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Series: Jewel #2
Published by: Montlake Romance
on August 16, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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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.
Blakely ran away with my heart with this series! I loved every second! The characters were incredible. The storyline was enticing and so much fun! Romance readers are always guaranteed a GREAT time with Lauren Blakely at the helm! This is one summer series that will drive you WILD!
“Take me. I want you to take me.”
“I want to have you,” he said, his voice low and needy. He was desperate for her. “God, I want to have you.”
The heat definitely gets turned up a notch in the second book of the Jewel series. After getting past their doubt with each other’s motives, the desperation and the sexual tension go through the roof. These two have never experienced feelings like these, and they want nothing more than to see where it takes them. Even though there seems to be a countdown on the amount of time they have with each other, they try to make the most of it, while still searching for the elusive diamonds that brought them together in the first place.
“You’re a perfect woman. I can barely take your awesomeness.”
And can I just say that I absolutely LOVED Jake Harlowe! I mean, he isn’t your typical “Lauren Blakely Alpha” and I don’t think he’s meant to be, but he still carries the same characteristics that make us fall completely in love with Blakely’s heroes. He just says the sweetest things all the time, and I completely adore him. I also think Steph was the PERFECT match for him. They feed off of each other in such a realistic way. The flirtatious banter will make you melt. It’s the cutest back and forth that you’ve ever read. Swoon-worthy to the max, I might say.
“You’re my treasure.”
This was so much more that a jewel heist romance. Yes, there was the constant guessing of “who done it?” But, the beautiful, blossoming love story between Jake and Steph just made this series GREAT! I’ve said in the past, and I’ll say it again…I would read pretty much ANYTHING that this woman writes. No matter the genre…no matter the publisher…no matter what people are saying…Lauren Blakely is my GO TO author…my AUTO BUY author…my DROP EVERYTHING author. This series just reminded me just how utterly talented Ms. Blakely is. If you haven’t experienced her story telling yet, drop everything and pick up a Blakely book. You will NEVER be disappointed!
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