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Lisa Renee Jones
St. Martins Griffin
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.
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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.
This book is about a high powered attorney, returning home to take over family business. However, family business is complicated by, cartels, family secrets, and betrayal. Wanting to make his family name be known for good again, Shane has his work cut out for him. A nice random encounter with a woman that he can’t get off his mind will become closer than he wants. Instead of building on this connection he pushes her away, away from him, his mother, brother, father, and anything that may lead her into harms way. Luckily for Emily she is thick-skinned and has a few family secrets of her own.
The connection between the two is written wonderfully. The push and pull of conflict to try and save one another from dark secrets is addictive. Leaving on a cliffhanger, reaching for the next in the series now. If I wasn’t a fan already, I would be now, Lisa Renee Jones!