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The Sapphire Heist (Jewel #2)

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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 gro
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Paperback, 206 pages
Published August 16th 2016 by Montlake Romance
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Wit & Wonder Books
***ARC PROVIDED BY AUTHOR FOR HONEST REVIEW***


Suspense, Thriller, Love, Oh my!!!


After reading the Sapphire Affair, I was left wanting more. I needed to know what is happening. Was Jake really a bad guy? Please no. With that, I could not wait to get my pretty little hands on the Sapphire Heist.


AND OH MY GOODNESS. I could not put my kindle down. Lauren Blakely sucked me in. This novel was such a quick read. Again, I could not put it down. LOVE AND LOVE this sequel.
Jake and Steph’s relationship is
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Karen Mc
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“To me, romance and suspense go hand in hand. What’s more suspenseful than wondering how two wonderful people can manage to get together in spite of the world going crazy around them?”
~Maggie Shayne

Romance blends with suspense in the sensational Sapphire series by Lauren Blakely, a different kind of book high where the unknown is heightened and feelings are folded with thrills. Lauren Blakely made me fall in love with suspense in The Sapphire Affair and I could not wait to get lost in The Sapph
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦



➦This is a second and final installment of the Jewel series by Lauren Blakely. Jake and Steph, our tho main characters, team up in order to solve a case of missing money/diamonds. They also develop feelings for each other while on the "job" and there's whole lot of steamy times.

➦Even though I did like this series, I felt somewhat disconnected from the characters. Perhaps it's because suspense normally isn't my cuppa... Perhaps it's the third person POV that I'm usually not a big fan of... Perhap
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Michelle
Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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 photo 4afdaa8cdd6d7000305f2ec94739e1_zpslgg1nfpz.gif“As her lover, he wanted to be supportive and respectful of the family matters, even if they didn’t see eye to eye. But as her partner in un-crime, he wanted her by his side. ”

Lauren Blakely masterfully brings forth another sexy, thrilling, edgy, and intoxicating romantic suspense that shines bright like a diamond!!!! The Sapphire Heist picks off where it last left off in The Sapphire Affair so please be aware that this book can’t be read
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Lauren Blakely
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I wrote this book! I hope you love how Steph and Jake's romance plays out! It's full of sexy times, and lots of twists and turns that I hope will surprise you!!!!! A fun, sexy, romantic, intriguing summer read!
Dali
Add a glint of suspense and sparkle of chemistry and you get an entertaining, sweet and sexy romance.
“Hey. You found your sexy fisherman… and you found my favorite mermaind.”
“We did find each other.”

Steph Anderson didn’t go to the Caymans just to lead a diving expedition, she went to learn the truth about her stepfather. She never imagined she would end up meeting, helping and falling for a sexy artifact retriever who was looking for the jewels her stepfather supposedly stole. But can she
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Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews
What a fab ending!
Fun and filled with action, Lauren Blakey has created a perfect summer time reading duo of books! Each installment is the perfect amount of suspense and hot steamy fun needed to survive the summer!

At less than two hundred pages each I won’t go into much detail. I mean, why spoil the fun? Think Mathew McConaughey and Kate Hudson in Fools Gold(ish) type of read.

Let the summertime reading begin!


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Shayna
Blakely ran away with my heart with this series! I loved every second! The characters were incredible. The storyline was enticing and so much fun! Romance readers are always guaranteed a GREAT time with Lauren Blakely at the helm! This is one summer series that will drive you WILD!

"Take me. I want you to take me."

"I want to have you," he said, his voice low and needy. He was desperate for her. "God, I want to have you."


The heat definitely gets turned up a notch in the second book of the Jewel
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Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
The Sapphire Heist is the second book in the Jewel Series. It must be read after The Sapphire Affair to fully understand the case of the missing diamonds. After a night of passion, Jake and Steph are even more confused...

Steph is beyond hurt and pissed. She thought she could trust Jake after the week they have shared especially after last night but she now has her doubts. She doesn't isn't even 100% sure that Eli is a thief. She doesn't want to believe that the only father she has known could st
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Michelle
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Sapphire Heist is the conclusion to Jake and Steph’s story as they try to track down the diamonds and manage their growing attraction. With the discovery at the end of book one, there is a lot of mistrust to maneuver around for these two. Toss in the twist and turns as they try to find the diamonds, all while having to stay one step ahead of others who seem to be after the same thing.

Lauren wraps up every loose end nicely and digs a bit deeper into the budding romance between these two char
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Laura
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***ARC Provided by the Author via NetGalley***

4.5 Stars

I am not sure how to review this without giving parts of this away, so I am going to be writing a shorter review than usual, as I would hate to ruin this for anyone.

Lauren Blakely is not an author I associate with romantic suspense, so these books were a departure for her. And, I am so glad she went for it, and told a story in a different way. Jake and Steph were a lot like the characters she writes in “regular” romance, well-developed, like
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Beneath The Covers Blog
Perfect ending! The Sapphire Heist starts right where The Sapphire Affair left off...and with all the unanswered questions we still have!

Lauren Blakely delivers a sexy, intense and fun summer duet that got my inner-detective buzzing. Jake and Steph are still on the mission of discovering the mystery involving the illusive diamonds. But now there's a third unknown player in the mix. And with Jake's so-called "betrayal" still fresh in Steph's mind, they're both finding it hard to trust each other
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Juanita
Jan 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audios
3.5 stars

I must say interesting location of the hidden jewels
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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?

Wha
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Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
With its whodunit-type of mystery and elements of pulse-pounding action and suspense, The Sapphire Affair had such a different feel than Lauren Blakely's other books, yet it featured everything I've come to love about her writing: engaging characters, a riveting storyline, and a swoon-worthy romance. What The Sapphire Affair had also had was a jaw-dropping cliffhanger that had me eager to get started on the follow-up novel, The Sapphire Heist. Not only does the sequel turn up the heat with the a ...more
Amara ♡
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romcom


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Well,that was a funny and interesting ride! One I am sure that I am going to miss.

