Saturday, July 16, 2016

Blog Tour: The Sapphire Affair - Lauren Blakely

✮✮✮ THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR is here! From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely’s new contemporary romance Jewel Novel series, this enemies-to-lovers series is filled with sex, wit, glamour, and high stakes, with a rugged, ex-military, dirty-talking alpha hero! Don’t miss this explosive and passionate series! ✮✮✮

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** THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR & THE SAPPHIRE HEIST are being released by Montlake, which is an Amazon publishing company, and will only be available for sale at Amazon. You can download a free Kindle reading app for any smartphone or tablet here: http://amzn.to/1MIyrHi

 The Sapphire Affair - cover
ABOUT THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR (Jewel Novel #1):

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…

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Review:

The Sapphire Affair was absolutely flirty, hot fun!   I absolutely enjoyed reading it.   It has a little bit of everything for everyone.  A little bit of intrigue, a little bit of heat, a little bit of adventure, and a lot of reading pleasure.  Jake was my favorite type of book boyfriend:  a dirty talking alpha with a sweet side.  He’s been hired to track down some missing money.  Steph is having her mom’s back by playing Nancy Drew.  He’s got the skills; she’s got the inside track. 

The banter between the characters had me grinning and the sexual tension between the two was off-the-charts hot.  There’s a slow buildup and oh…my…it is delicious.  It was like a decadent chocolate cake—you know it’s going to taste good but it’s oh so bad for your diet.  But you can’t help taking small tastes over and over again until you finally cave and eat a whole piece.  Guessing about when or if they’ll cave was as much fun as trying to figure out the mystery.


The mystery kept me guessing but I wasn’t on the edge of my seat.  I am excited to learn exactly what’s going on.  I have my ideas so I want to see if any of them pan out.  And that’s all part of the fun.    Be forewarned though, there is a cliffhanger in this one.  But it is so worth it, between the tension and the banter it’s so entertaining.  I’ll definitely be adding this to my “to be re-read” list and I can’t wait for the next book to come out.  -Peace and Love, Buxom J



Excerpt:

She cut him off, slicing her hand through the air. “No. No. No. And more no. Did you not hear me? The sex-toy mistress practically clung to me, and then I was very nearly subjected to a discussion of Eli’s predilections.” She dragged a hand through her hair in frustration. “I did not find the bowlful of diamonds, so we’ll have to go back again, and my champagne buzz is nearly gone, so I could really use a Cherry Popsicle.”

“Is that code for a ruby-encrusted—”

“No. There’s a bar along the beach that serves frozen cherry margaritas and they’re called Cherry Popsicles because they’re made around a frozen block of cherry ice, and when you get to the end you can suck on the Popsicle in the middle of it, and if I do not get one stat, my brain will be permanently branded with images of my stepfather’s fiancée holding that thing,” she said, gesturing wildly at the black pouch.

“Fair enough. To the Cherry Popsicle purveyor we go. Do they have ice cream? I do love a good ice-cream cone.”

“I’ll find you ice cream, Jake.”

“By the way, what’s a bandage dress? Is that like a dress made out of Band Aids?”

She heaved a sigh. “No. It’s a style. It’s very clingy and tight, but the fabric is sturdy,” she said, stopping to point to her breasts as if to show how a bandage dress would hug her curves.

He cleared his throat, and when she looked up, she saw him looking down.

At her boobs.

“I forgot. You’re a boob starer. Didn’t mean to tempt you, since you’re trying to stay on the wagon.”

He held up his hands in mock surrender. “One, you say that like it’s a bad thing. Two, you have fantastic breasts. And three, do you blame me? You were waving your hands in front of them. I had no choice but to stare at them.”

    The Sapphire Heist - cover

And Don’t Miss the Second Book, THE SAPPHIRE HEIST, releasing August 16th! Preorder your copy today!

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About Lauren Blakely

    Author pic - 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. In the fall she’ll release WELL HUNG, another romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter: laurenblakely.com/newsletter.  


   

Lauren Blakely’s THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
July 13th
Vagabonda Reads – Excerpt
Books Need TLC – Review
A Taste of Sin – Excerpt
Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt
July 14th
Marie's Tempting Reads – Review & Excerpt
Pretty Sassy Cool – Review & Excerpt
Krista's Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt
Loves Great Reads Blog – Review & Excerpt
July 15th
The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt
Inner Goddess – Review
Evocativebookreviews – Review & Excerpt
Nerdy Soul – Review & Excerpt
July 16th
The Pervy Ladies Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Book Bitches Blog – Review
Musings of the Modern Belle – Review & Excerpt
Go Read A Book – Review
A Bookish Mess – Review & Excerpt
Home. Love. Books. – Review
July 17th
Ripe For Reader – Review & Excerpt
InBookEden – Review & Excerpt
Book Briefs – Review
Sofia Loves Books – Review
July 18th
I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt
Author Groupies – Review
Love Drug Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
July 19th
Books and Things Blog – Review & Excerpt
Book Lit Love – Review
Romance Book Nerd – Review & Excerpt
July 20th
The Flare Up – Excerpt
Novel Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Naughty Book Eden – Excerpt
Reviews from the Heart – Review & Excerpt
July 21st
Embrace the Romance – Review & Excerpt
Bookalicious Babes Blog – Review & Excerpt
Alpha Book Club – Review & Excerpt
Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review & Excerpt
BJ's Book Blog – Review
July 22nd
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
NC 2 DC – Review & Excerpt

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