Type: Romantic Comedy/Suspense
Publisher: Montlake Romance
My Copy: Sent
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.
The Sapphire Heist picks up exactly where the Sapphire Affair ended, with a whopping cliff-hanger! Jake and Steph finally gave in to temptation and now there are even more questions to be answered! Where are all these missing diamonds and what exactly is going on? Did Jake really take something that is Steph’s, besides her heart?
Once again we get to meet Steph Anderson, 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 is a woman who knows what she wants but is struggling with letting her walls down and letting Jake in.
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 has also been burned before and is trying to convince himself this is just an island tryst.
The pace of the book is awesome. Just when you think you know exactly what is going on and who done it, you are thrown for a loop and have to start putting your own clues together all over again. Who exactly stole the diamonds? Who is following Jake and Steph? How much does Eli really have to do with any of it?
The Sapphire Heist has plenty of hot, steamy sex between Jake and Steph but it also has a great story of two people coming together (in more ways than one) to work on a case and see how their relationship develops.
I truly enjoyed trying to figure out who, what, when, where, and why. I’ve got to tell you, I was truly surprised to find out exactly what happened! I’m usually pretty good at figuring out halfway through the book who done it but I didn’t see this coming a mile away! Jake and Steph do get their HEA which is great, but it’s not the usually ending to a Lauren Blakely story. Honestly, I kind of liked it J
Even after I finished this book, I still cannot get the fire and intensity of Steph and Jake out of my head. They are absolute chemistry together. I love how they can talk so freely to each other about everything, including family. I also enjoyed the way family was a necessary part of the story which made both the characters extremely loveable.
Lauren Blakely is always my #1 one-click author and The Sapphire Heist is well worth it! This was a perfect story to end my2016 summer!
I give The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely 5 stars!