Contemporary Romance

The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely Book Tour



✮✮✮ THE SAPPHIRE HEIST is here! The highly anticipated conclusion of 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 and check out all the stops on the tour! ✮✮✮




The Sapphire Heist
The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Add a glint of suspense and sparkle of chemistry and you get an entertaining, sweet and sexy romance.

“Hey. You found your sexy fisherman… and you found my favorite mermaind.”
“We did find each other.”

Steph Anderson didn’t go to the Caymans just to lead a diving expedition, she went to learn the truth about her stepfather. She never imagined she would end up meeting, helping and falling for a sexy artifact retriever who was looking for the jewels her stepfather supposedly stole. But can she truly trust a man she barely knows? Especially when so much money is involved and all evidence points at Jake being the thief?

Jake Harlowe had sworn off relationships for good, he especially didn’t mix business with pleasure. But after a sizzling night with a woman he’s genuinely connected with though, he can’t help but want more. Especially when she can also help him crack the Sapphire Affair he’s working on even though she’s not convinced who the real bad guy is.

“This woman drove him wild. She was a pistol, a fiery, sexy, determined, tenacious woman who made him crazy, and who he wanted fiercely.”

Their attraction is undeniable but as all clues keep leading to dead ends and other players seem to also in the run for the jewels, trust between Jake and Steph seems to wane when it’s the only thing that will help them succeed.

Lauren Blakely picks up the sultry and engaging Sapphire Affair story right where it was left off, having not just the mystery of the diamond’s whereabouts unsolved but also who can truly be trusted. Even though Jake and Steph have made some progress on all fronts, they still don’t know where or who has the diamonds and they definitely don’t know each other well, but getting to figure out both was certainly fun.

“I know already that the water calms you. I know the sunshine is like some kind of magic to you.”

While getting to know one another they had fun and sexy times, and tried to crack the case of the missing gems. They’re both very likeable characters, Steph wasn’t just feisty and sweet, she always wanted to see the good in people and Jake is witty and sharp, and love for his family was completely endearing and he knew how to deliver a good apology!

“Cats can be @ssh*les.”
“There should be a greeting card for that. Sorry I behaved like a cat.
“I acted like a cat as well… I want to try again and not be cats.”

Their chemistry was sizzling

“This, Steph. This isn’t a lie,” he said in a growl, in her ear. “I know,” she said, gasping as he drove into her. “This is the truth. The way we fit like this.”

and threatened to distract and derail them from their main objective but even as I thought I had it figured out, there were some twists thrown in and I was just as stumped as they were.

The Sapphire Heist is book #2 in the Jewel duet by Lauren Blakely. It is a fun, sweet and sexy romance with twists and turns. I enjoyed reading Jake and Steph’s story and I hope it is not the last we get of them. Yes, Lauren totally hinted at a ruby affair which I hope we get. Told from both points of view that ends with a happy ending.


A fan circled lazily overhead, stirring the gauzy white curtains that hung by the sliding glass doors. He grabbed her hand, pulled her to the open deck. The sun was still high in the sky and his room had a stunning view of the endless blue water. He also had a clear view of how to resolve this turmoil still roil­ing in his chest.

He had to try to talk to her about some of the harder topics. If not, this would be Rosalinda and the Medici job all over again.

“Just look,” he said, gesturing to the vast sea.

She gazed toward the water. “It’s gorgeous.”

“It is. And I’m showing you to make a point.”

“Over the view?” She parked her hands on the railing.

He turned to her and met her eyes. “Yes. I’m showing you this because it’s beautiful. Because you love the water. Because you are an outdoor girl through and through. Because I know these things about you,” he said, taking her hands and clasping them in his. He squeezed. “I know already that the water calms you. I know the sunshine is like some kind of magic to you. And I know you love your mother with a fierceness that can move mountains. You’re like this warrior princess who’d go to battle for her, and even though I’ve never met her, I can pic­ture her. I imagine she is the gentlest, kindest person in the world who wouldn’t hurt a fly, and you fight for her. Not because she’s the kind of woman who won’t fight for herself, but rather because she chooses not to. Am I right?”

Steph drew in a deep breath and nodded. A warm breeze blew by, stirring up the ends of her pretty blonde hair. “Yes. You’re right.” Her voice was soft.

As the waves lapped the shore in the distance, and boaters skipped over the blue waters, he grasped her arms. “But what do you know about me?”

She opened her lips but didn’t speak.

“Steph,” he said, fixing her with a sharp gaze, and then asked again, needing to set her straight, desperate to avoid another on-the-job mis­take. “What do you know about me?”

