{Tour} The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely (with Excerpt and Giveaway)

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You know we are huge fans of Lauren Blakely ( her so much!), so we jumped at the chance to join the blog tour for her latest title, The Sapphire Affair. We’ve got a fab excerpt to share with you, along with a fun giveaway, and our thoughts on the book. But first, here’s the 411 on The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely:

***About the Book***

{Tour} The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely (with Excerpt and Giveaway)The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely
Also by this author: First Night, Night After Night, The Sapphire Heist, Well Hung, The Hot One
Series: Jewel #1
Also in this series: The Sapphire Heist
Published by Montlake Romance on July 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Enemies to Lovers, Falling for Target, Romantic Suspense
Character(s): Bounty Hunters, Military Guys
Pages: 222
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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…


“Let’s make it a double,” he said, and after they chatted more about fish and the sea and the Islands, he pointed to the dartboard. “Since you have that dart certification and all, any chance you can give me a few pointers?” he asked, standing up to grab a dart from the board. He returned and held it out to her. She rose and moved closer, and when she reached for the end, he wrapped a hand around her wrist and tugged her in close.

Just like that. The gauntlet was thrown. The move was made. She was in his arms. Poised. For something more. For this moment to unspool into something else. A ribbon of heat raced through her body as she catalogued everything. His gaze held her hostage. His green eyes blazed darkly as he stared at her like he wanted to eat her up. That fierce look made her shudder. She was so close she could breathe him in, and his skin smelled so damn good. Like sunshine and showers. And he was hard everywhere. Not just there, because she wasn’t exactly in that spot, but his arms, and his abs, and his legs.

His fingers curled around her waist, gripping her as Jack Johnson sang about banana pancakes and pretending it’s the weekend all the time.

“Three things,” he whispered, his voice all rough and hot, turning her on before he even uttered another word. “One, I want to kiss you. Two, I’m going to kiss you. Three, if you don’t want me to, say no now. Otherwise . . .”

Keep Reading the Excerpt for The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely

Keep Reading the Excerpt for The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely

He inched closer. She parted her lips, and a small sigh escaped. “Yes.”

She closed her eyes and waited. In that second before his lips met hers, the wondrous thrill of anticipation weaved through her body. The hope that kissing a stranger named Jake in a bar would be worth it. That he wouldn’t kiss like a slobbery Saint Bernard, all tongue and exuberance. Nor like a schoolboy, hell-bent on vacuuming up her lips. Call her greedy, call her needy, or just call her a woman who hadn’t been kissed well in a long while.

But she wanted that kiss.

The kind that made your knees weak.

That sent your heart fluttering.

That spread warmth on a sweet, shivery path through your chest.

**About Lauren Blakely**

Author Lauren BlakelyLauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, Far Too Tempting, The Thrill of It, Every Second With You, Night After Night, and After This Night. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

Find Lauren Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

***Our Thoughts***

Kassiah: Lauren Blakely is definitely on my auto-read list, and I was so excited when I found out about her brand new Jewel series. A flailworthy bounty hunter and a sassy heroine, all wrapped up forbidden romance? Yassss!

The Sapphire Affair is truly an adventure (a hot! adventure, mind you) as bounty hunter Jake and beautiful adrenaline junkie Steph traipse through the idyllic setting of the Cayman islands in search of treasure. There’s more than meets the eye to both of these characters and this story, and I was enthralled every moment.

The chemistry between Jake and Steph was off the chain from the very first page. I couldn’t put this book down! This fast-paced story is action-packed and oh so gratifying. I loved the entire idea for this–it’s a refreshing take in a sea of overdone plots. I love everything about it–the characters, the story, the build-up…gah!

The Sapphire Affair  Lauren Blakely

Well, maybe I didn’t love everything. It does end in an evil cliffy, but luckily, we only have to wait a month to dive into Sapphire Heist.

Also, this book has one of the hottest dry humping scenes in the history of dry humping. I’m not kidding. Here’s a little tease:

“Climb on top.”

The were far enough away from the bar that they weren’t making a spectacle of themselves, and the dark of the night shielded them the rest of the way. He tugged her on top of him, so she straddled him, her knees pressing into the wood.

“Ride me,” he said in a low voice.”

Dry Humping in The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely

Scorching hot and seductive, The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely will captivate romance lovers from the first word to the last. It’s a must-read!

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Overall: 4.5

The Sapphire Affair Lauren Blakely


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  1. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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