by: Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: August 9th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Adult, Erotica
Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in the smoldering, scorching first novel in the explosively sexy new Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.
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The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to take his family's business dealings legitimate. His reckless and ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies, deceit, and corruption. But the harder Shane fights to pull the company back into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only thing anchoring him between good and evil.
Emily is consumed by Shane, pushed sexually in ways she never dreamed of, falling deeper into the all-encompassing passion that is this man. She trusts him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Emily has a secret, the very thing that brought her to him in the first place, and that secret that could that destroy them both.
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MY THOUGHTSWhen I request to read this book as part of this blog tour, I never thought I was going to get chosen. When I did, I already forgot that I requested it. Still I was excited for receiving this. Then I started to reading it, and even though I stop for times, I couldn't put down. Every time I would my iPad, I would read five chapters or more. It was that addicting and easy to read. I was in a reading slump, that was the past, because this book got me out of it.
I think the books of Lisa Renee Jones hate me a little bit. I have them all, but I have yet to read them. I have tried, but I never finish the first chapter. Requesting this book was a bold move, but thanks to that I am pumped to read more of her books. Plus, I need the second book of this series, because it did NOT finished here. So, reading more is crucial.
The world of drugs is very big and getting out of it can be a pain in the ass. Just like Emily and Shane are trying to do. The thing is that Emily has a deep dark secret that doesn't let her go and Shane... well, let's say that his family does not help him to let go of that world. When these two met, they never thought things were going to get so complicated and believe me, everything is complicated A LOT. But they must keep being strong, believe in each other and follow one Hard Rule: no more lies.
This book was a freaking roller coaster that never went down. Everything was circles and going up and up. The freaking climax is the very last line of the book. I hated that it did not end as I would love, but I like to be left wanting. Thank God it was not a cliffhanger, but still. The book isn't that long, everything could have been resolved in this book.
I loved the characters. The villains are worth to hate, but the others are very lovable, like Jessica. That woman! I want to be like her when I grow up. She is perfect. Shane's brother, Derek is the devil's son and his father is the devil himself. The biggest downfall of Shane is that he tries to be the advocate of these devils and they do not care and are going to drag him to hell. Shane wants to protect Emily, but she wants to protects him. I am telling you, everything is complicated.
Overall, this is an excellent read. But if you are looking for something very romantic, this is not your choice. There's romance, but is not developed until the last chapters, which was fine by me. The mystery and suspicious mood in the whole book made it a perfect read for me that was looking for something to get me out of the reading slump. I recommend.
- Book One - Hard Rules - August, 9, 2016
- Book Two - Damage Control - February 2017 (more info here)
- Book Three - Bad Deeds - August 2017
- Book Four - End Game - February 2018
In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin's Press.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.