On the blog today, we’ll picking up from a cliffhanger ending in the Dirty Money series from Lisa Renee Jones. Be assured, that many questions are answered, and the action? Oh it never stops. With secrets, steam and a hero to die for, please read on for my review, an excerpt and a giveaway where you could win one of the 2 (two) $25 Amazon gift cards, or one of 3 (three) signed copies of Hard Rules and 3 Dirty Money tote bags
Lisa Renee Jones jumps right back in to our story of Shane and Emily, who we first met in Hard Money. Be sure you have a comfy chair, because you will be glued to it as you whip through the pages desperately seeking the answers right with them.
Emily has secrets, we already know that, and while some were hinted at, the depth and destructive potential of these secrets is powerful, and serves to fuel much of the action and tension in this book. More importantly, Shane, the only member of his family with a moral compass, learned the lessons of single-minded determination and ruthless judgments to reach that goal from this family, and he is unafraid to take charge and act to both unearth the dangers and protect Emily, even as she hasn’t been entirely honest or open with him.
Oh what a fun ride this story was! More than once I found myself holding my breath as the action and danger hit a fever pitch, only to have a moment to breathe where Shane and Emily take time to explore the connection that draws them together. The moments build on one another, as the relationship strengthens when secrets are revealed, and their chemistry sings.
Shane is a wonderfully strong hero: alpha, driven, protective and concerned with both protecting Emily and discovering the danger that will allow her to live in peace. For Emily, she’s coming into her own and showing more of who she is, without struggling between keeping the ‘persona’ she ran with and her own self, allowing her heart and true personality to shine through.
Following much the same arc as the Inside Out series, fans of that series are certain to love this one, but be warned: you can’t read Damage Control without reading Hard Money: you will be hopelessly lost and confused. Trust me, it’s no hardship: both of these books are read in one sitting, demanding your attention and emotions from beginning to end.
Title: Damage Control
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Dirty Money #2
Also in this series: Hard Rules, Bad Deeds
Genre: 18+ Read, Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin
Published on: 21 February 2017
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 8 Hours: 54 minutes
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Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Damage Control, the smoldering, scorching next novel in the explosively sexy Dirty Money series.
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 sights on his company, his family, and the one piece of leverage they believe he won’t gamble with: Emily.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Read an Excerpt
Be sure to check out the other Books in the series
Hard Rules : Hard Money #1 See my Review
Bad Deeds: Hard Money #3 Coming August 8th PreOrder Now
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge
- Full House Reading Challenge