Hard Rules: Dirty Money #1
By Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: August 9, 2016
I really enjoyed this book. Shane and Emily are incredibly complex. Shane is walking a tightrope as he tries to purge his family’s company of corruption while maintaining his morality, and Emily is running from a past that could eventually find her and alter her future with Shane. Their relationship is definitely one of push and pull, but instead of annoying, I found it to be one of the best parts of the story.
Additionally, the plot is complex. There are so many secrets and mysteries, many that I still haven’t figured out. The inability to decipher key plot points that will alter the story-line only draws me into the book even more. Through the foreshadowing and general knowledge of tropes, I can generally figure out how stories are going to unfold, but I can’t with this one, making it that much better! There is a lot of discussion between the characters about the “war” within the family, but it is the main conflict within the story. So, it does make sense that it is there, it just got a little repetitive as the story progresses. Even with this tiny personal issue with the plot, it didn’t lessen my love for Shane and Emily’s story.
I cannot wait to get the conclusion of Shane and Emily’s with book two in the series.
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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 could destroy them both.
A note from Lisa:
I am SO excited for this series to come out, because it is so unlike my other series. I am hoping my readers love it just as much as I did when I was writing it! And there will be FOUR full-length novels in this series. I don’t have cover or buy links for them yet so, PLEASE be sure to sign up for my text list and/or newsletter, both found here: http://lisareneejones.com/text-list. That will be where/how I communicate when these titles, and others, are available for pre-order, on sale or when I have a big giveaway!
Lisa Renee Jones
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About Lisa Renee Jones
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story – her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.
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.