Seduction hotter than stolen jewels in this new series from the New York Times bestselling author of Big Rock.
Bounty hunter Jake Harlowe knows how to track a criminal. So when a group of swindled shareholders hire 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....
©2016 Lauren Blakely (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Unfortunately this book just didn't grab me at all. I did keep listening right to the end as I usually love the books read by Sebastian York. Sadly I just didn't care about the characters or what was going on in the story.
Just a big old Meh!
Sebastian York is the narrator, enough said. The story is entertaining, however the book ends with a "to be continued". I find that offensive to me as a consumer, I did not get a complete product.
"A True Gem!"
Wow! This was my first Lauren Blakely story, and I was really impressed! The characters and plot were both well thought out, and developed.
Jake's character was smart, caring, and hot! I loved he was great at his job, and serious about taking care of his family. When he meets the confident, but cautions Steph, the chemistry between them was instant, and the flirty banter was heated and sexy. While they didn't trust each other, they teamed up to investigate Steph's stepfather, and the mystery regarding the "alleged" embezzled money. However, with each new meeting, encounter, and kiss, more fuel is added to their growing attraction for each other, and the sexual tension between them reaches combustible levels!
The narration was fantastic! Sebastian York has a great voice, and does an excellent projecting the different emotions throughout story!
But, ho, boy! The cliffhanger! Oh, It's a good thing I've already decided to get book two as soon as it is released, as well as checking out other stories by Lauren Blakely......so I guess I can live with the cliffhanger...... even if it is a very suspenseful cliffhanger!
Awesome story, and Kindle Unlimited deal!
"4.5 Batman & Robin Hood Stars!"
Ms. Blakely has done it again! She has given us an exhilarating, suspenseful and sexy story that captures you from page one and never lets go. I was also riveted by the wonderfully deep voice of the narrator, Sebastian York. He is able to set a scene, and expertly deliver the witty banter, suspenseful moments and steamy sex scenes effortlessly. Ms. Blakely and Mr. York are a favorite team of mine.
Jake Harlow is a rugged, ex-military bounty hunter. He uses the skills he learned in army intelligence to recover stolen property for the rightful owners while raising and supporting his younger siblings. Steph Anderson is re-building her adventure tour company in vacation spots around the equator after her ex boyfriend tried to destroy it. Steph is sweet but brave and adventurous and never backs down from a challenge. When she learns that her step father, Eli, may have embezzled money, she is determined to uncover the truth. When she and Jake meet by chance in a bar over darts, the sparks begin to fly. Their banter is clever, and filled with hot, sexy innuendo. They can't deny their chemistry but have a hard time completely trusting each other. When they realize they are after the same man, they agree to team up. They have fun working in tandem, assembling the clues they uncover. But will their individual motives for the truth cause them to betray one another despite their passionate attraction? Jake and Steph are wonderful characters. They are both smart, caring, and playful yet they challenge each other making them so perfect together. Ms Blakely expertly introduces us to the other players in this mystery and reveals just enough clues to keep you turning the pages without making it predictable and lifeless. She also incorporates some fun names from previous works. This is an exhilarating, sexy story with hot passion and a touch of mystery. The ending will leave you wanting more and thankfully the next book - The Sapphire Heist, is only a month away!
"Love this funny and relatable story!"
I enjoyed the human characters Ms. Blakey develops along with the humor. I don't like the story is written in segments spread across multiple (at least two that I am aware of) books which is misleading and requires multiple purchases.
Um, lemme think... YES! Sebastian York could read a text book and it would sound sexy.
I like that I "get" the authors sense of humor. I am a huge fan, and this book did not dissappoint.
Yes, and my only thought about how this could have been better was that I wish it were a dual or duet narration. I've listened to him by himself and with other voice actors, and he never dissappoints.
Boom chicka bow wow!
Nope. It's a sexy romantic comedy. With a heist... enough said! I'm looking forward to book 2!
I read a lot of erotica and it is nice to have a series that has more to it than just people with fucked up pasts. The relationship grows in a different way than every other series I've read recently and it is nice to have a little diversify. I love this book and I am really starting to fall in love with this author too!!
Was disappointed that it left off unexpectedly with a cliffhanger but I'll be purchasing the next one shortly. Great storyline and Sebastian York can read to me anytime!!!!
"Tropical local , romance, and mystery"
I loved this first book in a new duet from Lauren Blakely. Jake and Steph meet in paradise both after the same thing , the truth . Follow them as they go in search for it leaving in their wake lots of adventure , sexual tension , romance and mystery . Read this to find out where this leads .......Sapphire Heist can't wait to read book 2 .
"Great narration - didn't realize it's a series. Grrr."
I wanted a romance book with mystery and easy, fun storyline. I'm so pleased I found this. However, when there was 5 min left and nowhere near solving the crime, I feared it was a series. Not that there's anything wrong with them, I was just looking for no cliffhangers.
Writing us fun and good. Characters seem real and kind. Soooo very happy I picked up this book.
Thus was a story that I had difficulty reading in The beginning, not sure why. The island romance and their quest to truth was very nice and I enjoyed--can't wait for part of the story.
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