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

The Sapphire Heist Lauren Blakely

We can’t get enough of Lauren Blakely or this awesome Jewel series. We’re on the tour today for The Sapphire Heist, the amazing follow-up to the first book in the series, The Sapphire Affair. We’ve got an excerpt to share with you, along with a fun giveaway and our thoughts on the book. But first, you know the drill–here’s the 411 on The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely:

***About the Book***

{Tour} The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely (with Excerpt and Giveaway)The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely
Also by this author: First Night, Night After Night, The Sapphire Affair, Well Hung, The Hot One
Series: Jewel #2
Also in this series: The Sapphire Affair
Published by Montlake Romance on August 16, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Enemies to Lovers, Forbidden Love, Romantic Suspense
Character(s): Bounty Hunters, Military Guys
Pages: 208
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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 best part of the windows was the view they afforded—a clear shot into the art gallery across the street, wedged next to an empty storefront on one side and the Atlantis submarine tours on the other, with a slim alley slicing between the gallery and the vacant shop. That must be the property Isla and Eli were trying to purchase to expand the gallery.

Good Lord, business must be good in “Artlandia” if they had the kind of change needed to annex a shop. He chuckled to himself. Of course business was good for Eli. The man was a thief. The bastard stole money from hardworking Americans. Jake dug his fingers into his palms, a burst of righteous anger fueling him—a reminder of why he did what he did for a living. Because rich, privileged men like Eli Thompson thought nothing of skimming a little off the top. Eli had done that to the tune of $10 million from his very own hedge fund, stealing it from the Middle America customers the fund served. Then he turned their retirement savings to diamonds and skipped out of the good old USA and into the Caymans with the loot in his pockets, and Jake had the evidence to prove it, thanks to his client—that same fund. All he needed to do now was locate those watermarked diamonds, take them back, and return the money to its rightful owners.

Eli had gotten away with his fraud so far. But the road stopped here with Jake. His mantra was simple: “Don’t let the bastards get away with anything.”

That was the promise he’d made as a teenager after the drunk driver who smashed into his parents’ car had gotten off scot-free. Now as an adult, Jake had no qualms whatsoever with tracking down the criminals and scum of the world to make sure they paid up.

Soon, it would be Eli’s turn.

Keep Reading the Excerpt for The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely

Keep Reading the Excerpt for The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely

And if the tip he and Steph had garnered last night about the location of the gems was right—inside the frames on the art in the gallery office—Eli’s opportunity to pay the piper was coming due any minute. Made sense that the rocks would be stuffed inside frames. You could store a lot of stones in that sort of clever hiding spot. Come to think of it, the frames he’d seen in the halls at Eli’s Sapphire nightclub had an unusual look to them, too. Strangely heavy for such light, contemporary art. One more possible option to pursue.

Jake lowered his shades, placed his palms on the windowsill, and stared across the street. From the second story of the church, he had a bird’s-eye view of the gallery. Well, it was really courtesy of the binoculars built into the awesome sunglasses he wore today that he was able to keep watch on the back door, then the front, then the alley along the side of Isla’s Island Gallery. The most useful sunglasses ever, they provided a close-up look into what was many feet away. He enjoyed the little gadgets of the job, like his lock-picking kit and the sunglasses with the built-in zoom.

With its bright white walls and steel framework, the gallery exuded class and style. The proprietor was catering to the wealthiest clientele on the island, even if it was located amid souvenir shops, bars, and tour operators. As Jake scanned the swank location, he took mental note of the number of employees visible in the gallery—three, including one at the reception desk—as well as the activity of the establishment.


A green Honda pulled up outside the gallery, and a tall guy with graying hair emerged, glanced at the gallery doorway, then popped into a souvenir shop down the block. A thick, burly man in a suit strolled by next, ducking into the gallery for five minutes or so, chatting with Isla the whole time. A woman in a flowy red dress walked in next.

When the woman left the gallery, she blew a kiss to Isla, who held open the door. The woman breezed down the street with a brochure in hand. Jake checked his watch. One more hour ’til showtime. This morning in Steph’s hotel room, they’d checked out every angle of Isla’s Island Gallery with Google street view as they’d prepped, but it was wise to obtain an actual visual with one’s own eyes.

Though the visual he wanted in his line of sight again was Steph Anderson.

**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: You might remember how much I the first book in this series, The Sapphire Affair. I loved it! My only complaint was that it ended in an evil cliffy, and thankfully we didn’t have to wait too long to get our grabbyhands on the thrilling sequel, The Sapphire Heist. Lauren Blakely has done it again!

The Sapphire Heist picks up right at the end of The Sapphire Affair (so you do need to read the first book first), and starts off with a bang! If you thought Jake and Steph were hot before, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Sapphire Heist by Lauren blakely teaser

They are crazy hot, but there’s a tenderness there that I almost didn’t expect. Let’s just say I loved them together. So much. Action-packed and thrilling, The Sapphire Heist has even more twists and turns than the first book, and the mystery keeps you guessing.

“Think real hard before you say it. Ask yourself if you want to go there?”

“Go where?”

“You’re about to suggest I’m in on it too, aren’t you?”

Gah! I don’t really know what I can say about this book that won’t give too much away, but trust me. If you love romantic suspense and want to experience a couple with incendiary chemistry and an emotional connection, you really have to read this series.

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Overall: 4


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