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Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Bad Deeds, the smoldering, scorching next novel in the explosively sexy Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.
Would you bleed for the one you love?
To save his family empire from the grip of the drug cartel, Shane is pushed to the edge of darkness, forced to make choices he might never make. His father is dying. His brother is desperate to rule the empire and this means war and all gloves are off. His brother only thought he knew what dirty meant. Shane is about to give it new meaning. There is another war brewing though, and that one, is inside him, his battle between right and wrong, light and dark, and in the heat of the night, it is Emily he turns to for escape. Driving her to new limits, pushing her to accept a part of him that even he cannot.
In every one of Shane's seductive demands, Emily can taste and feel, his torment, his struggle to save his family and not lose himself. But he is losing himself, and that is a problem just as dangerous as her secret, that still lurk in the shadows, a threat to the Brandon Family waiting to erupt. No matter where she and Shane have traveled, or will travel in the future, she can't just sit back and watch him become everything he hates, everything he never wanted to become, everything she tried to save him from when she tried to run. It could be their undoing, the end. His end.
This is war, blood will spill, and someone in the heart of the Brandon family will not survive….
Bad Deeds: A Dirty Money Novel by Lisa Renee Jones Release Date: August 8th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Holy romantic suspense goodness. I LOVED this installment. My favorite of the series so far! With the cliffhanger the last book ended on, I couldn’t start Bad Deeds fast enough. This book starts off exactly where the other one ended, yet here we really began to see a lot of the players colors unveiled. So very full of crazy suspense, so many layers, Shane and Emily were stronger than ever, and I could not put this down!
The scene in the beginning really set the tone for the book. We got a very good idea of the angles each character was playing. There were threats before, but this time around I really sensed a danger for Emily. Before she had the one from her brother, but now that she was part of Shane’s life and obviously a weakness for Shane, the threat level was off the charts. But not from just one source. I don’t want to spoil so I won’t say what, but there were so many threats against Emily it was crazy. So, like before there were so many aspects and storylines going on, yet they interwove and worked well so so well together and this time they didn’t bore me. I loved every single detail. I was roped in big time.
This book showed such a deep connection between Shane and Emily. It’s been growing, but here, in this installment they were truly one unit. Not without hiccups, of course, but they were stronger than ever. They had (obviously – boom chicka bow wow) a very good physical relationship, but now the small touches quietly spoke volumes. I loved how simple placements of their hand could mean so much. They were so in tune with each other.
The bad guys…oh so very interesting here. I found myself liking every single one at some point or another. I could not always tell if a character was truly a bad guy or about to go on the straight and narrow. I loved that. So well done, Ms. Jones.
Ending…it’s not over!! Fantastic series and I’m dying for the next read!
Rec this? If you love a sexy romantic suspense, this series is a must for your TBR!
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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 these books YET, but I DO have titles and tentative release dates!
- Book One – Hard Rules – August, 9, 2016
- Book Two – Damage Control – February 2017
- 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!
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.
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