ARC Review & Excerpt | The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely
The Sapphire Affair (A Jewel Novel Book 1)
Coming July 12, 2016
You think you know where the story is going and then… *Tires screeching*
Lauren Blakely is an incredible author. She continuously doles out amazing stories and characters back to back. I expected nothing less from this tale of a bounty hunter digging for answers.
There wasn’t as much suspense as I was hoping for, but there was still a good, solid plot to keep me interested all the way through. We’re given a thrilling intro that instantly pulled me in. It gives the lay of the land in terms of Jake’s job and how dangerous it can get. I really liked Jake from the get go. I was surprised to see how family oriented he was. His sisters seemed to be his everything, which was of course so very cute.
We see a bit more depth in Steph Anderson. She’s been betrayed and heartbroken, and is in the midst of getting her life and career back in order. She’s questioning a lot of things in her life. I got the sense that she was holding on to some things that caused certain insecurities, which held her back from attacking life at full force.
Like Jake Harlowe, this romance novel stealthily charms and romances you. The instant sexual attraction is super sexy and entertaining, but the sexual tension is even better. The pacing was steady, but could possibly feel a bit slow at times considering a lot of information and details about the investigation is thrown at us. Nevertheless, The Sapphire Affair is a fun and engaging summer read!
The tables definitely get turned at the end and the reader is given a shocking cliffhanger. I didn’t know what to think. It all happened in a flash, and I was just left looking like a fish gasping for air. Now I just have to get through the month so I can get The Sapphire Heist and in turn… answers!
The Sapphire Heist (A Jewel Novel Book 2)
Coming August 16, 2016
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 forty 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.
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