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.
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, likeable but with a couple of quirks. A little stubborn, a little set in their ways, and maybe a little damaged. So, real people
The story opens right where The Sapphire Affair ended. Through the dual POV storytelling, the reader has a pretty quick resolution to the cliffhanger, which I appreciated.
The Sapphire Heist is fun, it develops Jake and Steph as characters, it makes you really want things to work out for them. There are a lot of twists, some surprises and a few random nuts…in more ways than one. You are just going to have to read to figure that out, and I promise it will make sense.
Yet again, Lauren Blakely has written a book that I enjoyed, will gladly recommend to others, and introduced me to characters that I would love to see again.
There were diamonds and sapphires, sort of, in this one…there are a lot of gemstones left for Jake to need to recover…Ms. Blakely, are you listening? We want more of Jake and Steph….
Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!