Review: Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones
Wall Street meets Sons of Anarchy in Hard Rules, the smouldering, scorching first novel in the explosively sexy Dirty Money series from New York Times bestseller Lisa Renee Jones, author of the Inside Out series, which Kirkus Reviews calls: ‘Angst-y, sexy contemporary romance with big emotional and financial stakes set against the backdrop of two dynamic families. Sure to leave readers desperate for the next instalment’.
How bad do you want it?
The only member of the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to make his family’s business legitimate. His 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 an all-encompassing passion for Shane. She trusts him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Because Emily has a secret – the very thing that brought her to him in the first place – and that secret could destroy them both.
Are you ready to play by the hard rules of the Brandon family empire? Look for the next enthralling novel in the Dirty Money series, Damage Control.
The Brandon empire has been run by the morally corrupt for years, now two brothers are fighting for control Derek who is making dodgy deals and Shane who is trying to get the business onto the straight and narrow. When he meets Emily he is swept off his feet and discovers a fire and passion he didn’t realise he had.
As the novel continues Shane discovers there are dangers afoot far beyond the legal issues he was expecting and he has to battle between his passions for Emily and his fears for her safety. But Emily is keeping secrets aswell and she thinks her secrets might be able to help him.
This is a passionate novel with two people who are completely besotted with each other juggling dangerous situations with dangerous liaisons. The tensions are notched up to maximum from the first page. Shane is a strong, beguiling character who is a pleasure to read.
Emily is a complete mystery, she has a deep dark secret which is alluded to throughout the novel, we know she is afraid, and we know she is also very genuine, caring, and loving.
Together these two are fire, their scenes together are definitely not safe for work!
I completely devoured this book and was left completely dangling at the end of the cliff at the end. I can’t wait until the next one comes out so that I can find out what happens next!
A huge thanks to Lisa Renee Jones and Headline Eternal for the ARC so that I could read and honestly review this book.
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Title: Hard Rules
Series: Dirty Money #1
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Headline Eternal
Publication Date: 9 August 2016
Review Format: Paperback
Other Formats: eBook
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