RELEASE WEEK BLITZ: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones

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About Hard Rules

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.

How bad do you want it? 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.

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EARLY PRAISE

“Angst-y, sexy contemporary romance with big emotional and financial stakes set against the backdrop of two dynamic families. Sure to leave readers desperate for the next installment.”

-Kirkus Reviews

“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…a fascinating mystery and characters with distinct voices.”

-Publishers Weekly

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Review

In the struggle for power, control, and money, it’s a dog eat dog world, meaning anything goes and blood doesn’t mean anything when it comes to getting ahead. It’s a dirty business when brother is pitted against brother and the war between them is not only spurned on by their father, but it seems to be that his biggest achievement is to see how devious and corrupt his sons can be in order to get what they want, which so happens to be on opposite ends of the spectrum.

Talk about a FUCKED UP family – the Brandons definitely show their true colors when the gloves come off and an intense fight full of secrets, lies, double-dealings, and corruption determines who will rule the Brandon Empire and who will be out on their asses with no way back in.

Hard Rules, the first book in Lisa Renee Jones’ new series Dirty Money, illustrates just how duplicitous people can be and the fact that regardless of what people say and how people act, it’s always a front…a facade that hides their true agenda, which is attempting to find their opponents’ weaknesses and working to exploit them.

There are hard rules when it comes to the world of business, but it appears that the Brandons, excluding, at least for some of the story, Shane Brandon that getting their hands dirty and working the grey area to their advantage has set them up for either a big payoff or a significant downward spiral, and as Shane investigates all of his father and brother’s corrupt activities, he begins to understand that the only way to beat them is to join them in this cat and mouse game, but there’s one player in all of this that seems to be a wildcard and even when the first book concludes, it’s still unclear if Emily will be an asset to Shane’s cause or the person whose past and present actions destroys any chance of claiming the Brandon Empire for himself and putting it back on the right path.

I’m not quite sure what to make of Emily; her secrets and lies haven’t been exposed yet, but it is clear that her situation is dire, and she seems to have brought all of her baggage to Shane’s doorstep when he has more than enough of his own.

The biggest idea that I’ve come away with from the events that occur in Hard Rules is that every single aspect of Shane and Emily’s lives is complicated and that complexity both ignites and destroys the connection they have and the relationship they could have if only they could trust each other. It seems as if both Shane and Emily have given up significant parts of their lives in order to right wrongs and protect themselves from corruption and power plays, but at the same time, some of their moves have actually further ensconced them into dirty deals and insecurities that could end up wreaking havoc not only in business but also in pleasure.

A complimentary copy was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Poison Apples

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 books 3 and 4, but I DO have a little information on book 2, DAMAGE CONTROL!!

  • Book One – Hard Rules – August, 9, 2016
  • Book Two – Damage Control – February 2017 (more info here: http://lisareneejones.com/damage-control-release)
  • 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!

XOXO,

Lisa Renee Jones

Lisa Renee Jones

About 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.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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