Blog Tour – Review + Excerpt: Sapphire Heist (Jewels #2) by Lauren Blakely

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✮✮✮ THE SAPPHIRE HEIST is here! The highly anticipated conclusion of New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely’s new contemporary romance Jewel Novel Series, this enemies-to-lovers series is filled with sex, wit, glamour, and high stakes, with a rugged, ex-military, dirty-talking alpha hero! Don’t miss this explosive and passionate series and check out all the stops on the tour! ✮✮✮

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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 jewels—and that they are both in real danger.

Fighting against their magnetic attraction is a distraction these two can’t afford. In order to survive, they’ll have to pull off one more heist—and trust each other with something even more precious than jewels: their hearts.

My Review (1)

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Disclaimer: This is NOT a standalone. You need to read The Sapphire Affair to even understand the story in this one! And hence, there might also be spoilers in this review.

I was really freaked when The Sapphire Affair (Read My Review) ended on such a cliff-hanger. And while the rational part of me KNEW that there would obviously be logical explanations for the events, but the emotional part of me was freaking out – like totally, freaking out and so the moment I got my hands on this one, I went all in

And I realised that I shouldn’t have worried. Lauren Blakely provided the best conclusion ever – there is angst, there is steam, there is mystery and boy there is banter – I adored every single aspect of this book, but most of all I adored that this one also made me wear my detective hat and had me racing against book itself to actually solve the mystery before the characters did 😀

Steph wakes up from one of the best nights of her life to a betrayal and then everything descends into chaos. For Jake, Steph is a complication he does not really need – especially considering that she doesn’t even seem to trust him.

Steph doesn’t really trust Jake, but then again, she doesn’t really trust herself even. Everything she has understood has been a lie and she doesn’t really want face the truths, that could spin her world on its axis and I didn’t really blame. I just wish she could have gone with her gut about Jake and saved a whole lot of heartache!

“She kissed like a dream, and he could get lost in these kisses, in this sweet, feisty, fiery woman.”

Even with the hurt and mistrust, the conversations between Steph and Jake are some of the best I have read in a long while And it was one aspect of the book, I thoroughly enjoyed! But what would be the point of sharing laughs, conversations and challenges if they both can’t trust each other? And that, my lovelies is the crux of the matter here!

As for the plot, I think I will leave that for you to unravel – because 99% of the fun in reading this book was becoming a detective yourself – and believe me when I say it is another aspect that you will thoroughly enjoy, for Lauren is the master of such plots!

Cheers, Pavi

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Excerpt

This woman drove him wild. She was a pistol, a fiery, sexy, deter­mined, tenacious woman who made him crazy, and who he wanted fiercely at the same damn time. “Do you want to try that whole thing again? Like you were doing in your room. Take off my shirt, and strip off my shorts, and pull off my boxers?”

Her lips quirked up. “I didn’t get to the boxers.”

“I know,” he said, raising an eyebrow. “Damn shame. Because I like it when you touch me. I like it when you take my clothes off and run your hands all over me. Do you like it when I do that to you?”

She nodded. “So much. So incredibly much,” she said, her voice breathy.

He backed her up against the railing, pressing his pelvis to her and caging her in with his arms. “Are you sure?”

He ground his hips against her, letting her feel the full length of his arousal.

Her breath came fast. “So sure,” she said, wrapping her arms around his lower back and tugging him close. “I want to finish what we were starting in the room.”

He laughed loudly and deeply. “Oh Steph. We barely got started. We hardly got started at all.”

She grabbed his shirt. “Can we please just fuck it out now?”

He cracked up at her question, at the sexy desperation in her voice. “Fuck it out?”

She nodded. “Yes. Your anger. Our mistrust. My doubt. Can we just once and for all fuck it out and let it go?”

He clasped her cheeks in his hands. “I can’t think of a damn thing I’d rather do now than fuck it out. Besides, it’s impossible for me to think straight and properly plan the next phase of Project Diamond unless you put your hands on the railing, bend over, and raise your skirt for me.”

Her eyes lit up, sparkling with a naughty kind of excitement. “Then please allow me to help you think straight.”

He laced a hand through her hair, yanked her close, and planted a hot, searing kiss on her delicious lips. She melted under his touch, and he loved it. Loved the way she responded.

As he kissed her, he lowered a hand to her leg and inched his fingers up the warm skin of her thighs, quickly finding what he wanted—the wet scrap of fabric between her legs. She was so damn turned on, just like he was. He groaned as he kissed her, his bones vibrating with lust as he ran his fingers against the evidence of her desire. He tugged off her underwear, broke the kiss, and spun her around.

Covering her back with his chest, he wrapped her hair in his hand and tugged gently. She gasped and arched her ass higher. Yup. That was his answer. She liked a little rough play. He brought his mouth to her ear. “Do you like it hard? Do you like it rough? Do you like it angry?”

She turned her head to look at him. “With you, so far I like everything.”

 

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About The Author (3)

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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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