“That you like ice cream?” She said it like a question, her expres­sion confused.

He nodded, a sliver of a smile appearing briefly. “That’s a good start. What else?”

“That you like to tell jokes?” she asked, squinting as the sun shone brightly overhead.

“Keep going.”

“That you’re motivated by your family,” she said with more confi­dence now in her tone.

“Good. Keep going.”

“That you do what you do because of them. To take care of your little sister and brother, and your big sister’s kid.”

“I do.”

“And that you hate when bastards get away with anything.”

He tapped his finger to his nose. Bingo. “Know what else?”


A knot of discomfort clogged his throat. He pushed past it, speak­ing plainly, honestly. “I went out with a woman who nearly cost me a job. Who tried to steal the artifact we’d teamed up to find,” he said, the memory blasting through him of how foolish he’d felt when Rosalinda stole it from him. “I trusted her. I thought she cared about me. She only cared about the prize.”

“I don’t even want the prize,” Steph said, raising her chin, meeting his gaze. “I’m not after money. I’m after the truth.”

“But it seemed this morning that you were playing me,” he said, his tone turning rougher. “That when you saw me at the café, you were all sexy snuggly because you thought I’d run. And outside the gallery, you were pretending to get cozy when you put your hands in my shorts, but you were only searching for stones even after I told you there weren’t any.”

“I was,” she said through gritted teeth. Her expression was one of frustration and embarrassment.

“Don’t fuck with my feelings. You know I want you. You know I like you. Just don’t fuck with me,” he said, yanking her close to him.

“I’m not. I won’t. I’m sorry,” she said, her tone full of contrition.

That knot unwound, and he nodded. “So tell me the truth. Do I seem like the type of guy who’d screw you over?”


Lauren Blakely’s THE SAPPHIRE HEIST – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

August 17th

Kati’s Bookaholic Rambling Reviews – Excerpt

Naughty Moms’ Story Time – Review

Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Excerpt

A Bookish Mess – Review & Excerpt

A girl and her books – Review

BJ’s Book Blog – Review

Socially Awkward Book Nerd – Excerpt

Little Red Reading Hood – Review

August 18th

Got Nikki? – Excerpt

Book reviews by lexi – Review

Bookalicious Babes Blog – Review & Excerpt

Collector of book boyfriends – Review

Devilishly dirty book blog – Review & Excerpt

InBookEden – Review & Excerpt

Marie’s Tempting Reads – Review

Vagabonda Reads – Excerpt

August 19th

FMR Book Grind – Review

The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt

Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt

Inner Goddess – Review & Excerpt

Naughty Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Two Book Pushers – Review

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

August 20th

Book Bitches Blog – Review & Excerpt

Reading Tigress – Review & Excerpt

Author Groupies – Review

Ashley Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Books and Things Blog – Review & Excerpt

For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review & Excerpt

August 21st

A Brit and a Yank – Excerpt

Musings of the Modern Belle – Review & Excerpt

Mia’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Evermore Books – Excerpt

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty – Review

Reese’s Reviews – Excerpt

Dog-Eared Daydreams – Review

Bookaholic Confessions – Excerpt

August 22nd

Quesarasera Book Blog – Excerpt

Alpha Book Club – Review & Excerpt

Angel’s Book Heaven – Review & Excerpt

Stephanie’s Book Reports – Excerpt

Pretty Sassy Cool – Review & Excerpt

Sassy Southern Book Affair – Review & Excerpt

Jen’s Reading Obsession – Excerpt

The Pervy Ladies Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

August 23rd

Embrace the Romance – Review & Excerpt

All Romance Reviews – Review

Book Briefs – Review

Brittany’s Book Blog – Excerpt

Ellesea Loves Reading – Excerpt

TjLovesToRead – Review

Mile High KINK Book Club – Excerpt

The Flare Up – Excerpt

August 24th

2 One Click Chicks – Review & Excerpt

The Book Avenue – Excerpt

My Girlfriend’s Couch – Excerpt

Captain Reads A Lot – Excerpt

Krista’s Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt

Novel Addiction – Review

Sexyways of Reading – Review

The Book Sirens – Review

Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review & Excerpt

August 25th

Beneath The Covers Blog – Review & Excerpt

Two Girls with Books – Excerpt

BFD Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Blushing Babes Are Up All Night – Review

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt

The Read Report – Review & Excerpt

Sofia Loves Books – Review

Friends Till The End Book Blog – Excerpt

August 26th

G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt

Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Book Loving Fairy – Review

Ripe For Reader – Review

Shelly’s Book Corner – Review

Maari Loves Her Indies – Excerpt

Hooker Heels Book Blog – Review

Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt





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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.



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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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