Review: Hard Rules (Dirty Money #1) by Lisa Renee Jones

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Review: Hard Rules (Dirty Money #1) by Lisa Renee Jones

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.

Title: Hard Rules
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Denial, Behind Closed Doors, Secrets Exposed, Hot Secrets
Series: Dirty Money
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Damage Control, Bad Deeds, Hard Rules
Published by St Martin's
Source: Publisher
Published: August 9th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Pages: 320 pages
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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This was my first Lisa Renee Jones book but it will not be my last. This book has the mob, the Feds, too many manipulative people to count, lies, deceit, intrigue and a few good people attempting to clean up the mess that is Brandon Enterprises.  Jones weaves an intriguing, suspenseful story full of well defined characters and just the right amount of really hot sex.

Emily and Shane have secrets. They both question the wisdom of getting involved.  Emily can’t even tell Shane (or the reader apparently) who she really is.   When Shane finds Emily working for his dad shortly after they meet, he can’t help but wonder if their initial encounter was truly random.  Is she a corporate spy?  Can he trust her?  When she realizes Shane is her new boss’s son, Emily tries not to break off their still very new relationship.  Ultimately, they can’t keep their hands off each other  and their sexual and emotional attachment quickly grow deep.

Surrounded by a ruthless family Shane, the prodigal son, is fighting for control of his father’s business empire.  As the situation devolves and becomes increasing dangerous, Shane tries to shield Emily but she refuses to quit. She continues to search for damning evidence to help Shane which is just one of the ways that she proves that despite her secrets, she cares for and is loyal to Shane and believes in right and wrong.

The cliffhanger ending left me almost angry because I wanted more, now.   I’m anxiously awaiting the next book.

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