Saturday, February 18, 2017

**REVIEW** Hard Rules by 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 could destroy them both.

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This is the first book by Lisa Renee Jones that I have read.  I will read the next book in the Dirty Money series.  If I hadn’t received copies from the publisher, I’m not sure if I would continue though.

I know this book is setting up the others, and there would more than likely be a cliff hanger.  There is, and I’m totally fine with it.  I’m odd and love cliff hangers.

I am confused by this book.  The prologue, to me doesn’t fit with the story yet.  I’m guessing it does in the later books though.

I couldn’t really connect with the characters.  It’s not that I didn’t like them, I did.  I just didn’t feel them.  I’m hoping that will change with the next book.

The story itself felt a little dry and was slow moving.  I did catch myself skimming and had to go back.  I almost stopped reading, but decided to continue.

The idea of this storyline is great.  The writing was good.

I will say that after the ending, I’m curious about Emily and what she’s hiding.


Damage Control (book two) - 2/21/17

Bad Deeds (book three) - 8/8/17


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. 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.

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 and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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