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 …
FRISK ME // The Playlist
I know so many authors that like to write in complete silence. I also know so many writers who thrive on the hustle and bustle and “people noise” of working at Starbucks.
Me? I’m neither of these. When I’m working on a story, it’s all about the music. If I’m stuck on a scene, almost always the problem is that I don’t have the write song!
For some reason, this reliance on the right music was never so important as with writing FRISK ME. I’d be completely paralyzed until I had my theme song for the day!! So know that the list below wasn’t hastily thrown together. No no. This list took me HOURS of careful deliberation. Even now, I’ll hear one of these songs and not only do I immediately think of the scene, I can recall exactly where I was sitting when I wrote the scene?! Fact: The power of music is CREEPY. Also, awesome.
The songs start off pretty upbeat and intense, and then mellow out as the romance develops and gets sexy.
Also, there’s a lot of Glee cast songs on here. Not even sorry.
For you Spotify users, you can listen to the playlist yourself with one handy click!
FRISK ME’S AWESOME PLAYLIST
Empire State of Mind (Jay Z)
Firework (Katy Perry)
Hate on Me (Jill Scott)
Blow Me (P!nk)
Every Other Time (LFO)
Wanna Be (Spice Girls)
I feel Pretty/Unpretty (Glee Cast)
Hollywood (Michael Bublé)
Shake it Out (Florence and the Machine)
What the Fox Say (Brothers Norge)
New York State of Mind (Glee Cast)
Everybody Talks (Glee Cast)
Holding Out for a Hero (Glee Cast)
Girl on Fire (Alicia Keys)
Anything Could Happen (Ellie Goulding)
Jar of Heats (Christina Perri)
Superman (Five for Fighting)
Waiting for Superman (Chris Daughtry)
Starships (Nicki Minaj)
Whistle (Flo Rida)
Cold Hearted (Glee Cast)
My Dark Side (Glee Cast)
Stay the Night (Zedd, Haley Williams …)
Paparazzi (Lady Gaga)
Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson)
True Colors (Jules Larson)
Let Me Love You (Ne-Yo)
Water Under Bridges (Gregory Porter)
Before it Breaks (Brandi Carlisle)
So What (P!nk)
Take a Bow (Glee Cast)
Misery (Glee Cast)
Get it Right (Glee Cast)
The Scientist (Glee Cast)
“Holy crap! You’re like, that guy! You’re the cop!”
Luc Moretti deliberately ignored the high-pitched squeal.
He took a slow sip of his much-needed coffee and threw up a silent prayer that for once, the women would be talking about some other cop.
“Tina, it is him! The cop from the YouTube video!”
Pray as he might, it was never some other officer who was subjected to over-enthusiastic hero-worship. Not these days, anyway. It was always Luc who couldn’t do so much as get on the A train without hearing some form of, hey, aren’t you that guy…?
Yes. Yes he was that fucking guy. Unfortunately.
“Can we get a picture with you?” one of the women asked as they both closed in on him.
Luc’s ready protest was interrupted by the deep voice of his partner.
“Ladies, ladies, let’s give Officer Moretti some space! The man likes to refresh his makeup before a photo op. Moretti, did you bring that special lip balm you like to use? The one you say makes your lips all rosy?”
Luc’s eyes narrowed at his partner as he reached up and scratched his nose with his middle finger.
Both women had already pulled cell phones out of their purses, ready for a shot with New York’s latest hero.
About the Author
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.