the next installment of Cuff Me coming near you March 29th, 2016. Did you see the cover? HOT !!!!!!!