Meet Shane Brandon. Golden boy to the Brandon Enterprise; returned home to save his family’s name from sure destruction. Amidst the drama of his family’s war he literally runs into Emily and is struck dumb by his want for her.
After a second chance meeting in the garage, the two spend a night together thinking that to be the end. As fate would have it, she’s his father’s new assistant and Emily’s put herself smack dab in the middle of Shane and his brother’s bid to win over their father’s favor.
Ok I will admit….book one was TOUGH for me. There was A LOT to take in as far as plot and characters and the twisted web that they weaved. It took a while but I was able to lead my way through it all. I wanted to like Shane more than I did…but he was a bit too controlling for my tastes. I could see parts of his possessiveness as being sexy but with Emily’s drastic reactions I found myself put-off. Additionally, Emily’s flip-flop attitude towards what she wants with Shane was so hard to follow.
In the end, a twist from Jones was able to still leave me wanting more and had me going for book two.
Picking up right where book one left off, Shane finally learns Emily’s secret she’s been hiding from him, and everyone else. I liked that with Emily’s story line we learned who her mysterious phone was for and why she was on the run. This allowed us to continue to explore Shane’s family tycoon turmoil while learning of new dangers from Emily’s side.
We also had a chance to see them grow into one another a bit more now that both of their secrets were out. Damage Control felt more like the suspenseful romance I wanted it to be and less like the history novel sensation of Hard Rules.
Jones seemed to spend a lot more time in this story setting up for the pieces to fall in line in book three.
Now this was the story I was waiting for. Filled with intrigue and mystery, Bad Deeds finds us down to the final chess pieces as Shane is set up to become the next possible heir to the Brandon business fortune. With his brother’s escapades coming to light Shane must navigate not only his familial landmines but his fresh relationship with Emily.
Now that the two of them have laid out all of their secrets, Jones brings us back to Shane’s story line with the theatrical and unpredictable cartel drug lord, Adrian. Shane must carefully tread cartel ground as he tries to save his old family and his new one. We also get the chance to see from his brother, Derek’s, point of view and how his stakes have changed from what we were led to believe from book one.
With another cliffhanger sure to leave you screaming for more, Bad Deeds definitely hits the mark on suspenseful and fast-paced romance. Each story better than the last; I can’t wait to finally see how all the pieces fall in End Game!
Bad Deeds: A Dirty Money Novel by Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: August 8th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Would you bleed for the one you love?
To save his family empire from the grip of the drug cartel, Shane is pushed to the edge of darkness, forced to make choices he might never make. His father is dying. His brother is desperate to rule the empire and this means war and all gloves are off. His brother only thought he knew what dirty meant. Shane is about to give it new meaning. There is another war brewing though, and that one, is inside him, his battle between right and wrong, light and dark, and in the heat of the night, it is Emily he turns to for escape. Driving her to new limits, pushing her to accept a part of him that even he cannot.
In every one of Shane’s seductive demands, Emily can taste and feel, his torment, his struggle to save his family and not lose himself. But he is losing himself, and that is a problem just as dangerous as her secret, that still lurk in the shadows, a threat to the Brandon Family waiting to erupt. No matter where she and Shane have traveled, or will travel in the future, she can’t just sit back and watch him become everything he hates, everything he never wanted to become, everything she tried to save him from when she tried to run. It could be their undoing, the end. His end.
This is war, blood will spill, and someone in the heart of the Brandon family will not survive….
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About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) 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.
In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa 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 also the author of the bestselling DIRTY MONEY and WHITE LIES series. Presently, Lisa is working on her Murder Girl/Lilah Love series to be published by Montlake.
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.
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