Wednesday 17 August 2016

★ Lauren Blakely ★ The Sapphire Heist ★ #Jewel2 ★ GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT ★

© Bianca Janeane

Lauren Blakely

• release day: 16 August 2016
Book #2 in the JEWEL duet
• 208 pages
• here's our ► REVIEW ◄ for book #1

4.15 Stars

Keep your lover close and your enemy closer

After giving in to a fiery night of passion, island adventurer Steph Anderson and bounty hunter Jake Harlowe are back to square one. With millions in stolen jewels at stake, it’s hard for Steph not to question her new partner’s true motives
no matter how sexy he might be. Jake is hungry for more of Steph, but he can sense her growing mistrust, which only fuels his own doubts. Worse, there’s undeniable evidence that someone else is now after the jewelsand that they are both in real danger.

Fighting against their magnetic attraction is a distraction these two can
t afford. In order to survive, theyll have to pull off one more heistand trust each other with something even more precious than jewels: their hearts.

   We're back with Steph & Jake in the Caymans.
They're still trying to find the diamonds. The diamonds her stepdad supposedly stole from his former hedge fund clients.
But now it seems that someone else is after the jewels too. Someone broke into Steph's hotel room and took the diamond her stepdad gave her.
At first she suspected Jake, but he's not a bad guy - he wants the money to go back to the original owners too.
But who is after them? Are they in danger?
Can anyone be trusted on the island?

What will happen with Jake & Steph?
Will they ever trust each other again?
Where are the diamonds?

I'm not telling you that of course ☺


Great end to this 2-book series!

I think I was in a weird mood when I read the first book - I only gave it 3.9 stars even though I liked the whole idea of it.
I liked Jake & Steph but the story was just too long and weird and lots of redundant stuff was said.

Now, the 2nd book is lots better.
It still has a lot of those redundant lines. Like things that Jake and Steph have to explain to us - even though it was absolutely clear what was meant. BUT it was definitely better than the first book.

We want to know what happened to the diamonds and then we want Jake and Steph to find them and get their HEA ☺
But of course it's not as easy as that.
We follow them through some very sexy & exciting and adorable cayman moments until we will finally get to that Happily Ever After!

I still think that those 2 books would've been better as only one book.
But please don't let me stop you from enjoying Jake & Steph's story!!!!
And I still really want to see these 2 books turned into a tv show! Lots of amazing locations and a hot PI/Bounty Hunter guy!!! Phew!

THE SAPPHIRE HEIST was a very sexy & exciting ending to the JEWEL series!
Hurry to your nearest amazon to find out if and how Jake & Steph will find the diamonds!

ARC received for an honest review

The Sapphire Heist starts up where The Sapphire Affair ends, and right from the start it is go go go!

Jake and Steph are still on the hunt for diamonds, and every time they seem to be getting closer, BAM there is another twist in the tale.

Who is the good guys?  Who is bad?  Who can they trust, and can they even trust each other/

And in the middle of all this, they are falling in love.

Phew, I am exhausted just thinking about it all!

There is plenty of mystery, intrigue, suspense along with a healthy dose of sexy times! 

I really do adore our lovelies. Through it all (and believe me there is plenty of stuff going on !) there is this connection between them, though tenuous at times, can't be broken.

And at the end of the day, I just needed to know - who stole the diamonds!  And I am pleased to say that I was surprised who it was, and what part a lot of the characters had to play.  Not all is as it seems!

This was a sweet, sexy, adorable romance with a great whodunnit thrown in for good measure.

Now, I am off to research the Caymans for a holiday to get away from this winter cold!

I can't wait to see what Ms Blakely gives us next!

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and sixteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In January, she'll release BIG ROCK, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.