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Damage Control

Damage Control

by Lisa Renee Jones

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Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Damage Control, the smoldering, scorching next novel in the explosively sexy Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.
The only thing more dangerous than a dark secret is a damaged heart…

Shane Brandon has been pushed to the brink, torn between his


Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Damage Control, the smoldering, scorching next novel in the explosively sexy Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.
The only thing more dangerous than a dark secret is a damaged heart…

Shane Brandon has been pushed to the brink, torn between his corrupt family and his explosive, all-consuming desire for Emily Stevens, who he now knows is not who, and what, she seems. Has he trusted the wrong person? Will she, not his brother Derek, be the ultimate destruction of his family Empire.
Emily tries to run from Shane, but he will stop her, confront her, force her to reveal all – one hot touch and kiss, at a time, under every intimate detail of who this woman is, and what she wants, is exposed. But as he tears away the dangers of the unknowns with the woman in his bed, and in his heart, The Martina Cartel, has set their sites on his company, his family, and the one piece of leverage they believe he won’t gamble with: Emily.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Jones continues the suspenseful Dirty Money series (Hard Rules) in this similarly hot and flawed second erotic novel, set against the large corporate backdrop of Brandon Enterprises in Denver. Emily Stevens and Shane Brandon build upon the foundation of their tempestuous love affair despite the secrets that both are closely guarding. Shane has discovered Emily’s duplicity, something he cannot tolerate after surviving his own family’s lies. But she has good reasons for not telling him the whole truth. The question becomes moot when a greater threat appears in the form of an encroaching drug cartel that threatens to topple Emily’s new life and freedom, jeopardizing all of the ground Shane has gained in attempting to free the family name and fortune from the less-than-legal dealings brokered by his father and brother. As in the first installment, the intricate story suffers from repetitive prose. The mysteries of Emily’s past should take center stage, but they’re overshadowed by the Brandon family’s sometimes clumsy machinations. Nothing about this book is subtle, but it remains a page-turner with scorching heat. Agent: Louise Fury, Bent Agency. (Feb.)
From the Publisher

"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

"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

"Sure to leave readers desperate for the next installment.: - Kirkus Reviews

"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 on Hard Rules

"...her impressive ability to captivate the reader by revealing only the slightest hint of the bombshell buried under the layers of her intricate story. I can't recommend this book enough." - Author A.D. Justice on Hard Rules

Kirkus Reviews
Second installment of a contemporary romance series revolving around a powerful family with criminal ties, the son who wants to go legit, and the woman on the run who falls for him. Emily Stevens and Shane Brandon fell hard and fast for each other in Hard Rules (2016), but Emily's secrets and Shane's controlling family still threaten to tear them apart. Corporate attorney Shane has returned home to Denver to battle his brother Derek for control of Brandon Enterprises. Emily is on the run and working as an administrative assistant for David Brandon, the family patriarch, who is dying of cancer. Shane is determined to end Derek's shady business deal with the Martina cartel to cloak a banned performance-enhancing substance with legit Brandon Pharmaceutical labeling, but he'll have to convince his father to side with him. Hard Rules introduced a large cast of characters and laid out a complex plot and believable internal and external barriers for Shane and Emily. With all the pieces on the board, this should have been an exciting read, but issues that could be forgiven in a first installment prove problematic here. Emily is underdeveloped and does little, if anything, to address her own precarious situation or help Shane with his. The sex scenes are more explicit and numerous, but their repetitive nature mirrors the circular conversations between Emily and Shane about her safety and their future. Although the series promises Sons of Anarchy-style gang action, the Martina cartel remains frustratingly offstage for most of the book, and Emily's own connection to a mysterious hacking group remains unexplored. An intriguing high-concept premise sabotaged by glacial pacing and a static central romance.

Product Details

St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
Dirty Money Series , #2
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Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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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. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) 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 www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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