HARD RULES (A DIRTY MONEY NOVEL)
PUBLICATION DATE: AUGUST 9, 2016
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Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones
Source: Netgalley copy gifted by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review
Hard Rule #1: Skip the Prologue
As an avid reader I have one rule when reading a new book: If it has a prologue I always skip it. That’s how I keep the joy and suspense when reading the story.
As the introduction to the new series Dirty Money, you’re 100% sure you will have a cliffhanger. But there is something more wicked: A cliffhanger that leaves you waiting for the cliffhanger! So, when the teaser asks “How Bad Do You Want It?”, the ending will leave you thirsting for more.
The author walked you slowly over to the edge, let you peep into the abyss; then shoved you off the cliff with no parachute! As you plummet to the ground below, you are thinking over and over “What lie?”
There is much you know about Shane Brandon. Yes, he’s a lawyer. Yes, his family is knee deep in some shady shit. However, Shane is the least of your worries. Who the Hell is Emily Stevens?
What you have is a sophisticated, sexy and suspenseful read. What I loved is the lack of angst between Emily and Shane. As quickly as problems turned up, they are quickly squashed. It keeps the passion and romance flowing.
The story gets better with each chapter. It’s a sip, swig, guzzle and toss back kind of read. A guaranteed page turner with a mind-blowing WTF ending.
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.
Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Damage Control, the smoldering, scorching next novel in the explosively sexy Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.
The only thing more dangerous than a dark secret is a damaged heart…
Shane Brandon has been pushed to the brink, torn between his corrupt family and his explosive, all-consuming desire for Emily Stevens, who he now knows is not who, and what, she seems. Has he trusted the wrong person? Will she, not his brother Derek, be the ultimate destruction of his family Empire.
Emily tries to run from Shane, but he will stop her, confront her, force her to reveal all – one hot touch and kiss, at a time, under every intimate detail of who this woman is, and what she wants, is exposed. But as he tears away the dangers of the unknowns with the woman in his bed, and in his heart, The Martina Cartel, has set their sites on his company, his family, and the one piece of leverage they believe he won’t gamble with: Emily.