{Review+Giveaway} The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely @LaurenBlakely3

July 18, 2016 Adult, Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews 2 ★★★★

{Review+Giveaway} The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely @LaurenBlakely3The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely
Pages: 222
Published by MontLake Romance on July 12, 2016
Series: Jewel #1
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance, Suspense/Thriller
Source: eARC from Publisher

Bounty hunter Jake Harlowe knows how to track a criminal. So when a group of swindled shareholders hires him to trail their former CEO, Jake expects a quick trip to the Cayman Islands to close another case. Until a devastatingly beautiful woman gets in the way.

Steph Anderson is visiting the Caymans for a rock climbing and dive trip—or so she tells Jake. She’s really trying to find out whether or not her stepfather embezzled money from his company. The last thing Steph needs is the distraction of a sexy, charming man whose kisses drive her wild.

Soon, the pair discover they’re after the same target—and millions in jewels. While Jake can’t be certain Steph isn’t working for her stepfather, and Steph can’t be certain Jake isn’t after the diamonds for himself, they can agree the heat between them is intense, and neither can deny the passion for long.

But the morning after, Steph discovers that she just might have slept with the enemy, and now she’ll have to outwit him to get everything she needs…

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Also in this series: The Sapphire Heist

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 Adult Review

My Thoughts

The Sapphire Affair is the first in the Jewel series by Lauren Blakely. The Sapphire Affair is an adult romantic suspense series about bodyguards and jewel heists and all kinds of things that are sure to get your heart pumping. The novel is told in dual narrative, which is really my very favorite narration method. Nowadays, whenever I pick up a book told entirely from one person’s point of view, I find myself missing the other person. The Sapphire Affair was a great entry way into Lauren Blakely’s books. (Can you believe that I have not read any yet??) I really enjoyed the tension in the air throughout the story, and the passion between Jake and Steph. This was a great read for me and I can’t wait to get the second book.

The Sapphire Affair is told in dual narrative between Jake and Steph. Right away, you get to see the connection that the two of them have is Eli. You know Eli is going to be right in the middle of this heist or controversy or illegal activity. You are not quite sure what exactly he is doing yet, but you do know it is going to involve him. Jake is the guy trying to find out what is going on and put a stop to it and Steph is Eli’s step daughter. She is also trying to get more information about what is going on, but for different reasons.

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The Sapphire Affair gave me flavors of other movies and shows that I love. Steph and her mom reminded me of Jennifer Love Hewitt and her movie mom,  Sigourney Weaver in the con movie Heartbreakers (which is a great movie if you haven’t seen it) and Jake (and eventually Steph) reminded me of the tv show Leverage where they steal back from the rich- kind of like a modern day techno robin hood. This kind of thing is right up my alley so I freakin’ loved all of it. Plus if you are going to take hot characters and add in a scorching romance, honestly what is not to like? I couldn’t find anything. I really enjoyed this book. I could totally see it being made into a movie.

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And Don’t Miss the Second Book, THE SAPPHIRE HEIST, releasing August 16th! Preorder your copy today!

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Author pic - Lauren BlakelyAbout Lauren Blakely:

Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With ten New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than fifty times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone romantic comedies like BIG ROCK and MISTER O, which were both instant New York Times Bestsellers. In the fall she’ll release WELL HUNG, another romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter:laurenblakely.com/newsletter.

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About Lauren Blakely

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In September she’ll release MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, a standalone sports romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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