I read “Hard Rules” by Lisa Reene Jones and just finished, “Damage Control” which is the second book in her series called, “Dirty Money”. A crazy, intense story that is written around several main characters!!!! In my opinion, it’s not really about the two people who met in previous story “Hard Rules”. Those characters going by the names Emily and Shane!! I usually would not follow a whole series involving the same characters but this on-going story is amazing!!!! Every reader should read from the beginning of the series or you are going to miss some intense feelings and events that are just mind boggling!!
This book is so much more than a budding romance between two strong people!!! It’s a story of survival!!! Being at war with one’s family when your family should be the people who have your back but sometimes that is just not possible. I can relate on some level.
I cannot say I dislike any of the characters!!! Emily is a strong-minded woman. Shane is awesome in so many ways who knows how to spend his money on his beautiful woman, Emily. The members of the Brandon family are sinister!!! One worse than the other! Derek is always trying to take control of everything at any means possible and cannot be trusted by a single sole in the book. The parents to Shane and Derek are something for sure! Shane and Derek do not need enemies like these two in the story. Seth is awesome right hand man to Shane who always has the man’s back. I like how he tells how it is even if Shane doesn’t like it. Jessica is a riot!!!!!
I am definitely reading the last book in the series because nothing has change by the end of the book! There is still a war. Still evil between the family members and still the infectious relationship between Shane and Emily!! The question is who will survive and at what cost to themselves and the company!!!! I am giving this story 5 stars. The plot continues to be awesome! Connections between each scene and disaster are awesome. Overall, smoothness throughout the story!!!! On to “Bad Deeds” the 3rd book in this series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Damage Control, the smoldering, scorching next novel in the explosively sexy Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.
The only thing more dangerous than a dark secret is a damaged heart…
Shane Brandon has been pushed to the brink, torn between his corrupt family and his explosive, all-consuming desire for Emily Stevens, who he now knows is not who, and what, she seems. Has he trusted the wrong person? Will she, not his brother Derek, be the ultimate destruction of his family Empire.
Emily tries to run from Shane, but he will stop her, confront her, force her to reveal all – one hot touch and kiss, at a time, under every intimate detail of who this woman is, and what she wants, is exposed. But as he tears away the dangers of the unknowns with the woman in his bed, and in his heart, The Martina Cartel, has set their sites on his company, his family, and the one piece of leverage they believe he won’t gamble with: Emily.