Tuesday 9 August 2016

✪ Lisa Renee Jones ✪ HARD RULES ✪ #DirtyMoney1 ✪

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 

Lisa Renee Jones

• Release Day: 9 August 2016
• Book #1 in the DIRTY MONEY series
• 304 pages
• Book #2 DAMAGE CONTROL will be out 21 February 2017

4.45 Stars

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.

How bad do you want it?

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.

Shane Brandon.

Shane has been in Denver for just under a year now. He left his amazing NYC lawyer position to go back home. Home to his criminal family. To save his dad and brother from going to jail or even getting killed. He wants to get all the family companies and monies back under control and into legal businesses. But easier said than done, because his brother Derek is not really interested in legal. And his dad is dying of cancer but still holds all the power and he's also still doing illegal things left and right!
Thank God for this pretty girl he meets at the coffee place. Emily. Sweet Emily. It can't hurt to have a little sexy time for himself...
But Emily is not without her own problems....she's running from something or someone.

She was strong, but also sweet and soft in all the ways this life, and my family, has made me hard.

Lots of troubles on the family, business and love-life-front for Shane - and we still don't know what Emily is hiding .....


 I'm not telling you that of course

Another amazing Lisa Renee Jones series!


I had no idea what to expect. I read something about Sons of Anarchy in the blurb and I expected Jax Teller to come riding to the rescue on his bike. But nope. No Jax. It's Brandon...

...and he's just as sexy. A hot, tattooed, troubled lawyer trying to save the world. Or at least his little part of it. For all the people he cares about. And that now includes Emily too.

I loved watching them both fight for and against each other and their problems.
This will be an interesting series.
It reminded me a bit of Lisa's Amy Bensen series!
Lots of sexy, romantic, funny, mysterious, frustrating, suspensy and exciting moments!!!
I can't wait to see where book #2 will take us!
Because we're SO not done with #Shamily yet!!!!!☺☺☺

HARD RULES was an extremely interesting & exciting & sexy romantic-suspense-mystery... Run to your nearest amazon to find out if there will be a HEA yet!!!

If I had to find something negative...it would be the wordiness of the book. I think it could've been at least 50 pages shorter without losing anything about the story. 

ARC received for an honest review

 Oh what a tangled web we weave....

I wasn't sure what to expect with Hard Rules, but what we got was a web of lies, deceit, betrayal - and that is just the people in the Brandon family!

Big business means big money and big troubles for Shane Brandon - fighting to keep his business clean, fighting his father and brother.

Ugh, so much fighting and bitterness. I wanted to get them all into a room together and slap some sense into them all.

Emily is the light in all Shane's darkness.  A chance encounter, a night together should be all they are to each other.  But the fates have more in store for them.

#Shamily is so much more.

It was hard to know who to trust, who to believe in all of this story.  Just when you think you know who the good guy is, the story takes a turn that was not expected.

I adored how Shane and Emily fought to be true to each other, to know each other - or did they?

Hard Rules is full of heat and suspense, and I was left with more questions and answers at the end.

I hope we don't have too long to wait to find out more.

One thing though - I don't really get the Sons of Anarchy references in the teasers and blurbs.  Maybe it is just me, but it didn't really seem to fit?

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ 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.