The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely

September 1st, 2016 kimbacaffeinate Review 40 Comments

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The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely
The Sapphire Heist
by Lauren Blakely
Series: Jewel #2
Published by: Brilliance Audio
Narrator: Sebastian York
Length: 5 hours and 54 minutes
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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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.

Fave Narrator SEXY snarky SUSPENSE

The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely is the second novel in the Jewel series and concluded Jake and Steph’s story. Once again, I chose to listen as Sebastian York narrated. Blakely delivered a fun romantic suspense with twists and plenty of heat. The Sapphire Heist was an entertaining listen and I hope we get to revisit these characters again.

“How do I know if any of this between us is real? Or just a setup to take the diamonds?”

After the cliffhanger ending I was delighted this story picked up right where Sapphire Affair ended. I desperately needed to know if one of our characters was dirty.

From the tropical setting to the dual perspectives, Blakely hooked me and I became caught up in both the romance and case. She blends romance and suspense wonderfully as she allows the listener to fall in love with the characters and keeps them guessing.

I loved the old PI vibe coming from Jake and how strong and confident Steph was. Their emotions, actions and chemistry felt genuine. We get to experience them both working the case and collaborating as they hunt down the jewels. Each has their own motive for finding them, and I enjoyed the cast of suspects.

The romance was delightful from sweet to deliciously naughty. Their banter and Jake’s mishaps had me rooting for them. Blakely does not wrap the romance up in a bow. Instead she kept it light and realistic. The case of the jewels was unrushed, explained and solved. Blakely left me feeling good about their future. The author left the door open for more cases with this duo and I for one hope we see them again.

Of course, Sebastian York enhanced the tale, particularly with his rendering of Jake. I am always impressed with his female voices; sometimes I almost forget he is male. Both audiobooks are around six hours, making these great for listening while traveling.

A fun, sexy suspense makes the Sapphire Affair and Sapphire Heist the perfect end of summer listen.

Listen to a sample: The Sapphire Heist

Sneak a Peek Inside the Book

About 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 nine New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller List more than three dozen times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released BIG ROCK, a sexy standalone romantic comedy that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In the late spring, she’ll release MISTER O, another standalone romantic comedy.

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40 Responses to “The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely”

  1. Leona

    I’m not sure if I have the first book on audio or maybe it’s Big Rock, or maybe it’s neither. I’ve gone back and forth of books by this author on audio so many times I think I’m losing my mind. I am hesitant to read this series though because I’m not usually a fan of jewel thieves and the women or men that are set out to find them and bring them to justice. I’m glad you enjoyed this and its predecessor.
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  2. Bookworm Brandee

    I think I could listen to Sebastian York read his grocery list. *sigh* Is it terrible that my first thought was “ooh, I have to listen to this!”?? Luckily the story sounds engaging and entertaining. I like that the suspense is so well done as well as the romance. And I’m kinda glad that both books are out so I’m not left hanging with that cliffhanger. 😉 Great review, Kim!
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  3. Kristin

    Yay, it’s a duology!! Yes, I claim that its a word and it works! Lauren Blakely is a fun author to read; I’ve read two of her other books. I’ll have to check these out when I can b/c it would be interesting to see how she does suspense!!! You, the expert, obviously approves 🙂
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  4. Jenny

    Clearly you need to read the first book in order to read this one since it focuses on the same characters, good to know! I’ve been on a historical romance kick lately, so I think it might be time for a little romantic suspense!
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  5. Sophia Rose

    Your review reminds me that I wanted to read the first book and now I’m glad I put it off so they are available together. I haven’t read a good old-style jewel heist story in a while. That’s neat that he also feels like the detectives of the past.
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  6. Katherine

    Wait! How is the 2nd one out? I swore I was going to read the first book before the 2nd came out! I love a good jewel heist story and a good narrator makes such a difference. I haven’t listened to Sebastian York yet but I really really want too! Is it wrong to get and audio book strictly for the narrator?
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