Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Review of End Game, the Epic Conclusion to Lisa Renee Jones' Dirty Money Series @LisaReneeJones @StMartinsPress

A Dirty Money Novel

By Lisa Renee Jones

With Hard Rules, Damage Control and Bad Deeds, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’ Dirty Money series received acclaim from old fans and gained a new following of fans. Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy, with the smoldering, scorching final novel, the explosive END GAME (St. Martin’s Griffin; January 2, 2018), the Dirty Money series comes to a head in the shattering conclusion.

Emily is gone, and Shane hovers on the edge of being consumed by his darkness. Emily is in danger. His family’s empire is in turmoil. And he has blood on his hands. As shocking twists, dark secrets, and explosive betrayals within the Brandon family come to the light, Shane must fight harder than ever before. But without Emily, he is no one…

With every desperate, powerful touch, Emily belongs to Shane. She has been found, but she still isn’t safe, and Shane will stop at nothing to keep her from harm. As they burn bright with passion, vengeance, and despair, the dangers they face grow closer and stronger. Emily has been opened up by Shane’s touch, saved by the dark intimacy he craves. But can Emily save Shane?

With the final book in the Dirty Money series, fans and newcomers alike are sure to be enraptured by the latest saga in Emily and Shane’s story and the Brandon Family. Praised as a “twisted telenovela-like” saga by Publishers Weekly, END GAME will have readers flipping pages late into the night as they binge on all the sexy, fun drama of this habit-forming series.

About the Book:

How deep can you love?

Passion and danger collide in the explosive finale to Emily and Shane's story.

After tragedy strikes, Shane hovers on the edge of being consumed by darkness. He will fight for the woman he loves. He will destroy his enemy. He will not back down. As shocking twists, dark secrets, and explosive betrayals within the Brandon family come to the light, Shane must fight harder than ever before.

Every thread weaves a dangerous web. Emily and Derek. Brandon Senior. Maggie and her affair. The leader of the dangerous cartel who's wedged itself inside the Brandon Empire. It all comes to a head in the shattering conclusion to the Dirty Money series.

End Game is the epic conclusion to the Dirty Money series by Lisa Renee Jones. I've been waiting ever so patiently for the book and my patience was rewarded. We get a tragic, suspenseful, and heartwarming finale to a series that has kept me on my toes and chomping at the bit for the next book. I truly developed book anxiety at the end of the first three books while waiting for the next one in the series to be released. 

The events that ended Bad Deeds, book 3 in the series, cause a serious shift in Shane at the beginning of End Game. Changes occur in him, his life, Brandon Enterprises, and his family. Changes that are permanent and unwavering. Changes that may toss Shane over an edge that he may not be able to come back from. The explosive change cause Shane to work hard to pull his company out of the clutches of the drug cartel in End Game. He forces the hand of several others connected to Brandon Enterprises in a suspenseful final book that provides a satisfying conclusion to one of the best series I've read to date.

Shane's character throughout the series has been strong, ruthless when necessary, yet tender and affectionate. His feelings for Emily are evident from their first encounter and continue to grow, develop, and evolve. Emily is also a strong character; she's had to be prior to meeting Shane and in order to survive the issues plaguing the Brandon family. She truly cares for Shane and they compliment each other very well. Emily illuminates the darkness Shane must maneuver through.

The entire Dirty Money series is a wonderful blend of suspense, intrigue, and romance ~ at some moments - very steamy romance! I was enthralled by Emily and Shane's story from the beginning of the series all the way until the very last page of Book 4. I was pulled into the drama and romantic suspense elements of each book. 

The threads that Lisa Renee Jones wove within the pages of the series are complex. There are multiple storylines that intersect, some softly and others like a freight train. Suspense, intrigue, and romance are blended into the action-packed fourth novel in Lisa Renee Jones' exciting Dirty Money series. I'm sad to see the series end because I have come to love Shane and Emily but the story was wrapped up satisfactorily.  

I can't wait to get my hands on Seth's spinoff, Poison Kisses.

I reviewed an ARC.

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Meet 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 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.

A Dirty Money Novel
By Lisa Renee Jones
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin
**On Sale January 2, 2018**
Paperback | $15.99
ISBN: 9781250083852 | Ebook ISBN: 9781250083890
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