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The Sapphire Heist (Jewel #2) by Lauren Blakely

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Jewel Duet #2
Lauren Blakely
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Montlake Romance
August 16, 2016

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.

➦This is a second and final installment of the Jewel series by Lauren Blakely. Jake and Steph, our tho main characters, team up in order to solve a case of missing money/diamonds. They also develop feelings for each other while on the “job” and there’s whole lot of steamy times.

➦Even though I did like this series, I felt somewhat disconnected from the characters. Perhaps it’s because suspense normally isn’t my cuppa… Perhaps it’s the third person POV that I’m usually not a big fan of… Perhaps it’s because a big chunk of the story consists of the chase to recover stolen diamonds, which I just didn’t care much for. I’m all about character interaction, tension and angst. This just didn’t hit the spot. But as they say, to each their own! 🙂

❤I’m a big fan of Lauren’s writing, I usually devour her male-only POV romcoms — those are just amazing. 🙂 Highly recommended!

➦Recommended for those who enjoy romance with a bit suspense and crime solving.