Type: Contemporary Romance
My Copy: NetGalley
Bounty hunter Jake Harlowe knows how to track a criminal. So when a group of swindled shareholders hires him to trail their former CEO, Jake expects a quick trip to the Cayman Islands to close another case. Until a devastatingly beautiful woman gets in the way.
Steph Anderson is visiting the Caymans for a rock climbing and dive trip—or so she tells Jake. She’s really trying to find out whether or not her stepfather embezzled money from his company. The last thing Steph needs is the distraction of a sexy, charming man whose kisses drive her wild.
Soon, the pair discover they’re after the same target—and millions in jewels. While Jake can’t be certain Steph isn’t working for her stepfather, and Steph can’t be certain Jake isn’t after the diamonds for himself, they can agree the heat between them is intense, and neither can deny the passion for long.
But the morning after, Steph discovers that she just might have slept with the enemy, and now she’ll have to outwit him to get everything she needs…
TRUTH…I actually have a massive girl crush on Lauren Blakely. DARE…I dare you to find one book that does not have a scorching hot Lauren Blakely sex scene. She could rewrite the dictionary and I’d one click it for sure. Her stories are always incredible fun and sexy, her covers are always gorgeous and her men…WHOA. Melt your panties HOT. The Sapphire Affair is book #1 in a series and it delivers it all!
Steph Anderson is the goddess of the sea, scuba instructor extraordinaire. After an ex has driven her company almost into the ground, Steph is rebuilding her dive tour business with the help of her mother who has also been burned by a nasty divorce. Steph’s mother asks her to check out what her step father is doing when she visits the island. Little does she know she’s going to be in cahoots with a sexy, ex-military man on her island getaway.
Jake Harlowe is an ex-military bounty hunter who is in the recovery business retrieving stolen items for clients. He is currently investigating Steph’s stepfather, Eli, to see if he is up to any immoral dealings with his new fiancé along with ten million dollars that seems to have disappeared into thin air. Jake’s one rule is to keep work and pleasure completely separate as he is working to help his younger siblings and just doesn’t have time for romance. When he meets Steph, Jake knows that will be blown out of the water! Ready for an island tryst?!? Once he realizes that he and Steph are looking for the same information, they team up and realized they are amazing together, in and out of bed!
I really cannot get the fire and intensity of Steph and Jake out of my head. The playful, sexy banter between the two of them is absolutely fantastic. I’m actually really surprised how long it took Steph and Jake to get their sexy on, but when they did, FIREWORKS!! Lauren always writes the most incredible sex scenes, but I’ll tell you, the chemistry between Steph and Jake made them my new favorite couple.
Once again, Lauren Blakely does not disappoint. The Sapphire Affair is a fun, sexy, intriguing read that had my interest from the first paragraph. This is a perfect summer time, day at the beach read. I finished this book in one afternoon and cannot wait for book #2. The Sapphire Affair does end in a cliff hanger but you will not need to wait very long. Book #2, The Sapphire Heist comes out August 16th!
I give The Sapphire Affair (Jewel #1) by Lauren Blakely 5 stars!