Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Book Review: Bad Deeds (Dirty Money, book 3) by Lisa Renee Jones @LisaReneeJones

Bad Deeds: A Dirty Money Novel by Lisa Renee Jones 

Release Date: August 8th, 2017 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin

ISBN: 9781250083845 | Ebook ISBN: 9781250083883

Add to Your Shelf on Goodreads:

About the Book:

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....

What Others Are Saying About Bad Deeds:

“Continuing the twisted telenovela-like Dirty Money saga, Jones’s third contemporary romantic thriller about the super wealthy Brandon family and their associates delivers erotic and emotional punches… the ride through a minefield of plot twists is capped by a deliciously cruel cliffhanger ending.”
Publishers Weekly

“Full of twists and turns, Jones’ sizzling hot ride through the depths of one family’s hidden woes and labyrinthine business dealings picks up right at the end of Damage Control.”

“Emily and Shane have forged an unbreakable bond that gets hotter and more intense with every turn of the page. Several revelations and a huge cliffhanger will change the way you think and make you wish for at least one more Dirty Money book.”
RT Book Reviews

Bad Deeds is an intense and emotional book in the Dirty Money series. Hard Rules and Damage Control only skimmed the surface of the emotion and suspense levels packed into Bad Deeds.  The book is engaging, action packed, and full of twists and turns.  I couldn't put the book down.  

Shane's character is strong, ruthless when necessary, and still he manages to exude tenderness and affection. The love he and Emily share is passionate, powerful, written with realism.  The strength behind Emily is admirable; she truly is a strong character.  Emily and Shane compliment each other. Emily illuminates the darkness Shane continues to maneuver through.

Both Shane and Emily are harboring secrets that threaten to tear apart the Brandon family business and may prove to include casualties.  When you get into bed with a high end drug cartel it is nearly impossible, as Shane and his brother Derek are finding out, to extricate yourself.  With two strong alpha males involved, things may end up sideways.

The threads that Lisa Renee Jones wove within the pages are complex.  There are multiple storylines that intersect, some softly and other like a freight train.  Suspense, intrigue, and romance are blended into the action-packed third novel in Lisa Renee Jones' exciting Dirty Money series.   The cliffhanger ending has me chomping at the bit for book 4.

I am excited to get my hands on the final installment of the series, End Game.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of Bad Deeds via NetGalley.

My Rating:

Praise for The Dirty Money Series:

“A page-turner with scorching heat.”
Publishers Weekly on Damage Control

"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."
Publishers Weekly on Hard Rules

"Sure to leave readers desperate for the next installment.”
Kirkus Reviews on Hard Rules

"Lisa Renee Jones excels at creating powerful men and women who are determined to live life on their own terms, and
fans will be immediately drawn to the dangerous world of Brandon Enterprises."
RT Book Reviews on Hard Rules

"Edgy, brilliant and all-consuming, Dirty Money is THE series of the year! Lies, danger, secrets, and a hero you will fall
HARD for. A must read!"
New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans 

About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed Inside Out Series, and has now in development for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).  In addition, both her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today lists.

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books that have been translated around the world. Booklist says, “Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.”

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned a multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

No comments:

Post a Comment