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Review: The Sapphire Affair (Jewel #1) by Lauren Blakely

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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…

My Review

The Sapphire Affair is an exciting, thrilling new series by author Lauren Blakely. Told from dual points of view, this story follows Steph and Jake. Bounty hunter Jake knows just how to find a criminal. He is the guy you want to help solve your problems. When his latest job lands him in the Cayman Islands, he thinks it’s just another easy job…….If only that were the case. You see, work is easy, as long as there are no distractions. And boy is Steph one major distraction….On the outside, it appears that Steph is simply on another dive trip. But, the reality is, she’s in the Cayman’s for information. The information she’s seeking has the power to change many things. The last thing she planned on was the handsome Jake as a distraction. The sparks between these two are intense and soon enough, they will find out they are both after the same thing. There’s a lot at stake. Agendas will be called into question. Knowing who you can trust has never been more important.

The Sapphire Affair was a quick and easy read for me. I found the story-line to be intriguing and really refreshing. I was pulled in to the story from the very beginning. From the moment I met Jake and Steph, I could feel the sparks between the two of them. Their banter was so entertaining. I just loved watching the two of them together. They kept me on my toes, waiting to see just how things would play out.

The Sapphire Affair is the first book in the Jewel Series, and I have to tell you, I am really excited for this series. I mean, this book has it all. It’s intriguing. It will keep you on your toes. This book is sexy with lots of good, steamy moments. I loved the mystery and loved trying to figure out who to trust and what angle everyone was playing. Most of all, I just thought this book was a really fun read that will have you begging for more. My only complaint is that the book is over!! I can not wait to get my hands on book 2 and see the conclusion of Jake and Steph’s story!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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