New Review: Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones

If you’re looking for a sexy new series, I can definitely recommend Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones! Sexy, mysterious and powerful – all words I’d use to describe Shane Brandon!! Hard Rules is the first book the new Dirty Money series and definitely worth a read!

Happy Reading!


Hard Rules Cover

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.
Jenn Review

4-4.5 Stars

This book caught my attention just by the cover alone, then once I got into the story I was completely hooked! This book really has it all, secrets, lies and smoking hot chemistry!

Shane Brandon wants to take the family business and make it legitimate, he’s done cleaning up the family messes and is ready to take control. The problem, his brother has no intention of going legit and wants to take power himself, and do this his way. Their dying father enjoys watching the two brothers battle each other. When Emily stumbles into his life over a cup of coffee she is the last thing he expects in life. She makes him feel things, she’s strong and capable and yet he’s incredibly protective of her right from the start.

Emily is running, carrying a secret. She doesn’t need any complications right now. She ends up thrown right in the middle of complicated after sizzling hot chemistry with Shane and accepting a job with his father. Shane trusts her and wants to protect her, but what about her secrets!?

I really enjoyed this story! It definitely kept my attention throughout and had me wanting to know what could possibly happen next. I loved Shane and his desire to be the good person, to make this business successful and honest. That doesn’t mean he won’t fight for it though – there is definitely a war between these brothers. He also spends a good amount of his time trying to figure out what he feels for Emily. He wants all of her but he wants to keep her safe too, afraid to let her get too close. Emily definitely has some secrets she’s carrying around. I was intrigued throughout the entire book, wondering what she’s hiding.

There’s a fantastic mix of suspense and intrigue with HOT and sexy! This book is part of a series, so while the cliffhanger was expected it certainly had me itching for more! I am really looking forward to see what happens next and how it will all unfold. Definitely a new go-to series for me!

*I received a complimentary copy to review for The Geekery Book Review

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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 and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.
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