Friday, July 22, 2016

Review+Excerpt Tour: The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely

✮✮✮ THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR is here! From 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! ✮✮✮

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Lauren Blakely’s THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
July 13th
Vagabonda Reads – Excerpt
Books Need TLC – Review
A Taste of Sin – Excerpt
Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt
July 14th
Marie's Tempting Reads – Review & Excerpt
Pretty Sassy Cool – Review & Excerpt
Krista's Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt
Loves Great Reads Blog – Review & Excerpt
July 15th
The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt
Inner Goddess – Review
Evocativebookreviews – Review & Excerpt
Nerdy Soul – Review & Excerpt
July 16th
The Pervy Ladies Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Book Bitches Blog – Review
Musings of the Modern Belle – Review & Excerpt
Go Read A Book – Review
A Bookish Mess – Review & Excerpt
Home. Love. Books. – Review
July 17th
Ripe For Reader – Review & Excerpt
InBookEden – Review & Excerpt
Book Briefs – Review
Sofia Loves Books – Review
July 18th
I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt
Author Groupies – Review
Love Drug Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
July 19th
Books and Things Blog – Review & Excerpt
Book Lit Love – Review
Romance Book Nerd – Review & Excerpt
July 20th
The Flare Up – Excerpt
Novel Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Naughty Book Eden – Excerpt
Reviews from the Heart – Review & Excerpt
July 21st
Embrace the Romance – Review & Excerpt
Bookalicious Babes Blog – Review & Excerpt
Alpha Book Club – Review & Excerpt
Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review & Excerpt
BJ's Book Blog – Review
July 22nd
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
NC 2 DC – Review & Excerpt

** 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:

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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…

A sexy, rugged bounty hunter, a hot adventure tour guide, missing millions and the idyllic scenery of the Cayman Islands is the set up for this book.
Jake is a “recovery specialist” hired to track some embezzled money while Steph is a tour guide who happens to have personal interest in the same money. They meet on the paradisiacal Cayman Islands and must learn to trust each other in order to track the missing money, but the over the charts sexual chemistry they have threatens to keep both of them distracted from their common goal.
I’ve read some of Ms. Blakely’s standalones in the past, but this is my first series by her and O.M.G., as with the other books, she doesn’t disappoint. This book is fun, sexy and with enough elements of mystery and adventure to make it just perfect. The storyline is original and well researched; the main characters have detailed background histories and are well developed and there are some interesting secondary characters. I’m not one for cliffhangers, but I liked the book all the way to the last word, cliffhanger included. I can’t wait for the next installment of the Jewel series to see where this adventure will take them.

4.5 Book Corner Stars 

Jake and Steph paths meet in the Cayman Islands. They first meet in a bar. Their attraction is insanely hot. When the kiss, they explode. And that was only the first night of many.

Jake is a bounty hunter of a sort. He is hired to find and recover items that have been stolen from the rightful owner. Steph owns a tourist adventure company that has her jet setting in Miami to the Caymans. But their encounter was not by chance. They are both after the same man that stole a substantial amount of money. He was hired by the CEO and she is doing her own reconnaissance of her stepfather and payback to her mother.

Once they find out that they are after the same man, they become a team. They are Robin Hood and Batman. They want to find $10 million dollars. Could it be art or jewels? But they don't want to overshadow what they both want. They put their chemistry on the back burner. Both Jake and Steph have been burned. They both have been lied to and don't trust easily. But one night, they give in to their "Island Tryst". The following morning, Steph is rocked by what is missing.....

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sapphire Affair. This is a cliffhanger. And I look forward to reading Sapphire Heist.

4.5 Book Corner Stars 

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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  

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