Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Review: SAPPHIRE HEIST by Lauren Blakely!

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Release Date: August 16th, 2016

Type: Contemporary, Romance, Series, Book 2, Suspense, Thief!

My Review: Long-time readers of this blog know my obsession with heist novels, con men, and/or thieves. I can’t help myself - I find the topic (and characters) fascinating. So of course I jumped at the chance to read and review this series - not only does it feature characters trying to solve a mystery involving stolen money, but it’s written by Lauren Blakely - a favorite in the romance community. The Sapphire Affair was my first Lauren Blakely book, and I was hooked - The Sapphire Heist is no different. I had to know what happened, what was going to happen, and if Jake and Steph would actually be able to make everything work.

I think, if I had to pick a favorite - I would say I liked the first book more. But The Sapphire Heist was just so much more satisfying than the first - and not just because it didn’t have a cliffhanger ending. Honestly, I might still be a little bitter about the ending to The Sapphire Affair. Not so bitter that I didn’t have to instantly try and get an ARC of the second book, of course. I was pleased with how well everything wrapped up in this book. Not everything ended perfectly - after all, life isn’t perfect - but it ended well.

And frankly, I really, really want a Jake Harlowe of my very own.


Cover Lovin': For sure! And it works perfectly with the first book.

Recommendation: This is a direct sequel, so readers need to check out book one, The Sapphire Affair, first!

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars! (4/5) - Great read, and I'm so glad we had two books so this story got the amount of space it needed and deserved. Can't wait to read more by Lauren Blakely!

Get your copies of The Sapphire Affair and The Sapphire Heist today!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Disclaimer: I received a free, advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.


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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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THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR & THE SAPPHIRE HEIST are being released by Montlake, which is an Amazon publishing company, and will only be available for sale at Amazon. You can download a free Kindle reading app for any smartphone or tablet here: http://amzn.to/1MIyrHi

**THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR & THE SAPPHIRE HEIST are available for free on Kindle Unlimited!**

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ABOUT THE SAPPHIRE HEIST (Jewel Novel #2):

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.

   

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And Don’t Miss the First Book, THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR, now available!

Order 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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