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New York’s Finest
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Lauren
Layne

Releasing July
28th,2015

Forever Romance

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

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Excerpt 
Luc
stifled the smile, letting his former scowl resettle on his face. If Lopez
thought he was being played, there was no way he’d go for it.
“Hey,
so Cap said the hot reporter would be doing ride-alongs with us. That’ll be
cool,” Lopez said.
“Seriously?
You hate ride-alongs,” Luc said.
Lopez
held up a finger. “No, I hate the dippy, I-wanna-be-a-cop-someday type of
ride-alongs. Those stupid kids are always offering advice when they don’t know
shit about shit. But Ms. Sims will be a nice kind of ride-along. Just sitting,
observing…looking fine…”
Luc
withheld the snort. If Lopez thought Ava wouldn’t be offering plenty of
unsolicited advice, he had an unpleasant surprise. He doubted mind your own
business was in her DNA, not to mention it was a blatant contradiction of her
job description.
“Hot
or not, same rules apply,” Luc said, just to set the record straight. “She can
come on the tame ride-alongs. That’s it.”
“Shit,
and here I was planning to bring her to a shoot-out,” Lopez mused.
Luc
flung the paperclip back at his partner, nailing him in the forehead. “Hey. So,
I need you to be my wingman.”
Lopez
rubbed the red spot to the right of his temple with a knowing grin. “Ah, so you
do want a piece of Miss Media.”
Yes.
No!
Damn
it.
“Let
me rephrase,” Luc said, sitting back in his chair. “I need you to be my reverse
wingman. Do whatever you need to keep that plastic, nosy diva away from me.”
There
was a light tap on his shoulder before a female voice spoke up. “Gonna be hard
when this nosy diva is hell-bent on getting all up in your business.”
Whoops.
“Nice
job, Wingman,” Luc said with a glare at Lopez, whose grin indicated that he’d
definitely seen Ava approaching and had opted not to mention it.
Luc
pivoted around in his chair so he faced Ava. Only he was sitting, and she was
standing, which put him exactly at eye level with Ava’s slim hips.
Generally
speaking, Luc liked a little more curve to his women, but apparently his
preferences were shifting, because he couldn’t help his sex-starved brain from
thinking that Ava Sims’s hips were the perfect size for his hands to wrap
around, his fingers holding her still as he prepared to plunge into her…
The
fantasy dissolved into a million pieces when she opened her sassy mouth again.
“You
know…” her voice was considering, her finger tapping idly against her lips.
“I’d always heard that the whole man-in-uniform thing was supposed to be a
turn-on. Guess it’s an acquired taste.”

Lauren
Layne
is the USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary
romance.

Prior
to
becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. In 2011,
she
and her husband moved from Seattle to New York City, where Lauren decided
to
pursue a full-time writing career. It took six months to get her first book
deal
(despite ardent assurances to her husband that it would only take three).
Since
then, Lauren’s gone on to publish ten books, including the bestselling
Stiletto
series, with several more on the way in 2015.

Lauren
currently
lives in Chicago with her husband and spoiled Pomeranian. When not
writing,
you’ll find her at happy hour, running at a doggedly slow pace, or
trying
to straighten her naturally curly hair.