Monday 24 April 2017

Hard Rules (Dirty Money #1) - Lisa Renee Jones || Netgalley review

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.


Its been a while since i read anything like this so i was super excited and when a book is described as Wall Street meets Sons of Anarchy, i couldn't wait to delve in and meet the men of the Brandon Empire.
Shane is doing everything he can to fix the corrupt company and making it a fully legal business. His brother has different ideas, he sees the money in lies and corruption, so with the two brothers fully at war, Shane was not expecting to feel a spark when Emily accidently takes his coffee. Emily doesnt want to go for dinner with Shane, not when she has a secret and its the only reason she was even near him. However sometimes hearts rules the head and the couple ground each other so as they begin to fall deeper into each other, Shanes family war gets deeper and Emily is battling her own fights.

Hard rules was a good read however i feel like despite reading it, i didn't massively get anywhere - i feel like i met the characters, discovered a bit of background and watched the development of Emily & Shane, but plot wise i feel like i didnt get much out of it. However , i feel that if i moved on to book two i would get more out of it, its almost like book 1 was setting the scene. The chemistry between Shane & Emily was explosive though and that makes up for the few short comings i felt the narrative had. I would happily delve into book 2 because i really want answers and to see where its actually going.


Author Info

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, she 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 presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin's Press. 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. Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily

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