This book started off with a bang and after that cliffhanger in the first book.I was dying to read where that story was going.
I had a lot of questions and we all get our answers and we also get to see our Jake and Steph together again.

I love mystery stories.So it was no wonder when I picked up,The Sapphire Affair.I didn't know what to expect but the story about those diamonds was intrigui
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Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
I had read the previous book in this series, so when a reading challenge came up where someone on the cover had to be wearing something around their waist I was happy to see that this book fit the bill.

This story started where the prequel had left off. Jake and Steph were in the Cayman Islands and still following the clues as to whether or not Eli, Steph's ex step-father was indeed guilty of stealing hedge funds and using the money to purchase diamonds.

Things between Jake and Steph also become
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Shannon
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: duology, 2016

The Sapphire Heist picks right up where The Sapphire Affair ended…and at this point none of us really know what’s going on or who we can trust! The mystery was really amped up a notch in this book- Ms. Blakely did a terrific job at keeping not only Jake and Steph on their toes, but the reader as well!

Jake and Steph work so well together as partners, even with the question of who can really be trusted hanging over their heads. Their personal relationship is still steaming up the pages, and you c
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Susan (susayq ~)
Read The Sapphire Affair before reading this book! It picks up immediately where the first one ends.

This was filled with twists and turns and kept me guessing as to who was stealing the jewels and if Eli was guilty or not. Jake and Steph were a good team, both romantically and in solving the mystery.

I'm so glad I read this!

*thanks to InkSlinger PR for sharing a copy of this in exchange for an honest review*
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
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4.5 JEWELED Crowns

Sapphire Heist is the conclusion of Jake and Steph’s story. The reader gets to follow them on their journey as they team up to solve the mystery of the missing diamonds while balancing their new relationship.

All the stylistic components that I love of Lauren Blakely’s writing are evident:
1. There are still a lot of hot and steamy scenes; however, they are balanced out between Steph and Jake actually talking, working together, and being a team. So man
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WTF Are You Reading?
The Sapphire Heist is so full of sun, sand, secrets, sex, stolen sparklers, and SIN-sational reading fun, that it makes the perfect Summer read.

Starting just where the Sapphire Affair left off. This second installment of Lauren Blakeley's The Jewel series manages to shine even brighter than the first.

Leading man, Jake, finds himself wedged more tightly than ever between his rocks, and some very soft places. His rocks being the missing jewels that he has been charged with recovering.

And the soft
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Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Brilliant masterpiece of wit, erotic romance, and thrilling caper! All the elements needed for a nail biting, swooning and sensual book are wrapped in this series.

Adorable ex-military intelligence agent turned bounty hunter Jake gets the job he was made to solve. He has a family to feed and educate and this job will provide the needed funds. Now, don't be discouraged. He is not married! He is just taking care of his siblings after they lost their parents to a drunk driver. Now all he has to do i
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Afrodyt's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

This is not a standalone novel. The story picks up right after the jaw dropping cliffhanger at the end of The Sapphire Affair. Steph and Jake clearly have some trust issues while they're working to recover the diamonds and bring her father to justice. Their sizzling chemistry is undeniable, but the wounds from their past relationships are getting in the way. With Steph still carrying hope that this is all a misunderstanding, she comes off a
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Heather
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After finishing The Sapphire Affair I couldn't wait too dive into The Sapphire Heist so I could see how things between Jake and Steph played out and to see if they were able to solve the caper!

This conclusion of the story of Steph and Jake is full of twists, turns, questions about trust and several roadblocks as well. This duo not only works well together trying to figure out what has really happened with the diamonds and money, but it's clear they work as a couple as well. The biggest thing for
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Kelly Emery (Beneath The Covers Blog)
Couldn't put this book down!

Full review can be found at Beneath The Covers Blog --> https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

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Lynn
Book 2 of a two part series. It's romantic suspense. Push pull romantic dynamic that starts off as lust and turns to love. The suspense part is decently compelling but be aware that the romance takes front and center in this 2 book series.
Pamela Lilley
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Following on from book 1 (The Sapphire Affair), which needs to be read first, this is a real life ‘whodunnit’. I had no clue who to trust, who was doing what with whom and it stayed that way until the end. Both Jake and Steph, even after their night of passion begin to mistrust each other, doubts creeping into everything they do. Who has the diamonds? Brilliant plot, storyline and characters. I listened to this book on audio and as there is so much happening, I had to keep backtracking when I lo ...more
Vikki Vaught
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Musings

Okay, so I said I would not read this book, but since it was a read and listen for free on Kindle Unlimited, I thought I would give it a chance. This one was better than the first one. Glad I read it. Happy ☺reading 📚!
Rebecca
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sapphire Heist is a great ending for Jake and Steph's adventure that began in the Sapphire Affair. The questions about the hidden diamonds are answered and what becomes of Jake and Steph's island tryst is brought to the forefront of the storyline because as their mission unravels the clues and puts the puzzle pieces together, their attraction and feelings for one another grow to the point of no return, which only seems to complicate matters exponentially because despite their attachment to one a ...more
Kim
Jun 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 stars

This begins right after the cliffhanger in The Sapphire Affair. Steph and Jake were having an island tryst and developing a partnership and some trust. But what happens when doubt creeps in? Are they really on the same team or is one of them being made a fool?

This is the second part of this who-dunnit-it missing diamonds caper with multiple antagonists and theories as to what is really going on. They both want answers but for somewhat different reasons. Steph still hopes that she can pr
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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 90 times, and she’s sold mo ...more
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