Review: Steal Me (New York’s Finest #2) by Lauren Layne

I can’t believe it took me so long to read this, it was on my Kindle for way to long. It was such a fun, sweet, and sexy read! Hot cops for the win!



Steal Me 

Steal Me (New York’s Finest #2) by Lauren Layne 



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.


4 out of 5 stars

This was so sweet! I enjoyed every second of Anthony and Maggie's story. I liked the writing, the details, and the build to them coming together. There is some animosity between the two in the beginning and I liked Anthony fighting to stay away from her but their pull was inevitable. I loved their flirting and chemistry. There is some drama mixed in giving it a bit of a romantic suspense vibe but it's not super in depth, just a nice amount of added conflict to keep people on their toes.


I liked Maggie so much. Strong and determined to make a better life for herself. I loved that perseverance and strength in her. Anthony was a bit more hit and miss for me. I liked him and understood his choices but even though I got why he made them, I didn't always like them. I pretty much wanted to smack him on several occasions and was thrilled when he finally got it together. He was just so stubborn and very jerk-ish sometimes. I liked him but oh man, that attitude! His struggle really is what helped to make this an awesome read though because I was waiting for that moment when everything would click for him.


I like the Moretti family a lot, there was such a fun dynamic there. I liked the siblings teasing each other and the male bonding between the brothers. Anthony's grandmother was a hoot. It was a really good cast of characters.


I felt this was a pretty easy read, totally enjoyable with a nice amount of detail pulling you in. I felt invested the whole time. I loved the storyline and thought it had a good flow overall. The ending was endearing though I did think the major conflict was over rather easily. All the loose ends were tied up nicely.


This was great read with a good mix of drama and heat and a whole lot of sweetness. Awesome story!


Complimentary copy received for honest review.



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