Review: Cracked Sapphire by Jane Blythe

Review: Cracked Sapphire by Jane Blythe

Betrayed. Sold. Tortured. Now she’s fighting to rebuild her life.

Detective Sapphire Hatcher was sold to human traffickers when she was sixteen. She was lucky. She was rescued, and now she has dedicated her life to saving others. When a criminal psychiatrist is brought in to work alongside her, she tries to ignore the way he makes her feel, but he won’t let her.

Gideon Barlow travels the country working with police departments on the most depraved of cases. When he meets Sapphire, the attraction is instantaneous, but if he can’t help her realize that there is more to life than her job, she might end up losing not just her chance at happiness but her life as well.

↝ Trigger warning – mature content, issues of sexual assault/abuse, violence ↜

CRACKED SAPPHIRE is the first book in the Broken Gems series by USA Today bestselling author Jane Blythe. Murder, mystery, suspense, and love in this thrilling romantic suspense! Each book in the series can be read as a standalone but reading in order is encouraged, a guaranteed HEA!

Other books in the series
Cracked Sapphire – Sapphire and Gideon’s story
Crushed Ruby – Ruby and Judah’s story
Fractured Diamond – Diamond and Elijah’s story coming June 1st 2020
Shattered Amethyst – Amethyst and Zeb’s story coming August 3rd 2020
Splintered Emerald – coming October 5th 2020

My Review:
Title: Cracked Sapphire
Author: Jane Blythe
Format: ebook
Genre: romantic suspense, police
Standalone: yes
Part of a Series: Book 1 of the Broken Gems series
POV: Mostly Sapphire, Gideon
Steam Level: slow burn to steamy

Cracked Sapphire was good. In fact, the mystery was fantastic. However the story itself was slow and I had a hard time focusing on it. Surprisingly, I didn’t guess who the serial killer was ahead of time. Loved the twists and turns but it was just slow.

I received this book for free. This is my honest and voluntary review.

Favorite Quotes:

  • Time didn’t heal all wounds, but it certainly did dull them a little.
  • Once you lost hope, you were already as good as dead.
  • That was the thing about your past. It was part of you forever. It was inescapable.
  • When life threw you lemons, you took them and smashed them into a million pieces to make yourself. None of this ls Lemonade was for people who were too stupid to take life by the home.
  • You couldn’t be betrayed when you didn’t let anyone in.
  • Every time a smile lit his face it was like a tiny ray of sunshine broke into her dark little world.
  • Sex was something you could have with anyone, but only someone who truly cared about you held you in their arms like this.
  • Sometimes hope-even if it was false hope-was all that kept you going.
  • Are you sure you should be making huge, life-changing decisions with a concussion?
  • We all have a past that follows us. Yours is just darker than most.

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