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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"Secretes, Betrayal, and Steamy Chemistry!"
After the suspenseful cliffhanger from book one, I was ready to dive right into The Sapphire Heist! There's nothing like a story with the Cayman Islands as the backdrop to beat the summer heat! Blakely takes the reader on an adventure with a well land out plot that's full of twists, and turns that will keep the listener guessing.
The mystery and suspense picks right up where book one leaves off. Steph and Jake find themselves searching for answers to the same question, but for different reasons. Where are the diamonds? Their attraction, and mutual interest in these diamonds lead them to join forces; however, their mistrust will have them questioning each other's loyalties.
The chemistry between Steph and Jake was off the charts! Not only were they hot between the sheets, but they rocked outside the sheets. Steph was no PI, but with Jake's help and guidance, they made a great team, while they investigated the missing diamonds. All the sexy, sweet, and funny banter between them, brought a smile to my face.
Sebastian York's voice is AMAZING! He really brought the characters to life, and made it easy to distinguish between them. York's a natural!
I enjoyed this story a lot, and will be checking out Blakely's other audiobooks. Another awesome KU/whispersync gem to good to pass up.
Great ending to the story...or is it? I also loved the narrator. Sebastian York should narrate all books.
"Should have been told in one book..."
This was an okay book, however it should have been told along with the first book in this series. It felt like extra fluff to get to the resolution.
I love the narration, the characters, and the fun mystery. That is until the mystery became a mish mosh of an ending that seemed to just wrap stuff up when we hadn't been given all the clues. Yes, I love how they teamed up. But the minor characters, and what they were doing most of the story, didn't make much sense. Sadly, I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first book but enjoyed the romance and witty retort the main characters had.
Fun book that would have been much better as just one book with minor editing. 😁
"I think sebastian york made this book."
I love all books narrated by sebastian york. he is amazing. story was good too
"Great continuation of a sexy heist"
Jake and Steph on the hunt for the same thing. A team in all ways. Lots of leads to follow, lots of questions to be answered. But will Steph's ties to Eli hinder her commitment to find out the truth? When things take an unexpected turn will Jake's sudden lack of trust in her cause their relationship to come to an end?
A great continuation of book one. Just as suspenseful, just as dramatic but just as sexy and humerous. The twists and turns in this story will have you wanting more and you can't put it down. I didn't want it to end. Another great story Lauren. Loved it❤️
Loved the narrating by Sebastian York.
"4.5 'What a Gem' Stars!"
What a thrilling and sexy conclusion to this story! After the cliffhanger from the first book, we are left wondering what will happen next and who is behind the mystery. But at the center is still the attraction and chemistry between Jake and Steph. They are not sure if they can truly trust each other which is very important to both of them. I appreciate that Ms Blakely writes strong, dynamic characters without resorting to angst to fuel the plot. This allows the story to be all about the thrill of uncovering clues, the excitement of the chase, the fun and sexy banter, and the intense and fiery passion. Sebastian York once again effortlessly maneuvers between scenes and characters making us feel like we are there and upping the excitement of Blakely's story. This is an exhilarating journey that reveals just enough clues and plot twists to keep you guessing and unable to stop listening until the very end and possibly beyond?
"Fantastic narration with a sexy & intriguing story"
A clever plot filled with twists, turns & surprises that will keep you guessing until the very last page. Everyone becomes suspect in the "whodunnit" mystery and there is plenty of paranoia to go around. Jake & Steph have a dynamic relationship that keeps things interesting between the sheets & beyond. Sexy and heart-warming with a little dash of insta-love. This series had me swooning & smiling. The Sapphire Heist definitely stole my heart!
"A Jewel Novel Book 2, This Book Heisted my Heart!"
I don't consider one better than the other.I love Audio versions some times better because it allows more emotion that the narrator adds to it,That also depends on who is narrating it and how they portrays the characters. I love print because I can hold it. I love the feeling of a book in my hand. I love both versions the same Print and Audio.
I loved the twist and turns of the story. I loved how it kept me on the edge of my seat and left me begging for more from these characters. I loved watching the trust build between to strangers. I love the roller coaster of feelers of good,bad and in between.
I have and I love Sebastian York! I don't think that man can do a bad audio. you can tell he puts his heart and soul into his job and it shows in his work!
Yes and I did! I needed to find out what happened between the Jewels, Jake, Steph and everything else that was going on.
I felt this was a great conclusion to The Sapphire Affaire. I loved this series and I really do hope Lauren Blakely continues their stories and conquest I will defiantly listen to this story again! Thank you so much for Jake & Steph's journey and I hope to see it continue some day
"First time I've ever given a bad review."
I was very disappointed in the 2 book series. It was way too long! Could have made it into one book. It went on and on and on. No real substance.
I feel bad leaving a review like this so that should tell you how much I didn't like it.
Save your money.
I thoroughly enjoyed this two parter. I loved the crime and adventure elements. I am also a big fan of the Lauren Blakely and Sebastian York partnership in her male dominated novels. I would definitely recommend Lauren Blakely as an Author; Sebastian York as a Narrator and this novel as a whole.
In response to other reader reviews - Amazon's profile of this Lauren Blakely novel quite clearly says the story comes in two parts, so customers are given the information before they purchase the book(s)
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