Korena’s Netgalley Review – 4.5 Stars for The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely


Book Title: The Sapphire Affair
Series:  Jewel #1

Author: Lauren Blakely
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Start Read Date:  5/27/2016
End Read Date:  6/3/2016
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Review Submitted By: Korena Reviewer for Alpha Book Review



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…




(Received ARC from Netgalley in exchange for our honest review.)

Steph Anderson wants to retrieve what was taken from her mom from the stepdad. A man Steph used to feel like her dad. Steph went to the Cayman Islands where her stepdad has a club.

Jake Harlowe was hired to find misappropriated funds. Jake went to the Cayman Islands. Step hand Jake were after the same man. They decided to work together to get the information. A lot of mistrust between the couple. A lot of chemistry between the couple.

This was a fun story to read. I enjoyed the banter between the couple. I can’t wait to read the next installment.



Questions for the Reviewer:
(these are multiple choice answers)

How is the author’s writing? Good
Is there violence? Some Violence
Is there sexual content? Some sexual content
How is the story narrated? Alternating persons
How would you describe the plot of this book? Some twists
What best describes the mood? Suspenseful
How would you describe the pace? Steady
How would you describe the characters? Developed


Lauren Blakely

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.



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