Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones – REVIEW

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About Hard Rules:

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Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Hard Rules, 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.

Gina’s Review

I love when I get sucked into a book right away. I love when I can’t wait to read the next chapter that I open my Kindle app on my iPhone at any and every opportunity. That’s what Lisa Renee Jones did to me with Hard Rules – A Dirty Money Novel. I was drawn in from the first page and never looked back.

I absolutely loved the way Emily and Shane met – some fun banter after she accidentally takes his coffee at the café and starts to drink it. Instantly, I loved these two and I didn’t even know what was in store for them. All I knew was that I wanted more of them.

Shane is an alpha male, trying to save his family’s business from pure destruction at the hands of his egotistical brother. (I was starving for an alpha male as the last couple books I read didn’t have them, so Shane hit the right spot at the right time.) He was demanding and strong and sexy as sin. Despite having grown up in a corrupt family, he seems to have a conscience and an ability to love – even if he doesn’t know it for sure.

Emily is a bit more of a secret. She’s trying to escape and survive – from what, we continue to wonder. But stumbling upon Shane is her high and potentially low point. What I loved best about her was that she stands up for herself. She’s not afraid to take chances. She seemed real.

Ms. Jones created a myriad of interesting characters that intertwine and weave their ways throughout the lives of Emily and Shane. The characters are complex and we don’t always know who is good and who is not. Figuring out the puzzle that Ms. Jones created is half the fun.

I’m eager for the next installment of the Dirty Money series. More Shane. More Emily. More suspense. More sex. More love. Can’t wait!

A copy of Hard Rules was given to Pink Lace Book Blog for an honest review.

4.5 sizzling silver buckles

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Elegant young man in tuxedo looking down while sitting on a stool, on grey studio background.
Elegant young man in tuxedo looking down while sitting on a stool, on grey studio background.

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Close-up portrait of a passionate young people in love.
Close-up portrait of a passionate young people in love.

EARLY PRAISE:

“Angst-y, sexy contemporary romance with big emotional and financial stakes set against the backdrop of two dynamic families. Sure to leave readers desperate for the next installment.”

-Kirkus Reviews

 

“High-octane romance set above the glittering lights of Denver is enhanced by the dominance of a powerful man and the cunning sweetness of a woman who isn’t cowed or swayed by his wealth…a fascinating mystery and characters with distinct voices.”

-Publishers Weekly

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A NOTE FROM LISA:

This series will have FOUR full-length books in it. The first four will be Emily and Shane’s story and there will be a fifth fir a secondary character’s story (more information to come soon). I don’t have covers or buy links for books 3 and 4, but I DO have a little information on book 2, DAMAGE CONTROL!!

  • Book One – Hard Rules – August, 9, 2016
  • Book Two – Damage Control – February 2017 (more info here: http://lisareneejones.com/damage-control-release)
  • Book Three – Bad Deeds – August 2017
  • Book Four – End Game – February 2018

I am SO excited for this series to come out, because it is so unlike my other series. I am hoping my readers love it just as much as I did when I was writing it! PLEASE be sure to sign up for my TEXT LIST (link below). That will be where/how I communicate when these titles, and others, are available for pre-order, on sale or when I have a big giveaway!

 

XOXO,

Lisa Renee Jones

Lisa Renee Jones

About Lisa Renee Jones:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd 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. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story – her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.

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 www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

 

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